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Exclusive: Inside McDonald's quest for sustainable beef

Exclusive: Inside McDonald's quest for sustainable beef | Food & Sustainability | Scoop.it
The fast-food giant is committing to purchase sustainable beef. Is it biting off more than it can chew?
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For These Vegans, Masculinity Means Protecting The Planet

For These Vegans, Masculinity Means Protecting The Planet | Food & Sustainability | Scoop.it
A group of men in New York are challenging the stereotype that eating meat signifies manliness. Instead, they say that manhood can be proven by caring for the planet, not dominating it.
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Mimicking Nature, New Designs Ease Fish Passage Around Dams by Rebecca Kessler: Yale Environment 360

Mimicking Nature, New Designs Ease Fish Passage Around Dams by Rebecca Kessler: Yale Environment 360 | Food & Sustainability | Scoop.it
Originating in Europe, 'nature-like' fishways are now being constructed on some U.S. rivers where removing dams is not an option. Unlike traditional fish ladders, these passages use a natural approach aimed at significantly increasing once-abundant runs of migratory fish.
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Innovation nets a greener future for undervalued fish

Innovation nets a greener future for undervalued fish | Food & Sustainability | Scoop.it
Creating demand for "trash fish" reduces food waste while helping fishers.
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Fair Trade USA Certifies 1 Billionth Pound of Sustainable Coffee | Sustainable Brands

Fair Trade USA Certifies 1 Billionth Pound of Sustainable Coffee | Sustainable Brands | Food & Sustainability | Scoop.it
Fair Trade USA recently announced that it has certified one billion pounds of Fair Trade coffee since its founding in 1998. The organization says this milestone was made possible by the sustainable sourcing practices of nearly 500 coffee companies, which helped Fair Trade coffee farmers and farm workers earn almost $124 million in Community Development Premiums to date.
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Dave Stangis stirs in sustainability at Campbell Soup

Dave Stangis stirs in sustainability at Campbell Soup | Food & Sustainability | Scoop.it
Sustainability is a key ingredient in Campbell Soup's core business strategy. VP Dave Stangis explains its "ripple effect" through the company.
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4 steps to keep food waste from super-sizing climate change

4 steps to keep food waste from super-sizing climate change | Food & Sustainability | Scoop.it
There's a lot of waste between farm and plate, and that creates greenhouse gases. Here's how we can waste less, eat better and breathe easier.
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By-product of Coffee Production Now Turned Into Nutritious, Gluten-Free 'Coffee Flour' | Sustainable Brands

By-product of Coffee Production Now Turned Into Nutritious, Gluten-Free 'Coffee Flour' | Sustainable Brands | Food & Sustainability | Scoop.it
Coffee cherry pulp is a typically discarded byproduct of coffee production; now CF Global’s new process dries and mills the pulp into Coffee Flour, upcycling a previously wasted material into an additional and sustainable source of revenue for small-scale coffee farmers worldwide.
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How the sustainable foods market went mainstream

How the sustainable foods market went mainstream | Food & Sustainability | Scoop.it
Here's how companies such as Whole Foods and Honest Tea brought organic, local products from the fringes to the masses. Welcome to the "Purpose Economy."
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I worked for Honest Tea last year. They definitely are inspiring and dedicated to their mission.

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Tessa and Sigi's curator insight, May 1, 2014 3:55 PM

Sustainable "organic" food has become a luxury. It's a booming business, but only within certain communities: the communities that can afford it. Food that is produced in an environmentally friendly manner costs more, limiting its access to the general public. So the big question becomes: how can sustainable organic food become mass produced and cheaper so everyone is able to access it? Is such a concept impossible? 

Amy Argenal's comment, May 7, 2014 1:23 PM
Great question!
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Why cows, crops and timber thrive in the pastures of Colombia

Why cows, crops and timber thrive in the pastures of Colombia | Food & Sustainability | Scoop.it
As restaurant chains target more sustainable beef, a Colombia livestock program shows how to reduce emissions and produce more food per acre.
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Bacardi barrel recycling serves up a greener rum

Bacardi barrel recycling serves up a greener rum | Food & Sustainability | Scoop.it
Here's how the company's Greener Spirits sustainability plan turned barrels from brewing into mulch for gardens in Puerto Rico.
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New Feasibility Studies Using Social Innovations to Tackle European Food Waste | Sustainable Brands

New Feasibility Studies Using Social Innovations to Tackle European Food Waste | Sustainable Brands | Food & Sustainability | Scoop.it
FUSIONS (Food Use for Social Innovation by Optimizing Waste-Prevention Strategies) — a four-year project funded by the European Commission framework program 7 — is working towards achieving a more resource-efficient Europe by significantly reducing food waste. Along with UK partner WRAP, FUSIONS has launched a series of feasibility studies around using social innovation to tackle food waste.
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Monsanto, Natura taste the true cost of palm oil and soybeans

Monsanto, Natura taste the true cost of palm oil and soybeans | Food & Sustainability | Scoop.it
Research by Trucost points to more sustainable farming methods for crops in Brazil. Now comes the tricky challenge of weighing that data.
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Are Organic Vegetables More Nutritious After All?

