Often we don’t see it until it’s been packaged and placed on the shelves, but the fruits and vegetables we consume on a daily basis are grown from an ever-changing set of practices concerning environmental, social and governance factors.
But how is that system sorted, refined and defined? That’s where Shelby comes in.
In this episode of Fresh Takes on Tech, I’m joined by Shelby Layne, Director, ESG Hub at Bolthouse Farms, to talk about how she’s taking on the complicated ecosystem of regenerative agriculture.
Join us as we discuss:
- The ESG Hub and it’s connection to regenerative agriculture
- What it means to help create harmony with regenerative agriculture
- Working towards creating a transparent and unified system of agriculture
Guest: Shelby Layne, Director, ESG Hub at Bolthouse Farms
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In the latest episode of Fresh Takes on Tech, Shelby Layne, Director, ESG Hub at Bolthouse Farms, shares how she’s taking on the complicated ecosystem of regenerative agriculture.
Shelby’s in constant communication with growers to learn their take on farming in harmony with the land.
And most growers agree: Regenerative agriculture holds the most promise for a more sustainable future for food production.
But while it’s true that there is no universally agreed-upon definition, almost anyone in the industry will tell you “true” regenerative agriculture is always organic agriculture.
Yet, the ESG Hub’s research into regenerative includes both organic and conventional farming.
Agriculture feeds the population — and right now, the vast majority of what people consume is sourced through conventional agriculture.
That means, if you want to make the biggest impact possible, you can’t exclude conventional.
Agriculture is always innovating and finding creative new ways to support an ever-increasing population and that’s not going to change anytime soon.
The difference these days is that those innovations, more and more, center around doing so in a way that doesn’t just nourish the population, but also the environment that sustains it.
And that’s better for everyone.