When it comes to making a living, America’s small, family farms always have to be on the look-out for new sources of income. Diversification can protect farmers from potential loss of income if the farm suffers a major disaster, whether through natural causes like severe weather or drought, non-local market impacts, or other circumstances. [...]
Genera’s Earthable™ fiber contributes to the local economy and is one of the most environmentally-friendly single-use food packaging products available.
Times of crisis breed uncertainty in all aspects of life. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all areas of business. The packaging industry has also felt its share of changes, from supply chain issues to abrupt changes in consumer behavior. When it comes to sustainable packaging, there have been some changes in our market, too, but [...]
When we tell people that our Earthable® sustainable packaging is made from feedstock crops like switchgrass and biomass sorghum, unless they have an ag background, many of them don’t know what we’re talking about. The truth is that these crops are a great solution for making single-use disposable products like packaging and food service items. [...]
“Why?” It’s the most common word in all the questions we get asked at Genera. Why have we invested time, effort and research into developing our Earthable™ ag fiber pulp and molded fiber products? Why does sustainable packaging matter? Why should businesses and consumers choose domestic agricultural fiber over plastic or Styrofoam? These are all [...]
It’s amazing to see people from all walks of life throwing their support and buying power behind local agriculture. Movements like “Eat Local” and “Shop Local,” community farmers’ markets, and farm to table restaurants are all boosting local farm families in East Tennessee and across the U.S. But did you know that local agriculture isn’t [...]
Have you ever ordered to-go food and felt a twinge of guilt because of the packaging? Where does that Styrofoam container go when you’re done with it? How about the plastic utensils or your straw? But even if you’ve not thought about this, it’s likely your customers have. According to Christina Donahue, president of [...]