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SCS’ Sustainably Grown Certification Program Now ANSI Accredited

Press Release

EMERYVILLE, Calif., January 3, 2017, /3BL Media/-  SCS Global Services (SCS) announced today that its Sustainably Grown Certification program is now accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).  In this context, SCS is among the first entities to be recognized by ANSI as an eligible eco-labeling certification scheme owner and standards developer under the internationally recognized requirements and processes of the ISO 14020 and ISO 14024 standards.

The United Crops of America

By Brandie Piper, Monsanto Corporate Engagement
Blog

The United States has a diverse climate and the ability to grow all kinds of crops throughout the country. And while farmers in most of the United States grow a lot of corn, soybeans, wheat and cotton (these crops, called “commodity” or “row” crops, account for almost 240 million acres of the 325 million acres planted to crops), farmers also grow a wide range of fruits and vegetables, from apples to lettuce to pumpkins, and everything in between.

The Story Behind Fair Trade

You've seen them on coffee and chocolate, but Fair Trade labels are popping on 500 million-plus pounds of produce nationwide. What exactly do they mean?
Article

No doubt you've seen Fair Trade labels on coffee, chocolate, and tea, but the certification is also popping up on honey, agave, quinoa, rice, sugar, apparel, and fruits and veggies. While you may pat yourself on the back when you throw any kind of produce into your grocery cart, reaching for Fair Trade Certified produce could be an even healthier pick for you, the environment, and the farmers who produce the food you eat. 

The Fruit that Fuels the U.S. Team in the World Cup

The U.S. Men's National Team Consumes an average of one case of avocados every day
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The U.S. Pulls Through

Despite a rain-soaked 1-0 loss to Germany, the United States made it past the Group of Death and into the World Cup’s knockout stage, where they will play Belgium today at 1 pm PST.

Much of the U.S. team’s survival against Germany can be attributed to their solid defensive play and goalkeeping, which fended off eight German shots on goal. Luck played a part, too: had Ghana bested Portugal by two goals, the Americans would have been eliminated.

Greenly: PYO

The start of fall means it’s apple-picking season. Pick your own somewhere near you!
Blog

What’s the sweet upside of summer coming to a close? The start of Fall means it’s apple season. Which to me means it’s pick your own apple season! 

While farms don’t often afford the public the opportunity to take part in harvesting the fruits of their labor, many orchards do welcome guests in the autumn months, offering us want-to-be-farmers the chance to roam the orchard grounds and fill our bushels to the brim.

Sodexo Offers Free and Unlimited Fruit and Vegetable Bar at Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District

New nutrition provider encourages student achievement with healthy and delicious meals
Press Release

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) Gaithersburg, MD -  October 13, 2010  - Research shows that simply exposing children to fruits and vegetables increases consumption and students at Sodexo-served Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District in Cottonwood, Ariz. are benefiting from a plentiful fruit and vegetable bar, available to all students. 

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