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Sustainable Agriculture Summit Launched in Chicago

Submitted by: London Business Conferences/American Business Conferences

Categories: Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility

Posted: May 07, 2009 – 10:00 AM EST

 

Major food and beverage brands discuss sustainable sourcing of agricultural raw materials at Chicago summit this June

May 07 /CSRwire/ - - May 7, 2009 - Food companies including Sara Lee, Subway, Bolthouse Farms, ConAgra and others are supporting American Business Conferences’ Sustainable Agriculture Summit taking place this June in Chicago. The Summit is being supported by the Sustainable Food Laboratory – whose members may claim an additional 15% discount off the registration fee. Government bodies, non-profits and academic institutions may apply for a 50% discount.

Places are filling up quickly for this unique industry Summit which will be bringing together leading policy-makers, producers, the biotech and seed industries, food and beverage brands and retailers to discuss the development and implementation of sustainable agricultural supply chains for the North American food industry. Delegates attending the Summit have been complimentary about the detailed and practical nature of the Summit which focuses on the 'how to' and not just the 'why' in relation to sustainable sourcing.

The full program is available at http://www.sustainable-agricultural-supply-chain-network.com

The Summit features sessions on

  • Comparing Different Standards & Certifications For Cost Effectively Measuring Your Upstream Impacts
  • Measuring Water Usage From Agricultural Products Sourced Locally (National USA) and Measuring Water Impacts In Developing Countries
  • Certification Solutions For Measuring & Tracing Social & Economic Impacts Across The Supply Chain
  • Transferable Lessons On The Certification Of Coffee, Cocoa, Sugar & Palm Oil
  • Best Practice Sharing On Developing Supplier Scorecards
  • Non GMA Plant-Breeding Technologies To Ensure Crops With Higher Yields

For more information, please contact:

Jane Thomas American Business Conferences
Phone: (1) 800 721 3915
Phone 2: ++ 44 (0) 208 920 1400

 

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