Why Sustainable Food Needs Big Business, and Why Business Can’t Do It Alone

The short answer to “Why sustainable food needs big business?” is that both challenges and solutions are driven primarily in the market. Food and agriculture globally account for more greenhouse gas emissions than all transportation, 70 percent of all fresh water use, and employment for more than a billion people.   Small farms and small…

The Necessary Revolution: How Individuals and Organizations Ae Working Together to Create a Sustainable World.

Peter Senge, long time friend and colleague and author of the The Fifth Discipline and other bestselling books, has come out with a new book, The Necessary Revolution: How Individuals and Organizations Ae Working Together to Create a Sustainable World. The book reveals the revolution already underway in companies around the world creating an alternative…

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Confronts Los Meses Flacos

Indicators of Poverty and Hunger in Coffee Supply Chains When Green Mountain Coffee Roasters decided to measure the impact of their CSR programs, they asked the Sustainable Food Lab and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) for help. Together, they went into producer communities to identify useful indicators (in partnership with the growers themselves) that would enable…