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Smithfield Foods Commemorates 20 Years of Sustainability Leadership in New Report

Smithfield Foods, Inc., an American food company and one of the world's leading vertically integrated protein producers, today published its 2021 Sustainability Impact Report, the company's 20th, outlining its holistic approach to responsible food production and efforts to produce Good Food, do Good Work and be Good Stewards of its animals and the environment. In addition to reporting on progress toward goals and targets across seven key pillars, the report commemorates 20 years of industry sustainability leadership and milestones focused on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG).

"Since the..."

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May 19 8:00 AM, General News



Cargill to Build New Soybean Processing Facility in Southeast Missouri

Cargill has unveiled plans to build a new soybean processing facility located in Pemiscot County, Mo. near Hayti and Caruthersville to support growing domestic and global demand for oilseeds driven by food, feed and fuel markets. The facility will be the first of its kind for Southeast Missouri with an annual production capacity of 62 million bushels of soybeans. Cargill anticipates breaking ground on the project early next year with plans to be operational in 2026. The new facility will add approximately 45 full-time positions to the region when...

 

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May 18 8:44 AM, General News


Vital Farms Announces Expansion of Egg Central Station

Vital Farms’ world-class egg washing and packing facility expected to generate over $300 million in additional revenue and create over 50 high-quality jobs

Today, Vital Farms, a Certified B Corporation that offers a range of ethically produced foods nationwide, announced the expansion of Egg Central Station, its world-class egg washing and packing facility in Springfield, Missouri. The 150,000 square foot facility nearly doubled from its original size, creating additional capacity that will enable Vital Farms to continue growing its pasture-raised egg business. The expanded facility will...

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May 17 1:10 PM, General News


GOOD Meat & ADM Partner to Accelerate Cultivated Meat Production

Eat Just, Inc., a company that applies cutting-edge science and technology on a mission to create healthier, more sustainable foods, announced today that its GOOD Meat division has entered into a joint development agreement with ADM, an international leader in nutrition that powers many of the world’s top food, beverage, health and wellness brands. This is ADM's first strategic partnership of its kind in the cultivated meat sector, which analysts predict could become a $25 billion global industry by 2030.

GOOD Meat created the world’s first real, high-quality...

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May 17 9:24 AM, General News


Perdue AgriBusiness Announces Collaboration with ZeaKal

Illustrating a shared commitment to improve the value and sustainability of food production, Perdue AgriBusiness and ZeaKal announced a multi-year development agreement to raise more sustainable poultry through improved soy genetics and feed quality.

ZeaKal’s PhotoSeed® trait technology increases photosynthetic capacity, converting more carbon dioxide and sunlight into energy for the plant. In soybeans, this has consistently resulted in improved oil and protein content while improving the sustainability index of the crop. As the main protein source in poultry feed, U.S. farmers and food companies have been eager to secure access to...

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May 12 8:00 AM, General News


JBS Hires New Sustainability Officer in Brazil

Having worked for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in Washington DC as Senior Director for the Beef and Leather Supply Chain, Maurício S. Bauer is taking up the position of Corporate Sustainability Officer of JBS Brazil with the aim of carrying out the sustainability strategy in Brazil in line with the Company's global targets.

Maurício has headed up projects in partnerships with the third sector, the private sector and universities, with the emphasis on strategies and solutions for the sustainable production of farm commodities, improvements to processes, innovation and technology. He will...

 

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May 6 9:32 AM, General News


Meijer Redirects More Than 1M Pounds of Food Waste Through Flashfood Program

Meijer announced today its customers have diverted more than 1 million pounds of potential food waste through its Flashfood sustainability initiative.

Since the program's expansion across the Meijer footprint in 2021, customers have purchased more than 1 million pounds of food nearing its sell-by date at a discount, preventing it from potentially entering landfills. The initiative represents the retailer's commitment to offering both sustainability and value to its customers.

"We're pleased to see that customers are taking advantage of the Flashfood program," said Todd Weer...

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May 6 8:47 AM, General News


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Ranks Hormel Foods In Top 100 For Green Power Use

Company ranks No. 57 on U.S. EPA’s Fortune 500® list of green power users

Hormel Foods Corporation, a global branded food company well known for its corporate citizenship, is pleased to announce that, for the first time, it appears as No. 57 on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Fortune 500® list of the largest green power users from the Green Power Partnership (GPP). Hormel Foods recently joined the EPA’s Green Power Partnership and is offsetting more than 53 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of...

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Apr 26 9:35 AM, General News


Tyson Foods’ Plants Mark Zero Waste to Landfill Milestone

Tyson Foods announced that six of its plants have achieved Zero Waste to Landfill (ZWTL) Gold level validation. These efforts were validated by UL to UL 2799 Environmental Claim Validation Procedure (ECVP) for ZWTL.

Tyson Foods’ facilities were recognized for reducing the production of all by-products like animal fats, hides and inedible proteins and reusing or recycling the remaining by-products to support conservation and efficiency. By achieving this zero-waste vision, facilities will reduce or eliminate their dependence on landfills to help save costs.

The following six...

 

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Apr 25 9:10 AM, General News


The WFA Summit: How it Addresses the Biggest Issues Facing Women in Food and Ag Today

Now more than ever leaders of global food and ag companies must consider how they can not only solve the ever-growing challenge of feeding the world sustainably, but also prioritize achieving gender diversity, equality, and inclusion at all levels within their organizations to accelerate their businesses. The highly anticipated WFA Summit is providing an opportunity for CEOs, aspiring leaders and industry professionals to come together and address the biggest issues facing the industry today.

Women in Food and Agriculture is an international initiative...

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Apr 22 8:00 AM, General News


Biden NEPA Framework Compromises Environmental, Economic Goals

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and the Public Lands Council (PLC) today expressed concern that the Biden administration’s National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) rule undermines progress made over the last several years at a time when efficient regulatory processes are critical to environmental and economic sustainability.

