With local farmers garnering celebrity status its important to not lose sight of the fact that farming is hard and wrought with challenges. How these celebrities maneuver the world of agriculture and bring their products to market is examined by an industry insider who hopes that we ensure their are no limits to local.
Food & Agriculture
Consumer demand for sustainable food products has reached unprecedented levels in recent years, boosting loyalty to brand values, rather than to brands. Sustainable sourcing will strengthen your brand and build a sustainably-savvy customer base, which is highly loyal to its value equation.
DineEquity, the company that manages IHOP and Applebee’s franchises, has been hit with yet again with litigation over alleged labor code violations — this time in Southern California.
Seventy percent of the earth’s fresh water goes toward agriculture production. Cotton sucks up about 3 percent of this, which is pretty significant, especially for a non-food crop. How can we cut those numbers down to size?
Watering pots designed by GrowOya are a water-efficiency answer to the question of how to keep that garden growing while maintaining a busy schedule and, of course, doing all of this sustainably.
We believe everyone deserves a seat at the table when it comes to solving climate change. Actually, we NEED everyone at the table if we’re going to solve global challenges and nourish 9 billion people in a warming world. And we don’t believe in bogeymen.
The Environmental Defense Fund and Walmart are touting a decade of partnership that has resulted in large-scale sustainability progress, with lessons for other businesses.
TriplePundit hosted a Twitter chat on Feb. 1 to discuss cross-sector partnerships and their importance post-COP21 as key to making things happen. As a follow-up to the chat, Jonathan Horrell (@HorrellJonathan), director of sustainability for Mondelēz International (@MDLZ), elaborated on some details of the company’s sustainability approach and answered a few additional questions from the chat.
In the U.S., consumer awareness, the demand for more transparency and continued compression on margins are providing an opportunity for private brands to look at value and innovation through a different lens.
Eileen Fisher and other retail brands spearhead initiative to increase organic cotton production globally.
Organic food can fulfill the world’s food needs while providing huge environmental, social and health benefits, two researchers determined after reviewing 40 years of scientific study.
First up are Western states: Trader Joe’s eggs sold in California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado will be 100 percent cage-free by 2020.