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How Food Companies Can Make the Most of Longer Lives

The food industry has been somewhat ponderous in responding to the ageing global population. Ben Cooper looks at how food companies can most effectively meet the needs of the growing ranks of older consumers and maximise the commercial rewards on offer.
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By Ben Cooper

By definition, population trends concerning people aged over 60 do not crop up overnight, and food companies stand accused of being slow to recognise and respond to this opportunity. "There's an over-fixation on Millennials within food," says Hamish Renton, managing director of UK food and drink consultancy HRA Global. "The older demographic is under-served. Segmenting by life stage is quite sensible and I don't think it's something the food industry does terribly well."

Can You Both Feed the World and Save the Planet?

By Thin Lei Win
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MILAN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Innovations in agriculture could feed a growing, hungry world without destroying the planet, a top official of the largest maker of seeds and pesticides told the Thomson Reuters Foundation on Monday.

Practices such as cultivating plants that benefit the soil during the off season and leaving land untilled could store carbon-dioxide (CO2) in the ground, said Liam Condon, head of the crop science division for German conglomerate Bayer.

Foodies Learn About Farming’s Future

By Kevin Hunt
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Cascadian Farm’s launch of its limited edition Honey Toasted Kernza cereal drew a curious food-focused crowd to an event in San Francisco.

Attendees sampled the unique cereal, and other products made from Kernza – a perennial grain that shows promise to positively impact climate change and significantly improve planet health.

Where Are We Now? This Earth Week, How Mars Is Working to Better Serve the Planet

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Mars looks back at some of the Healthy Planet projects we’ve embarked on since launching our Sustainable in a Generation Plan in 2017, and how, together with partners and our Associates, we’re working to make a difference.

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Costa Cruises and Fondazione Banco Alimentare Onlus: The Battle Against Food Waste Arrives in Genoa

The collaboration project between Costa Cruises and Fondazione Banco Alimentare Onlus to recover and reuse surplus food for social purposes continues in the Ligurian city with Costa Fortuna
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GENOA, Italy, April 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The collaboration project between Costa Cruises and the Fondazione Banco Alimentare Onlus food bank to recover and reuse surplus food produced on board cruise ships for social purposes continues. Costa Fortuna, calling today at Genoa, has officially become part of the Costa ships' food donation programme.

Inaugural Small Change Big Impact Food Summit To Bring Together Industry Leaders At Harvard University April 3-4, 2019

Hormel Foods and Harvard University Dining Services to convene summit of institutions, culinary leaders, nonprofits and food companies to collaborate on a more transparent, secure and sustainable food system
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 3, 2019 /3BL Media/ - More than 100 leaders in the food world will convene at Harvard University April 3 and 4 to discuss creating a more transparent, secure and sustainable food system. Led by global branded food company Hormel Foods and Harvard University Dining Services, the Small Change Big Impact Food Summit will bring together leaders and change agents from academia, foodservice, food companies and nonprofits to discuss innovative ideas and powerful insights and to forge new collaborations toward an improved food future.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Tetra Pak and ABB Pioneer Digital Energy Assessment Programme to Help Food Producers Reduce Their Environmental Impact and Cut Costs

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland April 1, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Tetra Pak has today announced it is developing an energy assessment programme in collaboration with ABB to help food and beverage producers lower their environmental impact and cut costs. These solutions are being showcased in the Swedish Pavilion at Hannover Messe 2019 between April 1st and 5th.

Ecocentricity Blog: Eat It, Just Eat It

By: John A. Lanier
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What we eat matters. It impacts our health, our environment, and the economic opportunities for farmers around the globe.

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What we eat matters. It impacts our health, our environment, and the economic opportunities for farmers around the globe.

General Mills Brands Join to Improve Farming From the Ground Up

by Megan Amrich
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This article series is sponsored by General Mills and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team.

Can macaroni and cheese really revolutionize farming? What about beef jerky or frozen peas? If they are the result of brands combining their resources to promote regenerative agricultural practices, the answer could be yes.

Video | Weleda is #FundingHerFuture through Whole Planet Foundation

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Weleda is a second-year member of Whole Planet Foundation’s annual $50,000 Fund, alleviating global poverty through microcredit. Microloans are small loans – the current average first loan size supported by Whole Planet Foundation is $178 – with no formal collateral or contract, provided to the world’s poorest people – mostly women - to create or expand a business for the opportunity to pull themselves and their families out of poverty. 

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