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CGF Joint Statement on Human Rights in the Palm Oil Sector

Press Release

PARIS, 21 January 2021 /3BL Media/—  As collectives of major global companies with supply chains in the palm oil sector,  The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Forest Positive Coalition and Human Rights Coalition — Working to End Forced Labour both share a steadfast commitmen

Victory Hemp Launches Campaign to Finance Regenerative Hemp Production

CrowdFarming Allows Everyday People to Invest in Sustainable Farming
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Victory Hemp has partnered with Steward, the world's first CrowdFarming platform™, to launch a campaign to finance regenerative hemp grain production. Crowdfunding through Steward is set up as a loan, not a donation, so everyday people can invest in sustainable agriculture and earn healthy returns. 

Visit the Steward project page now to read the details of this compelling story, including the challenges that regenerative hemp farmers are experiencing with the U.S. banking industry, and to learn of the lending opportunities available through this campaign (the minimum investment is $100). 

https://gosteward.com/projects/victory-hemp-foods/financing-u-s-regenerative-hemp-grain-production

Press Release

Victory Hemp has partnered with Steward, the world's first CrowdFarming platform™, to launch a campaign to finance regenerative hemp grain production. Crowdfunding through Steward is set up as a loan, not a donation, so everyday people can invest in sustainable agriculture and earn healthy returns. 

Visit the Steward project page now to read the details of this compelling story, including the challenges that regenerative hemp farmers are experiencing with the U.S. banking industry, and to learn of the lending opportunities available through this campaign (the minimum investment is $100). 

https://gosteward.com/projects/victory-hemp-foods/financing-u-s-regenerative-hemp-grain-production

CNH Industrial India Helping To Overcome Challenges Associated With Stubble Burning in India

Article

The end of the Kharif season, signalled by the rice harvest, saw the first baling session, which marked the formal launch of the “Straw Management” CSR project, managed by CNH Industrial India in collaboration with the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) in Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Ambala. 

Primeira venda - créditos de cana reconhecem sustentabilidade

Press Release

17 dezembro 2020, Londres, Reino Unido. /3BL Media/ - A primeira venda de créditos de cana-de-açúcar certificada pela Bonsucro foi completada na Plataforma de Negociação de Créditos da Bonsucro. Quarenta produtores do Brasil venderam coletivamente 162.300 toneladas em créditos de cana sustentável para a Barry Callebaut, produtora mundial de chocolate. Os produtores pertencem à Socicana e à Assobari, associações brasileiras de produtores de cana, ambas comprometidas com a sustentabilidade.

First Time Trade - Sugarcane Credits Reward Sustainability

Press Release

LONDON, December 17, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The first ever trade of certified sustainable sugarcane credits was completed on the Bonsucro Credit Trading Platform. Forty farmers in Brazil have collectively sold 162,300 tonnes of sustainable sugarcane credits to Barry Callebaut, the global chocolate producer. The farmers belong to the Brazilian sugarcane farming associations, Socicana and Assobari, both of which are committed to sustainable agriculture.

Rabobank Recognizes General Mills, PepsiCo for Leadership

By Eric Schroeder
Article

General Mills, Inc., Minneapolis, took home the 2020 Rabobank Award for Leadership in Sustainability. The award recognizes a high-impact organization that has achieved unique steps toward business, environmental, social and governance sustainability, and General Mills was recognized in 2020 for its “bold regenerative agriculture projects, sustainable sourcing, reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, and commitment to 100% renewable energy in operations by 2030.”

Promoting Diversity Within Our Supply Chain

Article

Hershey actively supports an inclusive marketplace through our supplier diversity program that creates business opportunities for qualified and diversely-owned enterprises. Besides enabling us to represent and better understand our consumers, diverse supply chains drive innovation and fresh thinking and reflect our diverse employee base, cementing their pride and sense of engagement in working for our company.

Nanomik Biotechnology Protects Crops From Fungi Using Biomimetic Principles

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Nanomik Biotechnology protects crops from fungi by controlling the release of plant defense molecules found throughout nature.

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Nanomik Biotechnology protects crops from fungi by controlling the release of plant defense molecules found throughout nature.

What Cocoa Sustainability Means at Hershey

BEATRICE MOULIANITAKI, Head of Cocoa Sustainability
Blog

Nearly 70 percent of the world’s cocoa comes from West Africa, and cocoa is a critical and often sole source of cash for millions of smallholder farming families. Unfortunately, these communities face environmental and economic difficulties that present various challenges for West African cocoa farmers. Many typically have low incomes, often at or below the accepted poverty line. Basic infrastructure is minimal or non-existent and land-rights are often poorly defined.

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