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How 1001 Fountains brings potable water to Cambodian villages

Down to Earth made the most of a danone.communities board meeting to visit Cambodian villages where social business 1001 Fountains creates and secures access to safe drinking water. Here are the highlights…

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How 1001 Fountains brings potable water to Cambodian villages

Down to Earth made the most of a danone.communities board meeting to visit Cambodian villages where social business 1001 Fountains creates and secures access to safe drinking water. Here are the highlights…

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Exploring the links between pleasure in food and healthy eating…

Last month, a symposium was held in Paris to tackle the common prejudice which holds that pleasure in food and good health do not really mix. Organised by Chaire ANCA (the AgroParisTech Chair for Food…

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Where did social enterprise come from, anyway?

Sarah Stankorb, writer for GOOD, looks at the origins of the impact economy and why the sector is blowing up today.

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When plastic becomes part of Nature’s recycling system

Plastic is widely acknowledged as an environmental plague, but replacement solutions are hard to find and it seems that we would never be able to live without it. But what if a revolutionary decision was…

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A Responsibility and a Market: Why Danone May Represent the Future…

The “future of BOP business” is a sweeping, flashy claim. Yet Danone’s strategy appears to be different for all the right, non-flashy reasons.

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Printing your own food: a solution to the food crisis?

Cutting-edge research programs in the United Kingdom and the United States are developing 3D food printers, which are now reaching the marketing phase. But beyond the curiosity, is there something here…

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Greek yoghurt: an American success story

We have seen a peculiar phenomenon in the dairy world in the United States over the past five years: the Greek yogurt market has literally exploded in a short period of time. This thick yogurt owes its…

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Stopping deforestation: can corporate companies make a difference?

Danone recently issued a “Forests Policy”, co-created with Rainforest Alliance, with the aim of eliminating the deforestation of its supply chain, and supporting reforestation programmes. The group…

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Is organic farming really an illusion?

At odds with the common belief that the future of agriculture lies with organic, local and slow production, Professor Robert Paarlberg is convinced that food insecurity would be even worse if it weren't…

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