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Nespresso Supporting Coffee Growers in Guatemala and Ethiopia

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – According to legend, in approximately 800 A.D., the energising effects of coffee were first discovered by a goat-herder—or more precisely, by the goats in present day Ethiopia. Coffee is grown in many countries around the world, but its roots can be traced to the ancient coffee forests of Ethiopia.

Hot Bread Kitchen: Supporting Low Income Women Living In New York City

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Hot Bread Kitchen, based in New York City’s East Harlem neighbourhood, is a basic fabric of that local community, offering the foreign-born and low-income women based here a life line by helping to create lasting economic security for these women, introducing them to job opportunities in the culinary industry.

Sustainable Dining Becoming a Trend at American University Campuses

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Universities have been playing a vital role in the local and state economies by creating a qualified workforce and attracting new businesses to the communities. Now, a number of these institutions are taking their role a step further to support local agriculture by serving locally sourced food in their cafeterias and reducing waste. 

Some of the institutions that are clearly leading the way in food sustainability include the following:

Yale University

Mintel Research Finds British Consumers are More Concerned About Animal Welfare Than the Environment And Tax Avoidance

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – When it comes to ethical claims made by food and drink companies, new research from Mintel finds that concerns over animal welfare tops the list, beating concerns about the environment and tax avoidance.

The World Can Have Sustainable Palm Oil

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Palm oil is the most widely consumed vegetable oil on the planet. It’s estimated that it is used in about half of all packaged products sold in the supermarket from shampoo to ice cream and detergents. It is the most widely consumed vegetable oil because it’s extremely versatile and cheap to grow! However, it also comes at a cost.

British Milk Industry In Crisis

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Farmers unions believe the milk industry is in crisis and that a solution is urgently needed to the way food is sold in Britain. This August, there have been nationwide protests by dairy and livestock farmers who claim they are facing "financial devastation" because of falling lamb and milk prices.

When Transportation is More than Just Good Business

Guest blog by Tori Kaplan, CSX

Students Take Up the Challenge of Nourishing 9 Billion

Guest blog by Richard Crespin, CollaborateUp

If you were born in the 1800s, your career prospects began and ended on the farm. Over 75 percent of Americans made their living in agriculture. Today, less than 2 percent of us do. The average American farmer in the 1940s fed 19 people. Today, s/he feeds 155. That's a growth in productivity nine times greater than the average of all other industries.

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