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Fyffes: Valuing the Workforce to Improve Performance

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Fyffes’ CR policies apply best practices that improve business performance — and support employees. Miranda Ingram reports… 
 
It should be a given by now but is nevertheless worth repeating: good corporate social responsibility is win-win. It doesn’t just protect stakeholders but profits the company too, not least in the area of labour relations.
 

Ecocentricity - Re-Blog: Finding Something Ancient

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In that sunny summer field though, helping Will and his team wean the goat kids from their mothers, I was experiencing something truly ancient. 

Paternity leave continues for me, so I’m re-posting a blog from the archives. I wrote this one on October 2, 2014, and it still rings true (in my opinion, at least). Cheers!

I could have been a goat herder.

No, seriously. Have you ever herded goats? I have. For about 15 minutes. And I enjoyed every single bit of it. I’d have stayed there all day, just herding goats, if I could have.

Aquacity's Winning Concept for Indoor Gardening

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Reprinted with permission from Alex Muller's August 3, 2016 blog post on Trim Tab.

Keeping plants in your home has been said to reduce stress and create a healthier living environment. However, the associated care with house plants is often a barrier for people.

In California, a group of students recognized the importance of having bits of nature in the home and submitted a winning solution to the student Living Product Prize competition.

High Time For Legalization

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California, the nation’s most populous state, votes again this Fall on the legalization of marijuana. It’s yet another sign that the century-long prohibition may finally be lifting, one state at a time. This week on Sea Change Radio, we bring you four interviews from the National Cannabis Industry Association conference held recently in Oakland, CA.

Trends in Global Food Security 2016

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The 2016 Global Food Security Index (http://dptn.ws/6053BtVDH) was relaunched on June 9, 2016 at a congressional briefing in Washington, DC. The event was organized by DuPont and the Alliance to End Hunger with honorary co-hosts Senator Thad Cochran (MS) and Senator Chris Coons (DE).

Bipartisan Support Moved TSCA Reform

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Congress recently made the most significant reforms to environmental and public health law since the 1990 amendments to the Clean Air Act with the passage of legislation that updates the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). On behalf of DuPont, I commend Congress, particularly Sen. Tom Carper, Sen. Chris Coons and Rep. John Carney, for their extraordinary leadership and vision in passing a modernized TSCA that meets the needs of the 21st century and reassures the public about the safety of chemicals used in everyday products.

Meet the New Food System Game-Changers

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Reprinted with permission from Biomimicry Institute Blog

We know that biomimicry is the most hopeful sustainable design approach out there and the ten winning teams in the 2016 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge echo that hope loud and clear.

Global Food Security Index a Call to Action

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Five years ago, DuPont commissioned the Economist Intelligence Unit to develop the Global Food Security Index (GFSI). While the Index seeks to answer a simple question – how food secure is a country? – in reality, it presents a clarion call to action for governments, farmers, non-governmental organizations and agricultural companies alike. 

The Index findings send a clear message: ending food insecurity is impossible without strong investments in agricultural research and development, outreach and education, and technology transfer.

Using Nature's Design Principles to Create a Radically Sustainable Food System

Winners Announced for food system-focused biomimicry innovation challenge
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June 21, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Hundreds of students and professionals answered the call to help fix our broken food system by looking to nature to create design solutions.

Georgia Department of Transportation Board Endorses Innovative, Safe and Sustainable Demonstrations on The Ray C. Anderson Memorial Highway Paving the Way for Sustainable Transportation Innovation

The Ray Will Become a Proving Ground for Safer, Smarter Highway Mobility
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The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) State Transportation Board yesterday passed a resolution endorsing a project of The Ray C. Anderson Foundation, The Ray, to re-imagine our highway system into one that is safer and more sustainable.

The Ray, officially known as the Ray C. Anderson Memorial Highway, is an 18-mile corridor on Interstate 85 that connects exits 1 and 18 – from West Point, Ga., to LaGrange Ga.

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