Sustainability: Page 3

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    Organic dairy farmers petition USDA for drought relief funds

    The weather in the western U.S. is exacerbating dire conditions for many operations already facing supply chain challenges and higher feed costs, prompting some producers to go out of business.

    By Nov. 4, 2022
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    Meat industry report touts sustainability commitments ahead of COP27

    As world leaders plan to discuss climate change at the United Nations conference, the North American Meat Institute said 81% of its meat processor members have plans to lower emissions.

    By Nov. 2, 2022
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    The Food Dive Outlook on 2023

    Continued volatility, a focus on sustainability and technology playing a bigger role in giving consumers what they want are playing a huge part in the trends we see for 2023.  

    By Food Dive staff
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    How Jack & Annie’s uses jackfruit to shake up plant-based meat

    Founder and CEO Annie Ryu said the massive fruit native to South India has a meat-like texture and easily adapts to products including chicken-like nuggets and meatballs.

    By Nov. 2, 2022
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    Sponsored by Ecolab

    Time to shift CIP digital tools from reporting to action

    How the right diagnostic and reporting platforms allow you to balance food safety needs while achieving your sustainability goals. 

    By Joe Curran, Customer Success Manager – Innovation Programs & Stephanie Erickson, Digital Product Manager – Global F&B Marketing • Oct. 31, 2022
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    BioVeritas gets $65M for fermented upcycled ingredients

    The company, which turns broken pasta and other food waste into ingredients commonly sourced from petrochemicals, plans to open a commercial-scale plant in 2025.

    By Oct. 27, 2022
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    AAK partners with Arzeda to transform oils with enzymes

    The protein designer, which has worked with BP and Unilever, has long wanted to use its processes to help make the food industry more sustainable and efficient, said CEO Alexandre Zanghellini.

    By Oct. 27, 2022
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    Future focused: How Diageo prioritizes sustainability

    The company’s Society 2030 program tailors sustainability goals by brand, avoiding a one-size-fits-all approach.

    By Sara Karlovitch • Oct. 27, 2022
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    Mondelēz commits $600M more to cocoa sustainability

    Dirk Van de Put, the snack giant’s CEO, said additional collaboration is needed to have a greater impact on the popular crop and its growers.

    By Oct. 27, 2022
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    How PepsiCo is working to convince its farmers to embrace regenerative agriculture

    The food and beverage giant hopes practices such as using cover crops can help it meet its goal of achieving net zero emissions by 2040, said Rob Meyers, vice president of global sustainability.

    By Oct. 26, 2022
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    Beyond Meat’s plant-based steak launches at more than 5,000 stores

    The product, the first of its kind widely available in U.S. grocery stores, could help turn the company’s fortunes, which have been mired recently by job cuts and slowing sales.

    By Oct. 24, 2022
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    Why King Arthur sees regenerative agriculture as a collective CPG effort

    The flour brand, which aims to have 100% of its products milled from regeneratively grown wheat by 2030, said it is part of a network of companies aiming to improve the sustainability of the ingredient.

    By Oct. 20, 2022
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    3 ways almonds contribute to a circular economy

    Discover how farmers can optimize three almond byproducts to reduce the environmental footprint while adding value.

    Oct. 17, 2022
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    Ingredion partners with HowGood to measure ingredient sustainability

    A scorecard for each item measuring aspects including emissions, water usage and labor risk will be available by the end of 2022, allowing the company and its customers to better gauge environmental and social impact.

    By Oct. 13, 2022
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    Soli Organic raises $125M to further expansion plans

    The indoor agriculture company will use these funds — as well as the $170 million in financing it’s received in the last year — to build new farms to grow herbs and other organic crops in soil.

    By Oct. 12, 2022
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    Nestlé sees green in plant-based business despite category slowdown

    While the segment got overheated during the pandemic, a top executive said it remains a “strong consumer trend” and one the global food giant will continue to invest in.

    By Oct. 11, 2022
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    Pea protein maker Puris launches first consumer product in plant-based egg

    The company said AcreMade, which has yellow field peas as its main protein source, will allow it to grab a portion of the lucrative vegan egg market. 

    By Oct. 6, 2022
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    Nestlé commits more than $1B to coffee sustainability amid climate change concerns

    A fifth of Nescafé’s coffee will be sourced from regenerative agricultural methods by 2025, and half by 2030, as part of the company’s broader goal. 

    By Oct. 4, 2022
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    Liquid Death raises $70M

    The brand selling still and sparkling water in aluminum cans is now valued at $700 million. It has expanded its retail presence 275% during the last year.

    By Oct. 4, 2022
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    5 attention-grabbing products from Natural Products Expo East

    At the convention in Philadelphia last week, thousands of natural and organic brands showcased an array of products ranging from fig-based coffee to carrot bacon, and nonalcoholic wine to chickpea milk.

    By , Oct. 4, 2022
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    How producers are driving a more connected food ecosystem

    Players in the middle of farmers and consumers will need to evaluate their business models to see where they fit, and embrace agility and resilience, writes Ernst & Young’s Bill McClure.

    By Bill McClure • Sept. 30, 2022
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    Mars unveils plastic jars with 15% recycled plastics

    The candy giant and packaging manufacturer Berry say the new containers for Starburst, Skittles and M&M’s will eliminate roughly 300 tons of virgin plastic annually.

    By Sept. 28, 2022
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    Kerry launches emulsifier made from acacia

    The company is touting Puremul, which would replace sunflower lecithin and mono- and diglycerides, as a more plentiful clean label alternative.

    By Sept. 22, 2022
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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.

    By Sept. 22, 2022
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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.

    By Sept. 21, 2022
  • A dish of powdered egg white made through Onego Bio's precision fermentation sits on a counter, with a dish of whipped egg white and a whisk with whipped egg on it behind.
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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.

    By Sept. 20, 2022