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Red Lobster's Mission to Better the Seafood Industry

If you ask diners across America to pinpoint their seafood joint, many would say Red Lobster. This is especially true in landlocked states and markets without coastal independents. But how often is this the follow-up question: Is the seafood served responsibly sourced? One of the cloudiest supply chain conversations in foodservice, Red Lobster has diverted heavy resources to better seafood-purchasing since its founding in 1968.

General Mills Releases its Annual Global Responsibility Report

General Mills released its 2018 Global Responsibility Report, outlining the company’s approach to creating environmental, social and economic value in the countries where it operates. The progress made by General Mills in 2017 demonstrates the company’s long-term commitment to protect and restore the resources upon which its business and communities depend, with an increased focus on improving the resiliency of its supply chain.

James Beard Launches Sustainable Seafood Partnership

Ninety percent of the world's fisheries are either fully fished or overfished, so it’s more important than ever to diversify the seafood supply chain. In an effort to do just that, the James Beard Foundation (JBF) has announced a new Sustainable Seafood Partnership.

Kraft Heinz Releases Inaugural Corporate Social Responsibility Report

In support of its Vision To Be the Best Food Company, Growing a Better World, The Kraft Heinz Company released its inaugural corporate social responsibility (CSR) report, which reveals the global food company’s CSR strategy and goals and announces a new commitment to transition to 100 percent cage-free eggs in all global operations by 2025.

Kellari Taverna Introduces New 100 Percent Sustainable Menu

Kellari owner, Stavros Aktipis announced that his Greek restaurant in NYC now boasts a completely sustainable menu. Aktipis’ unwavering interest in the ecological health of the planet along with the knowledge of where our food comes from is what brought about this nearly year-long transition.

Chefs Collaborative Announces New 'What Waste' Initiative

National nonprofit Chefs Collaborative, founded by influential chefs including Alice Waters, Rick Bayless, and Mary Sue Milliken, announced its new What Waste initiative following the organization’s 8th Annual Chef Summit in Atlanta September 9-11.

S&D Coffee & Tea Continues Partnership with Conservation International

To invest in long-term sustainability and to strengthen its supply chain partners, S&D Coffee & Tea is continuing its valued partnership with Conservation International (CI).To date, S&D has worked with CI on a number of initiatives including developing a set of coffee sourcing principles and a scorecard that are compatible with both trading company technical assistance/monitoring programs and certification standards.