Food & Farming CSR News

New RSF Video: Relationship Matters

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RSF Social Finance is transforming the way the world works with money by building relationships within our financial transactions. Our quarterly pricing meetings are a great example of what that process can look like. Each calendar quarter, RSF resets the interest rates for investors and borrowers in the Social Investment Fund community.

Putting It All On The Table

Reception January 17
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January 10,  2014 /3BL Media/ - MFA Design for Social Innovation at the School of Visual Arts presents “Putting It All on the Table,” featuring a selection of works by MFA DSI students. Curated by Kevin O'Callaghan, department faculty member and chair of 3D Design, the exhibition is on view Saturday, January 11, through Friday, January 31, at the SVA Gramercy Gallery, with a reception on Friday, January 17, from 6:00 to 8:00pm.

Monsanto’s Annual Pipeline Update Provides a Look into Agriculture's Future

Company Achieves Record Year In Project Advancements Across Diverse Platforms With Game-Changing Technologies Like Intacta RR2 PRO™ And FieldScripts® Among Products Headed To Market
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ST. LOUIS, January 8, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Monsanto Company’s (NYSE: MON) annual research and development update marks the company’s largest advancement of products to date. The agricultural company announced today a record 29 products progressed in its pipeline with five of those headed to the commercial marketplace.

Slower-Paced Meal Reduces Hunger but Affects Calorie Consumption Differently in Normal-Weight and Overweight or Obese Individuals

According to New Study Published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
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Philadelphia, PA, December 30, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Obesity rates in the United States increased from 14.5% of the population in 1971-1974 to 35.9% of the population in 2009-2010. It’s believed that one contributing factor to expanding waistlines is the reported increase in energy intake. Research suggests that the ability to control energy intake may be affected by the speed at which we eat, and a high eating rate may impair the relationship between the sensory signals and processes that regulate how much we eat.

BWELL at Bloomberg

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In 2010, we launched BWELL, a global program designed to improve the health and well-being of our employees and their families by promoting healthy living, preventive care and positive mental health, all with the aim of nurturing body and mind.

Highlights of the program include:

Hershey to Purchase 100% Traceable and Sustainably Sourced Palm Oil

Company will achieve 100% mass balanced RSPO certified palm oil starting January 1, 2014, one year ahead of schedule.
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HERSHEY, Pa., December 17, 2013 /3BL Media/ — In addition to achieving its commitment to source 100 percent mass balanced RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) certified palm oil more than a year ahead of its original 2015 commitment, the Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) announced today it will also work with its suppliers to achieve 100 percent traceable and sustainably sourced palm oil by the end of 2014.   

How Can we Inspire the Next Generation of Farmers?

Join the live discussion with Nestlé, Swisscontact and Fundación Paraguaya - 17 Dec at 10am EST / 3pm GMT
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December 16, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Years of declining investment in farmer education and extension services - as well under-investment in agriculture per se – is now affecting our ability to source quality raw materials in the quantities required to produce enough food for an increasing global population.

In many countries, farming is unattractive to young people. Few take it up as a profession. Those who do, usually do so by default and not by choice. Most young people leave the countryside and search for employment opportunities in cities.

How can we reverse these trends? 

Creating Lasting Change Through Public Private Partnerships


By Manfred Borer, Swisscontact Indonesia

Swisscontact promotes economic, social and environmental sustainability by supporting people to develop the skills they need to contribute to local commercial life.

For over fifty years, we’ve found that people possessing relevant market skills are those who have the greatest capacity to succeed in, and help transform, local economies.

The Self-Sufficient School - A Proposal for Quality Education


By Luis Cateura, Fundación Paraguaya

In many emerging countries, young people face similar situations in terms of education.

Overall, it makes little difference to vulnerable members of society whether they complete secondary education or not.


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