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Report: Banana sector ripe for more sustainability

Ottawa, May 25, 2020 – Banana producers are increasingly using voluntary sustainability standards (VSSs) to tackle the sector’s sustainability challenges, including crop diseases, climate change impacts, excessive pesticide use, low farm-gate prices, and poor labour practices, according to a new ...

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Sustainably produced palm oil can curb environmental impacts, report says

Ottawa, April 28, 2020 – Environmental damage linked to palm oil production has led to consumer boycotts and import restrictions in some markets, but a new study says adhering to voluntary sustainability standards (VSSs) can mitigate some of the worst environmental impacts of producing the world’...

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Global sustainable sugarcane production shows significant growth: report

Ottawa, January 30, 2020 – Corporate sustainable sourcing commitments of leading food manufacturing companies are increasing demand for voluntary sustainability standard (VSS)-compliant sugar, with the sector experiencing a compound annual growth rate of about 52% from 2008 to 2016, accounting fo...

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Tea sector shows signs of growth in sustainable production: report

Ottawa, Thursday  December 19, 2019 – The volume of tea produced in compliance with voluntary sustainability standards (VSSs) has grown at a compound annual growth rate of 35 percent since 2008, reaching at least 19 percent of overall production in 2016. In contrast, conventional tea production h...

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