“When it comes to federal regulations, ranchers are often caught in the middle of political whiplash, and this CEQ process is no exception,” said NCBA Executive Director of Natural Resources and PLC Executive Director Kaitlynn Glover. “Livestock producers and land managers need regulatory certainty and consistency..."

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Apr 20 8:24 AM, General News


ADM to Meet Fast-Growing Demand For Alternative Proteins with Significant Capacity Expansion

ADM, a global leader in nutrition, announced today that it will invest approximately $300 million to significantly expand its Decatur, Illinois, alternative protein production, as the company continues to add capacity to meet strong demand growth. ADM will further enhance its alternative protein capabilities by opening a new, state-of-the-art Protein Innovation Center, also in Decatur.

“The global trends of food security and sustainability are driving structural changes in the food industry, including strong growth in alternative proteins, and we’re investing to ensure ADM..."

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Apr 20 7:51 AM, General News


CPF Drives Policy to Reduce Food Waste Throughout the Value Chain

Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Limited or CPF is committed to creating sustainable food security. Develop production processes throughout the value chain Reduce food waste and promote utilization according to the principles of the Circular Economy, bringing innovation and modern technology to support production efficiency. Responding to sustainable production and consumption according to the SDGs goals.

Mr. Pairote Apiraknusit Executive Vice President The chairman of the CPF Working Group on Food Loss said that CPF recognizes the importance of food security. therefore strives to develop production processes throughout the...

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Apr 13 8:43 AM, General News


European Commission Approves JUST Egg's Key Ingredient as Brand Plans Fourth Quarter Launch

Eat Just, Inc., a company that applies cutting-edge science and technology on a mission to create healthier, more sustainable foods, announced today that the key ingredient in its popular plant-based JUST Egg products has received approval from the European Commission. The landmark approval for mung bean protein paves the way for the launch of JUST Egg in Europe in the fourth quarter of this year.

This decision means America’s fastest-growing egg brand can enter the market in countries belonging to the European Union and...

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Apr 5 8:57 AM, General News


Cargill Advances Nature-Positive, Farmer-Centric Agriculture Approach

Spring's arrival in the northern hemisphere spotlights farming and agriculture's ongoing dedication to growing food to feed an expanding population. This growth will require the world's farms to produce approximately 70 percent more food over the next 30 years. To do so sustainably, Cargill is focused on advancing nature-positive agriculture production and farmer-centric approaches to sustainably nourish the world.

Experience the interactive Multichannel News Release here: https://www.multivu.com/players/English/8903251-cargill-nature-positive-farmer-centric-agriculture/

"If we're going to succeed in sustainably transforming our food and agriculture system, we have to help farmers take a nature-positive..."

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Apr 1 7:53 AM, General News


Sanderson Farms Feed Mill Named Integrator Feed Facility of the Year

Sanderson Farms’ feed mill in Collins, Mississippi has been recognized as the 2021 Integrator Feed Facility of the Year by the American Feed Industry Association in partnership with Feedstuffs and the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association. The award, which recognizes the highest achievement in feed manufacturing facilities, was presented during the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association’s annual Feed Mill Management Seminar.

“Sanderson Farms’ Collins facility demonstrates excellence in all of the Feed Facility of the Year scoring areas — safety, quality control and food safety, government compliance, housekeeping and facility appearance, productivity..."

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Mar 30 8:39 AM, General News


Campbell Named One of America’s Most Trusted Companies by Newsweek

Campbell Soup Company today announced it was named to Newsweek’s inaugural list of America’s Most Trusted Companies, ranking No. 1 in the Food & Beverage industry.

“For generations, Campbell has earned trust by making food people love and by acting with character, integrity and transparency in everything we do,” said Mark Clouse, Campbell’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “This recognition is a testament to the care that our more than 14,000 employees demonstrate to each other, our customers, consumers and communities.”

America's Most Trusted Companies were identified by an independent...

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Mar 24 8:00 AM, General News


Smithfield Foods Honored for Environmental, Worker Safety Achievements

Smithfield Foods, Inc. is pleased to announce the North American Meat Institute (NAMI) has recognized 51 of its U.S. locations with Environmental Recognition Awards and 33 of its U.S. facilities with Worker Safety Awards.

"Through our culture of continuous improvement, Smithfield has led industry efforts to ensure the health and safety of our workforce and to implement improvements across our value chain that safeguard the environment," said Stewart Leeth, chief sustainability officer for Smithfield Foods. "We're delighted that NAMI has once again recognized dozens of our facilities for their good stewardship of..."

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Mar 23 9:50 AM, General News


Domino's® and National FFA Organization Partner to Give Ag Education to Agriculture Students

Domino's Pizza, Inc., the largest pizza company in the world, understands there wouldn't be any pizza to deliver without farmers – and young people pursuing careers in agriculture. In recognition of its support of the agriculture industry, Domino's is announcing the beginning of a new five-year, $1.5 million commitment to the National FFA Organization.

The commitment, which begins this year and will continue through 2026, will fund agriculture experience grants, collegiate scholarships, educational resources on sustainable agriculture and other sustainable agriculture initiatives. The sustainability-related...

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Mar 23 8:44 AM, General News


Chick-fil-A, Inc. Chooses Darling Ingredients to Turn Used Cooking Oil into Renewable Fuel

Darling Ingredients Inc., the world's leading company turning food waste into sustainable products and producer of renewable energy, today announced Chick-fil-A, Inc. has chosen Darling Ingredients to convert its used cooking oil into cleaner burning renewable transportation fuel. Darling Ingredients' service brand DAR PRO Solutions, will collect used cooking oil from all Chick-fil-A restaurants in the U.S. and Canada.

"We admire Chick-fil-A's commitment to reducing food waste and are proud to be part of a solution that keeps food..."

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Mar 22 2:10 PM, General News


NPB’s Mission to Make Pork a Leading, Sustainable Protein Choice

The 2022 U.S. Pork Industry Sustainability Report establishes the We Care® Ethical Principles as tools to measure on-farm sustainability efforts.

National Pork Board released its official U.S. Pork Industry Sustainability Report as a part of its continuous efforts to produce a leading, sustainable protein choice.

