This Week in Sustainable Ag: Seedstock’s Weekly News Roundup
August 1, 2014 | Nina Ignaczak
Cargill Adopts a More Sustainable Palm Oil Policy
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 Join to Optimize Sustainable Agriculture
Wal-Mart and General Mills have partnered on a Field to Market initiative with a focus on testing and deploying nitrogen optimization technologies.
Cuba Develops New Sustainable Agriculture Program
Funded by European NGO’s, the initiative is focused on organic certification and small citrus processing.
MillerCoors Cuts Water and Energy Use, Pilots Sustainable Barley Farming
The brewery has partnered with the Nature Conservancy on a showcase sustainable barley farm in Idaho.
Self-Sustaining Greenhouses to be Launched Into Outer Space
Source: AgFunder News
German researchers will launch two greenhouses into orbit in 2015.
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