Sustainability


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    Beyond milk: Organic Valley’s journey to fight for family farms and foster sustainability

    The pioneering approach Organic Valley is taking to preserve family farms and advance sustainability in the dairy and broader food industry.

    July 22, 2024
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    Danone, Nestlé join over 130 companies in call to reverse biodiversity loss ahead of COP16

    A coalition of businesses across various industries are pressing world leaders to take action on an issue often overlooked by corporate sustainability plans.

    By Sarah Zimmerman • July 18, 2024
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    Trendline

    Top 5 stories from Food Dive

    The food and beverage industry is changing rapidly and the actions companies take this year are likely to play a major role in defining their future. 

    By Food Dive staff
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    ADM teams with Smucker for regenerative peanut program

    In partnership with the National Black Growers Council, the companies aim to make it easier for peanut farmers to improve their soil health and carbon intensity.

    By Nathan Owens • July 8, 2024
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    1 year later: Strides and hiccups for the cultivated meat industry

    Two chicken products were approved for sale in the U.S. last June but factory-grown meat products are still facing headwinds like access to capital.

    By June 26, 2024
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    Mondelēz, Ahold Delhaize CEOs discuss how businesses can be better stewards of the planet

    Dirk Van de Put and Frans Muller are co-chairs of The Consumer Goods Forum, a group of nearly 400 global companies taking on issues such as deforestation, human rights and food waste.

    By June 25, 2024
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    Nestlé introduces sustainably sourced chocolate brand

    The confectionery offering, which uses cocoa certified by the Rainforest Alliance, will be available in airports around the world.

    By June 24, 2024
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    Kellanova to make Cheez-It crackers with regenerative wheat for East Coast grocery stores in unique pilot

    Ahold Delhaize USA, owner of Food Lion, Giant Food and Stop & Shop, is teaming with the snacking giant and grain cooperative Bartlett to reduce emissions from field to shelf. 

    By Sarah Zimmerman • June 18, 2024
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    Hershey looks to prioritize sustainable cocoa sourcing

    The Hershey Company says it’s committed to enhancing its 100% independently verified cocoa supply chain by striving for full sourcing visibility.

    By June 13, 2024
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    From lager to leaf: Behind Green Thumb’s bid for Boston Beer merger

    Joining forces could allow the new entity to innovate in categories including edibles and drinks, the cannabis company’s CEO said.

    By June 13, 2024
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    Green Boy’s impact report sheds light on food supply chain emissions

    Catalyzing transparency: Global plant-based ingredient supplier openly shares emissions data.

    June 10, 2024
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    Opinion

    The seafood industry must recognize that healthy seas require safeguarding human rights

    On World Oceans Day, a fun spotlight is often put on the need to safeguard our ecosystems. Behind the festivities is a sobering reality check that goes beyond the health of our waters.

    By Ryan Bigelow • June 7, 2024
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    Supply chain and management woes: Huy Fong Foods’ sriracha shortage strikes again

    Production is on hold for the popular rooster-adorned bottle that is a must for many hot sauce lovers. 

    By Alexandra Frost • June 3, 2024
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    Ingredients in Focus: Yotvata Dairy Farm invests in biotech company to remove antibiotics from milk

    A trial found Mileutis' flagship product, Imilac, was effective in replacing antibiotics and increasing milk production in Israeli dairy cows.

    By May 30, 2024
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    Opinion

    Brands need a new model of sustainability. Here’s how we can flip the script

    Companies need to shift their focus from selling to doing, writes Kenny Fahey, president and CEO of Leading Harvest. 

    By Kenny Fahey • May 23, 2024
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    5 attention-grabbing products from the 2024 Sweets & Snacks Expo

    Fish jerky, ramen-flavored popcorn, and gum with more caffeine than a cup of coffee were among the innovative products featured by 1,000 exhibitors.

    By May 20, 2024
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    Snickers owner Mars commits $47M to slash dairy emissions

    The CPG giant is testing seaweed feed supplements and plans to open three "net zero" farms as it looks to halve its carbon footprint by 2030.

    By Sarah Zimmerman • May 9, 2024
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    Just Ice parent shifting scarce resources to fast-growing tea, pulling back on snacks

    Eat the Change started selling environmentally friendly, nutrient-dense treats before moving into beverages in 2022 after Coca-Cola discontinued its organic Honest tea brand.

    By May 6, 2024
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    Leftovers: Fresh Del Monte pineapples turn red | Little Bites get a little less sweet

    The unique fruit resulted from crossbreeding different varieties in Costa Rica, and General Mills purchases regeneratively grown almonds for its latest snack bar.

    By Food Dive staff • May 3, 2024
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    Checking the label: Consumers raise questions around sustainable ingredients

    An overwhelming majority of consumers said ingredients are important to them when making food purchasing decisions, but over half find it challenging to access valuable information.

    By April 25, 2024
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    Mondelēz seeks to work with tech startups focused on ingredients, packaging and sustainability

    The snacking giant said the companies it partners with as part of its incubator program will provide early access to new capabilities to develop breakthrough products and platforms.

    By April 24, 2024
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    Deep Dive

    Is plant-based meat more sustainable? Experts question the data

    Researchers have struggled to replicate life-cycle assessments commissioned from companies like Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods, and are calling for more transparency.

    By Nithin Coca • April 24, 2024
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    The Weekly Sip: Nestlé unveils recyclable Nesquik sleeves | Jim Beam goes from barrel to can with RTD cocktails

    The CPG giant’s new packaging is compatible with the U.S. recycling stream, and Fable aims to enchant THC-infused beverage drinkers with its botanical hemp delta-9 offerings.

    By April 18, 2024
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    General Mills plans to cut dairy emissions 40% by end of decade

    The cereal giant is more than halfway to its goal of enrolling 1 million acres in its regenerative agriculture plan, according to the latest corporate sustainability report.

    By April 18, 2024
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    Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz invests in Tony’s Chocolonely

    The producer of slave-free chocolates said it will benefit from the coffee chain executive’s “extensive experience” in building a global consumer brand and company. 

    By April 3, 2024
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    Feeding Gen Z involves embracing the discord

    The generation born between 1997 and 2012 is crucial for success in today's food industry. New research shows how this demographic's interests buck the norm.

    By Alexandra Frost • April 2, 2024