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McCain Foods Unveils Australia's Largest “Behind-the-Meter” Renewable Energy System

McCain’s Ballarat plant will reduce CO2 emissions by 27,100 tonnes per year.
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Sept. 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ McCain Foods Australia has announced it has commenced construction on a renewable energy system that will reduce emissions from its Ballarat food processing facility by more than 27,000 tonnes of CO2 per year.

The project, which will house Australia’s largest “behind-the-meter” renewable energy system, will subsidise McCain’s energy consumption in Ballarat by 39 per cent.

General Mills Partnership With Gunsmoke Farms to Transition 34,000 Acres of Conventional Farmland to Organic Culminates With USDA Certification

Regenerative agriculture practices credited for transition of historically rugged farmland; Annie’s sources organic wheat from Gunsmoke Farms for its iconic mac & cheese
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MINNEAPOLIS, September 17, 2020 /3BL Media/ – General Mills today announced Gunsmoke Farms has received organic certification by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Organics Program. Gunsmoke, a 34,000-acre farm outside of Pierre, South Dakota, had been managed conventionally for more than three decades before its transition to organic over the last three years using regenerative agriculture practices.

Barley Still an Untapped Ancient Grain

by Charlie Ross, Chief Business Officer of EverGrain Ingredients
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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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Bayer Launches Large-scale Pre-launch Trial of New Tomato Varieties with Resistance to Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus (ToBRFV)

Summary: 
  • The trials, which begin late September in Mexico, will target two varieties of Roma tomatoes which show little or no symptoms of ToBRFV.
  • Developing these varieties aligns with Bayer’s commitment to provide fruit and vegetable seeds from its Seminis and De Ruiter brands which help growers combat the challenges they face each season.

 

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  • The trials, which begin late September in Mexico, will target two varieties of Roma tomatoes which show little or no symptoms of ToBRFV.
  • Developing these varieties aligns with Bayer’s commitment to provide fruit and vegetable seeds from its Seminis and De Ruiter brands which help growers combat the challenges they face each season.

 

Pilot Program Bringing Regenerative AG To 3 Dairies

By Jennifer Kiel
Article

Every three months at the VanOeffelen Dairy Farm in Conklin, everyone involved with the business — from breeders and nutritionists to their co-op and their veterinarians — gathers for a candid and all-encompassing roundtable discussion. 

How General Mills Is Trying To Be A Force For Good In The World: An Interview With Chief Brand Officer Brad Hiranaga

By Afdhel Aziz
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General Mills purpose is “to make food the world loves” with iconic billion-dollar brands like Haagen Dazs, Betty Crocker, Cheerios, Pillsbury, Nature Valley, Yoplait, Old El Paso and more.

I caught up with Brad Hiranaga, the Chief Brand Officer to find out more how their purpose is manifesting itself through their brands, and their attempts to be a force for good in the world with programs like Box Tops For Education which has donated a staggering $1 billion to schools throughout its lifetime.

Collaboration Drives Water Stewardship Forward in the Food Sector

By Kate Zerrenner
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By 2025, around 1.8 billion people will live in countries or regions with absolute water scarcity. Because the agricultural sector accounts for around 70 percent of all freshwater use, it must play a significant part in protecting and preserving water quality and quantity.

How Does Herbalife Nutrition Make Its Products? It Starts with Quality Ingredients

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Quality is at the heart of everything Herbalife Nutrition does. From sourcing the ingredients to the final package, their products go through numerous checks, including quality assurance, safety, science, regulatory, sensory, and label design. This is their Seed to Feed commitment to ensuring the highest quality and effectiveness of all Herbalife Nutrition products.

ABERFELDY® Single Malt Scotch Whisky And Bee Informed Partnership (BIP) Launch 'Gardening Giveback Project' To Encourage Urban Beekeeping In Honor Of National Honey Month

Consumers can join the celebration with virtual tasting and limited-edition, farmer's market-style cocktail crate available on ReserveBar.com
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ABERFELDY Single Malt Scotch Whisky, the whisky known around the world as the 'Golden Dram,'  launched its 'Gardening Giveback Project' in collaboration with Bee Informed Partnership (BIP), a national, non-profit organization dedicated to working with beekeepers across the country to improve honeybee colony health and increase colony survivorship.

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