NPB announced the action-based and producer-developed goals and metrics in a Checkoff-funded producer webinar last month, in partnership with AgriPulse. Experts spoke about how the goals align with the six We Care® Ethical Principles, how producers can measure their...

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Mar 8 9:26 AM, General News


Tyson Ventures Launches First Open Innovation Call for Sustainability Solutions

Tyson Ventures, the venture capital arm of Tyson Foods, announced today its first ever pitch event for sustainability entrepreneurs and startups. Tyson “Demo Day” will be held virtually on July 11, 2022, and selected participants will be invited to demonstrate how their solutions could help create a more sustainable food system. The goal of the day is to identify and ultimately invest in breakthrough, sustainable technologies that can help Tyson Foods reach its sustainability goals.

At Tyson Demo Day, the selected companies will virtually pitch their solutions to a group...

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Mar 4 9:49 AM, General News


Nasoya Fires Up Grocery Distribution for Plantspired Steak

Nasoya, a leader in the plant-based foods revolution and maker of the country's #1 brand of tofu, is debuting its premium Plantspired® Steak at grocers nationwide this spring. The initial availability at Albertsons, Vons and Pavilions stores follows a successful 2021 launch at nearly 200 WaBa Grills, the healthy, fast casual rice bowl chain.

Nasoya's Plantspired Steak features tender steak-like strips that are marinated then charcoal-grilled to perfection over an open flame, boasting 14 grams of plant-based protein per serving. Available in a Korean BBQ variety...

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Mar 2 9:26 AM, General News


Kraft Heinz and TheNotCompany Create Partnership to Accelerate AI-Driven Plant-Based Innovation

The Kraft Heinz Company and leading food tech start-up TheNotCompany, Inc. announced today a joint venture designed to reimagine global food production and advance toward a more sustainable future.

The joint venture, which will operate under the control of Kraft Heinz as The Kraft Heinz Not Company LLC (“The Kraft Heinz Not Company”), will leverage the inherent strengths of both companies. NotCo brings its patented, first-of-its-kind technology and proven artificial intelligence (AI) solutions, while Kraft Heinz offers its iconic brand portfolio and scale...

 

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Mar 1 12:56 PM, General News


Four New Leaders Join Cargill's Executive Team

Four new leaders are joining Cargill's executive team. They were selected for their expertise aligned to evolving customer and employee needs and their potential to drive the company's innovation and sustainability strategies around the world.

"The food system is constantly and quickly changing. To continue delivering innovative ideas and solutions for our customers, we must change as well. These leaders are guided by values and purpose, committed to our customers and passionate about feeding a growing population in a safe, responsible and sustainable way," said Dave MacLennan, Cargill chairman and CEO...

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Feb 28 2:04 PM, General News


Chipotle Announces 2022 Environmental, Social and Governance Goals Tied to Executive Compensation

Chipotle Mexican Grill today announced its 2022 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) goals tied to executive compensation. The objectives, which are categorized by Food & Animals, People, and the Environment, can positively or negatively impact the officers' 2022 annual incentive bonus by up to 15% based on the company's achievement of these goals.

"Chipotle's ESG goals are designed to motivate our executive leadership team to make responsible business decisions that Cultivate A Better World," said Laurie Schalow, Chief Corporate Affairs & Food Safety Officer, Chipotle. "As a company with..."

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Feb 24 7:58 AM, General News


Kroger's Fred Meyer Stores Launch Loop in Portland, Oregon Metro

The Kroger Co., America's largest grocery retailer, and Loop, the circular reuse platform developed by TerraCycle, have launched a new way for customers to shop, offering a selection of products in reusable packaging rather than in single-use plastic.

Through a first-of-its-kind partnership in the U.S., customers can now walk into one of 25 Kroger-owned Fred Meyer stores in the Portland metro area and purchase more than 20 products from leading consumer brands packaged in reusable containers.

"Kroger is committed to achieving lasting positive change..."

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Feb 23 8:40 AM, General News


Sanderson Farms Family Farmers Awarded for Sustainability

Three Sanderson Farms family farmers in Texas, Mississippi and North Carolina have been recognized by the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association's Family Farm Environmental Excellence Awards at the International Production & Processing Expo. The awards are given annually to recognize exemplary environmental stewardship by family farmers engaged in poultry and egg production.

"It is a privilege to recognize these family farms for the excellent job they do in being good stewards of their land," said Greg Hinton, outgoing chairman for the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association and vice president of sales for Rose Acre Farms...

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Feb 23 8:00 AM, General News


Vejii Announces the Launch of Planet Based Foods Innovative Hemp-Based Meat Alternatives Products 

Vejii Holdings Ltd. is pleased to announce the launch of Planet Based Foods' innovative hemp-protein products including the HEMP Burger, HEMP Crumble, and the HEMP Sausage Patty product ranges into the Company's US platform.

Vejii is a digital marketplace offering thousands of plant-based and sustainable-living products, from hundreds of vendors in a centralized online shopping experience. Vejii has created a unique community of ethically aligned consumers, with the intention of bettering our planet by supporting sustainable living.

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Feb 21 8:58 AM, General News


NPB Announces Pork Industry Sustainability Goals and Metrics, Releases First Official Report

More than half of U.S. consumers have made some modest changes in their purchasing decisions to be more sustainable, according to the Global Sustainability Study 2021.1

Today, the National Pork Board (NPB) shared more about its industry’s aspiration to produce a leading sustainable protein choice, with an announcement of goals and metrics and its first official U.S. Pork Industry Sustainability Report.

Sustainability Goals Developed By Pork Producers
The goals and report are part of the NPB’s sustainability efforts, which are led by producers and funded by their...

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Feb 18 9:03 AM, General News


Proposed Changes to Packers & Stockyards Act Could Harm Industry Sustainability Efforts

The North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute) today said the Biden Administration’s proposed rules for the Packers and Stockyards Act could limit the abilities of the meat and poultry industry to respond to consumer demand regarding sustainability.

