Last week, Walmart U.S. announced landmark pollinator health commitments, the most far-reaching to date of any U.S. food retailer. The IPM Institute of North America is proud to have worked with Walmart to support policy development and to develop plans for implementation and verification including methods for measuring progress. The new policy seeks to help… Read more »
Author: Josie Talbert
Food companies and ag retailers now have a valuable new resource to help them navigate the universe of regenerative agriculture, in our new white paper called Regenerative Agriculture Benefits, Barriers and Call to Action. Successful regenerative farmers, innovative food companies including General Mills and Applegate, and pioneering ag retailers share their thoughts and experiences in this… Read more »
MFA Incorporated, a Missouri-based ag retailer and regional farm supply and marketing cooperative representing 45,000 farmers and ranchers teamed up with three state conservation agencies to help farmers manage both profitability and environmental sustainability. This partnership is featured in a case study report prepared for the Environmental Defense Fund called Farmers Find Profit and Sustainability:… Read more »
Harmless Harvest, an ethical coconut water brand aiming to combat the environmental and human rights issues in the coconut supply chain, found that their coconuts in 2020 were 12% smaller and yielded 30% less water. Harmless Harvest sources from Thailand, which was hit with a drought costing the country up to $840 million in losses…. Read more »
Electric tractors and autonomous field robots are not a thing of the future anymore: they are here and are proving to be useful for reducing the carbon footprint of agriculture around the world. To read more about this technology and the role it could play in the growing practice of regenerative farming, click here.
Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin reviewed nineteen studies from the last five years on sulfoxaflor (Transform WG) and flupyradifurone (Sivanto). They found that the insecticides have harmful effects on pollinators including impaired health and increased mortality. While flupyradifurone has no pollinator related restrictions, sulfoxaflor was banned on crops that attract bees in… Read more »
This national webinar is being hosted by the American Federation of Teachers and features Lynn Rose who has worked in K-12 schools for 30 years. She is an expert in Green Cleaning and how this approach is integral to both your infection prevention and Integrated Pest Management program. Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 03:00 PM… Read more »