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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.

Compassion in World Farming Awards Aramark for Poultry Welfare Progress in the US

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Aramark was one of five US food businesses celebrated by Compassion in World Farming for notable work to improve animal welfare standards at the Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards. The event was held in Berlin on June 28 and was created to demonstrate that awareness of farm animal welfare is quickly rising in the public and business consciousness, according to Compassion in World Farming.

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.

Michigan Cat Helps Homestead Dairy Turns Problem into Profit

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Brothers Floyd and Dan Houin operate a massive dairy operation, but when the odor began impacting nearby residents, the Houins had to find a way to turn a problem into a profit.

Read more about how their biomass waste-to-energy facility is providing a profitable solution.

Social Enterprise from Cameroon Wins Creating Shared Value Prize 2016

Competition from Tanzania ranks second
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At the Creating Shared Value Global Forum in Abidjan, Nestlé announced the winner of the Creating Shared Value [CSV] Prize 2016: Agro-Hub from Cameroon is the new prize laureate and Natural Extracts Industries from Tanzania the runner-up.

Getting Our Hands Dirty: What's Next in Sustainable Agriculture

Why Investing in Sustainable Agriculture is Vital to our Health and our Wealth
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Welcome to the new "Investing in Sustainable Agriculture” issue of the award-winning GreenMoney Journal. The issue feature numerous insightful articles on the current state of and the future of Agriculture. The four top articles are:

• Organic Economics In A World of Industrial Agriculture: Applying the Power of Nature 
by Harn Soper, founder of Sustainable Farm Partners

• Sustainability Through the Kitchen Window of a Coffee Farmer 
by Kenneth Lander, chief sustainability officer and co-founder of Thrive Farmers

2016 Global Food Security Index Released

Food Security Improves in Most Countries, EIU Report Says
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On June 9th, 2016 the Economist Intelligence Unit released its 2016 Global Food Security Index (GFSI).  The GFSI, sponsored by DuPont, is an annual benchmarking index that provides a common framework for understanding the root causes of food insecurity by examining the dynamics of food systems around the world. Through this framework, the GFSI has created a unique country-level food-security measurement tool that addresses the issues of affordability, availability and utilization in 113 countries.

The 2016 GFSI found that:

Challenges and Opportunities of The Urban Transition: A DuPont Advisory Committee Report

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According to a recent UN report, by 2050, over 60 percent of the world’s population will live in urban areas.  What food security opportunities and challenges will this present?

A recently released white paper from the DuPont Advisory Committee on Agricultural Innovation & Productivity, “The Urban Transition: Implications for Global Food Security,” explores the urban growth landscape, the opportunities and challenges of global urbanization, and the implications of urbanization on food and nutrition security.

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