“In the case of beef, farmers and ranchers produce cattle using 33percent less land, 12 percent less water, and with a 16 percent smaller carbon footprint in 2007 compared to 1977. That is an astounding sustainability success story,” said Julie Anna Potts, President and CEO of the Meat Institute...

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Feb 7 8:05 AM, General News


NCBA Member Testifies on Cattle Industry Sustainability

Today, NCBA member and rancher Kim Brackett testified before the U.S. House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture on the cattle industry’s leadership in sustainability and conservation practices.

"Cattle producers are America’s original conservationists, and we work hard every day to ensure that we can pass our operations on to the next generation,” Brackett said. “Our family, along with cattlemen and women from across the country, are committed to remaining environmentally, economically and socially sustainable for generations to come."

Specifically, Brackett pointed to the biodiversity benefits that come from ranchers’ land management...

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Feb 4 8:40 AM, General News


Industry and International Leaders Optimistic for the Future of U.S. Cattle and Beef Industry

Today, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) welcomed Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Under Secretary of Agriculture for Farm Production and Conservation Robert Bonnie, and British Ambassador Dame Karen Pierce to the 2022 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show.

“We appreciate the working relationship that our team has with both Secretary Vilsack and Under Secretary Bonnie. NCBA continues to build relationships with leaders at USDA to ensure that the U.S cattle industry is top of mind in policy decisions made in D.C., and the industry’s..."

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Feb 4 8:35 AM, General News


Research Finds More Consumers Weighing Sustainability Claims on Packaged Food Choices

Sustainability considerations now influence the majority of the world’s grocery shoppers when buying packaged foods such as potato chips and cookies, according to Cargill’s most recent global FATitudes™ survey. The proprietary research finds 55% of consumers indicate they’re more likely to purchase a packaged food item if it includes a sustainability claim, a four-point jump since the company last fielded this research in 2019.

“Our latest findings clearly demonstrate that messages surrounding sustainability are having an impact on consumers,” said Nese Tagma, managing...

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Feb 4 7:55 AM, General News


NCBA Releases 2022 Policy Priorities

During the 2022 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show, the executive committee of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) approved the organization’s 2022 policy priorities with an emphasis on strengthening the economic, environmental and social sustainability of the cattle industry.

NCBA’s policy priorities include:
- Improving market leverage and opportunities through increased access to market data and risk management tools for producers.
- Securing the future of the beef industry by protecting crucial tax provisions, limiting regulatory burdens on farms and ranches, and leveling the playing field for producers.
- Boosting the resiliency of the beef...

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Feb 3 8:38 AM, General News


NCBA Responds to New York Times Op-Ed Misinformation

Statement from the National Cattlemen's Beef Association:

It is incredibly disappointing that media outlets like the New York Times continue to publish opinion pieces like today’s Meet the People Getting Paid to Kill Our Planet, which not only threaten the livelihoods of American farmers and ranchers, but are also riddled with misinformation and lacking in credible sources.

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s (NCBA) primary goal is protecting the livelihoods of America’s cattle farmers and ranchers. It is our responsibility to ensure these men and women have the ability to pass their...

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Feb 2 8:28 AM, General News


North American Meat Institute: New York Times Gets it Wrong

The following is a statement released by the North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute):

The New York Times’ The Daily podcast’s examination of the beef and cattle markets is simply wrong.

The beef and cattle industry is a complex marvel of American ingenuity with innovations that have allowed the US beef industry to produce more meat with fewer cattle, while improving sustainability, food safety, affordability, worker safety and beef quality.

There are many steps in the beef value chain: cow calf operators, feeders, packers, processors, wholesalers, retailers, and food service...

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Jan 31 8:38 AM, General News


Hormel Foods Highlights Record Net Sales at its Annual Meeting of Stockholders

Hormel Foods, a Fortune 500 global branded food company, hosted its Annual Meeting of Stockholders on January 25, 2022. Jim Snee, chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer led the meeting, discussing the company’s performance, strategic priorities, and corporate responsibility initiatives.

“In 2021, we faced virtually every type of challenge – from the continuing impact of the pandemic to labor shortages and supply chain challenges – and I am pleased to report that your company never lost its focus on delivering a year marked with numerous records..."

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Jan 28 8:03 AM, General News


Rabobank Announces New, Dynamic Structure for FoodBytes! Innovation Platform in 2022

Today Rabobank, a leading global food and agribusiness bank, announced pivotal changes to its FoodBytes! innovation platform to drive greater sustainable innovation, collaboration for speed-to-market, and market responsiveness. Starting this year, FoodBytes!, Rabobank's discovery platform that champions cross-industry collaboration between the most promising startups, corporates and investors, will move beyond its annual pitch competition and expand to a continuous scouting model, with fifteen startups selected to participate in programming every quarter.

Within the new model, FoodBytes! will also be streamlining the platform's sectors - agtech and food...

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Jan 27 9:31 AM, General News


Albertsons Companies Selects Afresh Technologies AI Platform

Albertsons Companies will enhance its fresh offering with Afresh Technologies' AI-powered predictive ordering and inventory solutions to reduce waste and offer the freshest product for customers. Afresh will help Albertsons Cos.' optimize fresh forecasting, inventory, ordering, merchandising and operations.

Afresh Technologies enables Albertsons Cos. to deploy a state-of-the-art AI technology platform in all its stores to further differentiate its fresh offering to customers while helping to reduce food waste, ultimately reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and saving water.

"By partnering with Afresh, we are now able to improve our..."

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Jan 27 9:11 AM, General News


Aramark Releases 2021 Be Well. Do Well. Impact Report

Aramark, a global provider of hospitality, facilities, and uniform services in 19 countries, today released its 2021 Be Well. Do Well. Impact Report, a significantly expanded version of its annual sustainability report that highlights the processes Aramark has in place to manage key environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, and progress toward its sustainability goals.

To enhance its reporting and disclosures, Aramark added several components to its report for the first time including:

- Materiality analysis,
- A new approach to stakeholder engagement,
- Supplemental details on compliance and governance...

