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Farmers Focus on Maximizing Soil Health

New partnership hosts free educational event in Cedar River Watershed
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BLOOMING PRAIRIE, Minn., August 21, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Farmers in the Cedar River Watershed gathered last week and learned from local experts how maximizing soil health can economically benefit their operations while protecting water quality. The event was a free field day organized by a new public-private-nonprofit partnership.

The Cedar River Watershed Partnership organized the event for dozens of farmers in the watershed and surrounding region at the Krell farm near Blooming Prairie, the upper part of the Cedar River Watershed.

Learn More About Sappi's Latest Business Venture: Sappi Biotech

How the company plans to strengthen its bio-chemical offering
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In 2016, Sappi Limited established a new global business, Sappi Biotech, to accelerate our response to consumer demand for renewable products with a low carbon footprint.

Sappi took a major step forward in September 2017 toward efforts to expand its biorefi ning expertise with the acquisition of Xylex® and Versalac® technologies, owned by Plaxica Limited.

Through this transaction, Sappi has acquired the sugar clean-up technologies, patents, know-how, equipment and key technical staff of Plaxica Limited.

Tackling the 1.6-Billion-Ton Food Loss and Waste Crisis

By Esben Hegnsholt, Shalini Unnikrishnan, Matias Pollmann-Larsen, Bjorg Askelsdottir, and Marine Gerard
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The scale of the problem is staggering. Each year, 1.6 billion tons of food worth about $1.2 trillion are lost or go to waste—one-third of the total amount of food produced globally.1 To put the figure in perspective, that is ten times the mass of the island of Manhattan. And the problem is only growing: BCG estimates that by 2030 annual food loss and waste will hit 2.1 billion tons worth $1.5 trillion. 

Walmart Joins Ranks of Retailers Pulling Toxic Paint Strippers From Shelves

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On Monday, Walmart announced that it will stop selling paint strippers containing methylene chloride or N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP) by February 2019 – making it the first general merchandise retailer to take such action.

Water Stewardship Experts to Highlight the Value of AWS Certification for Responsible Water Management at World Water Week

Alliance for Water Stewardship, SCS Global Services, Nestlé Waters, Ecolab, and Renmark Host Panel Discussion August 27 in Stockholm
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EMERYVILLE, Calif, August 20, 2018 /3BL Media/ — SCS Global Services (SCS), together with Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) and several AWS certified organizations, including Nestlé Waters, Ecolab and Renmark, will host a special panel discussion during World Water Week to discuss the AWS standard and the valu

Timberland Supports Haitian Farmers as They Plant Haiti’s First Commercial Cotton Crop in 30 Years

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Smallholder farmers near Gonaives, Haiti recently planted the first commercial cotton crop in the country since 1987, with support from Timberland and other brands. The farmers planted a demonstration farm which will train other smallholder farmers to cultivate cotton. As a key supporter of the effort, Timberland provided participating farmers with shirts as a symbol of the future market for the cotton they planted.

Pork Processor Brings Home the Bacon

By Sandra Beckwith
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Like so many other companies its size, Smithfield Foods Inc., the world's largest pork processor and hog producer, grew through acquisitions—more than 40 of them since the first in 1981. Over time, the company consolidated those businesses into three independent operating companies (IOCs), each maintaining its own supply chain.

Ecocentricity Blog: Can't Trust This

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US businesses have the lowest trust scores of all OECD countries being tracked, other than those headquartered in Mexico.

Guest Blog by Jim Hartzfeld
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US businesses have the lowest trust scores of all OECD countries being tracked, other than those headquartered in Mexico.

WWF Exposes Ivory Trade Loopholes Using Fictitious Online Store

Blog

From limited edition logo swaps to Tinder profiles made for endangered monkeys, many organizations have interjected their wildlife conservation messages into the everyday lives of consumers in an effort to bring the topic to the forefront.

Americans Say That Clean Water Is the Most Important Factor to Living a Healthy Lifestyle, According to Second Annual Study from Nestlé Waters North America

Summary: 
  • American consumers and experts rank clean water even higher than getting enough sleep and eating healthy foods as an important factor to living a healthy life
  • More than half of American consumers and experts say they think about their water usage daily, yet, almost one-in-three say they don’t know enough ways to conserve water
  • The majority of both American consumers and experts grade U.S. businesses a “C” on how frequently they contribute to water conservation activities
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  • American consumers and experts rank clean water even higher than getting enough sleep and eating healthy foods as an important factor to living a healthy life
  • More than half of American consumers and experts say they think about their water usage daily, yet, almost one-in-three say they don’t know enough ways to conserve water
  • The majority of both American consumers and experts grade U.S. businesses a “C” on how frequently they contribute to water conservation activities

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