Sustainable Food – GBRI
 

According to sources at the Guardian, global chocolate industry is the cause of large-scale deforestation in Ivory Coast, West Africa. Traders selling cocoa beans to big chocolate brands like Mars, Nestle, Mondelez etc are actually sourcing them from protected areas in Ivory Coast. These illegally grown beans are then mixed with ‘clean’ beans and sold […]

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Earth.Food.Love is an impressive sustainable supermarket in Devon, UK, that sells only ethically sourced, wholesome and organic products, and that too, without any packaging. Shoppers are required to bring their own containers, while the store does keep compostable paper bags for first-time customers. The supermarket was started by Richard Eckersley and his wife, Nicola, after they visited […]

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Louie Kazemier, co-owner of Rickreall Dairy, Oregon, is encouraging fellow dairy farmers to adopt sustainable practices that he assures not only help in cutting costs, but also improve overall productivity. His dairy farm recently won the national Outstanding Dairy Farm Sustainability Award for sustainable practices that included: Partnering with a neighbor farm to send the dairy’s solid waste […]

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Researchers from Finland have just succeeded in producing a single-cell protein from electricity and carbon dioxide which can be further developed for use as food or animal feed. What’s more, this protein can be produced by renewable energy sources like solar. The final product is a nutritious mix of more than 50 percent protein and 25 […]

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The Walmart Foundation and the Foundation for Food Agriculture Research are investing $1.3 million in a research to enable farmers to increase the proportion of crops that are harvested and delivered to the highest value destinations. The research will be conducted by World Wildlife Fund (WWF). While consumer-facing businesses and homes account for more than 80% […]

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Almost a year ago, famous British retail brand Marks & Spencer had launched ‘Project Thin Air’ under which the company attempted to redesign packaging for 140 popular food products in order to limit its plastic usage. Last week, M&S announced that it has been successful in achieving its goal. Changes to the packaging included switching […]

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