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Jan 25 9:29 AM, General News


Meijer Commits to 50 Percent Carbon Emission Reduction Goal by 2025

Midwestern retailer Meijer announced today an ambitious goal to reduce absolute carbon emissions by 50 percent by 2025. Rooted in the company's mission to be a good neighbor, Meijer integrates environmental sustainability into daily operations and is committed to continual improvement through smart decisions and innovations that benefit customers and the broader community.

"At Meijer, we believe in taking responsibility for the well-being of the world around us," Meijer President & CEO Rick Keyes said. "We are reducing carbon emissions not only because it makes good business..."

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Jan 18 9:51 AM, General News


Smithfield Foods Commits to Reduce Food Loss and Waste 50% by 2030

Smithfield Foods, Inc. today announced a new goal to halve overall food loss and waste in its U.S. company-owned operations by 2030. The new commitment aligns with various resource conservation and waste reduction initiatives the company has underway in its operations, including efforts to reduce overall waste sent to landfills by 75% and achieve zero-waste-to-landfill certification at three-quarters of its U.S. facilities by 2025.

With the implementation of its new food loss and waste target, Smithfield joins the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)...

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Jan 6 8:00 AM, General News


Aramark Rolls Out Cool Food Meals, Identifies 350 Lower Carbon Footprint Dishes

Aramark, the largest U.S.-based food service provider, is making it easier for students at 10 U.S.-based universities to make climate-friendly choices, by introducing Cool Food Meals on residential dining menus this semester.

Last October, World Resources Institute (WRI) announced its Cool Food Meals badge will appear on Aramark menus, as part of a 10-university pilot beginning in the Spring 2022 semester. The Cool Food Meals badge identifies dishes with a lower carbon footprint and will appear on more than 350 menu items Aramark will...

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Jan 3 8:40 AM, General News


Yum China's New Green Marketing Campaigns Advocate Sustainability and Eco-Conscious Living

Yum China Holdings, Inc. announced that KFC China is introducing a series of green marketing campaigns to promote more sustainable lifestyles and increase consumer awareness of eco-friendly behavior.

"Leveraging our strong online and offline connections with consumers, we hope to increase environmental awareness among the public by encouraging and rewarding more eco-friendly choices," said Joey Wat, CEO of Yum China. "In the future, we will explore more innovative ways to motivate consumers and other stakeholders to join us on our journey to drive meaningful change and..."

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Jan 3 8:30 AM, General News


Cargill to Acquire Croda’s Bio-based Industrial Business, Expanding Natured-Derived Solutions

Cargill has reached an agreement with Croda to acquire the majority of its performance technologies and industrial chemicals business for EUR 915,000,000 (1.03bln USD) on a cash-free, debt-free basis. The investment would dramatically expand Cargill’s bioindustrial footprint to better serve industrial manufacturers searching for “greener” ingredient solutions.

The transaction, which is subject to regulatory approvals, is expected to close in Summer 2022. Cargill will comply with applicable information and consultation requirements with our employee representative bodies.

“The bioindustrial space is a priority for Cargill, as we..."

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Dec 22 8:58 AM, General News


North American Meat Institute Hires Bryan Burns of Bachoco OK Foods

The North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute) today announced Bryan Burns, currently of Bachoco OK Foods, will be joining the Meat Institute staff as Vice President and Associate General Counsel focusing on a variety of issues, including workforce and sustainability.

“Bryan has 20 years of experience in the industry and previously worked with the Meat Institute on meat and poultry regulation,” said Julie Anna Potts, Meat Institute President and CEO. “We are pleased to have his expertise as we assist members in addressing labor, environmental, and...”

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Dec 17 8:26 AM, General News


Green Circle Foodtech Ventures Announces the Launch of Fund I with Participation from Hormel Foods

Green Circle Capital Partners is pleased to announce the launch of their venture capital division, having conducted a first closing for Green Circle Foodtech Ventures I (GCFV) with the anchor investment coming from 199 Ventures, the venturing company of Hormel Foods.

“Having a leading global branded food company in our corner, providing support and resources for portfolio companies, is incredibly exciting and opportune for us and for the companies in which we will invest,” said Stu Strumwasser, founder of Green Circle and Co-Managing...

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Dec 15 8:54 AM, General News


'Tis the Season: Taco Bell® Turns Up the Heat on Brand Values in New Year

Everything Taco Bell has done since we first opened our doors 60 years ago has been for our people: our fans, our Team Members and our franchisees. We are lucky that dedication has been reciprocated. You might say we are kind of in love. The bond is strong and can only be found at Taco Bell.

While that love can be cheesy — and a little spicy at times — it is grounded in commitment. Many commitments, in fact. Commitments to do better by our...

 

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Dec 14 1:58 PM, General News


Walmart Creates Industry First by Introducing Science-Based Targets for Supply Chain Finance Program

Walmart today raised the bar on climate action by creating a supply chain finance program that not only enables greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions, but for the first time, uses science-based targets to do so in a way that aims for a 1.5-degree Celsius pathway.

Working alongside HSBC and CDP, the program will help Walmart’s private brand suppliers – particularly small and medium-sized businesses – by introducing enhanced standards, tools and capacity building to help them upskill and in turn align their operations with transparent...

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Dec 10 8:08 AM, General News


Kroger and Kipster Farms Announce Plans to Bring the First Carbon-Neutral Eggs to U.S. Customers

The Kroger Co., America's largest grocery retailer, and Kipster Farms, the award-winning egg production system founded in The Netherlands, announced today a strategic partnership to bring the world's first carbon-neutral, cage-free eggs to retail shelves in the U.S.

"Simple Truth is excited to partner with the innovative team at Kipster to further elevate our brand's purpose to be a force for good," said Brad Studer, senior director, Our Brands for Kroger. "These Simple Truth and Kipster eggs will be produced..."

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Dec 1 8:47 AM, General News


Cargill, Vattenfall and Windpark Hanze Accelerate the Green Energy Transition in the Netherlands

Cargill and Vattenfall partner with Windpark Hanze in the Netherlands, who will build a wind farm that is expected to reduce CO2 emissions by approximately 350,000 metric tons a year, which is equivalent to providing electricity for more than 95,000 homes in the Netherlands per year once construction is complete.

