The Carbon Footprint of Tea: A Conversation with Jane Franch, Vice President, Strategic Sourcing & Sustainability, Numi Organic Tea and Kayalin Akens-Irby, Chief of Staff Planet Forward
Jane Franch and Kayalin Akens-Irby will provide an overview of the current landscape of carbon labelling in the US and the EU. They will discuss why carbon labeling is important broadly and also more specifically to brands like Numi. And they will demonstrate how it can done using Numi’s example, hopefully demystifying and inspiring others to consider the path.
Are you really what you eat? David R. Montgomery and Anne Biklé take us far beyond this well-worn adage to deliver a new truth: the roots of good health start on farms. What Your Food Ate marshals evidence from recent and forgotten science to illustrate how the health of the soil ripples through to crops, livestock, and ultimately all of us.
This session introduces a ground-breaking new report by TRAFFIC, FAO, and IUCN SSC Medicinal Plant Specialist Group, entitled WildCheck: Assessing risks and opportunities of trade in wild plant ingredients.
Jan Von Enden, Martin Bauer Group; Kevin Casey, Banyan Botanicals; and Yuca Waarts, Wageningen University discuss the social and economic dimensions of growing and harvesting botanical raw materials for the global market.
Puspa Ghimire, Nepal; Tarun Prajapati, India; and Paulo Barriga, Peru discuss the challenges of the past year in producing and supplying high quality, sustainable, and fairly traded botanicals to the global market.
Tal Johnson and Sebastian Pole discuss the responsibilities and challenges of bringing values into a business and the balance of staying true to the mission of a company and evolving to meet changing circumstances.
Loren Israelsen, Angela McElwee, and Ajay Patel discuss the challenges the botanical industry is facing in terms of supply and sourcing and steps to ensure sustainability practices are not compromised.