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Sustainability Within The Food Industry

Sustainability Within The Food Industry Kim CastilloNTR 300

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What is Sustainability?3 goals: environmental health, economic profitability, & social/economic equity Triple bottom line: thinking about the impact of choices environmentally, socially, and economically

Flickr credit- render422Source- Scientific American Environmental Science for a Changing World pg. 17 (1)Scientific American Environmental Science for a Changing World pg. 65 (2)

2Triple Bottom Line

Food Corporate ResponsibilityFood businesses have a huge impact on the environmentConsumer concerns = emergence of organic foodFocus on animal welfareFair trade pricing: support prices to suppliers that promote longevity & avoid poverty

Flickr credit- Lene LarsenCorporate social responsibility in the supply chain: an application in the food industry (3)4Corporate Social Responsibilities

= Highlights key sustainability categories.

Corporate social responsibility in the supply chain: an application in the food industry (figure 2) (3)

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What does organic mean?Food grown/raised that promotes biodiversity & biological cyclesTo be labeled organic food has to comply with guidelines set by the USDA Organic RuleGrowing trend throughout agriculture in the U.S. (i.e. graph on next slide)

Flickr credit- Parker Knight http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/about-our-products/organic-food/organic-food-faqs#organicmeans6Organic Agriculture Growers in CA 2009-2012Source http://aic.ucdavis.edu/publications/StatRevCAOrgAg_2009-2012.pdf7

Chipotle: Sustainable FoodChipotle Mexican Grill would be considered a sustainable food businessAll meat is naturally raisedAll produce is locally grown (within 350 miles of each establishment) No added hormones in dairy cattle

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Chipotle: Environmentally Friendly100% recycled materials used in napkinsPromotes sustainable farming 93% recycled materials used in burrito bowls95% recycled materials used in aluminum lids

Flickr credit- Denise Stettler SourcesHoutman, Ann, and Susan Karr. Scientific American Environmental Science for a Changing World Extended. New York: MPS, 2014. Print.Maloni, Michael J., and Michael E. Brown. "Corporate Social Responsibility in the Supply Chain: An Application in the Food Industrt." Journal of Business Ethics (2006): 38. Springer. Web. 6 Mar. 2014."Organic Food FAQs | Whole Foods Market." Whole Foods Market. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Mar. 2014.Klonsky, Karen, and Brian D. Healy. "Statistical Review of California's Organic Agriculture." UC Davis, Oct. 2013. Web. 6 Mar. 2014.www.chipotle.com