What to feed the fish? Rising demand from the fast-growing aquaculture industry has put pressure on traditional sources of fish meal and driven prices to record highs. That has led to the development of a raft of alternative feed ingredients and sustainable solutions to support the projected growth of the global fish feed market to
The idea of roasted, pulverized black soldier fly larvae may not make your mouth water. But farmed fish and other livestock are starting to feast on feed made from these fast-growing maggots, which means you’ll likely be eating more of them as well, at least indirectly. It gets even better: the black soldier fly larvae
Root Capital, a nonprofit lender to farmer associations and agricultural businesses in Africa and Latin America, seeks borrowers that will both repay their loans and strengthen their communities. That’s why, increasingly, it lends to women. The Nahuala coffee cooperative in the highlands of Guatemala is the kind of growing rural agricultural business Root seeks out.
In the hierarchy of waste, “reduction” has the highest value, even above reuse, recycling and recovery. Julie Corbett launched EcoLogic Brands Inc. in 2008 with a driving goal: to reduce America’s rising pile of plastic. Six years later, the company’s “eco.bottle” is in stores carrying Seventh Generation’s 4x liquid laundry detergent, Bodylogix protein powder, and
To get a chance, girls need education. But millions of girls in Africa skip up to one school day out of five. One reason: Many can’t afford or don’t have access to the sanitary products they need when they menstruate. At least partly as a result, drop-out rates climb sharply once girls reach puberty. In
Successful impact investors see around corners, bank on long-term trends and shrewdly assess risk. Oh, and it also helps to know Elon Musk. DBL Investors, a $225 million impact investment firm in San Francisco, had all of those factors going for its investment in SolarCity, now the largest solar installer in the country, worth nearly
Little did you know but that pint of Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Fudge Brownie ice cream you polished off last night helped create jobs for people who face barriers to employment in a struggling section of Yonkers, outside New York City. Ben & Jerry’s sources its brownies from Greyston Bakery in Yonkers, which turns out