Lightning Round: Tea and Hops, Climate and Sustainability

By Frazer Jones
Can tea bags filled with aromatics like hops, orange peels, and coriander seeds revive and improve the flavor of calorie-wise but otherwise unimpressi...
  • Can tea bags filled with aromatics like hops, orange peels, and coriander seeds revive and improve the flavor of calorie-wise but otherwise unimpressive light beer? A new Kickstarter campaign by a start-up called Hop Theory posits that the answer is “yes,” and is hoping that enough backers will agree. So far the campaign is a full quarter of the way to its goal and still has 34 days left to get there. ~ Huffington Post
  • Walmart CEO Greg Foran had a conversation with investors last week, in which he acknowledged that improving inventory and focusing on providing access to high quality fresh food is critical to the survival and growth of the brand. ~ Food Navigator
  • Pepsico CEO Indra Nooyi has sustainability on her mind, and is speaking out about the role of environmental conservation in the business strategy of corporations large and small. “A company that fails to invest in future innovations, that cuts corners on environmental sustainability, or short-changes community stakeholders for the sake of a few extra stock points, is not going to make it for long,” she said. ~ Odisha Sun Times
  • Some Sysco news that doesn’t have to do with its US Foods merger—Sysco CFO Chris Kriedler has announced plans to step down at the end of the year. Current Sysco Chief Accounting Officer Joel T. Grade has been named as Kriedler’s successor. ~ Wall Street Journal
  • Climate change is affecting how crops and crop yields, which in turn is having an affect on everything from commodities businesses onward. Cargill Executive Chairman Greg Page sat down with climate experts to discuss how the company is adapting to agricultural and economic changes. ~ MPR News
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