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Ethical Cannabis Alliance Kick off Event with Emma Chasen, Ashley Preece, and Laura Day Rivero. More info here.
In order to address the current state of the industry, and the need for robust labor and environmental standards, ECA Executive Director Ashley Preece was joined by two outstanding guest presenters. Hear from Laura Day Rivero, who has extensive experience implementing sustainable practices in the cannabis industry, most recently as Operations Director at Yerba Buena, one of the first OLCC licensed cannabis cultivators in Oregon; Dr. Elizabeth Bennett, Assistant Professor of International Affairs and Director of the Political Economy Program at Lewis & Clark College, as well as a Research Associate at the Center for Fair and Alternative Trade (CFAT) at Colorado State University. Recently, Dr. Bennett has been studying the demand for ethically sourced cannabis products in Oregon at the dispensary/retail level. This study is also tracking the how informed the dispensary employee, or “budtender” providing them are on the topic of ethically produced cannabis.
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Part 2 is on EarthSayers.tv here.
Produce/videotaped by Barry Heidt and curated by Ruth Ann Barrett of EarthSayers.tv.
Published on Jun 25, 2017
Ceres Launches New Investor Guide to Engage Food Sector on Sustainability Risks
Ceres has released a new peer-reviewed resource guide to help investors better understand and evaluate the environmental and social impacts that drive financial risk in the food sector. The tool comes as sustainability shareholder resolutions with food companies rise to several dozen filed in 2017, according to an analysis by Ceres.
The guide, known as Engage the Chain overviews the environmental and social challenges associated with the production of eight commonly sourced commodities: beef, corn, dairy, fiber-based packaging, palm oil, soybeans, sugarcane and wheat. It also provides specific examples of reputational, market, operational, litigation and regulatory risks that food companies may face as a result of these impacts in their supply chains.
Read more here. Landing page for the guide, Engage the Chain is here.
Published on Jan 27, 2017
Published on Jul 23, 2016
In this Earth Focus interview, filmmaker Ana Sofia Joanes speaks about her new film "Fresh," and points out why today's industrial agriculture is unsustainable. "Fresh" promotes a new way of food production, celebrating fresh, earth-friendly food.
Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance (CHTA) interview at the Nov 2014 conference. Hemp growers in Canada and Finland (Finola) in an interview at the Canadian.
Anita Hemmila, Jace Callaway,Will Van Roessel, and Dave Markus are featured in the interview talking about their experiences in growing hemp. Video by Barry Heidt on behalf of the Oregon Agriculture Food and Rural Consortium (OAFRC).
Will Edgar the first hemp licensee in Oregon for industrial hemp be able to get seeds in the ground before times runs out to plant this spring? Maybe, but it will have to be through 7606 Federal Farm Bill provision which permits "agricultural pilot programs."
This is an old commodity, king of all plants, and we need to build the domestic seed stock and get things rolling and see positive results in terms of rural economic development. Produced by Barry Heidt.
Ramon Ramirez, President of Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (PUNC.org) also known as the Northwestern Treeplanters and Farmworkers United was Keynote speaker at the June 17th 2013 University of Oregon Ethnic Studies commencement ceremony. Published on Jun 17, 2013
Edgar Winters is Director of the Oregon Agriculture Food and Rural Consortium (OAFRC). Mr. Winters discusses the importance of Oregon's need to grow hemp now before the Oregon Department of Agriculture in January 2015. Published on Feb 11, 2015
Steve Elliott of Hemp News reported (February 12, 2015) Edgar Winters "has been issued the first state permit to grow industrial hemp. Mr. Winters and a nonprofit group of growers and activists plan a 25-acre hemp field this spring."
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