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Pentair Advances Sustainable Water Solutions

Collaboration with University of California, Davis supports World Water Day commitment; aligns with company’s continued efforts to deliver innovative water and wastewater solutions for municipal, industrial, residential and commercial customers
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LONDON – March 22, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Pentair, a global leader in sustainable water solutions, announced today, World Water Day 2017, its collaboration with the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science at University of California, Davis (UC-Davis), to advance water stewardship in food and beverage processing.

ANSI and Leonardo Academy Announce Extension for the ANSI/LEO-4000 American National Standard for Sustainable Agriculture Certification Body Pilot Program

The application deadline has been extended to May 10th, 2017. Webinar training for interested parties will be offered throughout the sign-up period.
Press Release

Leonardo Academy, Inc. The Sustainability Experts® announced today that the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has extended the deadline for Certifiers (Certification Bodies or CBs) to sign up for the ANSI Accreditation Pilot Program from March 10th, 2017 to May 10th, 2017.

Through this pilot, CBs apply to become accredited to certify agricultural productions and products according to ANSI/LEO-4000 sustainability criteria.

Soy Protein Sustainability

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Soy protein is an economical and reliable alternative to meat and dairy proteins, helping food manufacturers control costs and improve the profitability of their products.

Relentless Innovation at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water

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In his opening remarks at the 2017 World Economic Forum (WEF), Klaus Schwab, the founder and executive chairman of WEF, called for responsive and responsible leadership to advance the Fourth Industrial Revolution.  The latest meeting – attended by more than 3,000 politicians, business executives, scientists, and heads of civil society – was one of the largest multi-stakeholder groups ever assembled.

Soil Health: Critical for Farmers, the Environment and Global Food Security

By Congressman Tim Walz
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Spanning across southern Minnesota from the South Dakota border in the west to the Wisconsin border in the east, Minnesota’s First Congressional District is home to some of the most productive agricultural land in America. Here you’ll find fertile soil, rich with nutrients that support the growth of a wide variety of crops.

In my district, like many others throughout the United States, farmers are the backbone of our economy. There are no better stewards of the land than those who depend on it for their livelihoods and the livelihoods of their families.

Green is for Organics: Voluntary Container Color Standard Recommended by Consortium of Organics Collection Organizations and Agencies

Keep America Beautiful, U.S. Composting Council Joined by Other Nonprofit and Government Organizations to Improve Recycling and Organics Collection
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LOS ANGELES, California & WASHINGTON, D.C., January 24, 2017 /3BL Media/ – National nonprofit Keep America Beautiful and the United States Composting Council (USCC) today announced that they, along with five other participating nonprofits and government agencies, recommend designating green as the voluntary container color standard for organics collection containers.  This initiative was simultaneously announced at the USCC’s 25th Annual Conference in Los Angeles and at the Keep America Beautiful National Conference in Wash

Pilot Program Announced for American National Standard for Sustainable Agriculture

Leonardo Academy Works With ANSI to Launch Pilot Accreditation Program for Certifiers for ANSI/LEO-4000
Press Release

MADISON, Wis., January 13, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Leonardo Academy Inc, The Sustainability Experts®, announced today that they signed an agreement with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to accredit certifiers (Certification Bodies/CBs) for ANSI/LEO-4000, the American National Standard for Sustainable Agriculture. ANSI has launched a Pilot Accreditation Program for certifiers and is accepting applications for this pilot from January 12 through March 10, 2017.

lt All Starts with Healthy Soil

By Larry Clemens
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Tim Smith is among a growing number of innovative farmers who are managing their croplands with practices that promote conservation of land and waters while increasing crop yields.

Nestlé Committed to Sustainable Fisheries and Healthy Fish Farms

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Fish and seafood are precious resources to our planet and all who live on it, particularly for the people in some of the poorest countries in the world who rely on healthy fisheries for their primary source of protein. At Nestlé, we understand the importance of having sustainable fisheries and healthy fish farms, as well as the immense challenges we must overcome to responsibly source fish and seafood. As the largest buyer of fish and seafood among our U.S.

Nestlé's Significant Commitment on Farm Animal Welfare

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Beginning in 2012 and strengthened in 2014, Nestlé made a significant commitment on farm animal welfare, working with World Animal Protection, a global animal welfare organization and SGS, an independent auditor based in Switzerland, to assess our suppliers against specific commitments. In 2015 Nestlé continued its efforts toward improving farm animal welfare and pledged to use exclusively cage-free eggs in the United States in our human foods by 2020, establishing an accelerated timeline compared to industry peers.

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