|Federal Reserve Puts Its Money on Regional Food Systems|
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition - 8/4/2017. The Federal Reserve, better known for setting the nation’s monetary policy than promoting locally-grown produce, released a book this week celebrating the growing local and regional farm and food sectors as key drivers of economic and community development. Harvesting Opportunity: The Power of Regional Food System Investments to Transform Communities, produced by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis in cooperation with the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), concludes that one of the best solutions to economic challenges in both rural and urban America is the rebirth of regional food economies.
|Benefit Corp. DanoneWave Has a Special Pledge for Dairy Farmers|
Triple Pundit - 8/4/2017. By Leon Kaye - DanoneWave, the outcome of Danone’s $12.5 billion acquisition of WhiteWave Foods earlier this year, is now the largest public benefit corporation in the U.S. In addition to its commitment to reduce the number of ingredients in its products, boost water conservation efforts, reduce waste and improve animal welfare, the company now says it wants to build a more sustainable supply chain.
|Maine Snapshot Week looks to capture feeling of farmers’ markets|
Bangor Daily News - 8/2/2017. By Lauren Abbate - Farmers’ markets offer more than a place to purchase fresh local produce from the source. It’s a place to connect with your local community, make memories with your family and learn about the local food around you.