Phosphate, a Port of Tampa mainstay export for the past century, accounts for more than two-thirds of the Port’s $15.1 billion annual economic activity. In addition, the phosphate industry supports more than half of the Port’s 80,000 direct, indirect and related jobs, according to a new study released yesterday by the Tampa Port Authority.
The thought of not knowing where your next meal will come from is an unimaginable notion for some and a stark reality for others. In fact, there are more than 700,000 Central Floridians living in food-insecure households. One in four of them are children.
All Faiths Food Bank expands services in DeSoto County thanks to grant from The Mosaic Company Foundation
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 30, 2013 Contact: Laura Coyle, 941-379-6333 or 941-544-5878; Lcoyle@allfaithsfoodbank.org SARASOTA, FLA, – July 30, 2013 –All Faiths Food Bank is pleased to announce it is expanding the “DeSoto County: Hope Against Hunger” initiative thanks to a $73,690 grant from The Mosaic Company Foundation. The funding support is part of Mosaic’s continued […]
Florida’s Bone Valley region is home to phosphate, a precious natural mineral resource that is mined and processed into crop nutrients for farmers in the U.S. and throughout the world. While Florida’s phosphate industry had been meeting the crop nutrition needs of farmers for more than a century, its employees are working here at home […]
Think about this- how much did you spend on lunch today? Many of us don’t dwell on that too often, but the truth is, there are hundreds of thousands of people right here in Tampa bay who can’t afford to eat. And it’s a problem that was addressed in a special forum on Friday. National […]
Uniting community leaders and organizations throughout Central Florida in the fight against hunger was the goal of today’s Hunger-Relief Forum, hosted by the Mosaic Company. The event, which was held at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, was developed to raise awareness about this critical issue and spark regional conversation about food security and the […]
In the United States, including Florida, one in six people struggles with hunger, and more than 850 million people around the world don’t know where they will get their next meal. As the world population continues to increase, food security is becoming a growing concern. To raise awareness about this critical issue, The Mosaic Company […]
Each year corporate sponsors like Mosaic contribute to the DeSoto County Education Foundation Inc. Their sponsorship matches a dollarto-dollar allocation from the legislative process. This allows the foundation an opportunity to provide mini-grants to teachers. This year, over $13,000 in corporate donations and $13,000 in legislative appropriations meant that teachers were able to offer more materials and ancillary reading materials for their students.
In response to the Bradenton Herald’s recent editorial regarding the Areawide Environmental Impact Statement (AEIS) study of proposed phosphate mining, Mosaic appreciates your conclusion about the essential work we do to help the world grow the food it needs and our significant economic importance in Central Florida. We would, however, like to clarify some of your statements about the rigorous and unbiased process by which environmental impacts are assessed and mitigated.
Mosaic recently received a Safety Excellence Award from CSX Transportation for maintaining an “exemplary safety record” in shipping tank cars on the CSX system. “A special congratulations and thanks needs to be extended to all our employees who contribute to safe and efficient shipments, especially those who load, unload, move and handle these cars on […]