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Walmart: "You Shouldn't Have to Pay More for Sustainability"

Walmart: "You Shouldn't Have to Pay More for Sustainability" | Food System Innovation | Scoop.it

Limits to this approach? Walmart has embraced making sustainability price-competitive.

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Building A Grocery Store In A Food Desert, With Funding From The Community

Building A Grocery Store In A Food Desert, With Funding From The Community | Food System Innovation | Scoop.it
In San Francisco, you can’t walk five blocks without bumping into a farmer’s market or boutique grocery. Take a quick trip over the Bay Bridge to Oakland, though, and you’ll be confronted with areas that lack any sort of access to fresh food.
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Watering the World’s Crops, Drop by Drop – State of the Planet

Watering the World’s Crops, Drop by Drop – State of the Planet | Food System Innovation | Scoop.it
Last week Dr. Daniel Hillel was honored with the World Food Prize for his pioneering work in sustainable agriculture.
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Achieving Sustainable Agricultural Productivity Growth - OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2012 - OECD iLibrary

Achieving Sustainable Agricultural Productivity Growth - OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2012 - OECD iLibrary | Food System Innovation | Scoop.it
In the previous three issues of the Outlook, the rapid rise in agricultural commodity prices since 2006 has drawn significant attention.
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A Look Inside Walmart’s Urban 90 Supercenter | InStore Trends

A Look Inside Walmart’s Urban 90 Supercenter | InStore Trends | Food System Innovation | Scoop.it

Walmart recently opened a new small format supercenter prototype in Toronto, Canada in late January. The 90,000 square foot store, commonly known as the Urban 90 format, is dramatically smaller than the traditional 200,000 square foot supercenter and takes only 34 weeks to build, compared to the typical 52 weeks for the typical store. This launch marks another major milestone in Walmart’s push to smaller and more proximity-based stores, after its opening of the Express format last summer. This concept is not unique, as other big box retailers are testing similar small formats, including Target’s “City Target”, set to launch five stores this year (previously highlighted on instoretrends). How has Walmart adapted its big box to this more limited footprint?

 


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Loblaw moves closer to sustainable seafood commitment | Canadian Grocer

Loblaw moves closer to sustainable seafood commitment | Canadian Grocer | Food System Innovation | Scoop.it
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Soaring food prices worrying - Myjoyonline.com

Soaring food prices worrying - Myjoyonline.com | Food System Innovation | Scoop.it
Myjoyonline.comSoaring food prices worryingMyjoyonline.comRising food prices have been found to be the topmost household worry for most Ghanaians who spend more than half of their earnings on food.
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Minister Unsure of Sustaining Fertilizer Subsidy - AllAfrica.com

Minister Unsure of Sustaining Fertilizer Subsidy - AllAfrica.com | Food System Innovation | Scoop.it
Minister Unsure of Sustaining Fertilizer SubsidyAllAfrica.comBy Ayuureyisiya Kapini Atafori, 4 June 2012 After assuring farmers that government would not withdraw the subsidy on fertilizer, Minister for Food and Agriculture, Kwesi Ahwoi, has made ...
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Food's Biggest Scam: The Great Kobe Beef Lie - Forbes

Food's Biggest Scam: The Great Kobe Beef Lie - Forbes | Food System Innovation | Scoop.it
It is impossible to say exactly what you are getting in your "Kobe" slider, or $100 Faux-be strip, but one thing is certain - it is not Japanese Kobe beef. For the past two years, it has not been any kind of Japanese beef at all.
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Shrimp: The Truth | Orion Magazine

Shrimp: The Truth | Orion Magazine | Food System Innovation | Scoop.it

A history of US Shrimping... lessons for all wild stocks of foods.

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Organic Farming Helps Vets Recover From War : Discovery News

Organic Farming Helps Vets Recover From War : Discovery News | Food System Innovation | Scoop.it
Military veterans are trading green fatigues for green thumbs in San Diego.
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Sprouts Farmers Market Growth: A Threat to Whole Foods | InStore Trends

Sprouts Farmers Market Growth: A Threat to Whole Foods | InStore Trends | Food System Innovation | Scoop.it

What’s most interesting about the retailer, however, is that their gross margins actually increase as the stores age & they have never had a negative comp store sales space since their first store opened in 2000!


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Move agriculture to the big city and save the planet | Farm Press Blog

The idea of buying farm produce locally has spawned a number of far out ideas over the years.
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How To Prepare For The 4th Era of Innovation

Imagine you are a mother in rural India, caring for your three children and keeping busy with chores. The water source is unclean, but you’re too busy to prioritize boiling water for cooking and bathing.
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Handygo Drives Rural Marketing in India for Better Life | e-Agriculture

Handygo Drives Rural Marketing in India for Better Life | e-Agriculture | Food System Innovation | Scoop.it
Handygo Drives Rural Marketing in India for Better Life http://t.co/XF58GkRg #eagri #unfao...
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Achieving Sustainable Agricultural Productivity Growth - OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2012 - OECD iLibrary

Achieving Sustainable Agricultural Productivity Growth - OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2012 - OECD iLibrary | Food System Innovation | Scoop.it
In the previous three issues of the Outlook, the rapid rise in agricultural commodity prices since 2006 has drawn significant attention.
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How Safeway Became The Best Supermarket For Sustainable Seafood

How Safeway Became The Best Supermarket For Sustainable Seafood | Food System Innovation | Scoop.it
A massive amount of seafood goes through U.S. supermarkets every day. And then a massive amount of consumers literally consume that seafood.
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Farmers using Facebook to discuss prices and plan strategy - The Economic Times

Farmers using Facebook to discuss prices and plan strategy - The Economic Times | Food System Innovation | Scoop.it
From sharing critical information to eliminating middlemen, social media is becoming a powerful tool of communication across villages.
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Latin America holds 42% of the world’s agriculture expansion potential — MercoPress

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Kobe Beef Scam, Part 3: Why The U.S. Government Wants You To Buy Fake Foods - Forbes

Kobe Beef Scam, Part 3: Why The U.S. Government Wants You To Buy Fake Foods - Forbes | Food System Innovation | Scoop.it
It comes as a surprise to many people to learn that numerous wines labeled Champagne are produced domestically. In fact, several readers wrote in to Parts 1 & 2 of this series to express their surprise that such a thing was possible or legal.
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Mapping Our Food System – Circles Within Circles « GoodFood World

Mapping Our Food System – Circles Within Circles « GoodFood World | Food System Innovation | Scoop.it
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