Imagine if we created an early warning system for small scale farmers that helped mitigate the effects of slow-onset climate-related events? Or if we redesigned financial incentives and investments, allowing these farmers to better access capital, seeds, and equipment?
Alison Cairns of the WBCSD issues a call for businesses across the food industry to come together to tackle shared environmental challenges
Our food systems are broken. Global food systems face mounting challenges that are testing our ability to feed the world sustainably and adequately support economic and social development within planetary boundaries.
Increasing demand, climate change, water stress, soil degradation and shifting diets are just some of the threats facing global food security. Our current way of feeding the world is a leading cause of environmental and health crises, and it bears risks for national security, health systems, government budgets and economic growth.
The creation for this year’s Canstruction event will provide more than 4,000 cans of food to the Orange County Food Bank.
When Southern California Edison engineer Martin Barriga heard the company was seeking volunteers to design and build an entry for this year’s Canstruction charity event in Orange County, he was one of the first with his hand up.
Canstruction is an annual nationwide event in which teams of volunteers build art exhibits out of food cans that are later distributed to food banks and other local hunger relief programs.
2017 annual report outlines the company’s approach to expand markets, leverage expertise, mobilize data, scale up sustainability and deliver corporate responsibility impact
MINNEAPOLIS, August 9, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Building on strong earnings in fiscal 2017, Cargill is working to continue growing its business and corporate responsibility impact. The company’s 2017 annual report, launched today, outlines its business growth and community impact.
How Pro Bono Service Can Support the Fight to End Hunger
Who among us doesn’t remember the ubiquitous TV ads produced by the Christian Children’s Fund and Save the Children? Their images of children in dangerous states of malnutrition with the toll-free number at the bottom encouraging viewers to make a donation today to save lives were splashed across televisions throughout the United States. It was easy to think that the best way to end hunger was to give money. But what if the ads had mentioned that nearly one third of the world’s food is wasted or lost annually?
New forces are shaping the future of food. Investors, scientists and food makers recently gathered at the Future of Food-Tech summit in New York City to talk about what’s behind the trends in food innovation and investment. Several Cargill researchers and marketers attended the summit and reported back what they observed.
The average family of four throws away about $1,500 worth of food each year. This food waste strains wallets, changes the way people buy food and can ultimately hurt the economy.
By Mekael Teshome
What would you do if you had an extra $1,500 in your bank account at the end of this year? What if you invested that money and had $20,000 or more ten years from now?
A few thousand dollars could help you jump start your retirement fund, save for an emergency or start planning for a child’s college education. You don’t have to sell off your belongings or invest in some questionable scheme. All you may have to do is think more carefully about the food you buy, eat and throw away.
When you think of relocating for a job, you may not think of the impact that relocation could have on your local community or the environment. Ingersoll Rand’s Global Talent Mobility Solutions team recently introduced two new programs for employees who are relocating, designed to help the environment and give back to local communities.
"We take Ingersoll Rand's sustainability commitment to heart," said Holly Clontz, Ingersoll Rand global talent mobility solutions manager.
Assessing food security, famine, and early warning systems in the face of a changing climate
Richard Choularton is a senior associate focused on food security and climate resilience with Tetra Tech International Development Services. As the former Chief of the World Food Programme’s Climate and Disaster Risk Reduction Unit, he is a recognized, world-renowned expert in climate change adaptation and risk mitigation, resilience, food security, emergency preparedness, and early warning systems. Richard previously served as director of the Office of Humanitarian Assistance at CHF International.