San Francisco: Jan 21 – Jan 22
Sustainable Food Summit
Explore new horizons for eco-labels and sustainability in the food industry by discussing key industry issues. TriplePundit reader discount of 30%. Register here.
Tackling Poverty, Health & Deforestation at a Profit
3p Editor Jen Boynton visited Mozambique with TreeHugger’s Brian Merchant to get the full story on a remarkable triple-bottom-line business model. In a nutshell, Cleanstar Mozambique will pay farmers (who are otherwise sitting idle) to grow cassava, incentivize them to grow some healthier food products while they’re at it, turn the cassava into ethanol at the nation’s first biomass plant, develop and market an-ethanol-burning stove that hits all sorts of pain points for the women of urban centers who are otherwise stuck with dirty, inefficient charcoal stoves, and ultimately profit.