Dear Friends & Colleagues,
I would like to introduce you to Littlefoot Ventures – a food systems consultancy dedicated to empowering business, nonprofits, and foundations to take bold action in the areas of environmental stewardship, waste prevention, and natural resource management with the goal of making our food system more resilient to the challenges that lay ahead. Primary services include:
- Strategy development and implementation
- Philanthropic advising
- Stakeholder mapping and network design
Littlefoot Ventures represents a culmination of knowledge and experiences from my thirteen years of operating as a food systems practitioner, and I am dedicated to creating value to leaders in the industry to do more to protect our planet and natural resources. My passion for serving clients is driven by the simple beliefs that:
- We will only create change if there is coordinated effort and multi-stakeholder engagement across the food supply chain.
- Pre-competitive collaboration trumps individual action.
- Consumers are ready and waiting for food brands to see them as capable and discerning partners to create change.
In the spirit of Littlefoot’s values of collaboration and celebration, I’ve created a newsletter as a simple way for us all to keep abreast on relevant news, research, policies, and events that are helping us all advance solutions to future-proof our food system.
I hope you find it valuable, and I can’t wait to work with you.
Welcome to Littlefoot,
Have a story or an exciting announcement of your own, contact us so we can include it in the next newsletter.
UNFI Sets Sights on Halving Food Waste by 2025 – Grocery Dive
Goodfish Raised $4M for Upcycled Salmon Snacks – The Spoon
In the News
Upcycled Certification Standard Gets the Go-Ahead – Food Business News
Food Waste Recycling Sees Setbacks During Pandemic – Sustainable Brands
This Startup Turns Food Waste into New Brands – Fast Company
The COVID pandemic continues to have devastating and complicating effects on food insecurity, food donation logistics, and even food scraps recycling in this country but we have reason to remain optimistic on the policy front. In the past two months alone, both Delaware and New York have introduced bills designed to enhance liability protections to promote more donations for those in need.
While New York City has had to halt all organics collection programming through June of this year, the state is still on track to roll out the state-wide organics ban, effective January 2022. To join the organics ban(dwagon), the District of Columbia and New Jersey have also introduced policies aimed at reducing the amount of food sent to landfills.
Federal & International
China Proposes New Food Waste Law – Waste 360
GreenBiz: The Premier Annual Event for Sustainable Business Leaders – February 9th – 11th
MIT and Rabobank competition – apply by January 31st