Agriculture

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The Quick & Dirty: You Can’t Lead from the Middle

We've seen trust in business continue to drop radically. Yes, it seems unfair that business gets targeted, but is it really that unfair?…
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New Syngas Production Partnership Coming for Western Canada

What do you get when you combine the resources of a forward-thinking Canadian petroleum company and an innovative American syngas company? The answer…
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Op-Ed: Heineken CEO Jean-François van Boxmeer on Growing Agriculture in Africa

Heineken CEO Jean-François van Boxmeer: "Sustainable commercial agricultural production is vital to the health and well-being of Africa’s economy and people."
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The Growing Local Food Movement: Staying ‘Small’ as Things Scale Up

For many people who like to buy local food, and for the farmers who prefer to sell their product directly to consumers or…
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McDonald’s Twitter Chat Recap: #McDsustainability

Did you miss (or participate in?) our recent conversation with McDonald's Corporation? Here are the highlights from the #McDsustainability Twitter chat with VP…
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Monsanto Announces Aggressive Sustainability Goals

Monsanto has big plans for the year 2020. The world's premier agricultural biotech company has upped its sustainability goals, tailoring them to meet…
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From Singapore to Argentina, Cities Get Serious About Local Food

Urban farming innovations aim for scale as authorities plan for long-term resilience in supply chains.
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Making the Food Trade Work for All

Monday is Cesar Chavez Day, a time to think about who our food comes from, the challenges they face and how an approach…
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Upcycling Food Waste into Fertilizer: Q&A with California Safe Soil

You’ve heard of recycling leftover food scraps into a soil amendment for farms, but now a California startup is transforming food waste from…
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Tulane Offers Entrepreneurs $1M to Solve Oceans’ “Dead Zones”

Tulane University announced on Monday that it would offer a $1M prize for a scalable, market-driven solution to the “dead zones” in the…
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Renewables Could Make Farms Financially Viable

Tess Riley finds out why almost 40 percent of U.K. farmers are investing in renewables.
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11 Steps to Sustainable Agriculture in the Anthropocene Age

We have now entered the age of the Anthropocene, where humans dominate the earth. Our collective activities are causing great changes even to…
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The New Way to Support Small Food Businesses

Slow Money's second Gatheround event provided the opportunity for local food enthusiasts to engage with sustainable food thought-leaders.
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SAP and the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation Partner to Support Rural Workers

In an effort to bring technology to rural communities in Colombia, SAP announced last week that it has joined forces with the Colombian…
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Monsanto’s Climate Corp Purchase: Predicting Weather or Food Prices?

Monsanto's purchase of Climate Corp for $930 million makes sense, in a way, for a company that has a lot invested in agriculture.…