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A Field Guide to Creating a Regenerative Brand

General Mills and Dave’s Killer Bread are building a radically better future with regenerative business models

By Liz Courtney

Nature Valley Launches First-Ever Store Drop-off Recyclable Snack Bar Wrapper

The brand that created the granola bar innovates again with new packaging technology to drive sustainability in the snack and CPG industry.
Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS, February 16, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Nature Valley is leading the charge to a more recyclable future and today, launches the first plastic film wrapper designated as Store Drop-Off recyclable by How2Recycle with the brand’s iconic Crunchy granola bar. The newly packaged bars are on shelves this spring and bring Nature Valley closer to achieving its commitment to 100% recyclable packaging by 2025. By purposefully not patenting this wrapper, Nature Valley is welcoming other food brands to apply the technology to their product portfolios.

Fairtrade Commits to a Better Future for Thousands of Banana Farmers

Fairtrade works to improve the livelihood of people in the banana sector through implementation of a living wage in Summer 2021 and advocating for decent working conditions
Press Release

WASHINGTON, January 28, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Fairtrade International announces a comprehensive approach to supporting banana farmers in 2021 and beyond through efforts to achieve living wages and improve working conditions. Fairtrade’s new Base Wage for banana workers will benefit thousands of workers on Fairtrade-certified banana estates and make significant strides toward a sustainable living wage.

Driving Trust and Confidence for Food Safety Through Our Vast Ecosystem

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The pandemic has inevitably changed many things for many of us, but our focus remains clear. We all stand united for safe food for consumers everywhere. In this month's 'Race to the Top' news update from the Global Food Safety Initiative, GFSI Director Erica Sheward reports, "I'm delighted to say that as the year comes to an end, we are in a brilliant place to press forward with all four features of the first phase of the 'Race to the Top'. And the second phase is already taking shape!" 

From the Ground Up: How Soil Health Practices Can Help Farmers and the Planet


This year, we celebrate World Soil Day amidst a global pandemic that’s testing the resilience of communities around the world. On top of that, we have all witnessed firsthand the impacts of climate change and biodiversity loss, underscoring the importance of healthy ecosystems in transforming food systems.

Everyone Deserves Access to Healthy Food. So Why Is So Much of It Going to Waste?

By: Sharon Bligh, Director, Healthier Lives, The Consumer Goods Forum & Ignacio Gavilan, Director, Environmental Sustainability

At our recent Sustainable Retail Summit, the topics of food systems and healthy diets converged quite frequently, with many panellists pointing out where and how these two concepts overlap. Before this year’s SRS, we already knew that our global food systems are in serious need of repair.

4 Ways GFSI is Driving a 'Race to the Top' for Food Safety

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Welcome to the first ‘Race to the Top’ news update from GFSI Director Erica Sheward! #gfsiR2T

At the 2020 GFSI Conference in Seattle, the Global Food Safety Initiative launched this conceptual framework, designed to drive improvement in every area of the GFSI ecosystem.

What are the four features and what progress has been made? What is GFSI’s collaborative approach and how can you get involved?

Watch this video update to find out, and stay tuned for further updates from GFSI!

How to Reduce Restaurant Takeout Waste


Shortly before the pandemic hit, the World Wildlife Federation projected a 40% increase in plastic pollution over the next decade.1 The COVID-driven surge in takeout has made consumers and restaurants become more dependent on single-use plastic bags, containers and utensils due to health concerns prompted by the pandemic. As we continue to understand the impacts of plastic on the health of our planet, it is increasingly clear that we need to quickly move away from single-use plastics.

Sustainability is still part of sustaining the restaurant industry

Cox Assumes Majority Ownership of BrightFarms

BrightFarms Secures $100 Million Series E Round of Funding to Expand High-Tech Indoor Farming Across the U.S.
Press Release

IRVINGTON, N.Y., Oct. 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ – BrightFarms, a leading next-generation indoor farming company supplying U.S. grocery retailers with packaged salad greens, has secured more than $100 million in debt and new equity capital to support robust expansion plans. The Series E round of funding was led by Cox Enterprises, which now owns a majority stake in the company, and includes a follow-on investment from growth equity firm Catalyst Investors.


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