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Water Innovation in the California Dairy Industry

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Our agricultural suppliers, particularly those in California, are acutely aware of the importance of sound water management and innovating in the face of water scarcity. When it comes to growing feed for his cows, dairy farmer Mike De Jager was an early adopter of technology that reduces water consumption. Six years ago, De Jager began experimenting with drip irrigation on his alfalfa and corn, crops that are traditionally watered using furrow or flood irrigation.

The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative Debuts America's First Agrihood

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The Michigan Urban Farming Initative debuted America’s first sustainable urban agrihood in Detroit’s lower North End.

Located on about three acres in a Detroit neighborhood, the agrihood features a two-acre urban garden, a 200-tree fruit orchard, a children’s sensory garden and more. The gardens produce fresh and free produce to about 2,000 households in the area.

Business Leaders Propel Sustainable Urban Agrihood in Detroit

Sustainable Brands initiates collaboration between Michigan Urban Farming Initiative, BASF, General Motors, Herman-Miller, Green Standards and others
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Delivering Sustainable Progress and Profitability for Farmers on a Warming Planet

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Adapted from comments made by Dawn Rittenhouse, DuPont director of sustainability, at a side event hosted by DuPont, One Acre, and Farm Journal at the 2016 World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue on October 13th, 2016. 

Leading Investors Press Meat Producers to Tackle Water Pollution Risks

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BOSTON and NEW YORK,  November 21, 2016 /3BL Media/ - As Thanksgiving nears, 45 leading institutional investors collectively managing over $1 trillion in assets are pressing some of the nation’s largest producers of turkey and other meats to address the significant water pollution risks associated with feeding, slaughtering and processing livestock.

Advancing Global Food Security

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More people have access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food around the world today than ten years ago.  The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that the number of undernourished people has fallen by approximately 167 million during that period.  This improvement is cause for celebration but there is still much to be done: almost 800 million – just over one in nine people on the planet – still remain hungry.  Issues like climate change, population growth, political instability, inadequate infrastructure and R&D investment, and global economic uncertai

And the Audience Roared

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I reflected on the meaningfulness of the Ray of Hope Prize, and I praised the teams for their extraordinary efforts and dedication. And then I ushered in a moment that had been 22 months in the making: I invited the teams out on the stage.

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I reflected on the meaningfulness of the Ray of Hope Prize, and I praised the teams for their extraordinary efforts and dedication. And then I ushered in a moment that had been 22 months in the making: I invited the teams out on the stage.

Q&A with DuPont Chief Sustainability Officer

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1. What attracted you to leave the public sector and join DuPont?

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