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Ecocentricity Blog: An Appealing Solution

By: John A. Lanier
Summary: 

Apeel Sciences' story is a great example of biomimicry. They looked at how all plants on land have a surface layer that protects from drying and rotting, and they studied the molecular structure of those “peels” in fruits and vegetables. Then they developed a coating that mimics and amplifies their effectiveness.

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Apeel Sciences' story is a great example of biomimicry. They looked at how all plants on land have a surface layer that protects from drying and rotting, and they studied the molecular structure of those “peels” in fruits and vegetables. Then they developed a coating that mimics and amplifies their effectiveness.

Bayer Takes Steps to Make Carbon Sequestration a Farmer's Newest Crop Opportunity

Summary: 
  • Bayer to reward growers to generate carbon credits by adopting climate-smart practices and creating a new revenue stream on-farm.
  • The initiative makes Bayer the first company to develop a transparent, science-based and collaborative approach to a carbon
Press Release
  • Bayer to reward growers to generate carbon credits by adopting climate-smart practices and creating a new revenue stream on-farm.
  • The initiative makes Bayer the first company to develop a transparent, science-based and collaborative approach to a carbon

New Holland North America Celebrates Supports the Next Generation of Agricultural Leaders in its 125th Anniversary Year

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The New Holland brand was founded in a small Pennsylvania town of the same name in 1895. From its inception, New Holland has valued innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit that seeks to solve the problems of tomorrow, today. For that reason, New Holland North America chose 2020, the brand’s 125th anniversary, to make an additional show of support for the National FFA Organization by donating over $47,000 as a general contribution.

Poo, Worms and the Fight Against Climate Change

Multimedia with summary

We contribute to climate change every day by emitting carbon dioxide. But some of us have chosen to farm it. New technologies and agricultural practices are helping farmers devise new solutions for climate change.

McCain Foods Sustainability

Multimedia with summary

"As the challenges posed by climate change become more acute, the global food system needs to transform significantly. It needs to do so to feed a growing population while reducing its impact on nature. It needs to evolve to adjust to the changing expectations of consumers, and adapt to the disruptions in the food supply chain that are caused by more erratic and extreme weather events. McCain Foods is committed to accelerating our plans to transform our supply chain.

Bayer Partners with Prospera Technologies Inc. to Develop Integrated Digital Solutions for Vegetable Greenhouse Growers

Strategic collaboration to create transformational tool based on data insights and AI / Initial roll-out to begin in Mexico vegetable greenhouses in July 2020
Press Release

MONHEIM/TEL AVIV, Israel, July 10, 2020 /3BL Media/ – As part of its commitment to helping growers sustainably meet increasing global needs through digital solutions, Bayer has entered a strategic partnership with Prospera Technologies Inc., a leading AI data analytics company, specializing in machine learning.

Bank You

BanQu is the world’s first non-cryptocurrency blockchain app to help the world’s poorest people establish a verifiable economic identity. By Sarah Murray
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AB InBev’s technology partner is BanQu, a blockchain software company seeking solutions to extreme poverty. It is doing this in two ways: empowering the world’s poorest people by giving them a verifiable economic identity; and selling a software service to global brands looking to cut supply chain costs, reduce post-harvest loss, and improve their social and environmental performance at a time when more consumers want to buy green and ethical products.

Why the World's Largest Beer Company Is Investing in AgTech

Article

“We’re the largest beer company in the world and the largest user of malting barley, so when you think about where investment into breeding research or the supporting tech comes from, if we’re not going to do it, who will?” 

Katie Hoard, global director of Agricultural Innovation & Sustainability at Anheuser-Busch InBev is speaking to AgFunder about the company’s recent partnership with Sentera, a drone imagery analytics company.

Timberland Invests in Regenerative Leather Ranches

By Deonna Anderson
Article

Regenerative agriculture practices have received a lot of attention in recent years, and much of the focus has been on food production. But more companies outside of the food space are figuring out how they can invest in or use regenerative practices in the supply chain for their products. 

Going Beyond 'Fair Trade' With Hershey's Sustainable Cocoa Strategy

BEATRICE MOULIANITAKI, Head of Cocoa Sustainability
Summary: 
  • Hershey’s responsible sourcing efforts are about much more than certification
  • Addressing cocoa farming conditions and systemic problems is essential to sustainability
  • 100 percent certification is only the start of our investments to drive meaningful change
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  • Hershey’s responsible sourcing efforts are about much more than certification
  • Addressing cocoa farming conditions and systemic problems is essential to sustainability
  • 100 percent certification is only the start of our investments to drive meaningful change

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