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Tacos with a Side of Purpose – Taco Bell® Unveils New 2019 U.S. Commitments

The brand's first vegetarian menu, increased Live Más Scholarship funding and improved packaging recyclability are just a few ways Taco Bell is delivering on purpose
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IRVINE, Calif., January 16, 2019 /3BL Media/ – This New Year, millions of Americans have once again committed to a fresh batch of resolutions, though it is statistically proven that most will not stick for more than a couple of weeks. While that fall-off is currently beginning for many, Taco Bell is announcing its set of New Year’s “commitments” that the brand will follow through on in 2019, and beyond.

How Companies Can Step Up on Safer Food

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By Boma Brown-West

Even if you haven’t heard of perchlorate, chances are that you probably have eaten it. Perchlorate is a chemical used in plastic packaging and food handling equipment for dry food like cereal, flour, and spices to reduce the buildup of static charges.

Costa Cruises Food Donation Project Now Active Also in Barcelona

Today, Costa Cruises, together with Banc dels Aliments de Barcelona, has presented its donation project for the food that has been prepared and not served on board.
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  • Today, Costa Cruises, together with Banc dels Aliments de Barcelona, has presented its donation project for the food that has been prepared and not served on board. As a result, Barcelona becomes the first port in Spain to develop this collaboration. Since its inception in other Mediterranean ports, this initiative has managed to give a second life to more than 70,000 food servings.
  • The action is a fundamental part of 4GOODFOOD. This program, developed on all the ships of the Costa fleet, through the review of processes and the involvement of crew and guests, is halving the surplus food generated on board by 2020, ten years before the date proposed by the United Nations in its 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
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  • Today, Costa Cruises, together with Banc dels Aliments de Barcelona, has presented its donation project for the food that has been prepared and not served on board. As a result, Barcelona becomes the first port in Spain to develop this collaboration. Since its inception in other Mediterranean ports, this initiative has managed to give a second life to more than 70,000 food servings.
  • The action is a fundamental part of 4GOODFOOD. This program, developed on all the ships of the Costa fleet, through the review of processes and the involvement of crew and guests, is halving the surplus food generated on board by 2020, ten years before the date proposed by the United Nations in its 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Our Food Journey™ Features Conversations with Today’s Trendsetters in the World of Food

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AUSTIN, Minn., November 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL), a leading global branded food company, has launched a new podcast series called Our Food Journey™. The podcast series is part of the company’s larger Our Food Journey™ social responsibility efforts inspired by the food the company makes and the difference it makes in the world. The podcast features discussions with renowned master chefs, food entrepreneurs, food scientists and Hormel Foods employees.

Sodexo Launches New Plant-Based Menus Across Hundreds of University, Healthcare and Corporate Services Accounts Nationwide

200 Plant-Based Recipes Created in Partnership with the Humane Society of the United States and the World Resource Institute-Better Buying Lab
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GAITHERSBURG, Md., October 3, 2018 /3BL Media/ — According to a Nielsen global survey, 39% of American consumers are working to incorporate more plant-based foods in their diets.

How NextGen Agriculture Can Feed a Growing World

Employing innovative solutions to tackle food production challenges
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By Kim Lovan and Zack Olson

One in every nine people in the world – or roughly 815 million people – are undernourished, according to the United Nations. This sobering statistic has prompted the UN to launch its Zero Hunger initiative, which aims to end hunger through indoor farming solutions, a now viable means for achieving sustainable food production.

The goal is simple: Ensure everyone has access to safe, nutritious and sufficient food by 2030.

Coffee in Crisis: How to Take Action

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"It is hard to believe that the price of coffee barely reaches $1 per pound. Producers are worried, disappointed and frustrated, because with this price, their hopes die.” — Rodolfo Penalba, general manager at COMSA, a cooperative of coffee farmers in Honduras

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"It is hard to believe that the price of coffee barely reaches $1 per pound. Producers are worried, disappointed and frustrated, because with this price, their hopes die.” — Rodolfo Penalba, general manager at COMSA, a cooperative of coffee farmers in Honduras

Working Together Towards Sustainable Healthy Diets

by Christian Frutiger, Global Head of Public Affairs
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In September 2015, world leaders unanimously adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the related 169 targets that we must all work towards to ensure a sustainable future.

Every year, the global community comes together at the UN High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) in New York to highlight the efforts that countries, civil society and businesses are making to achieve the SDGs. The Forum is a global hub to exchange ideas and best practices, and promote partnerships to accelerate progress against the 2030 goals. 

Costa 4GoodFood Project Wins the Seatrade Award for Corporate Social Responsibility

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July 9, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The international jury of Seatrade has awarded the Costa 4GOODFOOD initiative with the prestigious Seatrade Award for the Corporate Social Responsibility category. This proves the international relevance of the programme designed to highlight the importance and the value of food and to minimize food waste through the direct engagement of guests and crew.

Restaurant Chains Are Hungry for Waste Reduction

Some chains are composting, donating leftovers and swapping single-use items for reusable ones.
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Yum! restaurants donate more than 7 million pounds of food annually to partner agencies in the U.S. and globally.

Since 1992, the Yum! system has contributed more than 190 million pounds of food to more than 3,000 nonprofit organizations.

Its partner, Food Donation Connection, conducts training, identifies donatable items and recipients, coordinates donations and provides centralized management and support.

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