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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.

Nutrition Labels Get a Makeover: Will It Make a Difference?

by Jim Witkin
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It’s been nearly 25 years since the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) mandated that all food and beverage packaging carry the Nutrition Facts panel. These labels, now found on over 700,000 products, provide the consumer with information like serving sizes, calories per serving, ingredients and nutritional content.

How General Mills Sustainably Sources Food Ingredients from Around the World

by Kevin O'Donnell, Director of Global Sustainability Sourcing & Operations at General Mills
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To produce enough food to feed an increasingly hungry world, we must take care of the people who are raising the crops as well as the land, water and air needed for them to thrive. As a global food company that relies on ingredients from around the world, we pay careful attention to the impact of agriculture on our environment and the ability of farmers to be successful.

Mark Schapiro: Reaping What You Sow

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There’s no time better than after a holiday of feasting to remember where we get our food. Ultimately, most of our complex recipes begin with the simple seed. This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak to author and environmental journalist Mark Schapiro to discuss the current state of agribusiness and his book Seeds of Resistance.

Measure the Chain: Tools for Managing GHG Emissions in Agricultural Supply Chains

New tool provides guidance and resources for assessing and disclosing emissions from agricultural production
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The vast majority of greenhouse gas emissions from food companies come from agricultural production, yet few companies assess and disclose these emissions, let alone set targets to reduce them. Today, Ceres released a new tool to improve disclosure and mitigation of supply chain emissions in the food sector, known as Scope 3 emissions, which are a significant contributor to global climate change.
 

Meat Industry Grilled by Investors to Address Water and Climate Risks

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by Brooke Barton, Senior Director, Water and Food, Ceres

Hurricane Florence is only the latest environmental, financial and reputational calamity to hit the nation’s vast livestock industry this year.

Even before last month’s torrential rains caused widespread losses and flooding in hog waste lagoons across North Carolina, meat producers had come under growing pressure due to extensive pollution from their sprawling factory farms, which confine thousands of hogs and chickens in tightly packed facilities.

New Nonprofit Tool: Pro Bono + The Food Value Chain

Helping nonprofits within the food system tap into pro bono
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If your nonprofit works along the food value chain, you know that trying to address the complex problems of hunger and food insecurity is as tough as it gets. It can be hard to figure out solutions to your unique capacity needs—and breaking down nuanced challenges into manageable chunks of work can feel like just one more task you don’t have time for. Pro bono can help.

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

Fair Trade USA Celebrates National Coffee Day With #JustOneCup

As world coffee prices dip below $1/pound, non-profit challenges consumers to make #JustOneCup of their daily coffee Fair Trade Certified to uplift coffee farmers during the market crisis.
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OAKLAND, Calif., September 25, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Saturday, September 29th is National Coffee Day and Fair Trade USA, the leading certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, has launched its #JUSTONECUP campaign to remind coffee drinkers of the the importance of choosing Fair Trade.

African Food Businesses Get Nurturing from Well-Known Giants

By Fred de Sam Lazaro
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Volunteers from some of the world’s biggest food producers, who decades ago took food-making from kitchen to the factory, are offering guidance to African entrepreneurs and helping nations become less dependent on imported food. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from Kenya.

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