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Agree to Disagree — With Yourself

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The tougher the choices we have to make, the less sense we make making them. Understanding and educating ourselves can help us make better-informed decisions more consistent with our values.

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The tougher the choices we have to make, the less sense we make making them. Understanding and educating ourselves can help us make better-informed decisions more consistent with our values.

Plant-Based Food Manufacturing: Hopping on the Plant-Based Train

Jason Robertson, Food + Beverage Market Director
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Plant-based is all the rage right now. From plant-based ice cream, dips and snacks, to meat, chicken, pet food and even packaging materials, the entire food and beverage industry is hopping on the plant-based food manufacturing train.

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Plant-based is all the rage right now. From plant-based ice cream, dips and snacks, to meat, chicken, pet food and even packaging materials, the entire food and beverage industry is hopping on the plant-based food manufacturing train.

The Power of your Holiday Purchase: Part I

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From December 1-31, select Whole Foods Market suppliers are donating a portion of sales to support microlending programs in the U.S. and around the globe through Whole Planet Foundation. Their generous contributions will fund microloans for entrepreneurs, primarily women, giving them the opportunity to lift themselves and their families out of poverty.

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From December 1-31, select Whole Foods Market suppliers are donating a portion of sales to support microlending programs in the U.S. and around the globe through Whole Planet Foundation. Their generous contributions will fund microloans for entrepreneurs, primarily women, giving them the opportunity to lift themselves and their families out of poverty.

Carnival Corporation Pilots Food Waste Bio-Digester Technology to Improve Environmental Compliance

As part of corporate commitment to sustained excellence in environmental compliance, 15 Carnival Corporation ships are testing food waste bio-digester machines, or "steel stomachs," that separate plastics from food waste while naturally breaking down food
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MIAMI, December 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest leisure travel company, recently announced it is pilot-testing food waste bio-digester technology to improve environmental compliance and the food waste disposal process on board its ships, and plans to expand the program across its fleet in the near future.

The new innovation in green technology at sea provides a number of benefits, including:

Joining Forces to Protect Human Rights

by Allison Arbib
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In a range of human rights and labor rights due diligence frameworks -- the UN Guiding Principles, the United States Department of Labor Comply Chain, the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Business Conduct -- as well as resources like the Responsible Sourcing Tool, companies are urge

Cocoa For Good

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Why it matters

Every day millions of farmers in West Africa support their families and communities by growing the cocoa that goes into delicious Hershey products. They are the people behind some of our most iconic treats, so we want to help them overcome the biggest issues they face. And the pressure isn’t just on people—farming is placing strain on local environments where cocoa is grown.

Turning Cafeterias Into Classrooms to Fight Food Waste

By Pete Pearson, Senior Director, Food Loss and Waste, World Wildlife Fund
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Every school day when the end-of-lunch bell rings and students return to class, a little something often gets left behind: the remains of their lunch. Maybe their tray was over-filled, maybe they weren’t hungry yet for lunch, maybe they didn’t have enough time to finish everything. Some of what’s left on their tray might be inedible scraps, like a banana peel, but likely some portion of it is still edible food. Whatever the reason, this food ends up in the trash – to the tune of as much as 530,000 tons each school year in the U.S. alone.

“We Are Suffering”: Can Price Increases Alone Save Cocoa Farmers?

By Gesina Beckert
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About the Author

My name is Gesina and I work at Fair Trade USA as a Senior Manager developing Brand Partnerships in Packaged Goods with a strong focus on cocoa. This means I am working with companies to help them source Fair Trade Certified™ ingredients and gain the right to place the Fair Trade Certified seal on their products—products that you can then trust were made with care for people and planet. On my recent trip to Côte d’Ivoire, I was lucky to meet several fair trade cocoa farmers, members of their cooperatives, and Fair Trade USA® staff who work full-time in that country. I want to share the stories of two inspiring women I met there: Kakou Micheline and Awa Kabore.

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About the Author

My name is Gesina and I work at Fair Trade USA as a Senior Manager developing Brand Partnerships in Packaged Goods with a strong focus on cocoa. This means I am working with companies to help them source Fair Trade Certified™ ingredients and gain the right to place the Fair Trade Certified seal on their products—products that you can then trust were made with care for people and planet. On my recent trip to Côte d’Ivoire, I was lucky to meet several fair trade cocoa farmers, members of their cooperatives, and Fair Trade USA® staff who work full-time in that country. I want to share the stories of two inspiring women I met there: Kakou Micheline and Awa Kabore.

Directions in Sustainability

Key takeaways from the inaugural Small Change, Big Impact Food Summit
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By Mary Ladd

Progressive ideas on sustainability came to the fore at the summit, presented in panel discussions by chefs, restaurant owners, nonprofit leaders, retail outlets, foodservice providers and globally recognized food brands.

Our Food Is a Gift From the Planet: A Gift to Be Treasured, Not Wasted

By Mary Jane Melendez | Chief Sustainability & Social Impact Officer; President, General Mills Foundation
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Food has an intrinsic value to feed, nourish, heal, satisfy, and connect us. Food is a universal, human experience to be savored and cherished. It is best enjoyed and experienced when shared with others.

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