Posts Tagged ‘food’

Technology and Social Enterprises

Thursday, May 24, 2012 1:05 Comments Off

Over the last few years, as I have spent more time studying the impact of social enterprises and looked to understand how to maximize the impact of entrepreneurs who hold an issue of society, environment, or economy at their core, I have begun to understand that the future of social entrepreneurialism is VERY different today […]

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IBM Technologies. Fixing China’s Fissures

Sunday, February 12, 2012 7:34 Comments Off

Last year, Jack Ma said in an interview with Charlie Rose that the biggest business opportunities (in China) would be those that fix China’s problems, and if you have been following IBM in china they are clearly showing an interest. going back 3 years ago, IBM began working with the city of Shenyang to monitor […]

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Walmart Drives CSR and Sustainability Into Their Core

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 10:20 Comments Off

One of the things about corporate responsibility and sustainability initiatives is that the best programs are those that are part of the core operations of the firm, align to the greater goals, and do not require a constant champion.  It is simply embedded into the economics and actions of the firm, and while the firm […]

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Future of Food in Hong Kong

Wednesday, March 3, 2010 16:58 Comments Off

Seems food is a hot topic these days in greater China, and in reviewing some other materials I came across this presentation by Dr. Guillermo Moreno at Sparks! 2009 Hong Kong event. Unlike many of the other recent posts we have put up, this one is focused on non-terrestrial food sources – the aquatics.. and […]

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Organics in China

Sunday, February 28, 2010 15:35 Comments Off

One of the more recent Asia Society videos caught my eye, Organics in Asia, as it contained within it several bits on China. The first of which was from Stoneyfield CEO (chapter 2) , who says he spent time in China from ’79 – ’86 (a true old China hand) who focused on the pure […]

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Visiting Shanghai’s Tongchu Organic Farm

Saturday, February 27, 2010 7:49 Comments Off

Located in Songjiang, Tongchu ‘s farm is about an hour’s drive from downtown Puxi and quite easy to get to. Driving southwest and once you leave the downtown freeways and roads the agricultural fields are suddenly noticeable and a contrast to the other farm areas we’ve visited so far. There are a handful of light […]

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A Trip to the Farm. Tony’s Farm

Monday, February 8, 2010 3:37 Comments Off

Tony’s Farm is located in Nanhui district and by car is just over an hour from downtown Puxi . It’s a large scale commercial operation with 280 acres of organic vegetables surrounded by other farm and agricultural land. Unlike some of the other organic farms this is a huge project and they are currently building […]

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A Visit to Shanghai’s First Organic Farm. Biofarm

Thursday, February 4, 2010 3:34 3 Comments

Hi everyone, my name is Kimberly and I have recently been asked to contribute to this website in the area of health, food, nutrition & well-being. I’ve been in China for almost 8 and a half years and have always been conscious of our surroundings in terms or air, water, food but have never really […]

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Where do the Food and Beverage Industry Stand on Sustainability?

Monday, September 14, 2009 7:42 3 Comments

If you cannot view the above, please click here During a conversation last week between myself and the strategic director of a global eNGO, the topic of industrial based programs came up. It was a conversation that she and I had had in the past as part of a project to help them target 4 […]

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Chinese Babies Have 1/7th the Environment Impact of Americans Babies

Tuesday, August 11, 2009 7:25 Comments Off

When discussing “sustainability”, the topic of populations is one of those topics that can quickly lose out to solar panels, cap and trade, and biofuels. The problem is that population is a core consideration not only in looking back in history, but in plotting the path forward, and it is the subject of a recent […]

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