What does it mean to be labeled organic and why do most not know what it means?

The term “organic” refers to the way farmers grow and process agricultural products, such as fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy products, and meat. Organic food is grown without pesticides and synthetic fertilizers; it’s grown in a way that preserves the environment; it’s grown without antibiotics or growth hormones; preservatives such as nitrates are avoided. So no […]

Transparency Benefits the Entire Cannabis Industry

Public trust is always paramount in consumer products, specifically ones we put in our bodies. That’s why there are government regulations to ensure that safety standards are met. But something has happened in cannabis where some companies, big ones, falsify lab results (COAs) to make a buck. In such a young industry, from a legalization […]

Why Should We Track Industrial Hemp and Who Benefits?

One of the key reasons for track and trace is to ensure the product is produced legally and adheres to state and federal laws. It is possible for a crop to test above the legal THC limit of 0.3%, which then classifies as cannabis and must be destroyed. A certificate of analysis (COA) is granted […]

Cities & Communities working towards a sustainable future

Cities and communities are working hard to create a more sustainable future. The United Nations has declared that by 2030, we must halve our consumption of natural resources and halve food waste. This is a huge task for cities and communities across the globe. The United Nations Sustainable Goal #11 is titled Sustainable Cities and […]

Equality leads to a better future for all

We are 8 years left to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the UN states, goals were set in 2015, and a deadline for achieving these goals by the year 2030. The UN’s Sustainability Goal #5 is gender equality.  Data shows that globally we are not on track to reach this goal by […]

Sharing your company’s or brand’s soul with the consumer

In today’s heavily automated, digital-everything world, it’s no surprise that people are attracted to brands with a soul. These companies make human connections part of their brand’s DNA.If you are a small to a medium-sized business trying to compete for market share with larger companies advertising budget can seem impossible. Here is a way to […]

Share your Company’s Sustainable Practices

The UN’s Sustainable Goal #12 is aimed at responsible consumption and production. Some of the main themes are looking at the way we produce and grow the products we use and making better choices in what we buy and who we buy from as consumers. The goal is to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation, increase resource […]

Farm to Fork Strategy; Making Food Systems Earth-Friendly, Fair & Healthy

The EU’s Farm to Fork strategy aims to lower Global House Gas (GHG) emissions and increase sustainability. The way we produce the food we eat accounts for 1/3 of all GHG1, The major contributor to this is the agricultural sector, which produces methane and nitrous oxide. Methane and nitrous oxide are the two most potent […]

Using ESG to Attract and Keep Employees

Due to a widespread worker shortage, a company’s job to attract and retain good talent is getting tougher. A company’s ESG is now a bigger part of its reputation, and that reputation builds trust and connection with its employees. A survey of 1,000 office workers [1] found that 62% think it’s important that their employer had a […]

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