The onshore wind farm, consisting of 15 wind turbines, will be commissioned in the Flevoland province near the city of Dronten. It will have a total installed capacity of 90 megawatts and will go into full...

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Nov 30 8:52 AM, General News


Hopdoddy Burger Bar Adds Force of Nature Bison to its Better Burger Menu

Hopdoddy Burger Bar, a leader in the burger space, has partnered with Force of Nature to provide the highest quality free-range, grass-fed bison for its famous Buffalo Bill burger or as an alternative patty option in any burger on the menu. The new partnership is Hopdoddy's latest step in evolving and elevating the better burger concept it pioneered more than a decade ago with the opening of its first Austin location.

Located in Dripping Springs, Texas, Force of Nature is committed to regenerative farming...

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Nov 29 2:07 PM, General News


Optimizing Manure as a Nutrient Source

Swine manure is an economical alternative to commercial fertilizer, especially with ongoing supply chain disruptions. Using manure more strategically this fall can help decrease overall commercial fertilizer costs.

Pig farmers have always been committed to safeguarding and nurturing natural resources now and for future generations. One of the many ways pig farmers manage natural resources on the farm is through nutrient application plans. This includes deciding whether to use manure, commercial fertilizer or a combination of these tools.

Sustainability means doing what’s right for people, pigs, and the planet by following the long-standing...

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Nov 24 9:21 AM, General News


Natural Grocers® Scales High-Quality Product Sourcing with RangeMe

Natural Grocers® is partnering with RangeMe, the industry standard online product sourcing platform for retailers and suppliers, to streamline the search for innovative products that meet their high-quality standards for customers.

"Our new partnership with RangeMe will help immensely in streamlining Natural Grocers' vendor submission program," explained Laura Perkins, Natural Grocers Vice President of Purchasing. "The digitization of the process means that before samples are even sent we can quickly see which vendor submissions meet our high-quality standards. The efficiency this brings to our process helps..."

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Nov 22 9:19 AM, General News


Aramark Commits to Setting Science-based Targets for Emissions Reduction

Aramark a global leader in food, facilities, and uniform services, today announced its commitment to set enterprise-wide science-based targets, to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, in line with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). This commitment follows the company's announcement earlier this year, of its goal to reduce GHG emissions by 15%, from its 2019 baseline, by the end of 2025 (in the U.S.), and will align the company with the Science Based Target initiative’s new Net-Zero Standard.

Today’s announcement affirms Aramark’s commitment to set a...

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Nov 18 8:00 AM, General News


Meat Institute Announces Ambitious Climate Target, Releases Sustainability Framework

The North American Meat Institute (the Meat Institute) today (Tuesday) announced that 100% of its members will deliver independently approved science-based greenhouse gas reduction targets in line with the Paris Climate Agreement goals by 2030.

The Meat Institute’s five new targets released alongside its sustainability framework are the latest commitments launched through the Protein PACT for the People, Animals, and Climate of Tomorrow, which unites 12 leading U.S. agricultural organizations committed to taking measurable action to accelerate progress toward global development goals.

Meat Institute President and CEO Julie Anna Potts...

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Nov 10 8:01 AM, General News


HelloFresh Releases Food Trends & Innovation Report Identifying How At-Home Cooking and Eating Habit

In honor of HelloFresh’s 10 year anniversary, HelloFresh, the world’s leading meal kit company, released today a Food Trends & Innovation Report to uncover how food selection, cooking habits, and eating preferences have changed over the last decade, and how consumers anticipate their habits will continue to evolve. This global report surveyed 11,500 respondents across 16 countries.

HelloFresh launched in November 2011 with a mission to change the way people eat forever. Taking a look at how home cooking has shifted since then, the HelloFresh...

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Nov 5 8:00 AM, General News


Panera Bread Announces Its Goal to Become Climate Positive By 2050

Today, Panera Bread announces its commitment to become climate positive – removing more carbon from the atmosphere than it emits – by 2050. The first national fast casual restaurant company to set a climate positive target, Panera today updated its Food Beliefs to include climate goals, establishing an ambitious vision for its business. With approximately 25 percent of global greenhouse gases created from food production1, Panera hopes to lead and inspire its industry to address the climate crisis.

“Climate change is one of the greatest humanitarian crises of our time..."

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Oct 20 8:39 AM, General News


Smithfield Foods Wins World Sustainability Award for Innovative Manure-to-Energy Programs

Smithfield Foods, Inc., a vertically integrated food company and the world's largest pork processor, is honored to receive the World Sustainability Awards' (WSA) prestigious "Profit with a Purpose" award. The company is recognized for aligning sustainability and profitability through its innovative renewable natural gas (RNG) programs, which significantly reduce carbon emissions by converting methane from hog manure into clean energy for consumers while presenting new revenue opportunities for family farmers.

Smithfield was selected following a rigorous three-stage judging process and was announced the winner during a virtual...

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Oct 18 7:53 AM, General News


Gen Zs and Millennials Will Drive Growth of Plant-based Foods in the U.S. Over Next Few Years

The consumer demand for plant-based beverages and foods for in-home meal prep has continued throughout the pandemic. Both dairy and meat plant-based alternatives are forecast to grow through 2024, driven almost entirely by Millennials and Gen Zs, who choose these products for better health and because of their interest in sustainability, reports The NPD Group.

The deep-rooted values of Gen Zs and Millennials behind their choice of plant-based foods enabled the category to continue...

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Oct 14 8:34 AM, General News


REPORTER: Sustainability in Focus

This article was originally featured in the Fall 2021 Edition of Urner Barry's Reporter magazine.

Sustainability within the food supply chain has been one of the biggest themes of 2021. It comes as no surprise given the persistent supply chain challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and growing consumer interest in their food. The term sustainability has popped up everywhere in the past several years and consumers’ definition of the term is anything but uniform. However, it’s not just a buzzword, and sustainability is certainly not a new concept...

