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Honest Releases Sixth Annual Mission Report and Interactive Map that Highlights Sources Of 40 Ingredients

Honest Releases Sixth Annual Mission Report and Interactive Map that Highlights Sources Of 40 Ingredients

New “Real Talk” Section Highlights Unfinished Work and Challenges

Honest Tea’s sixth annual Mission Report updates the company’s efforts on its mission-related journey, exploring where the company is succeeding and evolving, and in a special, first-time section called “Real Talk,” tackling some areas in which the company has not yet achieved its goals. The company also launched a new interactive sourcing map in an effort to continuously improve transparency through all aspects of business.

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Announcing a New Version that Includes Pest and Pathogen Reporting and Soil Survey Sampling

Improvements to Data Analysis for Whole-of-Operations Management

Operation and Agriculture Supply Information System, LLC (OASIS) released a new version of the OASIS Standard Edition on August 15th. Among several improvements, version 1.6 allows the farm manager to monitor the occurrence of pests of a wide variety of species. Critical to environment monitoring is soil quality. The farm manager can periodically record pH, salinity, saturated hydraulic conductivity (Ksat), rupture resistance test, and other data fields for each soil horizon beneath the surface. Soil survey sampling implements requirements and standards established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Furthermore, all monitoring data inclusive of weather conditions are collected from measurement stations linked to the farm plot. Edward Y. Uechi, MPA, the technical director, emphasizes data quality and says:

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Natural Products Expo East Trending to Bring Record Numbers of Attendees, Exhibitors and New Products to Baltimore in September 2015

Natural Products Expo East Trending to Bring Record Numbers of Attendees, Exhibitors and New Products to Baltimore in September 2015Natural Products Expo East 2015, the East Coast’s largest natural, organic and healthy products event is poised to hit record numbers, with over 22,000 attendees and more than 1,800 exhibitors, with approximately 30% of those exhibiting for the first time and new to the marketplace. Produced by New Hope Natural Media, Expo East will take place September 16-19, 2015 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Maryland and is co-located with Biofach America-All Things Organic, NPA East, and the Harvest Festival.

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Maryland Company receives $9 Million to Improve Sustainability of Cellulosic Bioenergy Systems

The Energy Department announced up to $9 million for the design of sustainable bioenergy systems that maintain or enhance the environmental and socio-economic sustainability of cellulosic bioenergy through the improvement of feedstock production, logistics systems, and technology development. This funding supports the Department's efforts to promote the commercialization of environmentally sustainable advanced bioenergy that reduces carbon emissions and enhances national security.

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Maryland's Chesapeake Bay Financing Strategy Report Affirms Need for Change in Clean Water Spending

Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc. (OTC QB: BNET), a provider of comprehensive livestock waste treatment technology, announced that Maryland's Chesapeake Bay Restoration Financing Strategy Final Report concludes that a more efficient, market-based approach to financing the state's compliance with EPA-mandated pollution reductions will reduce costs and accelerate implementation.

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