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Sodexo Global Twitter Chat on Corporate Responsibility

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December 4, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Gaithersburg, Maryland/Paris, France -- Sodexo Group will host the company's first-ever live 'twitterchat' on December 10 at 1 PM Eastern.

Darden Digest: The Many Layers of Sustainability


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.

Plant Breeding Academy Opens In Nairobi That Will Boost Africa’s Food Supply With Improved Indigenous Crops

Groundbreaking Collaboration of International Organizations Aims to Leverage Genomes of 100 African Orphan Crops To Improve Nutrition
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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.

The Impact Series: Game Changers in Sustainability Green Builder Media's 2013 Webinar Series

Offering the most forward-thinking, innovative, and interesting content available today.
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December 3, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Green Builder Media recently announced Bill McKibben, founder of, as the next Featured Game Changer for its Impact Series Webinar on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 11am PT / 2pm ET.

We're hot as hell and we're not gonna take it anymore 

Every Holiday Tradition Begins with a Farmer

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...

Coffee in the Age of Exploration


By Michael Sheridan

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?

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Monsanto Pledges Multi-Stage Support to Aid Philippines, Local Farmers Devastated by Typhoon

Agricultural Company Teams Up With International Non-Governmental Organizations To Aid Those In Need
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ST. LOUIS, November 25, 2013 /3BL Media/ -  Monsanto Company has pledged its support to help the

Thanksgiving Day: From the Farm to Your Table

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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.

Greenbuild Leonardo Academy Event

Visit Leonardo Academy at Greenbuild 2013
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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. 

Small Grain, Big Change


This essay was originally published in the Fall 2013 RSF Quarterly

by Jillian McCoy


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