By Ian Knight, Global Sustainability Senior Manager at Mars, Incorporated
Water. It’s one of the most precious global resources.
This World Water Week, I’ve been hosting a panel on behalf of Mars at Stockholm International Water Institute’s (SIWI) Conference. The panel, which included Global Sustainable Sourcing Manager for Mars Food Louke Koopmans, has been talking about why it’s important that businesses like ours take responsibility to use water wisely in our operations and in our supply chains.
Abbott, PATH scientists team up to make not just better rice. It’s Ultra Rice. It’s feeding half a million kids, every day.
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Many people around the world rely on rice as a staple food. But rice can leave a lot to be desired as a complete food – it contains very little in the way of essential vitamins and minerals, including iron. This lack of nutrients contributes to high rates of anemia and children who are underweight and behind in their physical development.
Purina’s $2-million commitment supports working ricelands, water and wetland wildlife
MEMPHIS, Tenn., October 24, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Nestlé Purina PetCare Company, a global leader in pet care, is the newest corporate sponsor of the USA Rice/Ducks Unlimited (DU) Rice Stewardship Partnership. Through a $2 million commitment over four years, Nestlé Purina’s investment will help keep working ricelands healthy, preserve wetlands and create habitat for waterfowl and other wildlife.
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.
By Ted Crosbie, Integrated Farming Systems, Monsanto Company
Our best teachers continue to teach us long after the classroom and even after they have passed on. The Dr. Borlaug I met as a graduate student and later came to know as Norm was a model teacher in that respect. His drive to eliminate world hunger originated in his upbringing during the Great Depression and his firsthand view of the human condition in Mexico, India, and Pakistan during the 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s. His research lab was a field and his classroom was the global stage of the politics of food production and hunger.
Uncle Ben's have used innovative technology to reduce the cooking time of their rice by half which has reduced the average greenhouse gas emissions of preparing this type of rice by 18 percent.
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Since opening the world’s first commercial parboiling rice plant in Houston, Texas, in 1943, we have used innovative technology to reduce the cooking time of our UNCLE BEN'S® rice by half. It now takes 10 minutes to cook, which has reduced the average greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) of preparing this type of rice by 18 percent.