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Bayer and Temasek Unveil Innovative New Company Focused on Developing Breakthroughs in Vertical Farming

Summary: 
  • Initial efforts will focus on innovating vegetable varieties that deliver optimized quality and sensory experience.
  • Called Unfold, the new company will be headquartered in the Davis, Calif., area with key operations in both the U.S. and Singapore.
  • John Purcell appointed as CEO.
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  • Initial efforts will focus on innovating vegetable varieties that deliver optimized quality and sensory experience.
  • Called Unfold, the new company will be headquartered in the Davis, Calif., area with key operations in both the U.S. and Singapore.
  • John Purcell appointed as CEO.

Investors & Companies Use Climate Playbook to Scale Action on Water

Roughly half the industries in our economy face significant water risks.
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by Kirsten James, Director of Water at Ceres 

Our research shows that roughly half the industries in our economy face significant water risks. That’s the startling insight we uncovered when we analyzed the sectors represented in the four main U.S. stock indices. These risks, including dwindling water sources, pollution, climate change and increasing competition, affect industries across the board, from agriculture to utilities, apparel to oil and gas.

Understanding the Impact of Supporting Small-scale Milk Producers in Turkey

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ISTANBUL, August 7, 2020: Ninety-two percent of Turkey’s dairy sector is comprised of micro-scale farms (fewer than 20 cows) which produce over 15 billion litres of milk per year. Pınar Süt is a dairy company committed to supporting the sustainability of the dairy sector and small-scale dairy farming in Turkey. The company engages these smallholder dairy farmers as suppliers.

The Path to Zero Hunger Includes Empowering Women

Empowering Women Can Reduce Global Hunger
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Women make up 60% of the 821 million people who are food insecure globally. The reasons why women suffer more acutely from hunger are rooted in several complex and often interwoven issues, including culture, gender inequity, access to resources, education and more.

By focusing on solutions that include gender equity and women empowerment, greater impact can be made to reduce malnutrition, food insecurity and hunger. By ensuring women have access to critical resources, global rates of hunger can be significantly reduced by up to 150 million people. 

Cerveceria Nacional Launches Sustainable Program to Help Reactivate Ecuadorian Agriculture

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July 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ As part of its commitment to the socio-economic development of Ecuador, Cervecería Nacional announced the launch of the Siembra por Contrato (Sow by Contract) program, a platform that aims to revive the economy and generate around 20,000 direct jobs and 60,000 indirect jobs in its area of ​​influence.

Connectivity for All Brazilian Farmers Is the Next Efficiency Leap

Summary: 
  • Connected CNH Industrial equipment enables productivity gains of up to 20%.
  • The company is a leader of the ConectarAGRO Association, which aims to bring the internet to the countryside and remote regions of Brazil.

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  • Connected CNH Industrial equipment enables productivity gains of up to 20%.
  • The company is a leader of the ConectarAGRO Association, which aims to bring the internet to the countryside and remote regions of Brazil.

BIER Member Spotlight: Karen Kennedy

Meet Karen Kennedy
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Name: Karen Kennedy, Sustainability Senior Manager at PepsiCo

Company: PepsiCo

Connect with Karen on LinkedIn

The Anheuser-Busch Foundation Commits More Than $500,000 to Support Model Farms at Land Grant Universities

Nation’s leading brewer to support research to improve sustainability and farming practices
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July 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ — The Anheuser-Busch Foundation has announced it is committing $530,000 to support model farms at four land grant universities around the country, with a primary focus on enhancing environmental sustainability. University of Idaho, North Dakota State University, Montana State University and University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture will all receive funding for research that focuses on expanding innovative, sustainable agricultural practices.

CNH Industrial Brands Supporting Sustainable Mechanized Cotton Harvest in Uzbekistan

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From the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, CNH Industrial N.V. and its brands have found innovative solutions to overcome unprecedented challenges in order to deliver mission critical equipment the world over.

Why Patagonia is Getting into Food?

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By Yvon Chouinard, founder, Patagonia 

What’s an outdoor clothing company doing selling food? A similar question was asked of me in 1968, when we were blacksmithing new tools for mountain climbing, and suddenly started selling shorts, shirts and pants. Skepticism seems to rise whenever a company refuses to “stay in its lane,” but as an entrepreneur, I see business opportunities everywhere. As a lover of the outdoors, I see a way to save our home planet and its creatures—including us—from the destructive habits we’ve invented for ourselves. 

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