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Coffee: Uniting Our Worlds

Coffee: Uniting Our Worlds

Our morning brew is so much more than just another beverage! Each cup connects us with the farmers along the equator. And the crop's proximity to rainforests and mountains highlights the importance of sustainable farming. To bring our cup of joe to life, we introduce sustainability-rated Colombian coffee producer, Finca El Ocaso.

Food Ingredients, Food Production, Food Trade

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How Does the CDC Detect Foodborne Illnesses, like E. coli in Romaine lettuce?

The U.S. recently experienced a multi-state E. coli outbreak tied to romaine lettuce. Five people died and hundreds became sick from eating the contaminated lettuce. Though the infected romaine is no longer for sale

Food Regulations and Policy, Food Safety

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How Does the CDC Detect Foodborne Illnesses, like E. coli in Romaine lettuce? How Does the CDC Detect Foodborne Illnesses, like E. coli in Romaine lettuce?

Are GMOs Bad for the Environment?

Here is a different way to spell the word green: Genetic Engineering. GE technology includes genetically modified organisms (GMOs), which some critics claim harm the environment. But in reality, GMO crops help farmers use pesticides responsibly, conserve water and increase soil health while increasing their crop yield.

Food Technology, Soil and Crop Management

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Are GMOs Bad for the Environment? Are GMOs Bad for the Environment?

The Green New Deal: Where’s the Beef?

Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal outlines how the ag industry can achieve net-zero emissions in the next ten years, but without any plans. However, farmers have had their own green initiatives in place for years now.

Food Production, Food Regulations and Policy

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The Green New Deal: Where’s the Beef? The Green New Deal: Where’s the Beef?

Saving Chocolate, One ‘Kiss’ at a Time

As you enjoy sweet chocolate confections today, consider this – the cacao tree is under threat from deforestation, pests and diseases, and climate change. Can it be saved by scientific intervention? Ethos Chocolate has come up with a clever promotion to help consumers embrace the possibility.

Agricultural Technology, Food Production

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Saving Chocolate, One ‘Kiss’ at a Time Saving Chocolate, One ‘Kiss’ at a Time