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    JBS hires its first sustainability officer

    Jason Weller joins the beef giant after serving as vice president of Land O’Lakes sustainability arm Truterra, where he led an effort to incentivize more climate-friendly agriculture practices through carbon credits.

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    Beyond Meat suspends COO following arrest

    The plant-based meat company said Senior Vice President of Manufacturing Operations Jonathan Nelson will perform the job in the interim.

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    Behind 5 food and beverage sustainability programs receiving USDA funding

    Tyson and Land O’Lakes’ sustainability arm Truterra were among the 70 projects that received grants to facilitate climate-smart agricultural practices.

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    As Honest tea production ends, co-founder fills void with new beverage in fewer than 4 months

    Seth Goldman is bullish there’s demand for beverages like his new Just Ice Tea, saying Coca-Cola didn’t manage his previous product well.

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    Beyond Meat and Taco Bell to test plant-based steak option

    Beyond Carne Asada, created in partnership with Yum Brands, will be sold at select Dayton, Ohio-area restaurants next month at the same price as meat.

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    Perfect Day launches biotech-as-a-service business

    The precision fermentation leader’s new venture, nth Bio, will help companies with research and development, scale up and regulatory review. Its first partnership is with animal-free egg protein maker Onego Bio.

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    Ben & Jerry’s co-founders say Unilever violated merger agreement

    The ice cream brand's founders told MSNBC the sale of its Israel operations went against the section of the deal that gave an independent board control over social responsibility matters.

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    Why Nestlé is confident its portfolio overhaul has primed it for success

    North America CEO Steve Presley said the CPG is in a stronger position despite an unpredictable environment after turning over 40% of its U.S. business to focus on faster-growing, trendier offerings.

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    Alcohol is in ‘the experimentation bucket’ for Coca-Cola, CEO says

    James Quincey told analysts the beverage giant wants to see whether early innovations gain traction before deciding whether to invest larger sums of money and make booze a bigger part of its future.

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    Blanket policies to discourage indulgent foods don’t work, study finds

    Researchers at Georgetown University found obese consumers are more likely to buy sodas and sugary baked goods, while all consumers purchase candy at similar rates.

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    Leftovers: White Castle slides into burger snacks; Eat the Change chews let adults choose veggies

    The burger chain rolls deeper into the freezer aisle with bites based on its Sliders, and Southern chicken restaurant Zaxby’s puts its popular sauces into freezer pops.

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    Beam Suntory to invest $400M in sustainable expansion of Jim Beam distillery

    The project will increase the Kentucky facility’s capacity by 50% while cutting its greenhouse gas emissions in half. 

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    Soda increases cancer death risk 5%, study finds

    Researchers at the American Cancer Society correlated higher body mass indices of regular sugary drink consumers with variations of the disease related to obesity.

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    PepsiCo, ADM partner to cut carbon through regenerative agriculture

    Once implemented, the companies said projects could reach 2 million acres of farmland by 2030 and eliminate 1.4 million metric tons of greenhouse gases.

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    Inflation, supply chain woes weigh on spice maker McCormick

    The flavoring giant is among a handful of food and beverage makers to lower their outlook or report challenges to their businesses in recent months amid a volatile economic environment. 

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    Potential food crisis averted as rail strike deal is reached

    The agriculture industry warned a shutdown would have overwhelmed grain storage facilities and delayed deliveries, dealing a blow to a food sector already reeling from inflation and supply chain challenges.

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    JM Smucker creates Transformation Office to drive profits

    Amy Held will lead in the new role of chief transformation officer, as the maker of Jif and Folgers prioritizes productivity and margin enhancement.

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    GMO ingredient disclosure online is not enough, court rules

    The judge found technical problems when using a QR code or text message could prevent consumers from getting the information they seek, but denied several other challenges to the federal labeling law. 

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    Inside Mars Wrigley’s ‘bold ambition’ to create a $1.1B ice cream business

    More than three decades after buying Dove Bar, the candy giant behind Snickers and M&M’s is harnessing innovation and e-commerce to drive its expansion in frozen treats.

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    Plenty to invest $300M in indoor vertical farm campus

    The 120-acre complex in Virginia will be capable of producing more than 20 million pounds of fruits and vegetables, with berry giant Driscoll’s among its first customers.

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    Price increases are weighing on food volumes, IRI finds

    As CPGs pass along higher costs to consumers, a few categories have proven resistant to declines, according to an analysis of August sales data.

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    Safety issues incubate disaster in food and beverage supply chains

    An Abbott formula recall and a Family Dollar rodent infestation underscore how systematic failures can compromise safety.

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    Food inflation continues to rise, even as pace of growth slows

    The Ukraine conflict and poor growing conditions for crops like wheat have increased food prices at home 13.5% during the past year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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    How Biden’s biotech executive order helps the food industry

    Bioengineering powers genetically modified items and the animal-free products made through precision fermentation.

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    Kraft Heinz names new chief growth officer

    Diana Frost has worked with marketing and innovation for the CPG giant for two years, playing a big role in its joint venture with artificial intelligence-powered NotCo.