by Charlie Ross, Chief Business Officer of EverGrain Ingredients
Among food and beverage brands, interest in barley is growing due to label-friendliness with consumers and versatility across many categories. Furthermore, barley has a strong sustainability story that can provide a genuine position that appeals to many consumers. For these and other reasons, brands are turning to barley to expand their portfolios with applications that appeal to the health-minded and environmentally conscious consumer.
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Until now, there’s only been one beverage that barley has been used for: beer. Other than that, the only places you’re likely to see it pop up is in soups, stews, and grain bowls. But Sarah Pool, the CEO and co-founder of Take Two Foods, decided to try something that hadn’t been done with barley before: Milk it.
US brewer Anheuser-Busch is planning to convert more than 180 of its trucks to "renewable natural gas" (RNG), a move that is expected to reduce emissions by 70% compared to using conventional diesel.
By Matt Mace
Anheuser-Busch, a wholly owned subsidiary of global brewer AB InBev, will convert 30% of its dedicated fleet to RNG. The vehicles, comprising of two fleets, will travel more than 8.5 million miles each year.
Anheuser-Busch has placed an order from Agility Fuel Solutions to equip new class-8 trucks with Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Fuel systems that can run on RNG. In 2014 and 2015, the company converted 160 diesel trucks in Houston and St. Louis to CNG engines.
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Beer is made with natural ingredients – grain, hops, water and yeast. As a global brewer, AB InBev depends on more than 20,000 direct farmers, across 13 countries and five continents, to grow high-quality crops to brew our beers.
Nation’s leading brewer to support research to improve sustainability and farming practices
July 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ — The Anheuser-Busch Foundation has announced it is committing $530,000 to support model farms at four land grant universities around the country, with a primary focus on enhancing environmental sustainability. University of Idaho, North Dakota State University, Montana State University and University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture will all receive funding for research that focuses on expanding innovative, sustainable agricultural practices.