This Week in Sustainable Ag: Seedstock’s Weekly News Roundup
August 1, 2014 | Nina Ignaczak
The $137-billion Cargill corporation recently adopted a sustainable palm oil policy with three components: developing a traceable, zero-deforestation supply chain, no future cultivation in carbon-absorbing peat soils, and avoiding sourcing in areas of indigenous person exploitation.
Wal-Mart and General Mills have partnered on a Field to Market initiative with a focus on testing and deploying nitrogen optimization technologies.
Funded by European NGO’s, the initiative is focused on organic certification and small citrus processing.
The brewery has partnered with the Nature Conservancy on a showcase sustainable barley farm in Idaho.
Source: AgFunder News
German researchers will launch two greenhouses into orbit in 2015.