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Oct 13 8:04 AM, Urner Barry


Fresh Del Monte Further Commits to Sustainable Agriculture Practices

Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc., one of the world’s leading vertically integrated producers, distributors, and marketers of fresh and fresh-cut fruits and vegetables, announced today its participation at this year’s World Biodiversity Summit, occurring alongside the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) and the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15). Fresh Del Monte’s Chief Sustainability Officer Hans Sauter will join industry leaders in a panel discussion on “Sustainable and Regenerative Agriculture at the Center of Development Strategies - Challenges and Opportunities,” – a conversation centered around how to transition the industry toward more...

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Oct 13 8:01 AM, General News


Sysco Offers New and Innovative Products For Fall 2021 Through Cutting Edge Solutions Platform

Sysco Corporation, the leading global foodservice distribution company, announced today the nationwide launch of eight innovative concepts exclusively for Sysco customers through the company’s Cutting Edge Solutions platform. These chef-tested and exclusive products provide foodservice operators with on-trend menu options such as plant-based ingredients as well as innovative to-go solutions that will help them stand out in the ever-evolving foodservice environment.

“Our Cutting Edge Solutions platform helps our customers stay on-trend and ahead of the competition with new and..."

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Sep 27 8:02 AM, General News


Meat Institute Joins U.S.-Led Sustainable Productivity Growth Coalition, Submits Protein PACT 

The North American Meat Institute today (Thursday) announced that it will join the U.S. government-led multistakeholder Coalition of Action on Sustainable Productivity Growth for Food Security and Resource Conservation to be launched by the Biden administration at the UN Food Systems Summit.

The Meat Institute also announced that more than 96 percent of comments received during a public consultation launched in July supported its draft sustainability framework and the Protein PACT for the People, Animals, and Climate of Tomorrow, which the Meat Institute has submitted to...

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Sep 24 12:58 PM, General News


Walmart Announces Closing of Inaugural $2 Billion Green Bond Issuance

Walmart Inc. today announced that it has closed its previously announced $2 billion inaugural green bond offering. Net proceeds will be allocated to fund current and prospective projects to advance Walmart’s sustainability goals.

The green bond is Walmart’s first offering under the company’s Green Financing Framework, published August 2021, which details the company’s alignment with the 2021 Green Bond Principles, administered by the International Capital Markets Association (ICMA).

“The closing of our first-ever green bond offering directs capital toward projects that will advance our environmental sustainability goals...

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Sep 24 9:48 AM, General News


McDonald’s Happy Meal Toys Go More Sustainable

For more than 40 years, kids and families have delighted in Happy Meals for delicious food and great fun. Many of us have fond memories of playtime fueled by a toy found inside that magical box.

Today we’re taking a step to keep the fun going while helping to build a more resilient planet for the next generation.

Starting now, and phased in across the globe by the end of 2025, our ambition is that every toy sold in a Happy Meal will be sustainable, made from more renewable, recycled, or certified materials...

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Sep 23 8:00 AM, General News


GOOD Meat, Raises $267 Million, Adds Former USDA Secretary to Advisory Board

Eat Just, Inc., a company that applies cutting-edge science and technology to create healthier, more sustainable foods, announced today that its GOOD Meat division has secured $97 million in new funding, adding to the initial $170 million publicized in May. The overall $267 million fundraise is the largest to date in the burgeoning cultivated meat sector, which analysts predict could become a $25 billion global industry by 2030.

New and previously announced investors include UBS O’Connor, a hedge fund manager within...

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Sep 21 8:01 AM, General News


US Foods Fall Scoop Designed to Help Operators Appeal to Gen Z and Millennial Diners

US Foods Holding Corp. announced the launch of Fall Scoop, the company’s 10th annual edition of Scoop. Themed, “Next-Gen Ideas for Next-Gen Diners,” Fall Scoop features 23 products that cater to the next generation of diners, Gen Z and Millennials. More than half of the nation’s total population are now members of the millennial generation or younger, making them the largest age group of diners who can drive important revenue opportunities for operators. This generation of diners is different than their predecessors – they want familiar menu items with a twist, sustainable and meatless items, and social media-worthy presentations. Fall Scoop products deliver on these demands to entice, attract, and delight this younger generation of dining enthusiasts and help operators “Make It.”

“We’re bringing fresh ideas to our operators that provide the labor savings and versatility they need today with the innovation they’ll need moving forward as they cater to the next generation of diners,” said Stacey Kinkaid, vice president, product development and innovation, US Foods. “To support our Fall Scoop theme...

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Sep 20 9:35 AM, General News


OpsAnalitica and FreshFry Launch Partnership to Help Restaurants Define and Track Sustainability

OpsAnalitica, the restaurant ops and food safety compliance analytics platform, and FreshFry, the sustainable food tech company providing restaurants with all-natural, plant-based, easy to use frying oil filtering solutions, are thrilled to announce their partnership in an effort to help restaurants define and track sustainability.

The food industry spends over $80B per year on edible oil and together, the OpsAnalitica and FreshFry partnership provide restaurants with money-saving solutions for oil mismanagement. The partnership is an integration of FreshFry's compliance checklist into the OpsAnalitica platform...

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Sep 8 8:59 AM, General News


Walmart Driving Regeneration in Agriculture

In 2016, Walmart announced our commitment to sustainably source at least 20 key commodities by 2025. Building on that work, in 2020, we embarked on our journey to go beyond sustainability and become a regenerative company, dedicated to placing nature and humanity at the center of our business.

Regeneration means restoring, renewing, and replenishing, in addition to conserving and sustaining. And as part of that aim, we have committed to protect, manage or restore at least 50 million acres of land by 2030. Across our business, associates have been working with our suppliers and...

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Sep 7 8:36 AM, General News


Kroger Releases 2021 Environmental, Social and Governance Report

The Kroger Co. released its 2021 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report, sharing its new long-term ESG strategy and framework to benefit people and the planet, and to help create a more resilient, equitable food system for tomorrow.

