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New Report: Major Food Companies Must Adapt to Escalating Global Water Risks

Unilever, Coca-Cola, General Mills Rank Highest Among Food & Beverage Companies in Benchmarking Report; All Agricultural Product & Meat Companies Rank Low
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BOSTON, May 7, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Major U.S. food companies need to adopt far stronger practices to use limited global water resources more efficiently, according to a report released today by Ceres, a nonprofit sustainability advocacy group.

JetBlue’s Onboard Menu Will Offer Food For Thought

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JetBlue started with the mission to bring humanity back to air travel. Our goal was to disrupt the model of what air travel had become and enhance the customer experience by providing an outstanding experience.

“Growing” More than Fish at Raza Island…

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Cermaq Canada’s Raza Island farm, located near the mouth of Bute Inlet in the Discovery Islands, is home for approximately 600,000 Atlantic salmon. The five professional farmers working at this site are known for technical skill and knowledge in growing fish and are amongst the best in the world at what they do. If you can grow fish, you can grow anything right?

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Cermaq Canada’s Raza Island farm, located near the mouth of Bute Inlet in the Discovery Islands, is home for approximately 600,000 Atlantic salmon. The five professional farmers working at this site are known for technical skill and knowledge in growing fish and are amongst the best in the world at what they do. If you can grow fish, you can grow anything right?

The Next 25 Social Enterprise Stars: Food & Agriculture

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As part of our campaign to add 25 social enterprise stars to our loan portfolio over the next year, we’re looking for new borrowers in all three of our focus areas: Food & Agriculture, Education & the Arts, and Ecological Stewardship. These are broad categories, but because it’s not always obvious whether an enterprise is a fit for us, we’re delving into what we look for in each area. Last month we covered Education & the Arts.

Bloomberg Philanthropies 2014 Annual Update

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Mike Bloomberg: Modern philanthropy began as a substitute for government. Where government failed, philanthropists stepped in, providing food for the poor, hospitals for the sick, and libraries, museums, and colleges for the masses. Philanthropy continues to play a vital role in all of these areas. But some still see philanthropy as an alternative to government. I see it as a way to embolden government.

Mike Bloomberg’s Letter on Philanthropy

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Originally posted on Bloomberg.org.

Modern philanthropy began as a substitute for government. Where government failed, philanthropists stepped in, providing food for the poor, hospitals for the sick, and libraries, museums, and colleges for the masses. Philanthropy continues to play a vital role in all of these areas. But some still see philanthropy as an alternative to government. I see it as a way to embolden government.

Yum!'s 2014 CSR Report Launches: Focuses on Building Three Iconic Brands People Trust and Champion

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Yum!’s 2014 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report, which highlights our performance and progress across focus areas of food, people, environment and community, has been released online.

“CSR is at the heart of how we are growing our three iconic brands,” said Greg Creed, CEO, Yum! Brands, Inc. “I’m proud of the progress we’re making on our journey and we are going to get better and more courageous every day at delivering on the high quality, high integrity commitments our consumers and stakeholders care about most in our food, people, communities and environment.”

Fair Trade on the Rise: 2015 Brings Wave of New Fair Trade Certified™ Products

Product launches increased 30% in 2014, helping farmers and workers invest in their futures and improve their communities.
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Oakland, CA, March 5, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, announces the launch of hundreds of new Fair Trade Certified™ apparel and consumer packaged goods (CPG) in the first quarter of 2015. These new products add to the nearly 500 Fair Trade Certified items launched in 2014 alone.

Plant Breeding Helps Farmers Have Better Harvests

By Sam Eathington, Monsanto Vice President, Global Plant Breeding
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Anyone who has a backyard garden knows that growing food can be challenging. Some years, it’s really dry, and even when you water in the morning and in the evening, your garden still looks thirsty. Other years, an unknown disease or insect sets in—your plants look feeble, and they produce fewer harvestable fruits and vegetables. After all the day-in and day-out work, this outcome is quite discouraging – knowing for all your effort, you’ll probably harvest less, and it likely won’t taste as good.

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