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Flourishing Workplaces

Around eighteen months ago, we officially launched Nourish to Flourish, our workplace wellness program.  As an extension of what we do with our home deliveries, we thought: imagine how cool it would be if we reached out to employers to offer a local and organic veggie bag for staff, delivered right to their place of work as an initiative to enable people who work full time to access fresh local and organic fruits and veggies if they want to? 769 more words

Agriculture & Sustainability

The (Un)Sustainability of Global Agriculture

Adapted from Berkshire Organics Newsletter

In February of this year, news agencies around the world reported on research conducted by a team made up of NASA, Cornell, and Columbia University scientists which studied past droughts and climate models in an effort to estimate future drought risk. 412 more words

Agriculture & Sustainability

Raising agri-yields through biotechnology

The world’s demand for food is rising. What are the challenges facing ASEAN particularly?
How can plant science help us meet these challenges?
But most of the region’s farmers are poor and are likely unable to afford the technology. 632 more words

VIETNAMESE AGRICULTURE

GMO’s: A Broad Update

On May 23rd, Millions Against Monsanto protests popped up in 421 cities, in 48 countries, across 6 continents. As with last years’ protest, concerns were voiced about glyphosphate being carcinogenic, and neonicotinoids decimating bee populations. 721 more words

Agriculture & Sustainability

Organic VS Responsibly Grown

By Pam Denholm

I often get asked questions about labels, and with good reason, there are so many these days. Produce alone can be USDA Organic, Rainforest Alliance, Protected Harvest, Food Alliance, Certified Naturally Grown, Fairtrade, and more. 610 more words

Agriculture & Sustainability

Glyphosphate

From Berkshire Organics

For those who choose to eat organic food, the concerns about insecticides, herbicides, and fungicides are quite relevant. For many years, the presence of these sprays on conventionally grown crops was the primary concern; today, it goes far beyond the residue of toxic “‘cides” … 578 more words

Agriculture & Sustainability

ECO Newsletter: Week of February 22nd, 2015

Greetings ECO,

There is no more we can say about the weather. We hope you are staying warm and wearing boots. Last but not the least, good luck on your midterms! 610 more words

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