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Mars and Unreasonable Group Announce Unreasonable Food™ To Transform Sustainability
Through its snacking division, Mars and Unreasonable Group today announced the beginning of a three-year partnership: Unreasonable Food™. Unreasonable Food seeks to become the world's premier global initiative focused on supporting rapid growth companies positioned to re-define our food systems - ensuring a more regenerative, inclusive, and equitable future of food for all.
This partnership will support the Mars Net Zero Roadmap and Mars Snacking's sustainability journey, while also delivering a more agile and forward-looking snacking business for Mars, dedicated to serving a just and sustainable...
Navigating the Path to Sustainable Pork Production: A Reflection on FAO Reports
Jamie Burr, chief sustainability officer at NPB, reflects on the recent FAO reports and how U.S. pork is committed to producing sustainable products.
In December, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), which is the leading international agricultural organization, released two important reports touching on animal agriculture – the first report notably concludes that continued efficiency is the most promising way to reduce livestock’s emissions. The second report is a roadmap for ending hunger while achieving the goal of limiting warming to 1.5°C...
Sysco Launches One Planet. One Table.
Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY), the leading global foodservice distribution company, launched its One Planet. One Table. assortment, the foodservice industry’s largest offering of certified and sustainably focused products.
The Sysco One Planet. One Table. assortment includes over 3,000 items across 15 categories that are:
“At Sysco, we're taking action to protect the health of our one and only planet. We have a growing market of customers looking for more...
Cargill and Partners Announce First Gold Standard-Approved Methane Emissions Reduction Methodology
Beef producers are leading the way toward the future of sustainable agriculture and hold the ability to mitigate methane emissions that address climate change. To recognize these efforts and enable reduction value to be quantified, Cargill partnered with TREES Consulting to develop a Gold Standard-approved beef methodology that offers the global beef industry a framework for measuring methane emissions reduction using feed supplements that have been incorporated into beef cattle diets, such as SilvAir™*. Gold Standard’s certification process allows climate and sustainable development...
The Model Store: How Supply Chain Challenges and Sustainability are Driving Decisions
As the last few years have shown, it’s an ever-evolving operational climate for doing business. Food retailers building new stores or remodeling existing locations are simultaneously dealing with supply chain challenges and the drive toward sustainability.
Just as retailers have had to circumvent delays and shortages in products that they sell to consumers, they faced similar internal circumstances when designing and outfitting their stores. Sourcing materials and resources from both domestic and global suppliers is often tricky, as the pandemic, war in Ukraine, weather events, high...
U.S. Beef Sustainability, Alternative Cuts Highlighted at Consumer Festival in Taiwan
U.S. beef held a featured role at the 2023 Vogue Picnic in Taipei, one of Taiwan’s largest outdoor events. The festival attracted an estimated 30,000, mostly young consumers. Sustainability, an issue of increasing importance among younger demographics in Taiwan, was a central message for the U.S. beef industry. Sustainability facts and information about U.S. production practices were shared with consumers and media at both industry booths and during presentations, cooking demonstrations, product samplings and interactive games.
Erich Kuss, chief of the Agricultural Section at the American Institute in Taiwan...
Sustainability is Trending Upward and Delivering Growth Across Retail, Reports Circana
Spending on sustainability is trending upward across several areas of discretionary general merchandise and consumer packaged goods (CPG). As of September 2022, 40% of consumers reported that environmental issues impact their decision on whether or not to shop at a specific manufacturer or retailer, according to Circana, formerly IRI and The NPD Group, surpassing social issues for the first time.
“Products that impact our energy use, reduce waste, and use recycled materials or natural ingredients are all getting attention from consumers and presenting...
2023 IFIC Food and Health Survey Shows Americans Feel the Impact of Rising Costs
The International Food Information Council (IFIC) released its 2023 Food and Health Survey today, unveiling significant findings regarding Americans' eating habits and food choices.
The 18th edition of the annual survey reveals key consumer insights around the rising cost of food, stress and well-being, the influence of social media on food and nutrition decisions, evolving eating patterns, climate consciousness, and healthy labels as purchase drivers.
"The 2023 IFIC Food and Health Survey is a comprehensive snapshot of the complex factors that shape American food and...
Food System Stress Is Feeding Innovation and Investor Opportunities: PGIM Research
Vulnerabilities in our global food system have surfaced recently as the invasion of Ukraine, COVID-19 pandemic and climate change have disrupted the food supply — having a profound impact on food prices, monetary and fiscal policy, even political stability. However, these disturbances have also tilled the soil for much-needed innovation, and investors can play a major role in transforming the industry for the future, according to new research from PGIM, the $1.2 trillion global investment management business of Prudential Financial, Inc...
Maple Leaf Foods Releases First Integrated Report Consolidating 2022: Financial and Sustainability
Maple Leaf Foods Inc. today released its first annual integrated report, bringing together its 2022 financial and sustainability performance under one umbrella. This approach to reporting more clearly demonstrates the interconnectivity between the company's sustainability initiatives, business strategy and performance, and provides a more holistic view of how sustainability is woven into all aspects of the company's business and commitment to creating shared value over time through strategic action, leadership and transparency.
In his opening Letter to Stakeholders, Maple Leaf Foods' Executive Chair and CEO, Michael McCain, reflects...
New Smithfield Foods Report Documents 21 Years of Progress Toward Sustainability Goals
Smithfield Foods, Inc. today published its 21st annual sustainability impact report tracking progress toward its ambitious sustainability targets in its continuing commitment to produce "Good Food. Responsibly.®"
"Smithfield's sustainability programs have accelerated over the past several years, and 2022 was a year of significant progress," said Stewart Leeth, chief sustainability officer for Smithfield Foods. "We completed a comprehensive watershed analysis, made progress toward our food loss and waste goals and expanded our renewable energy footprint to further reduce.
National Pork Board Names First Chief Sustainability Officer
Jamie Burr Brings 20+ Years Experience to Help Pork Industry Meet Sustainability Goals
- The National Pork Board elevates sustainability leadership position to C-suite level.
- Five-person sustainability team now led by former Tyson Foods leader
- Continued focus on sharing pork industry's sustainability goals and metrics with farmers, supply chain and consumers.
The National Pork Board (NPB) has named its first Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) by appointing an industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience in sustainability and environmental program leadership...
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Mintec Completes Fourth IOSCO Accreditation for Proprietary Agrifood Prices