December 3, 2016

Oceana and Sky Truth Launch Global Fishing Watch

Oceana, Sky Truth and Google are announcing the launch of  Global Fishing Watch, a technology platform that creates the first global view of commercial fishing. It will give consumers an online platform to share and track information about fishing activity around the world. The system is designed to make what happens on the world's oceans visible and transparent. Too many fishermen harvest using bottom trawling and bycatch, which catches and destroys many vulnerable and important species of fish and marine life. Sustaining the health of the ocean is a critical priority for the future of the world and its citizens. Andrew Sharpless, CEO of Oceana, said in a statement, "Global Fishing Watch is designed to empower all stakeholders, including governments, fishery managers, citizens and … [Read more...]

General Mills Will Sustainably Source Top 10 Ingredients by 2020

General Mills of  Minneapolis will sustainably source 100 percent of its 10 priority ingredients by 2020, the company announced this week.  Those 10 ingredients, which include oats, wheat, corn, dairy, fiber packaging, cocoa, vanilla, palm oil, sugar cane and sugar beets, represent 50 percent of General Mills' total raw material purchases. "As a food company, we know that the vitality of our business depends upon access to high-quality ingredients," said Jerry Lynch, vice president and chief sustainability officer at General Mills. "We also know where we can have the greatest impact from an environmental standpoint. We believe that through sustainable sourcing, we can create the most long-term economic, environmental and social value." About two-thirds of General Mills' greenhouse … [Read more...]

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