Change Accelerator: Session 2

Impact Hub Berkeley’s “From the Ground Up” is a four part, year-long program that brings together multi-stakeholder organizations working in sustainable food and agriculture to collaborate on joint initiatives. The change accelerator combines dynamic innovation salons, public-facing education programs, and community building events to drive systemic change in the following areas: (1) Collaborative Trade, (2) […]

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Change Accelerator: Session 1

From the Ground Up Change Accelerator: Collaborative Trade   Impact Hub Berkeley’s “From the Ground Up” is a four part, year-long program that brings together multi-stakeholder organizations working in sustainable food and agriculture to collaborate on joint initiatives. The change accelerator combines dynamic innovation salons, public-facing education programs, and community building events to drive systemic change […]

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What Buyers Are Saying

Yellow Seed is fueled by your input.  Below are our favorite quotes* of the year from cacao buyers and chocolate makers captured in Yellow Seed interviews and our website feedback forms. This snapshot provides a glimmer of the challenges and excitement in the growing craft economy.   BEST QUOTES OF 2015 *** “There are a […]

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Conflict-Free Chocolate: Voices of Innovation

As the complexity of global commodity production escalates due to scarcity constraints and climate change, cacao particularly bears these influences with impacts we are just beginning to understand socially and systemically. “A Path to Conflict-Free Chocolate” convened innovators to explore surrounding topics relating to the shadow of slave labor in chocolate, delving into systems level aspects […]

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From Fair to Conscious Trade ~ Systems Thinking Evolves a Movement

It’s not new news that our modern food system is volatile and has become increasingly so since just the turn of this century. Water is the new oil of our lifetime. Degradated soil threatens to create new dust bowls and dramatically lessen base fertility. Commodities have become the spine of our modern supply chains, with […]

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Chocolate Covered Dialogue

Over the past 18 months, one of my greatest joys has been learning about something that I knew nothing about before. Frankly, I never thought that I would be in the chocolate industry. Coming from a background based in the fast-paced speciality coffee world, I never considered a jump into chocolate. Luckily, they are both […]

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