At Darden, our sustainability efforts extend beyond our restaurants to each step of our supply chain. For a closer look at Darden’s and our suppliers’ commitments to sustainability, Darden Digest will regularly feature one of our suppliers and their efforts toward more sustainable operations. This month we focus on Rio Farms & Gills Onions of California, which has significantly eliminated waste, while generating energy, through composting. Recently, we had the opportunity to speak with Rio Farms’ and Gills Onions’ Director of Sustainability Nikki Rodoni.
Groundbreaking Collaboration of International Organizations Aims to Leverage Genomes of 100 African Orphan Crops To Improve Nutrition
NAIROBI, KENYA, Dec. 3, 2013 /3BL Media/ --- The African Orphan Crops Consortium (AOCC) today opened the African Plant Breeding Academy to help improve the livelihoods of Africa’s smallholder farmers and their families, reduce hunger and boost Africa’s food supply. AOCC’s goal is to use the latest scientific equipment and techniques to genetically sequence, assemble and annotate the genomes of 100 traditional African food crops to guide the development of more robust produce with higher nutritional content.
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December 3, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Green Builder Media recently announced Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org, as the next Featured Game Changer for its Impact Series Webinar on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 11am PT / 2pm ET.
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Follow the Story of Pumpkin Pie from Seed to Plate
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For many families, the pumpkin pie is a frequent dessert at the dinner table during the crisp autumn and early winter months. But it's not often that we remember the beloved tradition of sharing that warm spiced pie with our loved ones begins with a farmer.
Let's follow the story back from pumpkin pie on our plate to the seed planted in the field months prior...
Ten years ago, almost no one in coffee was talking about hunger in the coffeelands. Now it seems almost everyone is. How did the issue of food security in coffee communities move from the margins to the mainstream of the industry’s sustainability agenda in just a few short years?
When Americans celebrate Thanksgiving, the celebrations can range from the more serious, such as celebrating the peace between the Pilgrims and Native American Indians and the harvest that brought an abundance of food, to the not-so-serious, such as watching football and planning a roadmap of the shops to visit on Black Friday.
November 20, 2013 /3BL Media/ - We are excited to be at Greenbuild this week. To see how the sustainability and green building community has evolved over another year. There are lots of exciting opportunities to talk and learn about.