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How do you get the freshest produce? By working with farmers like Dorothy Crain of Crain Ranch, who grows avocados in a paradise very close to you. Watch her story and then meet our other local farmers: http://csrsite.safeway.com/fresh-from-our-farmers/

 

New Rankings Demonstrate Monsanto’s Commitment to Sustainability

By Bob Reiter, Global Supply Chain Lead, Monsanto
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Monsanto works every day to provide a range of tools to help farmers grow more food, using fewer resources and having less impact on the environment.  This work has resulted in recognition for Monsanto in three respected rankings of corporate sustainability.  We also know that there is more work to be done.

How Mobile Apps For Farmers Could Help Fight Rising Coffee Prices

Developers are helping rural coffee growers get more connected with weather patterns, which in turn means cheaper, tastier coffee for you.
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·         The SAP-FNC project is essential to bringing mobile technology to Colombian coffee growers. The hope is that through better education and technology access, these coffee growers can improve their situation.

·         “Many growers have never used a computer. But they have children in the family who want to see the technology work,” says Diana Osorio, lead for Latin America CSR at SAP.

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·         The SAP-FNC project is essential to bringing mobile technology to Colombian coffee growers. The hope is that through better education and technology access, these coffee growers can improve their situation.

·         “Many growers have never used a computer. But they have children in the family who want to see the technology work,” says Diana Osorio, lead for Latin America CSR at SAP.

The True Cost of Coconut Water

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The current vogue for everything coconut seems to have begun about a decade ago, when two brands of coconut water began targeting a very specific consumer niche: women who do yoga. It could not have been lost on the beverage purveyors that these ladies tended to be both affluent and fashionable, and coconut water was marketed to them as a much-needed natural alternative to electrolyte-replenishing sports drinks.

Monsanto Chief Technology Officer Calls for Continued Agriculture Innovation at Borlaug Centennial Celebration

World Food Prize Laureate Robb Fraley Outlines Population Growth and Climate Change Challenges, Highlights Potential of Emerging Technologies to Safely Boost Food Production
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CUIDAD OBREGON, MEXICO, Mar. 28, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Norman Borlaug, the father of the Green Revolution, is widely credited with advancing agriculture to save 1 billion lives. While celebrating Borlaug’s legacy this week, Monsanto Chief Technology Officer and 2013 World Food Prize Laureate Robb Fraley outlined the need for continued innovation to feed a population that is expected to grow by more than 2 billion people by 2050.

New Partnership Aims to Improve Soil Health

Monsanto Contributes Support to Effort Led by NCGA
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Monsanto Named One of MIT Technology Review's 50 Smartest Companies

Company Honored As One Of The World’s Most Ground-Breaking Technology Leaders.
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ST. LOUIS, February 18, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Monsanto has been named to MIT Technology Review’s 2014 50 Smartest Companies list. The list puts a spotlight on those companies which over the past year made a difference through their innovations by filling a need or challenging others to step up their game.

Farmers and Partners Are Poised to Make Big Impact on Key Global Challenges, Preserving Natural Resources

Monsanto Company Leaders Discuss Role Of Farmers And Public-Private Partnerships In Making World Economic Forum’s New Vision For Agriculture A Reality
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ST. LOUIS, Jan. 23, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Millions of farmers around the world, both smallholders and large-scale producers, will play a pivotal role in addressing the needs of an additional 2 billion people worldwide over the next few decades, said Hugh Grant, chairman and chief executive officer of Monsanto Company. Grant noted the focused efforts of farmers, food companies, retailers, public-private partnerships and Monsanto as they work together to improve agricultural productivity and natural resource efficiency.

Monsanto’s Annual Pipeline Update Provides a Look into Agriculture's Future

Company Achieves Record Year In Project Advancements Across Diverse Platforms With Game-Changing Technologies Like Intacta RR2 PRO™ And FieldScripts® Among Products Headed To Market
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ST. LOUIS, January 8, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Monsanto Company’s (NYSE: MON) annual research and development update marks the company’s largest advancement of products to date. The agricultural company announced today a record 29 products progressed in its pipeline with five of those headed to the commercial marketplace.

Coffee in the Age of Exploration

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By Michael Sheridan

Ten years ago, almost no one in coffee was talking about hunger in the coffeelands.  Now it seems almost everyone is.  How did the issue of food security in coffee communities move from the margins to the mainstream of the industry’s sustainability agenda in just a few short years?

Read more: http://coffeelands.crs.org/2013/11/373-coffee-in-the-age-of-exploration/#more-5615

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