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The Most Important Conversation We're Not Having: The Role of Innovation in Feeding the Planet

By Dr. Robert Fraley, Chief Technology Officer, Monsanto Company
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The pace of innovation has accelerated over the past 30 years — virtually every aspect of how we work, play and live has dramatically changed with new advances.  And I think we would all agree that at least most of these advances have changed our lives for the better.

Kiva and Fair Trade USA Launch Microlending Program for Fair Trade Farmers

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Fair Trade USA and Kiva are teaming up this Fair Trade Month to help small-scale coffee farmers improve their businesses through an unprecedented, user-funded micro-lending program. 

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Fair Trade USA and Kiva are teaming up this Fair Trade Month to help small-scale coffee farmers improve their businesses through an unprecedented, user-funded micro-lending program. 

The History of Authentic Fair Trade – Now Available Online

Equal Exchange Releases Educational Comic Book - The History of Authentic Fair Trade
Blog

Written by Phyllis Robinson

Fair Trade, like coffee, is complex, rich and fascinating.

Mars And University Of Cambridge Collaborate On Pursuit Of Global Food Security

Mars, Incorporated and the University of Cambridge today announced an agreement to build on their existing collaboration in order to further scientific research in the field of food security.
Press Release

October 8, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Facilitated by IfM Education and Consultancy Services (IfM ECS) at the University of Cambridge, the multifaceted relationship will provide Mars with access to cutting-edge research, whilst bringing the work of the University and its students closer to industry and commercial applications.

Rail Project Supports Business Growth, Emvironment in L.A. Area

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With the slice of a ribbon Union Pacific CEO Jack Koraleski and Union Pacific's partners signaled completion of Colton Crossing, a long awaited public-private project.

Construction on the Colton flyover began in 2011, elevating Union Pacific's east/west tracks over existing north/south BNSF tracks to dramatically improve fluidity at the 131-year-old rail intersection.

Elsevier and Novus International Announce Their Collaboration for the First Aquaculture Conference 2013

Aquaculture Conference held 3 - 7 November 2013; pre-conference webinar will take place October 24, 2013
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Oxford, October 1, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and solutions, and Novus International, the pioneering manufacturer of animal nutrition solutions products for livestock, poultry and aquaculture, announce their collaboration for the first Aquaculture Conference held 3-7 November 2013 in Gran Canaria.

National Be Fair Survey Infographic

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October is Fair Trade Month and the results are in. Philadelphia reigns as the Fairest City in America, according to the 2013 Be Fair Survey, with Boston and Dallas-Fort Worth following closely behind. To kick off Fair Trade Month, Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, celebrates America’s fairest cities and reminds consumers to Be Fair by choosing Fair Trade when they shop.

October is Fair Trade Month: Be Fair Survey Reveals Fairest Cities in America

Fair Trade USA and Partners Urge Americans to Be Fair
Press Release

Oakland, Ca., October 1, 2013 /3BL Media/ – It’s Fair Trade Month and the results are in. Philadelphia reigns as the Fairest City in America, according to the 2013 Be Fair Survey, with Boston and Dallas-Fort Worth following closely behind. To kick off Fair Trade Month, Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, celebrates America’s fairest cities and reminds consumers to Be Fair by choosing Fair Trade when they shop.

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