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As I’m sure you know, Hurricane Michael recently slammed into the Florida panhandle and then made its way across South Georgia. While a lot of coverage of the storm focused on what happened to the impacted coastal communities (short story – they got hammered), I feel like there has not been enough attention paid to the impact of Michael on Georgia agriculture.

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As I’m sure you know, Hurricane Michael recently slammed into the Florida panhandle and then made its way across South Georgia. While a lot of coverage of the storm focused on what happened to the impacted coastal communities (short story – they got hammered), I feel like there has not been enough attention paid to the impact of Michael on Georgia agriculture.

Meat Industry Grilled by Investors to Address Water and Climate Risks

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by Brooke Barton, Senior Director, Water and Food, Ceres

Hurricane Florence is only the latest environmental, financial and reputational calamity to hit the nation’s vast livestock industry this year.

Even before last month’s torrential rains caused widespread losses and flooding in hog waste lagoons across North Carolina, meat producers had come under growing pressure due to extensive pollution from their sprawling factory farms, which confine thousands of hogs and chickens in tightly packed facilities.

Sodexo and Murray State University to Enhance Dining Options for Campus Community

New contract will provide campus dining, retail, stadium concessions, and catering beginning mid-December 2018
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GAITHERSBURG, Md., October 8, 2018 /3BL Media/ — After a comprehensive review of vendor proposals by a committee representing University constituents, Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company committed to improving Quality of Life, has been selected to provide dining services to the Murray State University campus community in Kentucky of more than 10,000 students, faculty and staff beginning December 15.

A Dream Job for a Coffee Lover

From El Salvador to Washington DC, Nestlé coffee makes an impact
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By Leo Aizpuru, Marketing Director, Ready-to-Drink Beverages at Nestlé USA

When I arrive at Nestlé’s office each morning, the first thing I do is get a cup of coffee. Some days, I kick off with Chameleon’s Nitro Cold Brew, while other days I sip a Nespresso latte. I’m a coffee lover. Marketing Nestlé’s Ready-to-Drink beverages is a dream job.

Mars, Inc Launches New Report That Highlights Its Commitment Towards a Healthy Planet

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When we launched our Sustainable in a Generation Plan just one year ago, we knew it was a critical moment. A range of issues continue to face our global community—including climate change, poverty, obesity and water stress. That’s why we decided to invest more than $1 billion to start tackling them within our own supply chain.

From Farm to Blockchain: Walmart Tracks Its Lettuce

The giant retailer will begin requiring lettuce and spinach suppliers to contribute to a blockchain database that can rapidly pinpoint contamination.
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When dozens of people across the country got sick from eating contaminated romaine lettuce this spring, Walmart did what many grocers would do: It cleared every shred off its shelves, just to be safe.

Fair Trade USA Celebrates National Coffee Day With #JustOneCup

As world coffee prices dip below $1/pound, non-profit challenges consumers to make #JustOneCup of their daily coffee Fair Trade Certified to uplift coffee farmers during the market crisis.
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OAKLAND, Calif., September 25, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Saturday, September 29th is National Coffee Day and Fair Trade USA, the leading certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, has launched its #JUSTONECUP campaign to remind coffee drinkers of the the importance of choosing Fair Trade.

Major Companies Join Forces to Drive Climate Resilience in Supply Chains

New corporate leadership platform will foster private sector support of climate action
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SAN FRANCISCO, September 13, 2018 /3BL Media -- BSR today launched a new corporate leadership platform that will aid companies in the fight against climate change. The Climate-Resilient Value Chains Leaders Platform is being launched as leaders of the Global Climate Action Summit call on corporations to step up their climate efforts.

Farming + Finance for a Path out of Poverty

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 by JP Kloninger, Regional Director for the Americas

At Whole Planet Foundation, we hold that microfinance is not a “silver bullet,” but an important component in a series of factors which can permanently lift people, families, and communities out of poverty.  Additionally, because people near the base of the economic pyramid often rely on subsistence farming or basic food trade for their livelihood, significant resources have gone into supporting smallholder agriculture in the developing world.

Agricultural Loans in Honduras

Sammy Roth on Desert Water Tussles

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As more and more of the western United States suffers from warmer temperatures and in some places desertification, water has become perhaps the most hotly debated topic in environmental newsrooms throughout the region. It’s no surprise then that an environmental reporter from the Palm Springs-based Desert Sun would be covering a whole host of water-related stories. This week on Sea Change Radio, we take a deep dive into a pool of topics with Sammy Roth that hopefully won’t dampen your spirits.

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