Poultry producer Bell & Evans is experiencing significant growth in its organic chicken program, increasing its need for U.S. grown organic-certified corn and soybeans used in its organic chicken feed. The family-owned producer finalized a long-term sourcing agreement with global ag leader Cargill to exclusively secure its organic grain and increase domestic organic grain supply. Under the agreement, Cargill will incentivize U.S. farmers to transition acreage from conventional to organic management through subsidized organic crop consulting services provided by organic pioneer Rodale Institute.
Danone North America, the purpose-driven food & beverage leader with a diverse portfolio of dairy and plant-based brands, continues to expand its regenerative farming program, currently the most comprehensive regenerative agriculture dairy program in the U.S.
Del Monte Fresh Produce, one of North America’s leading marketers and distributors of fresh and fresh-cut fruit and vegetables, has launched its 2020 Holiday Campaign, which encompasses everything from updated fruit sticker and tag designs to a new message on sustainability as the country enters the holiday 2020 season.
Fresh Del Monte Produce has announced that it has joined the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), which aims to drive ambitious climate change action in the private sector by enabling companies to set science-based emissions reduction targets. The company joins SBTi as the first global marketer of fruits and vegetables to commit to reducing its carbon footprint to assist with limiting global warming to well below 2 °C. This commitment further showcases Fresh Del Monte Produce’s sharpened focus to operating sustainably and implementing sound, science-based practices throughout its global operations; further leading the way within the produce industry.
Employee conservation initiatives generate nearly $30 million in company savings.
June 29, 2020
Conagra Brands announced the winners of its annual Sustainable Development Awards, celebrating the company's commitment to sustainability. Conagra's awards program encourages employees from across its organization to develop, implement and submit for consideration sustainability-focused initiatives which conserve water, reduce waste and save energy.
The partnership will provide Smithfield with long-term renewable energy for its agricultural operations and contribute to its goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 25% by 2025.
March 20, 2019
Smithfield Foods, Inc., Smithfield, Va., signed an agreement with United Wind, a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based distributed wind energy developer, to power dozens of Smithfield hog farms in Colorado with on-site wind energy.
China, the United States and Britain failed to make the Top 20 of 67 nations, which were graded on food waste, sustainable agriculture and health and nutrition.
February 1, 2019
France's aggressive measures to tackle food waste, promote healthy lifestyles and adopt eco-farming techniques helped it rank the world’s most food sustainable country for the second year in a row, according to an index released by the Economist Intelligence Unit, UK, and the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition Foundation, Italy.
The integration of Field to Market's sustainability metrics provides commodity crop producers and the supply chain with a seamless solution for assessing sustainability performance.
November 13, 2018
Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, Washington, D.C., and Land O'Lakes SUSTAIN, Arden Hills, Minn., announced the forthcoming availability of Field to Market's sustainability metrics within the new Truterra Insights Engine from Land O'Lakes SUSTAIN.