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Mastronardi Completes 5th EFI Certification

Canadian Company Is One of Four Companies With Five or More Certifications
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WASHINGTON, September 15, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Mastronardi Produce (sold under the SUNSET® brand) has certified its fifth operation through Equitable Food Initiative. This certification marks a worthy milestone for Mastronardi, making it one of just a handful of companies to have certified five or more operations. Consumers can find a variety of tomatoes and peppers with the Responsibly Grown, Farmworker Assured® label at participating Costco Wholesale and Whole Foods Market locations.

Turkish Restaurant Chain Breaking the Cycle of Poverty for Female Farmers

BigChefs is providing livelihood and mentorship opportunities for low income women producers in Turkey by engaging them as suppliers for its restaurant chain.
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Istanbul, Turkey, 4 July 2019 /3BL Media/ – Turkish hospitality company BigChefs, which endeavours to source its food and other products locally in Turkey, has joined Business Call to Action with a commitment to increase the number of its low income women agricultural producers to 80, and provide them with mentorship on issues like logistics, packaging and alike by 2021.  

Family Farms: Passing on the Legacy

Succession planning ensures farms pass between generations smoothly.
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Half a Century of Hard Work

Farming is more than just a job. It’s an all-encompassing lifestyle, and it’s not uncommon for farmers to work for 50 years or more on their farms. That’s 50 years of waking up before sunrise, eating lunch in the combine, harvesting till midnight, and working long hours repairing equipment. It’s also 50 years of managing property, equipment, and livestock, often with decades spent establishing relationships with employees, neighbors, suppliers, bankers, advisors, brokers, breeders, and more.

Sodexo Donates $15,000 to the Student Farm at Purdue University for New Hoop House

Hoop house provides students with important experiential learning opportunities and benefits to the community
Press Release

GAITHERSBURG, Md., March 3, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life services, is donating $15,000 to the Student Farm at Purdue University to build a hoop house, a type of greenhouse that will enable students to grow produce throughout the year. The produce will then be used at the school cafeteria and sold to local businesses.

Huffington Post: 3 Things to Know for Fair Trade Month

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October is a month full of months ... and days. There's Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Non-GMO Month, with National Kale Day, World Food Day, the International Day of Rural Women and, of course, National Cat Day, sprinkled throughout.

Advocating for Honey Bee Health During Pollinator Week

By Jerry Hayes, Honey Bee Health Lead at Monsanto
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Summer comes quickly in the Midwest. Recently, the temperatures jumped into the 90s, we have had plenty of rain, my lawn is growing like crazy, blackberries in the garden are starting to turn from green to red to black, and my honey bee colonies in my backyard are foraging on all of the beautiful blooming flowers and bringing that taste of summer back to the hive.

Monsanto Rises to New Heights in Newsweek’s 2015 Global Green Rankings

Press Release

June 10, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Newsweek magazine has recognized Monsanto Company’s continued efforts to drive sustainability throughout its business with a jump in the company’s placement on the 2015 Newsweek Green Rankings: Monsanto ranked #52 among U.S. companies up from #68 in 2014 and ranked #84 on the global list up from #130 in 2014.

Monsanto Company Releases 2014 Sustainability Report

Company Sets Operational Greenhouse Gas Emissions Intensity Goal and Reports Status of Other Sustainability Commitments
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ST. LOUIS, May 11, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Monsanto Company today released its 2014 Sustainability Report. Since announcing its first sustainability commitment framework in 2008, the company has advanced its three sustainability principles: (1) improving the lives of farmers, workers and communities, (2) producing enough food to make a balanced meal accessible to all, and (3) conserving Earth’s resources and preserving the natural environment.

Earth Day and Corn Farming: 45 Years of Progress

By Robert T. Fraley, Chief Technology Officer, Monsanto
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Imagine, as the world grows more hot and crowded, nothaving to using more land for farms but returning some of it instead to forest and grassland. Imagine the reductions in soil erosion and water consumption, the decline of greenhouse gas emissions, and a host of other benefits for our planet.

It’s possible. Corn farmers have shown how.

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