Are Organic Vegetables More Nutritious After All? | Food & Sustainability | Scoop.it
New data show that organic produce has higher levels of antioxidants. But you can get plenty of those compounds just by eating more fruits and vegetables, no matter how they're grown.
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McDonald's Reveals CSR/Sustainability Framework and Host of 2020 Goals | Sustainable Brands

McDonald's Reveals CSR/Sustainability Framework and Host of 2020 Goals | Sustainable Brands | Food & Sustainability | Scoop.it
This week, McDonald’s unveiled its first Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability Framework. The fast-food giant says the goal of the plan is to position the company for the future, while generating measurable, positive impacts for society. McDonald’s released the framework in conjunction with its 2012-2013 CSR & Sustainability Report, “Our Journey Together. For Good.”
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A sustainability journey through the Amazon rainforest

A sustainability journey through the Amazon rainforest | Food & Sustainability | Scoop.it
Soybean production has transformed Brazil's rainforest. Here's how one program seeks to help sustainability pros tackle the problem.
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Unsustainable Seafood: A New Crackdown on Illegal Fishing by Richard Conniff: Yale Environment 360

Unsustainable Seafood: A New Crackdown on Illegal Fishing by Richard Conniff: Yale Environment 360 | Food & Sustainability | Scoop.it
A recent study shows that a surprisingly large amount of the seafood sold in U.S. markets is caught illegally. In a series of actions over the last few months, governments and international regulators have started taking aim at stopping this illicit trade in contraband fish.
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7 secrets for healthful hospital food, from asparagus to tomatoes

7 secrets for healthful hospital food, from asparagus to tomatoes | Food & Sustainability | Scoop.it
Here's how a Michigan farmer's daughter is leading the way to connect local food growers with hospitals for better food in healthcare.
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Hospital food is probably some of the worst food ever. In taste. In environmental sustainability. In healthiness. It's an overall terrible option. And it's the food that's served to sick people and their families. Crazy, huh? This article takes a look at how healthy food can be implemented in hospitals. 

Amy Argenal's comment, May 7, 2014 1:29 PM
You should look up about Kaiser. I know that in the Kaiser Oakland hospital they have photos of healthy food and a farmers market on Wednesdays. I wonder if they are just preaching or if their food is actually healthy.
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THRIVE Farmers: Beyond Fair Trade to a Truly Sustainable Coffee Industry | Sustainable Brands

THRIVE Farmers: Beyond Fair Trade to a Truly Sustainable Coffee Industry | Sustainable Brands | Food & Sustainability | Scoop.it
By cutting out the middleman, putting a brand around it, and selling quality coffee direct to businesses, THRIVE Farmers is making it possible for farmers to receive ten times more profit than even Fair Trade standards. We asked founder Michael Jones what inspired him to leave his $40 million healthcare company to start THRIVE and how it is disrupting the coffee industry.
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How Cargill cultivated greener soybean production in the Amazon

How Cargill cultivated greener soybean production in the Amazon | Food & Sustainability | Scoop.it
By teaming up with The Nature Conservancy, this leading agricultural company has helped to mitigate deforestation in Brazil.
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7 secrets for healthful hospital food, from asparagus to tomatoes

7 secrets for healthful hospital food, from asparagus to tomatoes | Food & Sustainability | Scoop.it
Here's how a Michigan farmer's daughter is leading the way to connect local food growers with hospitals for better food in healthcare.
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How Sacramento takes food waste from tables to gas tanks

How Sacramento takes food waste from tables to gas tanks | Food & Sustainability | Scoop.it
CleanWorld turns food waste into energy that powers garbage trucks as part of a program toward transforming the California capital.
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How climate, health and water affect soybean sustainability

How climate, health and water affect soybean sustainability | Food & Sustainability | Scoop.it
These three factors affect soy production and every other global food industry.
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Hershey’s and Mars sweeten market for West African cocoa farmers

Hershey’s and Mars sweeten market for West African cocoa farmers | Food & Sustainability | Scoop.it
The chocolate makers lead the pack in helping poor farmers make more money and improve their standards of living.
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Mars aims for sweet spot on sustainable palm oil

Mars aims for sweet spot on sustainable palm oil | Food & Sustainability | Scoop.it
The food company has announced two major policies focused on greener palm oil.
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