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Guest Blog: Global Food Chain Riddled with Food Waste

by R. Jeep Bryant, executive vice president for marketing and corporate affairs at BNY Mellon

As part of BNY Mellon’s global initiative to raise awareness of food security and waste, R. Jeep Bryant, executive vice president for marketing and corporate affairs, shares his thoughts on the issues. This is the last in a four-part series.

Global Food Chain Riddled with Food Waste

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc.; Multilateral Investment Fund; Skoll Foundation and Root Capital Join Forces to Fight the Leaf Rust Epidemic Devastating Latin American Coffee

$7 Million Public-Private Partnership Models Holistic Approach to Ensure Agricultural Supply Chain Stability in Face of Increasing Climate Risk
Press Release

BURLINGTON, VT, November 7, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (GMCR), the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) of the InterAmerican Development Bank and Skoll Foundation announce today support for the non-profit agricultural lender Root Capital’s Coffee Farmer Resilience Initiative. The initiative is a collaborative venture designed to stabilize supply chains by investing in coffee farmers at the base of the value chain, who are on the front lines of battling the leaf rust epidemic in Latin America.   

Golden Gate Park CommUNITY Garden Opens

SF Rec & Park and local community celebrate the opening of a new place to grow
Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, November 5, 2013 /3BL Media/  Today, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, YP, Levi Strauss & Co., CBS EcoMedia and community members celebrated the grand opening of the new Golden Gate Park CommUNITY Garden. The garden, located at the east end of the park near Kezar Stadium, was created to meet the growing public demand for community garden plots in the city and to provide a valuable new city-wide resource for those interested in sustainable food production.

VIDEO: Milk and SAP HANA - Creating Professional Lives

Multimedia with summary

Milk producers in India are facing hard conditions of work. To guarantee financial compensation local cooperatives work together with SAP to document the supply and fair pay for the producers. By using SAP HANA, all data can be entered directly and processed in real time making the lives of milk farmers much easier.

View the video here >>

Addison Food Service at the GMHC


In continuation of Addison’s 50th Anniversary celebrations and commitment to giving back to our community, Addison completed its second volunteering event of the year. In October, two groups of 10 Addisonites each provided food service at the Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) in Manhattan.

Monsanto Completes Acquisition of The Climate Corporation

Companies to focus on delivering broad suite of tools to put more information in farmers’ hands to increase productivity, utilize resources more efficiently
Press Release

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 1, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) announced today that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of The Climate Corporation. The announcement follows the satisfaction of closing conditions, including regulatory review.

RSF Social Finance Makes a New Loan to Yggdrasil Land Foundation

Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, November 1, 2013 /3BL Media/ -  RSF Social Finance (RSF) is pleased to announce a new loan to Yggdrasil Land Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to biodynamic and organic farmland preservation. RSF financing will support the purchase of a 76-acre property in Wisconsin.

Ranchers Reeling from South Dakota Blizzard

TransCanada is pitching in to help those impacted by a devastating storm

Kathleen and Howard Ingalls have been ranching for over 55 years. From their ranch in Meade County, South Dakota, they’ve seen their fair share of bad weather over the years, but the winter storm known as Atlas, was just about as bad as it gets. Between October 3 and 5, an intense winter storm hit western South Dakota, bringing with it heavy rains, record breaking snowfall and hurricane force winds.

Ram Truck Brand Celebrates 'Year of the Farmer' with $1 Million Donation to National FFA Organization (FFA)

Brand presents first 'The Farmer in All of Us' book to FFA president
Press Release

LOUISVILLE, Ky. , Oct. 31, 2013 /3BL Media /PRNewswire/ -- The Ram Truck brand celebrated the passion ignited around its "Year of the Farmer" initiative by presenting Clay Sapp, 2012-2013 National FFA President, with a $1 million donation at the 2013 National FFA Convention & Expo in Louisville, Kentucky, Oct. 30.

At Monsanto, People Drive the Innovation


For Monsanto employee Phoong Tang, the $400 million expansion of the company’s Chesterfield Village Research Center will certainly help her and her colleagues’ research to help farmers produce more crops sustainably. But it’s not just infrastructure improvements that make Monsanto’s research and development pipeline hum. For Tang, it’s the people and their dedication to science and agriculture.


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