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PepsiCo Announces 110 Jobs as Part of Major 15.2 million Pound Investment in Leicester Walkers Site

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PepsiCo recently announced it is hiring 110 employees in Leicester as part of a major £15.2m investment in its Walkers manufacturing campus. The investment will support the introduction of a new production line at Leicester making potato crisps such as the Red Sky and Walkers Extra Crunchy varieties.

Sodexo Dietitian Offers Healthy Grilling Tips for Summer

Simple easy and delicious can be good for you
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Grilling is a healthy way to prepare foods and is popular during the summer months.

Be aware of how to avoid the cancer causing compounds associated with grilling. The carcinogens, Heterocyclic Amines (HCA) and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH), form when fat from meat is heated to high temperatures or when the fat drips into the flames.

Support for Women's Cooperatives in the Ivory Coast: Interview with Dr Didier Kême and Karidja Thomas

Dr Didier Kême and Karidja Thomas on Support of the Aid by Trade Foundation for Women’s Cooperatives in Ivory Coast
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At the end of last year C&A, a Cotton made in Africa (CmiA) demand partner, organized a Christmas contest through its social media community, asking users to vote for one of three initiatives. CmiA received the most votes by a long shot, taking first place and wining the funds now being invested in a public private partnership project to support women’s cooperatives in Côte d’Ivoire. In the past Cotton made in Africa already initiated four social projects aimed at promoting the educational infrastructure of sub-Saharan Africa. The current project in Côte d’Ivoire is the first specifically focused on strengthening women’s rights in Africa. In cooperation with the German Investment and Development Society (DEG) and the Ivoire Coton cotton company, 1,250 women and 12,500 family members will profit from financial start-up assistance inside of a year. The goal is to help women achieve economic independence. 

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At the end of last year C&A, a Cotton made in Africa (CmiA) demand partner, organized a Christmas contest through its social media community, asking users to vote for one of three initiatives. CmiA received the most votes by a long shot, taking first place and wining the funds now being invested in a public private partnership project to support women’s cooperatives in Côte d’Ivoire. In the past Cotton made in Africa already initiated four social projects aimed at promoting the educational infrastructure of sub-Saharan Africa. The current project in Côte d’Ivoire is the first specifically focused on strengthening women’s rights in Africa. In cooperation with the German Investment and Development Society (DEG) and the Ivoire Coton cotton company, 1,250 women and 12,500 family members will profit from financial start-up assistance inside of a year. The goal is to help women achieve economic independence. 

Cotton made in Africa Supports Women’s Cooperatives in Côte d‘Ivoire

The Strong Women from Boundiali
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The Cotton made in Africa Initiative (CmiA) supports 25 women’s cooperatives in northern Côte d’Ivoire. Inside one year, 1,250 women and 12,500 family members are set to profit from financial start-up aid in cooperation with the German Investment and Development Company (DEG) and the Ivoire Coton cotton firm. The funds will help the women take a step towards financial independence. A social media campaign organised by the C&A fashion company is the driving force behind this project.

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The Cotton made in Africa Initiative (CmiA) supports 25 women’s cooperatives in northern Côte d’Ivoire. Inside one year, 1,250 women and 12,500 family members are set to profit from financial start-up aid in cooperation with the German Investment and Development Company (DEG) and the Ivoire Coton cotton firm. The funds will help the women take a step towards financial independence. A social media campaign organised by the C&A fashion company is the driving force behind this project.

How Sodexo Got Its Customers to Eat Less Meat

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Published April 11, 2012 by GreenBiz.com 

In the year since food-service giant Sodexo launched its Meatless Monday program, many of its cafeteria sites have served more vegetable offerings and seen meat purchases decline.

James Beard Foundation and Good Housekeeping Poll Chefs and American Women on Money, Media, and Food

Survey results announced at James Beard Foundation’s National Food Conference “Sustainability on the Table: How Money and Media Influence the Way America Eats”
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As part of the James Beard Foundation’s Food Conference “Sustainability on the Table: How Money and Media Influence the Way America Eats,” the nonprofit culinary organization teamed up with conference co-host Good Housekeeping to survey chefs and readers of the venerable Hearst publication on a wide range of issues surrounding food culture in America.

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As part of the James Beard Foundation’s Food Conference “Sustainability on the Table: How Money and Media Influence the Way America Eats,” the nonprofit culinary organization teamed up with conference co-host Good Housekeeping to survey chefs and readers of the venerable Hearst publication on a wide range of issues surrounding food culture in America.

How to Incorporate Fair Trade Products at Home

Making Every Purchase Matter Video Series - Part 2
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In celebration of Fair Trade Month we have created a two-part video series to help you Make Every Purchase Matter! Each video demonstrates how easy it is to incorporate Fair Trade into your daily life.

Make Every Purchase Matter: How to Request Fair Trade Certified Coffee or Tea

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In celebration of Fair Trade Month we have created a two-part video series to help you Make Every Purchase Matter! Each video demonstrates how easy it is to incorporate Fair Trade into your daily life.  

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In celebration of Fair Trade Month we have created a two-part video series to help you Make Every Purchase Matter! Each video demonstrates how easy it is to incorporate Fair Trade into your daily life.  

Barton Seaver Cooks Up a Fair Trade Meal: Yukon River Salmon with Coral Red Jasmine Rice Pilaf

Barton Seaver, World-Renowned Chef and Sustainable Seafood Pioneer, Shares a Recipe for Fair Trade Month
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National Geographic Fellow, TV show host, cookbook author and celebrity chef Barton Seaver is an influential voice in the culinary world--not only because of his natural talent in the kitchen, but also because of his passion for sustainable foods. He embraces an entirely new kind of casual cooking featuring seafood that hasn’t been overfished or harvested using destructive methods.

Cabot Creamery Cooperative Farmers Host Open Farm Sunday 2011

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Since 1919, generations of farm families who own Cabot Creamery Cooperative — now 1,200 strong through New England and New York — have taken great pride in producing world-class cheddar.
 

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