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ADM and Partners Awarded Field to Market’s Collaboration of the Year Award 

ADM and its partners, Keurig Dr Pepper, PepsiCo, and Practical Farmers of Iowa, have won the Field to Market: Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture™ 2022 Collaboration of the Year Award for their regenerative agriculture project supporting Nebraska farmers. The award, one of Field to Market’s Sustainability Leadership Awards, recognizes an outstanding collaboration and cross-sector partnership in advancing continuous improvement in sustainable agriculture at the field and landscape level.

The project, “Supporting Nebraska Farmers to Boost Resiliency Via Cover Cropping,” provides farmers with technical assistance, peer support networks...

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Nov 17 8:00 AM, General News



Sysco Receives First Battery Electric Freightliner eCascadia: Changing the Future of Food Delivery

Today, Sysco Corporation, the leading global foodservice distribution company, received its first series-produced battery electric Freightliner eCascadia. With one of the largest private fleets in the United States, Sysco is leading the future of sustainability for foodservice distribution.

Sysco's first zero-emission Class 8 truck was presented to Marie Robinson, Sysco's EVP and chief supply chain officer at the Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) Manufacturing Plant in Portland. The company's first Freightliner eCascadia is expected to operate in Sysco's Riverside, California site, which will receive additional...

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Nov 17 8:00 AM, General News


Recognizing Animal Protein’s Critical Role Ahead of UN Climate Summit Agriculture Day

The Interamerican Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) convened its first-ever "Sustainable Agriculture in the Americas" pavilion at the UN Climate Summit (COP27) and partnered with the Protein PACT and other stakeholders to convene a total of 9 events focused on animal agriculture's key role in sustainability solutions.

The Protein PACT events included a November 9 panel on sustainable livestock across regions and production systems, National Pork Board Assistant Vice President Ashley McDonald shared U.S. pork's commitments to ethical principles, best practices, and documenting proof...

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Nov 15 8:00 PM, General News


Real Pork Gets Real Results

Real Pork is the industry’s trust and image brand — it's how we differentiate pork from alternatives. NPB has promoted Real Pork in three key areas this year.

Real Pork is about leading the conversation with consumers and growing its future.

Recognizing what’s real about pork helps the industry bust myths about pig production. It also conveys pig farmers’ commitment to sustainability and promotes the nutritional value and usability of pork.

Today’s Sustainability Grows Tomorrow’s Pork
More than ever, consumers are choosing food products that are both nutritious and sustainable. NPB’s mission is to...

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Nov 11 9:42 AM, General News


Lineage Logistics Extends U.S. EPA SmartWay® Transport Partnership

Lineage Logistics, LLC, the world’s largest and most innovative temperature-controlled industrial REIT and logistics solutions provider, today announced it has renewed its participation in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay Transport Partnership, a program that provides a framework to assess the environmental performance and energy efficiency of goods moving through supply chains so partnering companies can reduce their environmental footprint.

Launched in 2004, the SmartWay program helps companies advance supply chain sustainability by measuring, benchmarking and improving freight transportation efficiency. Moreover, the program also helps companies select more efficient...

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Nov 9 9:08 AM, General News


Cargill and CARE International Partner to Improve Sustainable Agriculture in Dak Lak, Vietnam

Cargill and CARE International signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a two-year program, ‘She Thrives’, at a ceremony held in Hanoi today.  ‘She Thrives’ aims to improve sustainable livelihoods among rural smallholders, particularly women and ethnic minorities from Dak Lak province in Vietnam by connecting farmers and producers to the tools and resources they need to enhance their livelihoods sustainably.

This program focused on the central highlands’ province of Dak Lak will commence immediately and run through August 2024. Over the next two years, it...

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Nov 9 8:00 AM, General News


U.S. Meat Sector Releases First-Ever Data Report on Environment, Other Key Indicators

A major new report released in advance of the United Nations Climate Summit next week in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, reveals that about 81% of facilities reporting data are covered by Meat Institute members’ commitments to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

With 100% of the Meat Institute’s large U.S. members (more than 2000 employees) submitting data, the report covers an estimated 90% of meat sold in the United States (by volume) and sets the first ever baselines for measuring progress toward ambitious targets for environmental sustainability...

