agriculture

Breakthrough Innovation Happens at the Intersection of Scientific Disciplines

by Bob Reiter, Head of Research & Development at Bayer, Crop Science Division
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Farmers have one of the most rewarding, yet most challenging jobs: feeding the world’s growing population efficiently and sustainably.

To do that, they need to make 40 or more key decisions every growing season. If they make one wrong choice at any point, there are no do-overs. Their livelihood for the entire year could be impacted.

Investing in Water Stewardship

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by Thomas Schumann of Thomas Schumann Capital and Willem Buiter of Columbia University

The Role Investors Play in Addressing Global Water Challenges

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by Suleyman Saleem, VP and ESG Senior Research Analyst, Calvert Research and Management

Walmart and Plenty Partner To Lead the Future of Fresh Produce

Retail leader and indoor farming company enter into a long-term strategic partnership with an equity investment to bring fresh, peak-flavor produce to shoppers year-round
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BENTONVILLE, Ark., and SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., January 25, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Walmart and Plenty Unlimited Inc. today announced Walmart signed an agreement to invest in Plenty, an indoor vertical farming company, as part of their $400M Series E funding round subject to a regulatory approval. Walmart’s equity investment is part of a broader strategic partnership to utilize Plenty’s indoor vertical farming technology platform to deliver fresh produce to Walmart retail stores.

Bonsucro's New Production Standard Strengthens Sustainability in Sugarcane

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January 17, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Today, Bonsucro, the leading global sustainability platform for sugarcane, has published its revised Production Standard with new requirements to address critical global risks such as greenhouse gas emissions, water, biodiversity, and respect for workers’ rights in the sugarcane sector.

U.S. Soy Achieves Key Benchmark Certifying Sustainable, Responsible Production for Customers Across the European Union

Independent Benchmarking Against FEFAC Soy Sourcing Guidelines 2021 Confirms U.S. Soy’s Promise of Industry-Leading Sustainable Farming and Land Conservation Practices
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BRUSSELS, January 6, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Soy Export Sustainability, LLC, and the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) announced that the U.S.

Food and Beverage Companies Want the Build Back Better Framework's Climate-smart Agriculture Investments

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By Chris Adamo, Vice President Government Affairs, Policy & Partnerships at Danone North America, and Steve Fechheimer, Chief Executive Officer at New Belgium Brewing

New Report from Field to Market Signals Increase in Climate Targets Across Food and Agriculture and Calls for Increased Urgency to Translate Ambition into Action

Nearly One-Third of Field to Market’s Corporate Members Have Established Science-Based Scope 3 Emission Reduction Targets, While Greater Collective Action Is Needed to Achieve These Goals
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WASHINGTON, September 23, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable released today the second edition of its annual report, Climate Action in U.S. Agriculture: A Compendium of Field to Market Member Climate Commitments, showcasing an increasing number of greenhouse gas targets across the industry over the past year while reinforcing the need for urgent collective action to address intensifying climate impacts.

Insights on the Economics of Soil Health on 100 Farms

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MORRISVILLE, N.C., September 14, 2021 /3BL Media/ -  The Soil Health Institute (SHI), the non-profit charged with safeguarding and enhancing the vitality and productivity of soils, will release its comprehensive report on the Economics of Soil Health on 100 Farms in a webinar on Thursday, September 30 at 12 p.m. ET, thanks to the generous support of Cargill.

Using data collected and analyzed across 100 farms in nine states, Dr. Wayne Honeycutt, SHI’s President & CEO, will share key findings that can only be gleaned at such a scale.

After 'Code Red' Warning, Ceres Launches New Effort to Transform Six of the Highest Emitting Sectors

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  • Ambition 2030 aims to drive a collective level of greater corporate climate ambition and action to decarbonize entire sectors and prevent more catastrophic global warming. 
  • Scientists warn without immediate, large-scale emissions reductions, previous targets limiting temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius will be out of reach.

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