The food and agriculture sector is in the early stages of a far-reaching transition toward more sustainable food production and consumption. Growing environmental and resource pressures, changing consumer demands, technological innovation and ever-tightening regulatory interventions are disrupting depletive practices and unhealthy preferences. This transformation is creating fast-growing insurgent companies and changing the business models of incumbent firms, creating compelling investment opportunities for active investors.
by Teresa Opheim, Senior VP, Iroquois Valley Farms
Iroquois Valley Farms has reached a milestone: This spring we added the 50th farm to our portfolio. Our farmland REIT — honored as a “Best for the World” company from B Labs — provides secure land tenure for 35 farm families working nearly 9,000 acres of farmland. More families will be joining the Iroquois Valley Farms fold soon.
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With consumer demand for non-GMO foods on the rise, food companies are increasingly making the decision to formulate their products to earn Non-GMO Project Verified distinction (see VIDEO). However, as many food companies have discovered, steering clear of GMOs can be tricky, given the pervasive degree to which genetically modified commodities and their derivatives have penetrated the world market. The Non-GMO Project identifies well-known products such as corn, soy and alfalfa as high-ri
Signature fundraising event raises over $638,000 for local nonprofit’s culinary training and anti-hunger programs
Washington, D.C., November 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Chef Miranda Rosenfelt took home the top honor last night at DC Central Kitchen’s signature fundraising event, Capital Food Fight, presented by Smithfield Foods. Local chefs Douglas Alexander of Art and Soul, Hamilton Johnson of Honeysuckle, Bobby Pradachith of Thip Khao, and Miranda Rosenfelt of Sally’s Middle Name went head-to-head in a thrilling culinary battle.
Through the Net Impact Fellowship, students across the country are driving social and environmental impact on campuses and in their local communities.
OAKLAND, Calif., April 6, 2017 /3BL Media/- Last fall, Net Impact invited passionate students across the county to lead a real world action project with the Net Impact Fellowship program. “Net Impact is thrilled to offer the connections, skills, and experiences to support the next generation of change agents through our fellowship program,” says Liz Maw, CEO, Net Impact.
Focused exclusively on 100% juice for the first time, the report identifies consumer trends driving new growth opportunities for producers around the world.
In a challenging global economic environment, the report reveals the three top product trends driving growth - vegetable nutrition, all natural, and speciality 100% juice. Consumers are increasingly focused on eating healthy and nutritious food with more than 80% globally seeing 100% juice as healthy, natural and tasty.
[Article from the January 2016 issue of GreenMoney Journal]
Self Help Credit Union’s Green Impact Capital
By Melissa Malkin-Weber, Sustainability Director, Self-Help Credit Union
When I finished graduate school in 1994, I wanted to build a meaningful career using my training in law and public health. More specifically, I had two major goals: to create a more sustainable planet, and to invest my money in a way that was consistent with my social justice values. Ideally, I would weave the two together.
Issues like under-nutrition and obesity affect billions of people across the world and often originate from a lack of awareness of healthy diets and lifestyles.
Because Nestlé believes that good dietary and lifestyle habits should be influenced from an early age, it launched The Nestlé Healthy Kids Programme in 2009 to help educate school-age children on nutrition and health.