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The Movement Towards Natural & Organic Food and Healthy Lifestyles

Sales of Natural and Organic Products Outpace Conventional Food and Beverage as Consumers Get the Message About the Relationship Between Diet and Health
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by Steven Hoffman, Managing Director, Compass Natural 

Consumer demand for healthier products continues to grow. With concerns ranging from the cost of healthcare to the effects of food and agriculture on climate change, consumers of all ages are opting for natural, organic and functional foods and beverages, nutritional supplements, natural medicines and other eco-friendly products from mission-based companies that share their values and address their concerns.

Behind the Wheel: The Goodwood Estate, in the Fast Lane for Sustainable Growth

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What does the English ancestral home to the Dukes of Richmond have in common with one of the largest capital goods companies in the world? The Goodwood Estate and CNH Industrial: two global, multi-faceted businesses with a reputation for excellence in their various fields are committed to finding new, innovative and sustainable ways of working. Nowhere does this become more apparent than on Goodwood’s own Home Farm. Find out how an unlikely pairing became a successful partnership in the latest Behind the Wheel webisode: cnhindustrial.com/goodwood_en

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What does the English ancestral home to the Dukes of Richmond have in common with one of the largest capital goods companies in the world? The Goodwood Estate and CNH Industrial: two global, multi-faceted businesses with a reputation for excellence in their various fields are committed to finding new, innovative and sustainable ways of working. Nowhere does this become more apparent than on Goodwood’s own Home Farm. Find out how an unlikely pairing became a successful partnership in the latest Behind the Wheel webisode: cnhindustrial.com/goodwood_en

Georgina Gustin on the Farm Bureau

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You may or may not have heard of the Farm Bureau but it is one of the most powerful lobbying organizations in this country, representing over six million members. And what does the Farm Bureau advocate for? More than you might think. As this week’s guest on Sea Change Radio, Inside Climate News reporter Georgina Gustin, explains, the Farm Bureau has been pushing conservative policies for over four decades now. Gustin gives us a better understanding of what the Farm Bureau does, whom it represents, and the environmental threat that it poses.

Forests, Cocoa and Farmers - Getting the Balance Right

By Darrell High, Head of Nestlé Cocoa Plan
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The world needs forests. They are vital to maintain biodiversity and to help combat climate change.

At the same time, forests have suffered since the invention of the plough, as people have cut them down to plant crops for food and cash. The bulldozer just made things worse.

Over 70% of the world’s cocoa comes from Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana, and deforestation has wreaked havoc. Only 17% of the original forest remains in Côte d’Ivoire, while only fragments of the once magnificent Guinean forest can still be found.

Smithfield Foods Supports North Carolina State University Veteran Program

Contribution of $200,000 will expand the University’s Soldier to Agriculture Program
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FAYETTEVILLE, NC., March 4, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The Smithfield Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Smithfield Foods, Inc., announced today a $200,000 donation to North Carolina State University’s Soldier to Agriculture Program (STAP), an agricultural institute that provides in-depth career introductions an

Activating Small-Holder Farmers for Personal and Environmental Change

How One Agricultural Training Ground is Changing Traditional Farming Methods Across Zambia
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Mr. Cipolo worked at an airport in Lusaka, Zambia for most of his adult career. In 1994, at the age of 50, he was suddenly laid off. He applied to other jobs in the city but no one wanted to hire him because of his age. Yet he still needed a full-time income to support his family. He tried farming, but after balancing his books at the end of first year, he found he was losing money.

Dominion Energy and Smithfield Foods Partner to Transform the Future of Sustainable Energy

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  • Dominion Energy and Smithfield Foods form joint venture, Align Renewable Natural Gas (RNG)℠
     
  • Initial projects announced in North Carolina, Virginia and Utah will capture waste methane from hog farms and convert it into renewable natural gas to heat homes and power local industries
     
  • Transformational partnership will dramatically reduce methane emissions from the agriculture and energy industries in support of state greenhouse gas reduction initiatives
     
  • RNG enhances fuel diversity for natural gas utilities and provides a waste management solution and new revenue stream for family farmers
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  • Dominion Energy and Smithfield Foods form joint venture, Align Renewable Natural Gas (RNG)℠
     
  • Initial projects announced in North Carolina, Virginia and Utah will capture waste methane from hog farms and convert it into renewable natural gas to heat homes and power local industries
     
  • Transformational partnership will dramatically reduce methane emissions from the agriculture and energy industries in support of state greenhouse gas reduction initiatives
     
  • RNG enhances fuel diversity for natural gas utilities and provides a waste management solution and new revenue stream for family farmers

The Future of “Clean” Energy

By Murray Rosenblith, co-Manager, New Alternatives Fund
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A recent article in Bloomberg New Energy Finance predicts that two-thirds of the world’s power will be generated by renewable resources by the year 2050. This projection is based on the continuing growth of new renewable power generation projects, primarily wind and solar, over the next thirty-plus years. Conditions have certainly changed since New Alternatives Fund entered the investment world in September 1982.

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