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Nov 2 8:00 AM, General News


Hormel Foods Recognized by Investor's Business Daily on 100 Best ESG Companies List

Hormel Foods Corporation, a Fortune 500 global branded food company, was ranked for the first time on the Investor's Business Daily annual report of the 100 Best ESG Companies. The list recognizes companies with superior environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings combined with strong fundamental and technical stock performance.

As part of its Our Food Journey™, Hormel Foods created its 20 by 30 Challenge, a set of 20 qualitative and quantitative goals to achieve by the end of 2030 with a focus on environmental...

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Oct 25 8:25 AM, General News


NCBA Denounces Google Feature That Misrepresents Beef’s Environmental Impact

Today, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) denounced Google’s decision to bias consumers against beef through their new sustainability search feature that provides inaccurate climate information on cattle production.

“Google is using its billions of dollars of resources to target cattle producers and ignore the science that demonstrates beef’s sustainability and value to the environment,” said NCBA President Don Schiefelbein, a Minnesota cattle producer. “Cattle producers have a demonstrated record of continuous improvement, which has led to the United States recording the lowest global greenhouse gas emissions from beef while contributing..."

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Oct 12 8:31 AM, General News


“State of the Industry” Report Evaluates Sustainability Transparency of America’s Top Retailers

The Ratio Institute released its inaugural “State of the Industry” report that evaluates the transparency of top food retailers in North America.

The institute bases its evaluation on its new Food Retail Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Reporting Standard. The group noted that it focused on quality of reporting rather than sustainability performance.

Notably, the report found that there are opportunities for some of the top retailers to become leaders in sustainability through improved transparency. The report looked at where food retailers’ strengths are and also how...

 

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Oct 6 9:49 AM, General News


Smithfield Foods to White House: We're Committed to Ending Food Insecurity

Smithfield Foods, an American food company and one of the world's leading vertically integrated protein producers, submitted commitments to fighting hunger and food insecurity to the White House in advance of its Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health, which will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 28.

The company has pioneered sustainability standards for more than two decades and has made long-term commitments to improve food access and affordability, integrate nutrition and health and empower all consumers to make and have access to healthy choices...

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Sep 28 8:00 AM, General News


Bayer Launches Collaboration with Perdue AgriBusiness

- Program is the first agrifood value chain business-to-business collaboration under Bayer’s new ForGround platform and is anticipated to help improve soil health and reduce Scope 3 GHG emissions at scale in the long term.
- Creating additional opportunities for farmers to be an integral part of a more sustainable food value chain, Perdue grain farmers may be compensated for participating in a carbon footprinting program and eligible for future incentives tied to adopting regenerative farming practices, along with receiving access to all ForGround benefits.
- The collaboration represents two industry leaders coming together to...

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Sep 27 8:58 AM, General News


Zero Egg Introduces the First Ready-to-Eat Plant-Based Scrambled Egg

Food-Tech Startup, Zero Egg, is Making it Easier Than Ever for Foodservice Operators and Manufacturers to Serve Plant-Based Eggs

Today, Food-tech startup Zero Egg has announced that it will soon release a game changing new product: Zero Egg Scoopable Scramble – the world's first ready-to-eat frozen plant-based scrambled egg.

Using cutting-edge technology, Zero Egg has developed a frozen scrambled egg that has the same taste and texture as an ordinary egg. This innovative product is set to be...

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Sep 27 8:00 AM, General News


Blue Apron Joins United Nations Global Compact Initiative

Blue Apron announced today that it has joined the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. With over 16,000 company participants from over 160 countries, UNGC is a voluntary initiative based on the belief that corporate sustainability starts with a company’s value system and a principles-based approach to doing business.

As a UNGC Participant, Blue Apron is committed to elevating its role to show the different ways it can help drive the outcomes of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

“We are a carbon-neutral..."

