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Bringing You a Perfect – and Sustainable – Cup of Joe

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Having a good cup of coffee is a morning ritual for most of us. There’s nothing like the aroma of that first cup.

Nespresso Announces Investment in Post-Conflict Colombian Coffee

The company plans to expand its coffee-sourcing programme into regions formerly impacted by conflict as part of a USD 50 million investment for sustainable quality coffee production
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BOGOTÁ, Colombia, November 28, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Nespresso today announced it will expand its coffee-sourcing programme for the first time into several former conflict zones as part of a USD 50 million investment in sustainable high-quality coffee cultivation in Colombia.

President Juan Manuel Santos addressed the Nespresso Sustainability Advisory Board where he welcomed the company’s commitment. He cited the investment as an important contribution to the development of post-conflict areas.

Tetra Tech Helps with Landmark Study on Food Waste in the United States

Analyzing the composition of urban food waste and identifying reasons food is wasted
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Tetra Tech collected and analyzed data for a recent Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) report analyzing food waste trends in urban areas of the United States to identify ways to reduce the amount of food that ends up in landfills.

How to Cook with Fair Trade Ingredients This Holiday Season (Plus 6 Fair Trade Holiday Recipes!)

Fact: There's more Fair Trade Certified produce on store shelves during the holidays than any other time of the year
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If your holiday plans are anything like ours, let’s just say we’ll be going through our fair share of sugar, vanilla, spices, squash, and… oh, come to think of it, let's just make a grocery list. It’s the time of year for gathering around the table, and with more Fair Trade Certified produce on store shelves than any other time of the year (hint, hint!), it's the perfect time to extend our gratitude to farming families around the world.

Wendy's Celebrates Supplier Excellence with Annual Golden Link Awards

by John Inwright
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Wendy’s could not deliver on the promise to delight every customer without the partnership and support from best-in-class suppliers and distributors. They are the unsung heroes for Wendy’s customers. From the beginning, Dave Thomas’ focus on quality and value made their support essential to delivering a high-quality dining experience.  Before Dave served that first hamburger back in 1969, he made up his mind to use only the freshest, highest quality ingredients. He knew it was easier and cheaper for his competitors to serve frozen beef and pre-processed produce.

Protecting Our Food Supply

Let's dispel three myths about the food supply chain
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Karl Deily | Sealed Air 

Today approximately 54 percent of the global population lives in an urban area, and the United Nations expects that by 2050, urban dwellers will make up two-thirds of the population.

With the global rise of urbanization, we are becoming increasingly disconnected from our food sources.

Affordable v. Eco-Friendly: You Shouldn’t Have to Choose

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By Zach Freeze, Walmart Senior Director, Sustainability

Wouldn’t it be great if you could just walk into a store and be confident the items you purchased were produced in a way that had the least amount of impact on the planet?
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By Zach Freeze, Walmart Senior Director, Sustainability

What Every Chef Knows & Every Business Needs to Learn

By: Lorna Donatone
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Chefs often say the first thing they learn in the kitchen is how to avoid waste. Today, one chef is bringing attention to the staggering problem of large-scale waste: Anthony Bourdain with his new movie, “Wasted! The Story of Food Waste.”

Each year a third of the world’s food is wasted, along with the resources used to produce and transport it, according to the United Nations. Considering our already overburdened environment, reduction is an obvious and immediate priority.

In Their Words: an Open Letter From Family-Owned Farm Wholesum Harvest

Farm workers share how Fair Trade's Community Development Funds are making a difference in their community
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Last month I had the opportunity to interview farm workers at Wholesum Harvest’s Fair Trade Certified™ tomato farm in Amado, Arizona.  I’ve spoken with many farm workers during my three years at Fair Trade USA, but this assignment had me nervous. Wholesum Amado represents a new frontier for Fair Trade.

Food Companies Support Social Issues Despite Profit Pressures - CSR Minute

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The food industry is facing unprecedented pressure to change its practices and strategies, and boost its bottom lines. But behind the headlines about thin profit margins, cutthroat competition, changing consumer tastes, and technological disruption, the largest food companies are addressing social issues. Some examples:

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