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Food sharing program helps the elderly

Our aging Baby Boomer population is creating both challenges and opportunities for start-up businesses.  In the UK, one company was recently featured for its innovative idea to create a sustainable club that helps feed the elderly. It’s a great idea and a wonderful way to care for those in need.  Here is the story from […]

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SC Johnson Introduces Compostable Ziploc Bags

Sustainable news from from SC Johnson, an innovative company launching a new Ziploc Brand Compostable Bags. The product is sure to tweak the interest of green-savvy consumers looking for storage solutions that help reduce landfill waste, without sacrificing food freshness or convenience. The bags, available exclusively online at SCJGreenChoices.com, are designed for use in commercial […]

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Health movement spurs food makers to innovate

Food and beverage manufacturers today are capitalizing on natural trends in their search for innovation opportunities. We know food prices are increasing, but so are the number of health-conscious Americans. In a food industry increasingly competing for farmers market consumers, the buzz words on store shelves these days are raw, organic and GM-Free. Some of […]

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Urban farms: anyone can connect food with need!

I was surprised to discover how easy it is to create urban farms in areas where people most need inexpensive, fresh food. Urban-farming is really taking off in cities such as Detroit and Cleveland. Check out this article from Fast Company, on how cities can transform disused land into tomorrow’s (healthy) dinner: 4 Tips For […]

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We pushed the innovation envelope!

I spent this past week in beautiful La Jolla, Calif., chairing the Co-Dev 2012 Conference. Here top innovation leaders from all over the country joined me in addressing open innovation’s critical role in achieving higher returns while managing risk, costs and uncertainty. I have been attending the conference for many years, and every year there […]

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Will we someday eat lab-grown meat?

Grow your own meat? Killing animals for meat may someday become a thing of the past. Scientist Mark Post  is the head of the department of vascular physiology at Maastricht University in the Netherlands, and he is at the forefront of developing research to produce meat without the need for livestock breeding. In this video, […]

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Innovation stories to unfold at the Sustainable Innovation Summit

Every company has a unique story to tell about their innovation journey. As I’ve partnered with innovation trailblazers all around the world, I’ve been inspired by so many incredible, thought-provoking insights from those who have faced and overcome daunting challenges in their industries. That’s why I’m so excited about a brand new innovation convergence happening […]

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Innovation Trends: Smartphones and Agriculture

One of the interesting trends in emerging nations is the rapid spread of mobile phones without first moving to landlines. Millions of people who don’t have landlines and may not have the infrastructure for them are able to benefit from cell phones. As cell phones increasingly become smart, offering a variety of apps and services, […]

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