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Sep 26 9:49 AM, General News


Meijer Recognized by EPA for Lowest Corporate-Wide Refrigerant Emissions Rate Nationwide

For the second consecutive year, Meijer was recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency's GreenChill Program for having the lowest corporate-wide refrigerant emissions rate out of all the GreenChill Partners over the past year.

As an active participant in the EPA's program since 2012, the Midwest retailer has made reducing its refrigerant leak rate a priority and is now 19 percent below the industry average.

"We understand that to be a good company, we must be a good neighbor, and ultimately that means integrating environmental sustainability into our..."

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Sep 22 8:00 AM, General News


Pacific Foods Welcomes Fall with New Organic Canned Ready-to-Serve Soups and Plant-Based Chilis

Just in time for fall, Pacific Foods is giving soup lovers 14 more organic reasons to enjoy soup season with the introduction of canned ready-to-eat hearty soups and plant-based chilis in infinitely recyclable non-BPA lined packaging.

The shift to hearty, ready-to-serve soup in steel cans comes at a time when one-third of millennial consumers consistently consider sustainability when making a purchase*. The reinvigorated line also features reformulated vegan and non-vegan varieties, like Vegetable...

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Sep 14 8:41 AM, General News


The Kroger Co. Foundation Recognized as Leader in Fighting Food Insecurity

The Kroger Co. announced today The Kroger Co. Foundation's recognition as a 2022 Hunger Leadership Award winner. The Congressional Hunger Center honored the Foundation with this award because of its ongoing commitment to fighting hunger across the U.S.

"We appreciate this honor from the Congressional Hunger Center, which recognizes our Corporate Affairs leaders effective stewardship of Foundation funds to create communities free of hunger and waste," said Keith Dailey, Kroger's group vice president of Corporate Affairs and president of The Kroger Co. Foundation. "The Foundation is committed to advancing..."

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Sep 8 8:00 AM, General News


Walmart Announces Equity Investment in Sustainable Beef LLC

Walmart and Sustainable Beef LLC announced today that Walmart signed an agreement to acquire a minority stake in Sustainable Beef LLC, a rancher-owned company based in North Platte, Nebraska. Walmart’s equity investment is part of a broader strategic partnership to source top-quality angus beef from Sustainable Beef LLC’s new beef processing facility. This partnership helps supplement the current beef industry and provides additional opportunities for ranchers to increase their business. As part of the investment, Walmart will also have representation on Sustainable Beef’s board.

Walmart’s investment will help Sustainable Beef...

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Aug 31 9:46 AM, General News


Hormel Foods Launches its 16th Annual Global Impact Report

Company shares its food journey progress as a leading corporate citizen

Hormel Foods Corporation, a Fortune 500 global branded food company, today announced the launch of its 16th annual Global Impact Report. The report, available online at https://csr.hormelfoods.com/ , contains detailed information about the company’s progress toward its corporate responsibility and environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals in fiscal 2021.

“For over 130 years, we’ve been making a difference, with our people, in our communities and with our products,” said Jim Snee, chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer of... 

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Aug 31 8:57 AM, General News


Vital Farms Grows Roots in Regenerative Agriculture With the Launch of New Restorative Eggs

Today, Vital Farms builds on its reputation in sustainable farming with the release of Restorative pasture-raised eggs, produced using regenerative agriculture principles like perennial rotations and cover crops. Regenerative agriculture helps create balanced environments between pastures and animals that aims to increase the land’s resiliency and improve the health of waterways.

Vital Farms collaborated with regenerative thought leader Understanding Ag for over a year to transition five initial farms to a core set of tenets that promote rich, nutrient-dense soil. As pioneers of...

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Aug 29 1:00 PM, General News


Greenfield Natural Meat Co. Rewards Bacon Lovers with a Bacon Rebate

Greenfield Natural Meat Co. a sustainable meat brand produced by the world's first major carbon neutral food company Maple Leaf Foods, Inc., has introduced a Bacon Rebate to help Americans have their bacon, get paid, and help protect the planet.

