Sustainable Food News

Food Industry Offers New Guide to Reduce Food Waste

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Food waste continues to be a global challenge despite industry-wide efforts to reduce it. Every year, about 80 billion pounds of food are discarded in the U.S. The EPA issued a telling statement about the situation in September when it said, “Let us feed people, not landfills.”

Campbell's Goes Green

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - When you think of Campbell’s Soup, you think of Andy Warhol’s iconic image, 1950s housewives, and your grandmother right? But do you think of the word “organic” and Campbell’s Soup in the same sentence? Probably not.

Food Giants Commit to Testing World’s First Sustainable Rice Standard

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Rice is a food staple to more than half of the world’s seven billion people. A large part of rice consumption occurs in Asia, where it is a staple for a majority of the population, including the region’s 560 million hungry people. At the current global population growth rate, the world will have to grow 50 percent more rice by 2050.

How Companies are Phasing Cruelty Out of American Livestock Production

(3BL/JustMeans) There is cruelty built into the American egg production system. Most egg-laying hens in the U.S. are confined in small cages measuring about 67 inches. Called battery cages, they are smaller than a single sheet of letter-sized paper. The hens live their entire lives in the small cages, unable to spread their wings or practice other natural chicken behavior.

Global Brands Partner with World Food Program to Support War-Affected Families

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Wars can have a devastating impact on food security of a region. Agriculture gets hampered due to flight from the land by farmers, reduced supply of inputs, and damage to irrigation and storage infrastructure and agricultural equipment. Flour mills, food processing units and bakeries typically operate at a low capacity or become defunct in such conditions.

U.S. Dairy Helps Build a Sustainable Food System

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The U.S. dairy industry is playing a vital role in creating a sustainable food system. Dairy farmers in all 50 states are adopting innovative means to address economic, environmental and social challenges. While milk production in the country has quadrupled since 1944, but the industry uses 90 percent less cropland, consumes 65 percent less water, and emits 63 percent fewer greenhouse gases.

Hershey Announces Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Support Child Nutrition in Ghana

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Malnutrition is the single largest cause of child death in the world today. This critical, global problem impacts millions of vulnerable children each year, and kills more than twice as many children as HIV/AIDS and malaria combined. Yet, it may be possible to eradicate severe malnutrition among children with a cost effective solution of using peanut butter as a therapeutic nutritional supplement.

Environmental Cost of Livestock in Brazil 20 Times Higher Than Revenue

(3BL Media/Just Means) - Another report points to the devastating environmental and economic impact that livestock can have. We have previously reported on FAIRR (Farm Animal Investment Risk & Return), and now, some fresh data corroborates the view that livestock is bad business, in more ways than one.

World Economic Forum Names 2015 Technology Pioneers

This year’s World Economic Forum announced a number of companies that they designated as Technology Pioneers in three categories: Information Technology, Life Sciences & Health, and Energy Environment & Infrastructure.

General Mills to Invest $100M to Cut Down GHG Emissions

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Human-caused greenhouse gases (GHG) lead to climate change and climate volatility, which puts the agricultural supply chains of food companies under stress. As a result, climate change has a direct adverse impact on food companies that depend on agricultural production.

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