Thursday, December 18, 2008

Sustainability/stewardship index has arrived

At long last, the Stewardship Index for Specialty Crops has arrived. I shouldn't put it in those terms, as Jonathan Kaplan of the NRDC gave me some grief for prodding the group on the tardiness of the news release.
The wait was worth it, from what I can surmise. We'll have some coverage in The Packer, of course, but here is a little from the news release:

The project is currently seeking public comment on an initial list of issues it believes should be measured to assess sustainable performance. The proposed issues and a list of current participants may be found at the project’s web site at The project is encouraging broad participation from interested stakeholders across the specialty crops industry, including technical experts and public interest organizations.

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