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An Expo West Recap from OSC2

For the past few years we have been witnessing a shift in consciousness and intention within the natural products community. The trend continued this year at Expo West. We were blown away by the number of people in attendance at the various workshops and education sessions, in addition to our annual convening on the show floor to see the ever growing variety of progressive natural products.   

Check out OSC2 and our members this week @ Expo West

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Headed to Anaheim this week? Check out the programs and events below for an inspiring mix of the natural products industry in action.


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A Seat at the Table for All: The Benefits of a Unified Natural Products Industry

March 7 (Thu)
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Marriott, Orange County Ballroom 1

Free To All Super Pass/Edu. Day Pass Holders!

ReGrained Presents: The UpCyclist

Our Compostable Packaging Plan

Originally posted on Regrained’s website by CEO and Co-Founder Dan Kurzrock, February 14, 2019

Our Compostable Packaging Plan

It is with both a heavy heart and an optimistic spirit that I share this update on ReGrained’s sustainable packaging program:

Despite a significantly higher cost and other challenges, ReGrained was first to market with and has packed exclusively in compostable wrappers for years.

CARBON NEW NEGATIVE FOR 22 YEARS: HOW DID GUAYAKI DO IT?

Originally posted by the Climate Collaborative on January 04, 2019

In anticipation of the 2019 National Co+op Grocers Climate Collaborative Awards, we’re talking with the leaders of our 2018 award-winning companies to learn a little bit more about what drives their climate leadership.

Our fourth interview is with Chris Mann, CEO and Chairman of the Gourd at Guayaki, winner of the 2018 Outstanding Company Value Chain Engagement Award (View our previous interviews with Organic ValleyLotus Foods and Community Food Co-op).…

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Tune in for the next Climate Collaborative Webinar on Jan 25 @ 11am Pacific

Crops, Cattle, and Climate: Potential Solutions to Agriculture’s Potent Pollutants

Join us as we dive deeper into the world of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) for our January webinar! Reducing the potent SLCPs related to agriculture represents a major opportunity area for natural product companies to reduce their climate impacts.

The New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries, a partner of the UN’s Clean Air and Climate Coalition, will join to discuss the primary drivers behind agriculture-related SLCPs, including burning and enteric emissions.…

On a high note!

Going Deep: OSC2 Strategic Planning Session at Ahmed’s Ranch in Occidental

Thank you all for an amazing year

What a year!  Lara and I wanted to recognize and appreciate the progress made together as we continue to grow this inspiring community. Thanks to you, OSC2 is a thriving ecosystem. Your contribution of time, energy, and resources this year have helped us come One Step Closer to realizing our collective potential.…

Three OSC founders featured by the Climate Collaborative and New Hope Network!

Check out these two founder profiles from our good friends at the Climate Collaborative

This week we are sharing something special: An exclusive set of CEO and leader profiles from four of last year’s National Co+op Grocers Climate Collaborative Award winners. They’ve told us candidly about their paths to leadership, the challenges they encountered, and what advice they have for other companies on the path. 

Sustainable Food Summit returns to SF, Jan 16-17th

Taking place in San Francisco on 16-17th January, the ninth North American edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit will showcase green marketing, sustainable ingredients, and outlook for plant-based foods.

Agenda:

DAY ONE16th January 2019

Sustainability Update, Food Ingredients for Sustainability

DAY TWO: 17th January 2019

Outlook for Plant-Based Foods, Green Marketing

More info on:     http://www.sustainablefoodssummit.com/namerica/

Email:                [email protected]

Tel:                     (44) 20 8567 0788

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Eco-Packaging, Phat Foods, and Empowering Foods makes Whole Foods Top 10 Food Trends of 2019!

AUSTIN, Texas (Nov. 15, 2018)

Excerpt taken from: https://media.wholefoodsmarket.com/news/whole-foods-market-unveils-top-10-food-trends-for-2019

Today Whole Foods Market’s global buyers and experts revealed the most anticipated and innovative food trends for 2019 in their fourth annual trends predictions announcement. Pacific Rim flavors, eco-conscious packaging, faux meat snacks and new varieties of hemp-infused products are among the food influences expected to take off in the next year.…

Keeping it in the Family!

Alter Eco Appoints Industry Veteran Mike Forbes as New CEO

Orignal Source: https://www.fooddive.com/press-release/20181106-alter-eco-appoints-industry-veteran-mike-forbes-as-new-ceo/

Alter Eco®, a chocolate-centric, sustainability-directed snack company and pioneer of enlightened indulgence, today announced the Company’s Board of Directors appointed Mike Forbes as Chief Executive Officer. He will assume day-to-day leadership of the Company and will join Alter Eco’s Board of Directors. A 12-year veteran in the natural products industry and core member of One Step Closer to an Organic Sustainable Community (OSC²), Forbes was tapped for his expertise and leadership in scaling CPG businesses while maintaining a brand’s core mission and values.…