In the period of 2011-2015, 1,691 food processing projects were announced, of which 1,033 were expansions and 658 were new projects.
June 13, 2016
The first installment of “Good Eats & More Treats: Food Manufacturing and the Changing American Table” takes a critical look at several significant components of this vital industry, which is a significant employer and a major user of industrial space.
This is said to be first-ever set of global definitions and reporting requirements for companies to measure, report on and manage food loss and waste.
June 7, 2016
A partnership of leading international organizations, launched the Food Loss and Waste Accounting and Reporting Standard (FLW Standard), what is said to be the first-ever set of global definitions and reporting requirements for companies, countries and others to consistently and credibly measure, report on and manage food loss and waste.
The goal is to raise renewable electric energy generation on dairy farms by establishing a “net-zero” energy milking parlor.
June 6, 2016
The team at the University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center (WCROC), Morris, Minn., created a goal in 2013 to raise renewable electric energy generation on dairy farms by establishing a “net-zero” energy milking parlor.
The project aims to enhance the fuel efficiency of start-stop and next-generation battery-electric vehicles.
May 31, 2016
Johnson Controls, Milwaukee, Wis., announced two multi-year research projects at the University of Wisconsin–Madison (UW–Madison), also based in Madison, Wis., aimed at enhancing the fuel efficiency of start-stop and next-generation battery-electric vehicles.
The research will focus on environmental sustainability, transparency and health and wellness.
May 26, 2016
Silk, a plant-based food and beverage brand of WhiteWave Foods, Broomfield, Colo., announced a year-long sponsored research initiative with the Center for Health and the Global Environment (CHGE) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, to research differences in how food companies, academics, industry leaders and the general public perceive the challenges facing the food industry and its attempts to feed the world in a healthy and sustainable way.
The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) have developed the Sustainability Summit to give companies the tools, connections and proactive solutions to take their sustainability programs to the next level.