Vegan café sees greater demand for local food

… wasn’t a lot of local business infrastructure,” Tighe said. “I’ve seen it really kind of rise out of nowhere. It’s been a lot of grassroots, purposeful local initiatives for small businesses, so now we do have farm-to-restaurant suppliers that did not exist before.” Owner and co-founder Chris Blanc said the restaurant has been able to better incorporate local foods into its menu over time. “We’re definitely more local now than when we …

Trailblazer Foods Launches First All-Inclusive Organic Coconut Product Line

… collection of products under one label, removing the need for multiple suppliers and invoices. All the coconut products are available to grocers as of July 1, with the exception of coconut milk, which will be available in September. Trailblazer is marketing the products under the Trailblazer Foods brand, but retailers can also order private-label versions. For pricing details please call the sales team at 503-666-5800. For more information on Trailblazer Foods, its history in the Pacific …

Do you want healthier food? Start demanding it | The Kansas City Star The Kansas City Star

… Wal-Mart has issued new guidelines to suppliers of beef, poultry and eggs that call for reduced use of antibiotics and better treatment of animals — guidelines that may have encouraged Tyson Foods’ recent announcement that it will stop using human antibiotics in its domestic broiler chicken flocks within a couple of years. To continue reading this article, please click on this link: Source: Do you want healthier food? Start demanding it | The Kansas City Star The Kansas City Star …

U.S. forced to import corn as shoppers demand organic food : Business

… organic under U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines. Organic poultry and dairy operators shun feed made with seeds from Monsanto Co. and other domestic suppliers in favor of foreign products even as the U.S. remains the world’s top grower of corn and soybeans. As a result, imports to the United States of Romanian corn rose to $11.6 million in 2014 from $545,000 the year before. Soybean imports from India more than doubled to $73.8 million. Sales of foods certified by the U.S. as free …

Can a new form of accounting save animals from extinction? | Guardian Sustainable Business | The Guardian

Over the past few years, businesses have increasingly talked about the need to assign monetary value to forests, wetlands and other ecosystems. The concept has been gaining momentum, and leading companies are already factoring it into their sustainability planning. Walmart, for example, has worked to examine how threats to the natural world pose risks up and down its supply chain. It has begun advising its suppliers on how to make their products more climate resilient by reducing greenhouse gas …

Toyota follows Tesla, makes hydrogen patents open source

… easier for others to get their hands on. Last summer, Tesla said that it would, “not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good faith, wants to use our technology.” In an announcement today at CES, Toyota said it would let “automakers who will produce and sell fuel cell vehicles, as well as … fuel cell parts suppliers and energy companies who establish and operate fueling stations” get free access to 5,680 fuel cell related patents around the world. That …