Recycling electronics to help farmers eliminates 102 tons of e-waste
GAITHERSBURG, Md. July 6, 2016 /3BL Media/ – After being paralyzed from the waist down, Russell Boseck of Villisca, Iowa, wasn’t sure he’d be able to work as a farmer again. But, thanks to an electronic recycling partnership between Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life Services, and Easterseals, Boseck received a grant that lets him continue making a living doing the farm work he loves so much.
Chaired by senior journalist Zeinab Badawi. Panelists: Azita Shariati CEO, Sodexo Nordic. Dr. Michael Grosse, Executive Vice President Development & Service Operations, Tetra Pak. Matt Kovac, Executive Director, Food Industry Asia. Stefan Catsicas, Executive Vice President of Nestlé. EAT Stockholm Food Forum, June 2016. www.eatforum.org
The American Academy of Dermatology has designated May as National Melanoma Skin Cancer Prevention Month to raise awareness about skin cancer and increase the chances of early detection and treatment. The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation supports innovative community-based programs that address inequities in cancer treatment, care and support for low income and medically underserved populations.
Fair Trade USA and the Natural Marketing Institute reveal new data on consumer attitudes toward Fair Trade; strong support from Millennials and mainstream grocery
OAKLAND, Calif., February 25, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, and the Natural Marketing Institute (NMI), an international consulting and research firm specializing in health and sustainability, today released new data indicating that fifty-nine percent of consumers now recognize the Fair Trade Certified™ label.
The first coffee to be exported from the new country of South Sudan will be available to consumers in the coming weeks. And the story of how Suluja — a bold, silky textured coffee with intense aromas — came to be created is no ordinary one.
VIRGINIA, U.S.A., September 16, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Women play a crucial role in agriculture. Across the world, female farmers are integral to how we make many of our famous Mars products. We are committed to ensuring that we help improve the lives of those female farmers as our supply chains grow. To deliver that commitment, we are involved in projects, which aim to strengthen our supply chain by building stronger communities and empowering women:
This agroforestry approach will improve soil fertility and productivity of coffee farms
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A total of 200 000 trees have been planted by Nespresso and partner Pur Projet in Ethiopia and Guatemala since the beginning of the year to benefit over 600 local coffee farmers. This agroforestry initiative, part of the Nespresso AAA Sustainable Quality™ Program in coffee producing countries, is meant to improve soil fertility and productivity of coffee farms by providing shade for coffee trees and prevent landslides on community land. These new trees will also provide income diversification to farmers through the sales of fruit and timber.