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Tyson Bets on Omnivores With New Alternative Protein Business

By Emily Chasan
Article

Tyson Foods Inc., the largest U.S. meat producer, is getting into the vegetarian protein business.

Forests, Cocoa and Farmers - Getting the Balance Right

By Darrell High, Head of Nestlé Cocoa Plan
Blog

The world needs forests. They are vital to maintain biodiversity and to help combat climate change.

At the same time, forests have suffered since the invention of the plough, as people have cut them down to plant crops for food and cash. The bulldozer just made things worse.

Over 70% of the world’s cocoa comes from Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana, and deforestation has wreaked havoc. Only 17% of the original forest remains in Côte d’Ivoire, while only fragments of the once magnificent Guinean forest can still be found.

Infographic: Green Your Beauty Routine

These beauty tips can help you save energy while you continue to look your best.
Multimedia with summary

Have you ever taken the time to think about how much energy we use before we even step out of the door to begin our day? From turning on the lights to do our makeup to blending our favorite smoothie, we not only need electricity to look our best, but to feel our best too.

Nestlé Lays out Action Plan to Help End Deforestation and Restore Forests in the Cocoa Supply Chain

Press Release

March 5, 2019 /3BL Media/ Nestlé today laid out an action plan to help end deforestation and restore forests in its cocoa supply chain in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana. This plan is part of the company’s commitment to support the Cocoa & Forests Initiative, a new public-private partnership bringing together the governments of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana and the cocoa and chocolate industry.

Wave of New Fair Trade Certified Products Hits Grocery Store Shelves

Rise of Conscious Consumerism and Label Recognition Inspires Uptick in Product Launches at Expo West
Press Release

OAKLAND, Calif., March 4, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, announces the launch of more than 600 new Fair Trade Certified™ consumer packaged goods (CPG) products in 2018, many of which will be featured at the upcoming Natural Products Expo West trade show in Anaheim (March 5-9). 

Bacardi Bemoans Brand Greenwashing Stunts

By Mariam Cheik-Hussein
Article

Consumers are more sensitive to greenwashing as brands continue to ride the pro-environment bandwagon, according to 42BELOW global brand manager Kane Stanford.

Speaking to AdNews on the subject, which is when brands use marketing to mislead consumers into thinking they are environmentally friendly, Stanford said greenwashing can have the opposite effect if done wrong.

“There are absolutely dangers for brands joining the environmental movement - greenwashing is a real thing,” Stanford said.

General Mills to Advance Regenerative Agriculture Practices on One Million Acres of Farmland by 2030

Long-term company efforts are focused on addressing soil health, biodiversity, farmer economic resilience and climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions
Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS,  March 4, 2019 /3BL Media/ — General Mills today announced its commitment to advance regenerative agriculture practices on one million acres of farmland by 2030. The Company will partner with organic and conventional farmers, suppliers and trusted farm advisors in key growing regions to drive the adoption of regenerative agriculture practices. A contributor to climate change, it is estimated that the global food system accounts for roughly one-third of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and 70 percent of water consumption.

The TriplePundit Flash: The 3 Stories You Need to Know, 3/5

by Executive Editor, Leon Kaye
Blog

Welcome to the weekly TriplePundit flash, for which every Monday we will offer up a quick rundown of the stories the editors at 3p think you need to know.

Six Reasons Why Women Are Shaking Up Impact Investing

Women have long had a leading role in the impact investing market, which doubled between 2017 and 2018 to $228 billion in assets under management, according to the Global Impact Investing Network.

Infographic: Hosting an Energy-Efficient Party

by Edison Writer
Multimedia with summary

Are you hosting friends or family for the next big TV watch party or a just-for-fun celebration? Whatever the reason, hosting can be costly, but your energy bill doesn’t have to go up as well.

Start by making a few tweaks to how you use appliances in your home. Simple adjustments, such as avoiding vampire power or updating lighting to more energy-efficient options, can help you save big on monthly bills.

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