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Monsanto Opens Search for 2014 “Farm Mom of the Year”

Nominations Accepted February 27 – March 31
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ST. LOUIS, March 3, 2014 /3BL Media/ - She works every aspect of the farm, keeps everyone on task, and even advocates for the industry she loves. Farm moms are amazing women, and Monsanto Company wants to continue recognizing their efforts. As a result, the company today announced that nominations are now open in its search for the next America’s Farmers Mom of the Year.

New Partnership Aims to Improve Soil Health

Monsanto Contributes Support to Effort Led by NCGA
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First barley harvest for HEINEKEN partnership

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The recent barley harvest in Ethiopia is special for HEINEKEN. The first crops have been gathered from a local sourcing partnership we jointly initiated last year. The project aims to improve the livelihood of smallholder farmers whilst securing a reliable supply of quality barley, and is part of HEINEKEN’s pledge to source 60% of raw materials in Africa locally by 2020.

#DardenDigest: Enduring for Social and Environmental Reform in Lobster Sourcing

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It’s Lobsterfest at Red Lobster and guests in the United States and beyond are enjoying the flavor and tenderness of this popular seafood. In fact, across all our restaurants, including Eddie V’s Prime Seafood and Seasons 52, lobster is our third most consumed seafood. While much of our lobster comes from New England, Darden also buys lobster from places like the Bahamas, Jamaica, Belize and Honduras.

Hilton Worldwide to Ban Shark Fin in all Owned and Managed Properties across Asia Pacific by April 1, 2014

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MCLEAN, Va. and SINGAPORE, Feb. 24, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Hilton Worldwide today announced that it will cease serving shark fin and stop accepting new orders for shark fin dishes by April 1, 2014. The ban covers all restaurants and F&B facilities operated by its 96 owned and managed properties across Asia Pacific.

Five Questions with Kirin’s President and CEO

From using Fukushima pears to developing a completely alcohol-free beer, here's how Kirin Company is living shared value.
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In the new series, Leading Shared Value: Personal Reflections from Global Practitioners, the Shared Value Initiative will speak with global leaders who are driving shared value strategy within their organization. Today we interview Yoshinori Isozaki, President and CEO Kirin Company, Ltd. Isozaki-san will speak at the Shared Value Leadership Summit: Investing in Prosperity, May 13-14 in New York.

RobecoSAM “Sustainability Yearbook 2014"

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Sodexo extends corporate responsibility leadership; repeats top rank in RobecoSAM “Sustainability Yearbook 2014”

Recognized for positive impact in local communities and as a leading employer

Issy-les-Moulineaux, February 21, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Sodexo has been ranked, for the seventh consecutive year, as the best-performing company for Social, Environmental and Economic Performance in the benchmark RobecoSAM ‘Sustainability Yearbook 2014’ as Sector Leader and Gold Class.

Fair Trade USA Launches Fair Trade Certified™ Coconuts

Amid coconut boom, Fair Trade certification empowers farmers and workers to improve their lives and protect the environment
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Oakland, Calif., February 19, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, today announces the launch of Fair Trade Certified™ coconut products into the global market. Beginning with coconut waters and oils, Fair Trade USA welcomes the versatile nut into its offerings with the aim of improving the lives of small-scale coconut farmers, and protecting workers in coconut processing facilities.  

Monsanto Named One of MIT Technology Review's 50 Smartest Companies

Company Honored As One Of The World’s Most Ground-Breaking Technology Leaders.
Press Release

ST. LOUIS, February 18, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Monsanto has been named to MIT Technology Review’s 2014 50 Smartest Companies list. The list puts a spotlight on those companies which over the past year made a difference through their innovations by filling a need or challenging others to step up their game.

Fair Trade Schools Launch in the United States

Fair Trade Campaigns Announces New Initiative to Help K-12 Schools Commit to Ethical Purchasing
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Fair Trade Campaigns, a national network of Fair Trade advocates in 170 towns and campuses across the United States, is proud to announce its newest campaign - Fair Trade Schools. 

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Fair Trade Campaigns, a national network of Fair Trade advocates in 170 towns and campuses across the United States, is proud to announce its newest campaign - Fair Trade Schools. 

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