"As a grocery retailer, Kroger is committed to advancing positive impacts for people and our planet and to creating more resilient global systems," said Rodney McMullen, Kroger's chairman and CEO. "Even throughout a difficult year, our team continued to make progress on our goals while still playing a key role in providing fresh food and essential goods to our communities. Through our Zero Hunger | Zero Waste social and...

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Aug 30 8:32 AM, General News


A Look at Sustainability in Minerva Foods’ Operations

Brazil-based beef producer Minerva Foods has committed to reducing its emissions intensity by 30% by 2030 and become carbon neutral by 2035, a 15-year head start on the well-known Paris Agreement.

Minerva said the emission reductions are in line with methodologies approved by the Science Based Targets Initiative, a non-profit program led by CDP, the World Resources Institute, World Wildlife Fund, and the United Nations Global Pact that create reduction targets in line with climate science.

Minerva said it will invest...

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Aug 4 9:43 AM, General News


Tyson Fresh Meats Leader Testifies About Beef Industry at Senate Hearing

Shane Miller, group president of Tyson Fresh Meats, the beef and pork unit of Tyson Foods, testified about the beef industry during a hearing held today by the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary. Below is Miller’s written testimony:

Chairman Durbin, Ranking Member Grassley, members of the Judiciary Committee, thank you for inviting me here today.

I proudly represent Tyson Foods, a company based in Springdale, Arkansas, and founded nearly a century ago by John W. Tyson, who started this business trucking chickens to markets across the Midwest...

 

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Jul 30 8:34 AM, General News


Pilgrim’s Pride Reports Second Quarter 2021 Results with Growth in Sales

Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation reported its second quarter 2021 financial results.

Second Quarter Highlights

- Net Sales of $3.64 billion, up 29% from prior year.
- Consolidated GAAP Operating Income margin of (3.4)% with GAAP Operating Income margins of (10.0)% in U.S., 17.5% in Mexico and 2.3% in Europe. Adjusted U.S. Operating Income margin of 7.8%.
- GAAP Net Loss of $(166.7) million. Adjusted Net Income of $153.8 million or adjusted EPS of $0.63.
- Adjusted EBITDA of $371.6 million, or...

 

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Jul 29 9:07 AM, General News


Yum! Brands Annual Global Citizenship & Sustainability Report Shows Company's Commitment to Growth

Yum! Brands, Inc. released its annual Global Citizenship & Sustainability Report, highlighting the Company’s strategic investments in socially responsible growth, risk management and sustainable stewardship of its people, food and impact on the planet. Yum! and its KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and The Habit Burger Grill brands made progress in critical areas including climate action, food safety and creating greater equity and opportunity across its system.

“2020 marked a turning point for communities and businesses around the world, as the pandemic deepened existing societal issues and inequalities"...

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Jul 27 11:46 AM, General News


JBS Releases 2020 Sustainability Report 

JBS USA, a leading global food company and the majority shareholder of Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation released its 2020 Sustainability Report: Celebrate Your Foodprint, which includes new aggressive global targets and completion of its 2020 sustainability goals. The report transparently details the company’s sustainability actions across its global operations in North America, the UK, Continental Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

“Our sustainability promise is stronger than ever, as we deliver on our goals and continue to raise the bar for more sustainable food production,” said Andre Nogueira, JBS USA CEO. “We have established a new vision...

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Jul 16 7:37 AM, General News


Blue Apron Sets New Sustainable Packaging Goals

Blue Apron announced a new sustainable packaging goal for its meal kit boxes of 100% recyclable, reusable or compostable by the end of 2025. The company also strives to use 75% post-consumer recycled content, by weight, in its meal kit boxes by the end of 2025.

By establishing these goals, Blue Apron is the first major meal kit company in the United States to announce time-bound targets around packaging goals.

“With these new goals, we are building on our history of sustainability through food waste reduction, packaging improvements, and ingredient standards,” said Linda Findley Kozlowski, Blue Apron’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “We estimate that our meal kit packaging is currently...

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Jul 12 8:28 AM, General News


Maple Leaf Foods Releases 2020 Sustainability Report

Maple Leaf Foods, a leading North American producer of high-quality, sustainable meat and plant-based proteins, announced the release of its 2020 Sustainability Report, highlighting the company's key initiatives, milestones and accomplishments in 2020 on its journey to become the most sustainable protein company on earth.

Throughout the challenges of 2020, Maple Leaf Foods remained committed to leading in sustainability, born out of a recognition of the enormous and essential role that the protein industry plays in nourishing billions of people, and the resources required to create nutrient-dense foods. While prioritizing the health and safety of its employees and the stability of its food supply, the company championed a more...

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Jul 9 8:36 AM, General News


Tyson Foods’ Finney County Plant Completes Water Stewardship Certification

Tyson Foods’ Finney County plant has officially been certified under the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) standard by international third-party certification body SCS Global Services (SCS), making Finney County the first and only meat processing plant in the US certified under the AWS standard. Implementation of the standard is intended to achieve five main outcomes of good water stewardship at the site: good water governance; sustainable water balance; good water quality status; important water related areas; and safe water, sanitation, and hygiene for all.

“We are proud of our work to implement water stewardship practices in Finney County and our recent certification under the Alliance for Water Stewardship standard is...

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Jul 1 8:12 AM, General News


Pilgrim’s Shares 2020 Sustainability Achievements

Pilgrim’s announced the release of its 2020 Sustainability Report, which includes the five-year results of its 2015 sustainability goals and aggressive new global targets that will guide the company’s sustainability strategy over the next decade and beyond. The report transparently details the company’s progress in key priority areas – animal care, team members, environment, communities, customers and consumers, and suppliers – across its operations in the UK, Continental Europe, Mexico and the United States.

Pilgrim’s has established sustainability as core to its business strategy, adopting industry-leading initiatives that build on the company’s long-standing commitment to sustainable food production. Pilgrim’s is the first major global meat and poultry company to offer a sustainability-linked bond tied to...

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Jun 30 9:06 AM, General News







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