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Bon Appétit Management Company Wins Princeton Review Top Honors for Campus Food

Students at Wheaton College Rank local, sustainable Food #1 in Princeton Review Survey
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Bon Appétit Management Company chefs  at Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL won the #1 slot nationally for college food in the Princeton Review’s annual survey of the country’s top colleges. Bon Appétit chefs took top honors for tasty, healthy, innovative, responsibly sourced, local, seasonal food. Over 30 Wheaton-area farmers supply the college with farm-fresh food as part of Bon Appétit's Farm to Fork program.

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Bon Appétit Management Company chefs  at Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL won the #1 slot nationally for college food in the Princeton Review’s annual survey of the country’s top colleges. Bon Appétit chefs took top honors for tasty, healthy, innovative, responsibly sourced, local, seasonal food. Over 30 Wheaton-area farmers supply the college with farm-fresh food as part of Bon Appétit's Farm to Fork program.

Aspire CoffeeWorks: a Paradigm of Social Entrepreneurship

How a Coffee Brand Can Change Lives
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So how can a brand of coffee change lives? 

Loblaw’s Sustainable Seafood Commitment Progress Report Reveals Company on Track

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) BRAMPTON, ON – July 7, 2011 Increasing the number and availability of responsibly sourced seafood and products with seafood ingredients, consumer education and industry collaboration are the key drivers behind ensuring that Loblaw Companies Limited will achieve 100 per cent sustainable seafood by year-end 2013. Today the Company provides its annual sustainable seafood progress report and outlines its goals for the next 12 months. 

Fair Trade Means Quality Products

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Today we are unveiling the third and final video in our micro-documentary series, this one about how Fair Trade farmers and workers are producing some of the highest quality goods available on the market. Farming communities around the world are rapidly realizing that quality-not quantity- is directly related to profitability, leading many Fair Trade cooperatives to invest their premium funds in quality control initiatives. By focusing on quality these farmers gain increased market access, strengthen their business capacity and in turn earn more money to support the well being of their families and communities.

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Today we are unveiling the third and final video in our micro-documentary series, this one about how Fair Trade farmers and workers are producing some of the highest quality goods available on the market. Farming communities around the world are rapidly realizing that quality-not quantity- is directly related to profitability, leading many Fair Trade cooperatives to invest their premium funds in quality control initiatives. By focusing on quality these farmers gain increased market access, strengthen their business capacity and in turn earn more money to support the well being of their families and communities.

Nation’s Oldest Organic Tea Company Introduces Tulsi Tea to US Market

With impressive health benefits and mild, refreshing flavors, Davidson’s Tulsi Teas will appeal to health conscious and culinary consumers alike
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Sparks, NV - June 14, 2011 – Health-motivated American consumers are thirsty for tea, and ever open to new varieties. Davidson’s Tulsi Tea, a unique, ancient herbal tea possessing powerful healing properties, is about to arrive in US grocery stores. Like all of Davidson’s teas, Davidson’s Tulsi is traceable all the way back to its source—the company’s own organic tea farms in India.  

Sodexo Serves Up Healthy and Nutritious School Meals on a Balanced Plate

Sodexo Schools Applauds USDA for Adopting Proven Model for Student Nutrition Programs
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) GAITHERSBURG, Md. - June 2, 2011 - Sodexo applauds the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for adopting the balanced plate as the new graphic representation for good nutrition with the new MyPlate icon. Sodexo, a student well-being champion that serves more than 480 school districts across the country, began teaching students about good nutrition using a balanced plate concept at the start of the 2010-2011 school year.
 

Be Green Packaging Launches Nations First Sustainable Plant-Fiber Manufacturing Facility Based on Green Products Innovation Institute Standards

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Santa Barbara, Calif. - May 26, 2011 - Be Green Packaging, LLC. announced today that it has finalized the purchase of the manufacturing plant where it will house the nations first compostable packaging facility based on the Green Products Innovation Institute’s standards.

RSF Social Finance Supports Sustainable Fisherman in Native Alaskan Communities

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RSF Social Finance provides a loan to Marine Stewardship Council certified, Kuksokwim Seafoods, LLC.

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RSF Social Finance provides a loan to Marine Stewardship Council certified, Kuksokwim Seafoods, LLC.

Sodexo Chef Jason Murchison Wins Recipes for a Better Tomorrow Culinary Competition at James Beard House

Sodexo Chef Finalists from Across U.S. and Canada Cook at James Beard House with Focus on Sustainability, Taste and Presentation
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed)  GAITHERSBURG, Md., May 20, 2011 —Sodexo Chef Jason Murchison of Napa Valley Unified Schools was named winner of Sodexo’s Recipes for a Better Tomorrow Culinary Competition at the venerable James Beard House. Chef Murchison’s “Chocolate Espresso Braised Pork over Jasmine Rice with Grilled Sweet Corn & Avocado Salad” took top honors for its taste, presentation, and support of Sodexo’s goals for the environment, local communities and health & wellness. 

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