Category: Food & Agriculture
You may have noticed things getting a little fishy here at Triple Pundit over the past few months, as we dive into the environmental and social impact of the seafood industry in an in-depth series. In case you’re pressed for time (it is Friday after all), this list will give you the need-to-know facts and trends in the burgeoning sustainable seafood movement. Give it a read, and impress your friends at the oyster bar happy hour after work.
Out of all animal proteins, fish has the most favorable feed conversion ratio (FCR). Beef, for example, requires 7 kilograms of feed to gain 1 kilogram of weight, while fish can be closer to a one-to-one ratio. However, when it comes to aquaculture, the topic of feed is a bit more controversial–especially when it comes to farming carnivorous species. But Bell Aquaculture is hoping to change all that with innovations in locally sourced, plant-based fish feed.
Today, TriplePundit hosted a Google Chat with Verlasso Salmon about their push for responsible aquaculture worldwide. Watch the video interview here!
Bell Aquaculture demonstrates how engineered fisheries can bring back local traditions that are threatened by the collapse of natural fisheries.
Triple Pundit paid a visit to Redkey, Indiana to check out Bell Aquaculture, a company aiming to redefine fish farming as an ecologically sound solution to humanity’s growing demand for seafood.
What do you get when you combine the resources of a forward-thinking Canadian petroleum company and an innovative American syngas company? The answer brings new fuel production possibilities to Canada’s methane-rich western provinces, and according to one source, a cheaper way to produce biogas.
Heineken CEO Jean-François van Boxmeer: “Sustainable commercial agricultural production is vital to the health and well-being of Africa’s economy and people.”
For many people who like to buy local food, and for the farmers who prefer to sell their product directly to consumers or institutions, a big part of the attraction is the opportunity for human interaction. But as local food continues to grow in popularity, the very thing that’s driving its rise may also be what’s holding it back.
Did you miss (or participate in?) our recent conversation with McDonald’s Corporation? Here are the highlights from the #McDsustainability Twitter chat with VP of Sustainability Bob Langert, CSRwire, and our 227 chat participants.
Showing what’s possible with a little ingenuity, Edenworks operates a closed-loop aquaculture system on the roof of a commercial ironworks in New York City.
Despite resistance to change, new methods of sustainable fish farming and aquaponics are the only way to feed the growing billions of people on the planet.
Join TriplePundit, CSRwire, and McDonald’s Corporation for a Twitter chat on the company’s CSR strategies – Wed. May 7 at 10am PST / 1pm EST.
Monsanto has big plans for the year 2020. The world’s premier agricultural biotech company has upped its sustainability goals, tailoring them to meet the first climate change benchmark given by the IPCC.