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New Horizons for Eco-Labels and Sustainability

Taking place in San Francisco on 30-31st January, the eighth North American edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit will showcase health impacts, sustainable ingredients, and eco-labels. For the first time, the executive summit will discuss the future of health foods and eco-labelled products in a high-level forum.…

Now accepting nominations for Rising Star CEO group 2018 membership!

Earlier this year OSC2 launched a new chapter, the Rising Star CEO group, for emerging, mission-aligned Founders & CEO’s in the natural products industry. The five charter members, included, Jesse Solomon, Founder/CEO of Emmer & Co., Lisa Curtis CoFounder and CEO of Kuli Kuli, Joshua McHugh, Founder and CEO of Living Intentions, Miyoko Schinner, Founder and CEO of Miyoko’s Kitchen, and Sarah & Andrew Gordon, CoFounders of Square Organics.…

Join us for our next Future of Food program on Nov 8!

Future of Food: unWasted –  WEDNESDAY, NOV 08, 2017

~ How mission-driven brands in the natural products industry are addressing climate change with packaging and food waste initiatives ~

Join us for an inspiring conversation with visionary leaders from the modern food movement, as they share the evolution of their climate beneficial businesses. We’ll hear personal stories of struggle and perseverance around utilizing non-petroleum based packaging alternatives that are biodegradable or highly recyclable, and reducing food waste by addressing upstream and downstream by-product utilization.…

 Special OSC2 Packaging Collaborative Webinar on Oct 3!

 

WEBINAR:  WHERE DOES OUR PACKAGING GO?!
Compost, recycling and landfill with waste managers and their on-the-ground experience
OCTOBER 03, 2017 //  10:00 am – 11:30 am pacific

Join us for an engaging webinar, which will highlight current composting infrastructure and how it poses barriers and opportunities for environmentally friendly packaging.  This panel will spotlight some of the significant limitations to recovery of compostable packaging today, from lack of residential access to composters not wanting packaging, but also establish some of the criteria for overcoming these hurdles. …

Wielding Our Forks For Good

Reposted from Dr. Bronner’s Blog

WRITTEN BY

Forks for Good: I chose to adopt a vegan diet over 20 years ago, at a time in my life when I was radically reevaluating my patterns of thought and behavior, much of which was unconscious habit inherited from family and culture. I realized then that when I am in a grocery store or eating out, my ability to choose what I eat is a metaphorical knife I wield: I can use it to either slit an animal’s throat or just cut vegetables.…

Future of Food: The Climate Connection

Authentic brands taking collective action in the fight against climate change

THURSDAY, September 21, 2017
6:00pm Doors & Reception // 7:00pm Program

“No industry has a bigger impact on climate change than agriculture and food, both as a source of the problem and as a solution.” – Paul Hawken

Future of Food, an ongoing series brought to you by OSC2, showcases inspiring conversations with visionary leaders of the modern food movement.

Nutrition Business Journal honors industry leaders

The Nutrition Business Journal Business Achievement Awards celebration capped NBJ Summit 2017.

The honorees are …

Nutrition Business Journal | Jul 24, 2017

 

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NBJ editors and Business Achievement Award recipients, NBJ Summit 2017

Last week, some of the most powerful and passionate figures in the nutrition industry gathered at NBJSummit to share ideas and ideals. Many of those ideals are embodied in the recipients of this year’s NBJBusiness Achievement Awards, presented and accepted at the event.

OSC2 wins 2017 Environmental Stewardship Award!

Dear OSC² Community,

I am excited to share that OSC² was awarded the Nutritional Business Journal’s 2017 Environmental Stewardship Award! You can find the article on Page 13 of NBJ.

The NBJ editorial team states, “OSC² might be the best example of urgency-meets-action in this year’s selection of NBJ Awards. A good example of community, too.”  They give a nice shout out to the OSC2 network regarding its leadership in packaging, climate, and our new Rising Star chapter.…

Climate Day at Expo West (March 8)

climatedayRegister today for Climate Day at Expo West!

Concerned about climate change but not sure what your company can do? Come to the Inaugural Climate Day at Expo West to get the tools, information and inspiration you need to help your company take meaningful action to reverse climate change.

Join industry leaders from UNFI, National Co+op Grocers, INFRA, Annie’s, Stonyfield, Guayaki, White Wave, Dr.…

OSC2 digs deep into regenerative agriculture

img_6019The food industry’s response to climate change as a whole has not matched the scale of the problem, but some natural product companies are leading the way. Here’s how three are investing in regenerative agriculture.

Lara Dickinson | Nov 18, 2016

This November, on a warm evening in downtown San Francisco, OSC2 gathered industry leaders to dig deeper into the regenerative agriculture movement.…