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Danger Lurks for SuperValu Employees

Touch the Soil News #842 (Feature photo – Country Market, a subsidiary of SuperValue – Billerti, CCA, SA 3.0 Unported) SuperValu is the 5th largest grocery chain in the United States. Headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, the company has a unique operational set-up. While the company only operates about 197 traditional grocery stores, its warehouses supply another 1,815 grocery stores that are franchised or a part of another grocery chain. In total, the company reports that it has around 30,000 employees with annual sales of around $13 billion. SuperValu has a big problem – despite being in business since 1926, and the efforts of tens of thousands of employees over…

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To What Extent Is the Growing Volume of Capital a Risk to Humanity?

Touch the Soil News #784 (Feature photo – Katrina Tuliao – CC SA 2.0)) The Global Sustainable Investment Alliance recently updated its numbers on the volume of capital (dollars) invested in projects they claim are worthy of “sustainable” classification. That amount of capital (dollars) in this sustainable category – worldwide – is a staggering $22.9 trillion. The report contends that this $22.9 trillion represents 26.3 percent of the world’s total investments. From this measurement, we can extrapolate that the world’s investors (sustainable and not sustainable) have $87 trillion invested into the global economy. Through our own investigation, we believe that the $87 trillion is far understated. Bloomberg Business reported earlier…

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