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OSC2 makes New Hope 360’s top food trend predictions for 2016


8 Food & Beverage Predictions for 2016

By  | newhope360
Jan 4, 2016

The end of 2015 ushers in an opportunity to reflect on what has transpired over the past year, but also to look ahead toward 2016.

Using the food trends and ingredients we’ve seen over the past 12 months as a guideline, here we peer into the crystal ball to predict values that food and beverage brands will prioritize over the coming year.…

Sustainable Foods Summit lands this month in San Francisco!

Sustainable Foods Summit
San Francisco, January 20-22, 2016

For the first time, the North American summit will cover major developments in sustainable ingredients, eco-labeled food markets, environmental impacts and sustainable packaging. Like the previous five editions, the summit will bring together some of the most influential organizations involved in sustainability and eco-labeling in the food industry.

Four Key Sessions & Workshops
Session I: Sustainability Best-Practices – sustainability agriculture solutions, water footprints, going local to support regional communities, financing for business growth, retailing & foodservice case studies, etc..…

OSC2 rises up at Net Impact

Lara Dickinson with OSC2, Jessica Crolick Rolph CEO/Founder of Happy Family and Nancy Hirschberg speak at Net Impact on collaboration in packaging for the natural foods industry.

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A packed room of Net IMpact attendees came to hear how OSC2 and our partners are addressing packaging for the food industry. The questions asked and future packaging solutions proposed by this group were inspiring and outstanding…showing we are truly on to somehting in rethinking packaging for our food system.…

OSC2 at SoCap and Esca Bona

Headed to SoCap or Esca Bona this year?
Come see some of our OSC2 members in action!

SoCap Panels
Collaborating: A Coalition for Sustainable Food Systems
With Lara Dickinson/OSC2 and Jeanne Cloutier/Alter Eco Foods
Date: October 9, 2015
Time: 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
Location: Fort Mason Center, BATS! Theater

The Soil Will Save Us: Carbon Sequestration and Building a Soil Fund
Date: October 9, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Fort Mason Center, 210C

Transportation fuels aren’t the biggest culprit in climate change; manufactured fertilizers, animal feedlot operations and Industrial Ag give off far more greenhouse gases.…

Compostable Packaging Coalition 2015 Internship

OSC2 is a collaboration of sustainable product founders and leaders committed to making a positive impact on our industry, people, and environment. Members include Numi Organic Tea, Alter Eco Foods, Cal Olive Ranch, Guayaki, Nutiva, Happy Family, 18 Rabbits, Big Tree Farms, and many others.

Mission:  Address the toughest sustainability problems facing our industry and our planet by building new regenerative business models and agricultural systems

The Compostable Packaging Coalition is our biggest initiative and is sponsored and supported by over 20 brands and partners.…

OSC2, Whole Foods and the Lexicon of Sustainability featured at SXSW Eco!

OSC2, Whole Foods Market and the Lexicon of Sustainability hosted a panel at Supply Side on Oct . 7 to a full house of attendees.  It is clear we are ready for new ways of thinking and new solutions on packaging.

Can Mission-Based Companies Change Big Industry?
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 @ SXSW Eco

Featured panelist:

700047  Ahmed Rahim / Numi Tea – Co-founder & CEO
700046  Errol Schweizer / Whole Foods Market – Exec Global Coord
706546  Lara Dickinson / OSC2 – Consultant
701867  Laura Howard-Gayeton  / The Lexicon of Sustainability – Exec Dir
700048  Mathieu Senard / Alter Eco – CEO & Co-founder

Consumers are becoming more aware of where their food comes from, and the impact of their food purchases.

What’s New at 2014 Natural Products Expo West

The 34th annual Natural Products Expo drew a record crowd of over 67,000 attendees and first time exhibitors. This convention was crazy big and reminded me of the newly fashionable Steampunk, a movement of creativity and imagination with a backdrop of ancient foods and ingredients all reimagined for modern times.
Here’s a recap of the key trends and products.

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