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We Don’t Always Write about Cows, but When We Do…

We Don’t Always Write about Cows, but When We Do…

Reflections from Jen… When I found myself searching cow images (and mulling dairy puns) for the third time in the span of two weeks, I had to stop to think. In all my years writing for Environmental Leader and Energy Manager Today, I’m not sure I ever wrote about dairy … Read more »

Dairy Farmer Beefs Up Sustainability

Dairy Farmer Beefs Up Sustainability

The farming industry has gotten a call-to-action from a dairy farmer in Oregon to engage in sustainable practices. “Every dairyman has to do this,” said Louie Kazemier, co-owner of Rickreall Dairy (via Capital Press). “We save money, it lowered costs of production, and it makes us more money…” Rickreall Dairy recently won … Read more »

Food, Agriculture Companies’ Environmental Management Efforts Are Increasing Production and Profits

Food, Agriculture Companies’ Environmental Management Efforts Are Increasing Production and Profits

Commodity crop production in the US continues to demonstrate improved environmental outcomes in energy use efficiency, irrigation water use efficiency, greenhouse gas emissions, land use efficiency and soil conservation, according to a Field to Market report.

Why General Mills, The Nature Conservancy Say Soil Is Sexy. Did We Mention $50 Billion in Benefits?

Healthy soils could deliver nearly $50 billion in annual economic benefits, according to General Mills and The Nature Conservancy, which have launched a 10-point roadmap to achieve this goal.

Here’s the Beef with Corporate Supply Chain Deforestation

Companies worldwide have started to make good on promises to eliminate forest destruction from their supply chains, according to two new reports. But progress is too gradual, they warn.

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General Mills, PepsiCo Target Suppliers’ Water Efficiency

Seven food and beverage giants have announced commitments to work with thousands of growers in their global supply chains to reduce water use and pollution impacts.

Eyes on the $2.3 Trillion Prize: Will the Food Industry Tap into the SDG’s Business Opportunities?

Why should corporations pay attention to the Sustainable Development Goals? For two major reasons: there are financial and environmental benefits to be had by companies that align their business models with them. More than 190 world countries last year adopted the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that aim to … Read more »

Can Recycling Tech Solve Agriculture, Oil Industries’ Water, Wastewater Challenges?

A new water treatment and recycling project in drought-stricken California could provide a solution for both the oil and agriculture industries.

Why Food, Ag Giants Say Healthy Soil Improves the Bottom Line

Major food and agriculture companies have launched a partnership that aims to help farmers improve their bottom line while conserving natural resources through sustainable agriculture practices.

Will Dow’s Efforts to Shrink Rio’s Carbon Footprint Win Olympic Gold?

The Olympic Games kick off tonight in Rio and as the official carbon partner of Rio 2016, it’s Dow’s job to mitigate the games’ carbon footprint. It’s a big job. The direct carbon footprint of the games — from operations, facility construction and spectators — is projected to hit 500,000 … Read more »