OSC² News and Events

Future of Food: The JEDI Mindset on Nov 7!

FUTURE OF FOOD: THE JEDI MINDSET
Introducing a Positive Conversation About Diversity in Your Company

Event Description

To further the purposeful shift toward a vibrant, regenerative economy, it is imperative that we focus the natural products industry’s attention on Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI). Diversity of perspectives within leadership, management, and workforce improves innovation output and helps companies reach communities that would otherwise remain underserved.…

Climate Collaborative @ Expo East and the Organic Confluences Conference

Check out these upcoming Climate Collaborative partner events

Global warming presents the greatest-ever opportunity for humanity to create the clean, healthy and just world many of us, for decades, have been tirelessly working for. – Jurriaan Kamp, our Expo East keynote

Expo East is just around the corner, and we hope you’ll be there with us to celebrate and explore the immense opportunity our industry has to come together and collaboratively respond to climate change.…

Now is the Time for the Natural Products Industry to Engage Consumers on Climate Action

Reflections on Crossing the Climate Chasm; a partner OSC2 and Climate Collaborative event

By:  Lara Jackle Dickinson, Co-Founder & Executive Director of OSC2 and Co-Founder of Climate Collaborative

The Climate Collaborative was born from our dream and belief that the Natural Products industry had the leadership and innovation potential to come together to transform how food and agriculture companies are responding to climate change.…

Miyoko’s 2nd Annual Benefit for Rancho Compasíon returns on Sep 1!

Looking for a fun team or friends & family event?

Check out the 2nd Annual 2019 Hoedown – A Benefit for Rancho Compasión on Sep 1st in Nicasio…

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OSC2 member, Miyoko Schinner’s Rancho Compasíon,  is hosting its 2nd Annual Hoedown Fundraiser at Rancho Compasíon on September 1, 2019!

So c’mon down y’all and let’s have a hootin’ and hollerin’ time while contributing to a good cause!

Future of Food returns on August 22nd

OSC2 and the Climate Collaborative present…

FUTURE OF FOOD: CROSSING THE CLIMATE CHASM
Helping company’s stakeholders understand and take action on climate

August 22 // 4:30pm – 7:30pm
@ Hanson Bridgett
425 Market St, 26th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105

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Join OSC2 and the Climate Collaborative on Aug 22 for a workshop and high-level conversation on how to bridge the gaps in understanding about climate change.…

Kitchentown presents…Food Trends & How to Use Them on 7/17

Food Trends & How to Use Them

Presented by Kitchentown

Culinary trends are hot topics in today’s over-abundant world of food media. Top ten lists, what’s in and what’s out, the trendy diet du jour. But in truth, trends are so much more than just eye-catching copy and click bait.

The food industry uses trends to create business strategies, brands and new products.…

Introducing a Brand New Lifestyle Course from Kiss the Ground

Regenerative Gardening and Living with Farmer Rishi: Learn how to apply Regenerative Principles and Practices to your home garden and lifestyle.

From: June 19 – July 31, 2019 (See full schedule below)
Where: Attend Online or In- Person in Los Angeles

In partnership with Urban Farmer Rishi Kumar, Kiss the Ground is excited to introduce a new Lifestyle Course that teaches regenerative gardening in a way that anyone can connect with regenerative systems and healthy soils.…

Alter Eco, Forever lifting the ethical bar for our industry…

Alter Eco chocolates

Alter Eco ups the ante on sustainable packaging

The company takes its impressive commitment to sustainability a step further.

Author: Rachel Cernansky | May 30, 2019

Originally Article Available Here

Alter Eco announced earlier this spring, in partnership with the Climate Collaborative and OSC2, a commitment to all recyclable or compostable packaging for its entire product line by December 2020. The company has already been using some compostable pouches and wrappers, but taking on all packaging for the full product line meant tackling a wider range of needs.

OSC2 Member and CEO of Sambazon, Ryan Black, featured on the Food Heros Podcast

Sambazon, purple for the planet, climate change, food industry influencer

Love acai berries, the purple hair, and Amazonian rainforest? Check out Ryan Black’s interview on the Food Hero’s Podcast.

What you’ll learn in this episode:

  • Ryan’s first encounter with acai
  • The history and benefits of acai
  • How acai is grown and processed
  • How Ryan brought this superfood to the American market
  • How Sambazon established organic and fairtrade standards for acai
  • Ryan’s other social and eco-preneurship projects
  • Sambazon’s future efforts to be environmentally conscious

Originally posted on the Food Hero’s Podcast

An “eco-preneur” and CEO of Sambazon, Ryan Black starts the conversation by teaching us how to say acai (“ah-sah-YEE”), which was only his first obstacle when introducing the American market to the superfood.…

Streaming now On-Demand: The State (and Future) of Natural and Organic @ Expo West 2019

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Did you miss The State (and Future) of Natural and Organic panel at Expo West 2019 in Anaheim?

See below for on-demand streaming, and access to session materials presented at one of our favorite sessions at Expo West, The State (and Future) of Natural and Organic. Tune in around minute 1:12:30 to hear more from our co-founder and Executive Director, Lara Dickinson, on the need to support radical collaboration initiatives in our industry, like the Climate Collaborative’s Climate Day  and OSC2’s Packaging Collaborative, and the need for companies at all-levels to step up and fight to eliminate small form bar wrappers from our waste streams.…