Nestle says 77% of its supply chain is ‘deforestation-free’

SWITZERLAND – Global food and beverages giant, Nestle has confirmed that three-quarters of its agricultural commodities are verified as deforestation-free as it strives to achieve the ‘zero-deforestation’ objective. The company said 77% of the raw […]

Tea Board of India calls for compliance with safety standards to boost quality

INDIA – The Tea Board of India has directed all tea manufacturing units to comply with norms stipulated by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) in a bid to boost tea quality. […]

Cargill launches mass balance model coatings and fillings in sustainable sourcing

USA – Cargill has expanded its sustainably sourced range with new coatings and fillings made with Rainforest Alliance Certified coconut oil sourced through a mass balance model. According to Cargill, the new range was developed […]

University scientists develop container farms for high-yielding crops

UK – Scientists at Nottingham Trent University have developed container farms that are said to be capable of producing more nutritious and high-yielding crops compared to those grown in the field. They have created two […]

FDA advances implementation of agric water requirements for produce safety

USA – The Food and Drug Administration of the United States has announced that it is advancing new tools and science for implementing agricultural water requirements for produce safety. The agency has said the additional […]

General Mills to advance regenerative agriculture on farms by reducing greenhouse gases

USA – Consumer goods and grain trading merchant, General Mills has committed to advance regenerative agriculture practices on one million acres of farmland by 2030, with a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The program […]

Tate & Lyle launches stevia sustainability project in partnership with Earthwatch

UK – Food and beverage ingredients supplier, Tate & Lyle has partnered Earthwatch, an international environment body to launch a new research project to assess the sustainability of the stevia sweetener supply chain. The strategic […]

American Soybean Association, KSU partner to launch aquafeed program in the US

USA – The American Soybean Association’s (ASA) World Initiative for Soy in Human Health in partnership with Kansas State University (KSU) have launched aquafeed program in a bid to increase productivity in aquaculture farms in […]

U.S. Department of Agriculture appoints three senior leaders

USA – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has appointed three individuals to take up senior leadership positions at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Dr. Mindy Brashears was named Deputy Under Secretary for Food […]

AB InBev partners Benson Hill to improve barley varieties and sustainability

USA – The world’s largest brewer, AB InBev has formed a strategic partnership with an agricultural biotechnology company, Benson Hill to improve barley quality and sustainability. The partnership will utilize Benson Hill Biosystems’ platform Breed, […]