Sustainability


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    Leftovers: Lay's fries up potatoes grown in NFL stadium dirt; Opopop creates an interactive popcorn experience

    PepsiCo's Frito-Lay offers football fans a new way to consume their favorite team, and New Belgium and Imperfect Foods give blemished oranges a second chance in IPA.

    By Food Dive staff • Jan. 21, 2022
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    More U.S. consumers want snacks with a 'broader consciousness,' Mondelēz finds

    The company found between 75% and 78% of people surveyed say low-waste packaging, fair labor practices, animal welfare and environmental concerns impact their food choices. 

    By Jan. 21, 2022
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    As consumers care more about sustainability, food and beverage companies are pledging to make their portfolios more eco-friendly. But are they making progress? 

    By Food Dive staff
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    Upward Farms plans world's largest indoor vertical farm

    The 250,000-square-foot facility in Pennsylvania will supply microgreens and fish to consumers in the Northeast using the company's aquaponic technology.

    By Jan. 19, 2022
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    Why fermented meat analogs will steal the spotlight in 2022

    As interest in plant-based food has surged, several companies using an age-old method to grow high-quality proteins are bringing a meat-like texture and sustainability story to plates across the U.S.

    By Jan. 18, 2022
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    Nestlé cuts sugar, adopts more sustainable packaging for Carnation Breakfast Essentials

    The nutrient-rich beverage aimed at kids and teens is now available in Tetra Pak cartons made with responsibly sourced paper.

    By Jan. 13, 2022
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    Stonyfield co-founder enlists consumers, retailers to help Northeast organic dairy farms

    The yogurt maker aims to boost dozens of small farmers in the region after Danone's Horizon and Maple Hill Creamery chose not to renew their supply contracts.

    By Jan. 12, 2022
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    Smithfield Foods commits to halving food waste by 2030

    The pork producer said it plans to achieve the goal through loss prevention, donating wasted food and repurposing waste into animal feed.

    By Jan. 7, 2022
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    Remilk raises $120M for animal-free dairy

    The Israel-based company, which already has facilities in the U.S. and Europe, plans to use the funds to scale its proteins for use as ingredients.

    By Jan. 6, 2022
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    Why food companies should rethink the financial benefits of ESG

    Environmental, social and governance offers CPGs the opportunity to unlock value for investors, customers and talent, writes Molly Podolefsky of Guidehouse.

    By Molly Podolefsky • Jan. 5, 2022
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    6 trends shaping food and beverage growth in 2022

    The lingering effects of the pandemic will continue to influence everything from consumers' meal choices to the ability of manufacturers to meet demand.

    By , , Jan. 4, 2022
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    Top 10 food funding rounds of 2021

    The year has had 13 unique investment periods where companies received more than $100 million — a trend that is not likely to end soon, experts say.

    By Dec. 23, 2021
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    Follow the technology: Why innovation is key to more sustainable food choices

    Industry and government leaders should consider all routes to developing new protein sources to help feed a hungry world and cut emissions, writes former USDA Secretary Dan Glickman.

    By Dan Glickman • Dec. 21, 2021
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    Leftovers: Singing Stouffers offers holiday cheer with a hearty meal; Sabra makes a sustainability push through salad

    The Nestlé brand's frozen favorites deck the halls at the push of a button, and Mondelēz pairs its Oreo Thins with Barefoot Wine. 

    By Food Dive staff • Dec. 17, 2021
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    Tcho chocolate becomes 100% plant-based

    Doubling down on its sustainability commitment, the California-based craft confectioner is introducing all new bars and has vowed that all of its products will be animal-free by 2023. 

    By Dec. 6, 2021
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    Bakery giant Grupo Bimbo investing in superfood maker LiveKuna

    The owner of Sara Lee and Thomas' English Muffins also will partner with the upstart to expand distribution in North America of its products made from ingredients like quinoa and chia.

    By Dec. 6, 2021
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    Cutting meat, produce and cereal waste would have greatest environmental impact: EPA

    In a new report, the agency said households and restaurants account for half of all waste, while food processing is responsible for 34 million metric tons per year.

    By Dec. 6, 2021
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    Kroger is adding carbon-neutral eggs under private label

    The grocer claims the eggs, which will be produced using a system from Kipster Farms of the Netherlands, will be the first carbon-neutral, cage-free ones to hit U.S. retail shelves. 

    By Catherine Douglas Moran • Dec. 2, 2021
  • Weak efforts will slow meat industry's effort to reduce environmental footprint, report says

    Despite making pledges last month at COP26 to cut methane emissions, FAIRR said only 18% of meat and dairy companies actually track the gas.

    By Dec. 1, 2021
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    3 ways Big Food is coming to terms with its climate impact

    In the aftermath of the UN's COP26 climate conference, CPGs are ramping up their efforts around emissions cuts, deforestation and more.

    By Nov. 29, 2021
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    Supplant and N'Robed Sugar Crystals offer new ways to sweeten

    Products include an upcycled baking sweetener that gets its flavor from plant fibers and a beverage product that coats sugar in Reb M.

    By Nov. 18, 2021
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    Local Bounti aims to prove it's worth the investment despite indoor farming's spotty track record

    With the pending close of its SPAC deal, the firm believes it can execute and turn a profit thanks to a focus on unit economics and local distribution in the Western U.S.

    By Nov. 18, 2021
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    Del Monte Foods leans into upcycled food movement with canned vegetable certification

    The company redirected about 600,000 pounds of green beans that would have been composted or fed to animals into two existing lines.

    By Nov. 16, 2021
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    How Blue Horizon uses food tech investments to further sustainability

    The firm puts funds toward alternative protein companies worldwide, focusing on their potential to improve the environment, human health and animal welfare.

    By Nov. 15, 2021
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    Buying less junk food can lower households' potential emissions by 29%, study finds

    Researchers also found that 71% of homes could reduce their carbon footprint by changing purchasing habits, such as cutting out unhealthy foods and buying fewer goods in bulk.

    By Nov. 11, 2021
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    Deep Dive

    Despite drought, almonds will keep on growing

    California produces about 80% of the world's supply of the nut, which farmers have spent many years learning to produce more of with less water.

    By Nov. 4, 2021