Farmers and ranchers harvest ‘soil carbon’ to meet rising corporate demand for emission offsets

Impact Alpha

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Soil Scout closes seed round to monitor and track soil health

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, October 9 – Healthy soil is a critical resource for carbon capture and essential to food security. Helsinki-based Soil Scout is among a number of tech startups trying to improve awareness and management of soil health with sensor-enabled analytics platforms. Soil Scout’s sensors are unique from other monitoring devices because they sit below ground, The post Soil Scout closes seed round to monitor and track soil health appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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'From barley to bar': AB InBev trials blockchain to track and trace barley supply chain

Business Green

A scalable, blockchain-based technology platform developed by Belgian tech company SettleMint will gather and benchmark data from barley farmers in the north east of France, the Stella Artois brewery in Leuven, Belgium, and a malthouse in Antwerp, Belgium, the company explained.

5 Companies Where Tech & Sustainability Go Hand in Hand

EDF + Business

Technology like artificial intelligence (AI), sensors and blockchain are enabling companies to provide cutting-edge products and services for consumers – from virtual gyms to smart water dispensers – and increase operational efficiency as they do. Backed by Google Ventures, celebrity chef Tom Colicchio, and a host of other investors, Bowery is an indoor farming startup that uses no soil and 95% less water than traditional agriculture. By Daniel Hill.

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Inside the world’s first VR circular fashion summit: 4 key takeaways

GreenBiz

It has set three Action Goals to be achieved by 2021: recirculate 100,000 fashion item; tokenize 10,000 fashion items on the blockchain; and upcycle 1,000 pairs of sneakers. Unilever is partnering with the blockchain powered peer-to-peer platform Swapchain to recirculate fashion.

Inside Cargill’s experiment to pay farmers for carbon sequestration

GreenBiz

That’s the backstory behind its relationship with the Soil & Water Outcomes Fund , a program intended to support farmers who design and implement initiatives aimed at improving water quality and mitigating flooding and runoff, increasing carbon sequestration, reducing emissions from on-farm operations, and creating or protecting habitat. Software company Nori, another rising player, is using blockchain to manage the transactions.

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Still in the dark about targets? Observers respond to the UK government’s Environment Bill

Envirotec Magazine

Soil and biodiversity. Similarly with the land, and areas like soil quality and pesticide use, the bill does not at present propose to issue penalties if certain standards are not upheld. The UK Soil Association’s Gareth Morgan bemoanded “a gaping hole in the Environment Bill where soil restoration should be”. His group wanted to see “binding targets for soil recovery and effective ways to ensure soil health is monitored and prioritised.”.

How carbon-smart farming is catalyzing the big bucks needed to transform the way America eats

GreenBiz

Standing alone in the open field, the solar-powered equipment Sheffer shows me could be mistaken for some sort of high-tech scarecrow, but it has a far different job: to monitor and measure the CO 2 in the soil at this farming operation and research center in New York’s Hudson Valley. .

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20 C-suite sustainability champions for 2021

GreenBiz

Microsoft’s cloud architecture eventually will house Land O’Lakes’ data tools including Truterra , which tracks impacts on soil , air and water from no-till, cover crops and fertilizer management practices, as well as WinField United r7 software that uses satellite imagery and geolocated data.

Inside Cargill's experiment to pay farmers for carbon sequestration

Business Green

The agri-business giant is working with the Soil & Water Outcomes Fund in a bid to curb the impact of its supply chain. That's the backstory behind its relationship with the Soil & Water Outcomes Fund , a program intended to support farmers who design and implement initiatives aimed at improving water quality and mitigating flooding and runoff, increasing carbon sequestration, reducing emissions from on-farm operations, and creating or protecting habitat.

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These recycled plastic tracksuits are naturally dyed with plants

AGreenLiving

To add softness and comfort, it combines 45% recycled cotton with 55% organic cotton, grown without damaging pesticides and herbicides that pollute the soil and water. To ensure transparency throughout the manufacturing process, each garment tag includes blockchain technology that shows the full history of the garment. A blockchain cannot be altered and provides a record of each stage of the journey, with complete traceability and authenticity.

Inside the world’s first VR circular fashion summit: 4 key takeaways

AGreenLiving

It has set three Action Goals to be achieved by 2021: recirculate 100,000 fashion item; tokenize 10,000 fashion items on the blockchain; and upcycle 1,000 pairs of sneakers. Unilever is partnering with the blockchain powered peer-to-peer platform Swapchain to recirculate fashion.

Unilever unveils €1bn climate and nature fund

Business Green

As such it pledged to increase traceability and transparency by using emerging digital technologies - such as satellite monitoring, geolocation tracking, and blockchain systems - to enhance oversight, accelerate smallholder engagement, and improve its approach to derivates sourcing. If we want to have a healthy planet long into the future, we must also look after nature: forests, soil biodiversity and water ecosystems," he said. "In

We need fresh thinking about the role of digital technologies in our food system

Business Green

It has also led to significant declines in biodiversity and soil health. Promises about the benefits of blockchain, for example, have been made for years, with little to show for it yet. Covid-19 has highlighted the shortcomings of our food supply chains, but technology can help, argues Green Alliance's Imogen Cripps. As the recent surge of armchair epidemiologists would suggest, we all know a lot more about viruses than we did last year.

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The Biggest Sustainability Stories of 2019 (and what to watch for in 2020)

Andrew Winston

These new methods of production promise to grow food and raise cattle while sequestering enormous quantities of carbon, which makes the soil richer and helps tackle climate change. SAP and Bumble Bee Tuna used blockchain to track fresh fish from the ocean to table. In my annual review of big themes in sustainability and business — in other words, how companies manage environmental and social issues and opportunities — I’ve always included a changing climate as a big story.

Unilever unveils climate and nature fund worth more than $1 billion

AGreenLiving

As such it pledged to increase traceability and transparency by using emerging digital technologies — such as satellite monitoring, geolocation tracking and blockchain systems — to enhance oversight, accelerate smallholder engagement and improve its approach to derivates sourcing. “If we want to have a healthy planet long into the future, we must also look after nature: forests, soil biodiversity and water ecosystems,” he said.

Online Event - VERGE Energy Conference

Green Market Oracle

How to Scale Regenerative Agriculture and Draw Down Carbon (Part 1) (Panel Discussion): Regenerative agriculture has the potential to draw down billions of tons of carbon dioxide while simultaneously restoring soil health.

SDG15: The fight for life on land

Business Green

When well managed the land helps regulate water and air quality, sequester and store carbon, and minimise flood and soil erosion risks. Soil erosion, wildfires, floods, monocultures, and pollution can all pose a serious threat to life and the viability of the economies and communities that are dependent on the land. Emerging technologies, such as satellite mapping and blockchain, are giving firms ever greater insight into their land-based supply chains.

20 C-suite sustainability champions for 2021

AGreenLiving

Microsoft’s cloud architecture eventually will house Land O’Lakes’ data tools including Truterra , which tracks impacts on soil , air and water from no-till, cover crops and fertilizer management practices, as well as WinField United r7 software that uses satellite imagery and geolocated data. It uses blockchain to trace sourcing in India for guar, used in shampoos.