Welcome to the special 200th issue of GreenMoney…yes, 200 and going strong!
For this commemorative issue we are looking back and including many of our Readers’ Favorites, i.e., the most-read articles according to Google Analytics. We have also included a few of our own favorite GreenMoney articles, videos and podcasts. While researching, I looked back at our special 150th issue (from January 2020) and realized once again the articles are still quite interesting – so consider checking those out as well.
Magazine plays major role in advancing multi-billion-dollar non-GMO market
FAIRFIELD, Iowa, April 21, 2021 /3BL Media/ - More than twenty years ago, journalist Ken Roseboro had an idea for a publication that focused on the market for non-GMO (non-genetically modified) grains and foods. At the time, the market for non-GMO foods was barely in its infancy. Despite that, Ken had the foresight to see a strong market emerging and launched The Non-GMO Report in 2001.
Launching commitments across sustainability and social impact, Black Forest is making bold moves to take real action for the good of people and the planet including sustainable packaging by 2025
CHICAGO, March 18, 2021 /3BL Media/ – In celebration of International Day of Forests on March 21, Black Forest, a candy and snack brand inspired by real forests, announces its purpose commitment to become a sustainable brand. As the first in the candy gummy and fruit snack category to make this purpose-led pledge, Black Forest is taking real action including committing to real ingredients that are better for people, moving to fully sustainable packaging, continuing to plant and protect forests, and reducing its impact in its production.
What’s an outdoor clothing company doing selling food? A similar question was asked of me in 1968, when we were blacksmithing new tools for mountain climbing, and suddenly started selling shorts, shirts and pants. Skepticism seems to rise whenever a company refuses to “stay in its lane,” but as an entrepreneur, I see business opportunities everywhere. As a lover of the outdoors, I see a way to save our home planet and its creatures—including us—from the destructive habits we’ve invented for ourselves.
May of 2020 presents a lush green face at the Frey Vineyards ranch in Mendocino County in northern California. It is two and a half years since the devastating wildfires of October 2017 (read Katrina’s 2018 article – Out of the Ashes on GreenMoney website). One still sees the burned silhouettes of stately Ponderosa Pine at the top of the ridges but progressing up the slopes are shrubby masses of tan oak, madrones and oaks that are stump sprouting from their strong pre-fire crowns. Frey Vineyards owns one thousand acres of land.
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.
Revamp includes organic and certified plant-based meals, protein ‘power bowls,’ premium on-the-go breakfasts, and more
BOISE, Idaho, September 23, 2019 /3BL Media/ Seizing on consumer demand in frozen meals, Albertsons Companies has revamped its lineup of Own Brands entrees with 55 new items, from organic plant-based meals for the “flexitarian” to premium high-protein power bowls and more.
“We’re in a new age for frozen meals,” said Chad Coester, SVP of Albertsons Companies Own Brands. “Shoppers deserve premium meals that deliver on dietary needs and indulgence. We’ve reimagined our frozen meal lineup with new formats to deliver on quality first.”
Sales of Natural and Organic Products Outpace Conventional Food and Beverage as Consumers Get the Message About the Relationship Between Diet and Health
by Steven Hoffman, Managing Director, Compass Natural
Consumer demand for healthier products continues to grow. With concerns ranging from the cost of healthcare to the effects of food and agriculture on climate change, consumers of all ages are opting for natural, organic and functional foods and beverages, nutritional supplements, natural medicines and other eco-friendly products from mission-based companies that share their values and address their concerns.