Around the world, people earn rewards for making sustainable choices for the health of our planet. Energy efficient appliances? Rebate. Eco-friendly car? Rebate. Now, choosing sustainable bacon earns its own rewards. Claiming the Bacon Rebate is as simple as it sounds: just look for Greenfield Natural Meat...

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Aug 24 9:23 AM, General News


Yum! Brands Highlights Progress on Climate, Sustainable Packaging and Equity & Inclusion Priorities 

Today, Yum! Brands, Inc. released its annual Global Citizenship & Sustainability Report, highlighting the Company’s strategic investments in socially responsible growth, risk management and stewardship of its people, food and impact on the planet. This includes addressing climate change, advancements in sustainable packaging and creating equity in the communities it serves.

“We delivered strong business results in 2021, which is a testament to our Recipe for Growth & Good, demonstrating that focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues is not incidental to growth, but an enabler of it,” said...

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Jul 20 8:18 AM, General News


Aramark Commits to Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions From the Food It Serves by 25 Percent by 2030

Aramark (NYSE: ARMK), the largest U.S.-based food service provider, announced today it is the first contract catering company in the U.S. to sign World Resources Institute’s (WRI) Cool Food Pledge. By signing the Pledge, Aramark is committing to drastically reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with the food it serves in the U.S. by 25 percent by 2030.

Cutting carbon emissions is a critical component of the company’s sustainability plan, Be Well. Do Well., focused on positively impacting people and the...

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Jun 14 7:37 AM, General News


Farmer Focus Evolves Package Design To Attract Consumers to Organic Chicken

Today, Farmer Focus, the only 100% USDA organic and Humane CertifiedⓇ chicken company with a mission to promote and protect generational family farms, announces updated packaging designed to stand out on crowded shelves attracting new consumers to organic chicken while showcasing differentiated brand values. In addition to highlighting key claims like “Organic & Free Range”, the packaging features a new QR code, making it easier than ever to trace every package of Farmer Focus chicken back to the farm where it was raised.

The packaging changes were inspired by consumer...

 

 

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Jun 8 1:00 PM, General News


Conagra Brands Celebrates Employee-Led Sustainable Development Awards Program

In celebration of World Environment Day on June 5, Conagra Brands announced today the winners of its annual Sustainable Development Awards, an employee-led program that encourages the development and implementation of innovative ideas related to sustainable production and business practices. This year, employees from across the organization submitted a record 211 sustainability-focused projects that conserve water, reduce waste and save energy, underscoring Conagra's commitment to nourishing and restoring the planet. Winning teams were presented with awards this week at a ceremony in Chicago and Omaha. In partnership with the...

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Jun 3 8:34 AM, General News


GOOD Meat Partners with Industry Leader to Build the First Large-Scale Cultivated Meat Facility

GOOD Meat, the cultivated meat division of Eat Just, Inc., a company that applies cutting-edge science and technology on a mission to create healthier, more sustainable foods, announced today that it signed an exclusive multi-year agreement with ABEC, Inc. to design, manufacture, install and commission the largest known bioreactors for avian and mammalian cell culture. With a long history of bioprocess equipment innovation, ABEC has the most experience and largest capacity in the biotech industry.

Ten 250,000-liter bioreactors will form the foundation...

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May 26 8:00 AM, General News


Silver Fern Farms Celebrates Launch of Net Carbon Zero Beef in NY with New Zealand Prime Minister

Today, Silver Fern Farms, New Zealand's leading red meat producer and exporter, celebrated the launch of its USDA-approved Net Carbon Zero by Nature 100% Grass-Fed Angus Beef at a New York City event attended by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

"It's great to see NZ exporters like Silver Fern Farms bringing their own initiatives to sustainability and our regenerative future," said New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at the event. "It's a wonderful example of how Aotearoa New Zealand prides..."

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May 25 1:00 PM, General News


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.

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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.

The Company will offer and highlight...

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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







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