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Why We're Invested in Feeding the Hungry

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As part of BNY Mellon's global initiative to raise awareness of food security and waste, R. Jeep Bryant, executive vice president for marketing and corporate affairs, share his thoughts on the issues. This is the first in a four-part series.

Why We’re Invested in Feeding the Hungry

Twice as nice for Uncle Ben's Rice: PIA story

Uncle Ben's have used innovative technology to reduce the cooking time of their rice by half which has reduced the average greenhouse gas emissions of preparing this type of rice by 18 percent.
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Since opening the world’s first commercial parboiling rice plant in Houston, Texas, in 1943, we have used innovative technology to reduce the cooking time of our UNCLE BEN'S® rice by half. It now takes 10 minutes to cook, which has reduced the average greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) of preparing this type of rice by 18 percent.

It's Fairly Simple: Buy Fair. Be Fair!

October is Fair Trade Month
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Ahh… breathe in the smell of Fall. It’s October and it's time to trade in sandals for boots, swap beach bonfires for cozy nights indoors and start sipping your favorite seasonal beverage. But October also marks the tenth annual Fair Trade Month! This is the perfect time to Be Fair and celebrate the global impact of Fair Trade. Throughout the month, check out BeFair.org to learn about educational events, giveaways and to raise awareness, promote Fair Trade and make your community the fairest of them all!

BUY FAIR. BE FAIR

Greenly: PYO

The start of fall means it’s apple-picking season. Pick your own somewhere near you!
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What’s the sweet upside of summer coming to a close? The start of Fall means it’s apple season. Which to me means it’s pick your own apple season! 

While farms don’t often afford the public the opportunity to take part in harvesting the fruits of their labor, many orchards do welcome guests in the autumn months, offering us want-to-be-farmers the chance to roam the orchard grounds and fill our bushels to the brim.

Monsanto Announces Clinton Global Initiative Commitment on Honey Bee Health

Investment Launches Coalition to Research the Challenges Facing Honey Bees
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ST. LOUIS, October 11, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Monsanto recently announced its commitment to honey bee health at the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting with support from the Keystone Center, American Honey Producers Association, American Beekeeping Federation, World Wildlife Fund, Project Apis m. (PAm), and commodity groups.

BNY Mellon Launches Global Initiative to Raise Awareness of Food Security and Waste

Nearly 100 employee volunteer events to be held around the world before, during and after World Food Day on October 16
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NEW YORK, October 15, 2013/ 3BL Media/ – BNY Mellon, the global leader in investment management and investment services, has launched a global initiative to raise awareness of issues related to food security and waste through a series of nearly 100 employee volunteer events that will be held around the world before, during and after World Food Day on October 16. 

Investors Call For Food Companies That Oppose Labeling to Stay Out of Washington State GMO Battle

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Companies that donated funds to oppose ballot initiatives to require the labeling of products containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are facing new pressure from shareholders to stay out of future elections. 

Mondelez International Sends Employees on Mission to Cocoa Communities in Ghana

Nine "Joy Ambassadors" from Seven Countries Debut Skills-Exchange Program
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DEERFIELD, Ill., Oct. 10, 2013 /3BL Media /PRNewswire/ -- Mondelez International, the world's pre-eminent maker of chocolate, biscuits, gum, candy, coffee and powdered beverages, is sending nine employees from around the world to learn and serve in cocoa-farming communities in Ghana.  The pilot Joy Ambassadors program gathers employees from seven countries – Brazil, China, the U.S., the U.K., Russia, Sweden and Switzerland – to learn directly from cocoa communities about their successes and challenges, while sharing employees' diverse business skills. 

Forgotten Harvest Receives Record-Breaking Farm Equipment Donation from Ram Truck, Case IH and New Holland Agriculture

Nearly $400,000 in Equipment for Forgotten Harvest Farms
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“The Ram Truck brand has a great deal of respect for the work that Forgotten Harvest does to combat hunger,” said Reid Bigland, Head of U.S. Sales and President and Chief Executive Officer - Ram Truck Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “We welcome the opportunity to donate a new Ram 3500 truck to help their efforts to provide nourishment to those in our community who might otherwise go hungry.”

Please click the following link to view video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzfkfrDKxNQ&feature=youtu.be

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“The Ram Truck brand has a great deal of respect for the work that Forgotten Harvest does to combat hunger,” said Reid Bigland, Head of U.S. Sales and President and Chief Executive Officer - Ram Truck Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “We welcome the opportunity to donate a new Ram 3500 truck to help their efforts to provide nourishment to those in our community who might otherwise go hungry.”

Please click the following link to view video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzfkfrDKxNQ&feature=youtu.be

“Knock on Wood” – We Can Have an Even Lower Impact!

Sustainable Floorboards in Container Shipping
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By Jacob Sterling, Head of Environment & CSR, Maersk Line

Container shipping is a business of steel and oil: Steel to build ships and containers, and oil to fuel the ships. Clearly, the use of wood in shipping was dropped when we abandoned wooden ships, or was it?

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