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Strengthening Supply Chains to Nourish a More Urban World

By Joe Stone, Cargill Corporate Senior Vice President
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In an increasingly urbanized world, we need to nourish people today and build the sustainable systems necessary to provide for future generations.

At Cargill, we have been engaged in the global food system for more than 150 years. Our experience makes us optimistic about the ability of large-scale and smallholder farmers to nourish the nine billion people projected to live on the planet by 2050.

Seafood Joins Fair Trade Revolution, a Scallop at a Time

by The Associated Press
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Fair trade coffee, bananas and ... scallops? Yes, very soon.

Fair trade certification status, which is conferred by independent groups to denote environmental sustainability and fair working conditions, has been around for years. But it's just now on the rise among seafood products in the U.S., where consumer interest in the story behind the fish and shellfish they eat is growing.

Working to Make Coffee the World’s First Sustainable Agricultural Commodity

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At Fair Trade USA we have long worked with a diverse range of stakeholders to deliver on our mission to empower farmers and workers around the world. Beyond the producer organizations at the heart of our movement we work with governments, traders, companies, NGOs, foundations, advocacy organizations and a wide range of committed and energized individuals who share our goals in support of justice and sustainability in coffee.

Whole Planet Foundation® Prosperity Campaign Raises $3.4 Million

Funds which will enable Whole Planet Foundation to support an additional 100,350 microentrepreneurs and their family members.
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Whole Planet Foundation partners with microfinance organizations all over the world in order to serve the poorest entrepreneurs who have the least access to financial services. Listen to the words of microfinance staff from the US to Haiti, Morocco to Malawi, Burundi to Bhutan. 

Learn more about the Whole Planet Prosperity Campaign

Waste is a Wonderful Thing to Mind

By: Pete Witkowski
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Waste is a crucial issue for businesses; reducing waste doesn’t just prevent pollution and conserve energy, it saves companies money.  This is especially evident in the food service industry, where billions of dollars are lost due to food waste.  It’s very clear that waste reduction isn’t just about sustainability; it’s a business imperative.

5 Fair Trade Certified™ Products to Get You Ready for Spring

Maximum Sunshine Calls for Maximum Deliciousness
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Spring is a time of transformation and rejuvenation. Flowers bloom, the sun returns and our favorite café patios are starting to open up again. As we begin to come out of hibernation it's important to remember self-care. That's why we've selected five of our favorite Fair Trade Certified™ items that will help you step into spring with your best foot forward. They nourish us, they indulge us, they excite our taste buds, AND they help take care of people and planet. 

Enjoy!

Working Toward a Circular Economy Through Disruptive Technology

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[Editor's Note: Hugh Welsh, President & General Counsel of DSM North America, will be speaking at our 2017 Circular Economy Summit: From Aspiration to Implementation on the topic of disruptive technology and designing for circularity.]

Maersk Line Partners with AkzoNobel to Drive Sustainability

Press Release

March 28, 2017 /3BL Media/ - AkzoNobel and leading global container shipping company Maersk Line have signed a strategic sustainability partnership to reduce carbon emissions per container shipped by 10%.

The aim of the partnership - which reflects the mutual ambition of both companies to jointly elevate sustainability in the maritime industry - is to drive positive change in a number of areas, including:

Dropps Laundry Detergent Partners with Keep America Beautiful to Help Reduce Plastic and Packaging in Household Products, Improve Recycling in America

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PHILADELPHIA, March 29, 2017, /3BL Media/ -- Dropps, the eco-friendly unit dose household cleaning brand that delivers dye-free EPA Safer Choice certified laundry detergent direct to your door, is demonstrating its ongoing commitment to the environment by partnering with Keep America Beautiful, one of the nation’s most iconic nonprofit organizations.

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