Well over half of U.S. consumers are more concerned about animal welfare, specifically as it relates to the food supply, than they were just a few years ago.
May 3, 2017
About half of U.S. consumers are satisfied that animals raised for food are treated appropriately under current practices and regulations, and only one in five either somewhat or strongly disagree that food animals are treated appropriately.
FReSH is designed to accelerate transformational change in global food systems and reach healthy, enjoyable diets that are produced responsibly within planetary boundaries.
January 24, 2017
Several large food processors joined together to launch FReSH (Food Reform for Sustainability and Health), a program under the leadership of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), Geneva, and the EAT Foundation (EAT), Oslo, Norway.
Cargill worked with numerous global partners to engage more than 148,000 farmers, and established a baseline for measuring tree cover loss by mapping the sourcing areas of nearly 2,000 locations across 14 countries.
January 17, 2017
Cargill, Minneapolis, released a report outlining progress on its efforts to eliminate deforestation from its supply chains.
By 2025, Smithfield will reduce its absolute GHG emissions by 25%.
December 6, 2016
Smithfield Foods, Inc., Smithfield, Va., is said to become the first major protein company to announce a far-reaching greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goal throughout its entire supply chain, from feed grain to packaged bacon.
More than 20,000 products now carry the blue MSC label and can be traced back to fisheries, which meet the MSC’s world-class standard for sustainable fishing.
October 14, 2016
The volume of MSC-certified catch has increased by 6% since 2014-15, while the MSC-certified supply chain climbed 16% over the same period, according to an annual report published by Marine Stewardship Council (MSC).
Food waste is so problematic that it initiated a statement from agriculture secretary Tom Vilasick and EPA deputy administrator Stan Meiburg in 2015 to announce the nation’s first-ever national food loss and waste goal, calling for a 50% reduction by 2030 as an initiative for governments, charitable/faith-based organizations and the private sector.