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Leading Brands and Retailers Partner to Increase Fair Trade Offerings as Part of Sustainable Coffee Challenge

Major Commitments to Fair Trade Certified™ Coffee Support Farming Communities Facing Industry-Wide Pricing Challenges
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OAKLAND, Calif., March 20, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Fair Trade USA, the leading certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, in collaboration with the Sustainable Coffee Challenge, announces a group of joint commitments with major partners deeply committed to sustainable coffee sourcing and improved farmer livelihoods. This announcement comes at a pivotal moment for c

BAT’s 2018 Sustainability Report Underlines Group’s Commitment to Transforming Tobacco

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British American Tobacco (BAT) has published on 15 March its 2018 Sustainability Report. The Report outlines the Group’s work and progress across its three strategic focus areas of harm reduction, sustainable agriculture and farmer livelihoods, and corporate behaviour.

March  19, 2019 - Now in BAT’s 17th year of sustainability reporting, this report details how BAT is championing change in its business and industry and is transforming tobacco to create shared value for its consumers and stakeholders across the value chain.

Performance highlights include:

General Mills Brands Join to Improve Farming From the Ground Up

by Megan Amrich
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This article series is sponsored by General Mills and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team.

Can macaroni and cheese really revolutionize farming? What about beef jerky or frozen peas? If they are the result of brands combining their resources to promote regenerative agricultural practices, the answer could be yes.

PepsiCo & Care Present "Closing The Crop Gap"

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We’ve partnered with CARE to launch a global campaign that gives a platform to five women farmers in India, Egypt, Guatemala, Poland and the United States to tell their stories about the challenges they face, like so many women throughout the world. Through their stories, we hope to start a conversation about why it’s important to work together towards finding solutions to close the Crop Gap.

Watch these women’s stories, and vote for the film that moved you the most. By voting, you’ll receive a code for a $25 USD credit to use on Kiva.org*.

Tyson Bets on Omnivores With New Alternative Protein Business

By Emily Chasan
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Tyson Foods Inc., the largest U.S. meat producer, is getting into the vegetarian protein business.

Strange Brew: Atomo Bean-Less Coffee

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Many people around the world wouldn’t dream of starting their day without their coffee ritual. And they tend to be pretty particular about it — what to buy, where to buy it, how to make it and when to drink it. But how much thought do they put into the coffee bean itself? The global popularity of coffee contributes to deforestation and erosion, and consumes enormous quantities of water — some estimate that a standard cup of coffee eats up about 34 gallons of our planet’s most vital resource.

Clif Bar Launches Ag Fund to Bolster Economic Resilience of Organic Farmers

Blog

The demand for organic foods continues to increase at astounding rates. While U.S. sales of organic food and beverages totaled less than $4 billion in 1997, that number is anticipated to hit more than $100 billion by 2025. Yet, supply and demand are not matching up.

Expanding Sustainability Through Partnership

Hormel Foods joins with private and nonprofit groups to protect water quality
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By Claire Stremple

Do People Cheat When No One’s Looking? Implications for Environmental Management

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Many environmental management programs offer people incentives to engage in conservation activities. But these activities, carried out on a local level, often are difficult to monitor. Are people inclined to cheat to get the incentives? Research led by Rohit Jindal of the MacEwan University Business School in Edmonton, Alberta and Erb Institute Faculty Director Joe Árvai set out to answer this question.

Sappi Continues to Procure 100% Sustainable Fiber

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The following offers a view of our annual performance in important areas of environmental and social responsibility. We monitor key metrics for fiber, emissions, energy usage and the impact of our operations on air, water and solid waste. We use this data to set improvement goals for our operations and interactions with key stakeholders.

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