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This Week in Sustainable Ag: Seedstock’s Weekly News Roundup

August 1, 2014 |

seedstockCargill Adopts a More Sustainable Palm Oil Policy

Source: TriplePundit

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

Source: JustMeans

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

Source: CubaSi

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

Source: TriplePundit

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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