ScaleUpFood launches in the Netherlands to support agri-food ventures

NETHERLANDS – ScaleUpNation, Foodvalley NL and Rabobank have announced the launch of a new initiative, ScaleUpFood dedicated to scaling entrepreneurial ventures in food and agriculture sector. ScaleUpFood will address challenges faced by agri-food ventures and […]

Cargill’s new initiative to reduce greenhouse gases across beef supply chain

USA – Cargill has launched BeefUp Sustainability, an initiative committed to achieving a 30% greenhouse gas (GHG) intensity reduction across its North American beef supply chain by 2030. The initiative will focus on four areas: […]

UK unveils sustainable packaging fund with an eye on plant materials

UK – The UK government has launched plans to invest into fighting single-use plastics by developing sustainable packaging solutions including use of plant-based materials. As part of the development, businesses are expected to invest up […]

RSPO tightens standards to enhance palm oil sustainability

AFRICA – The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), a palm oil industry watchdog, has introduced tougher rules to its members in the industry as it seeks to make the edible oil ‘greener’. RSPO says […]

Compostable packaging firm Genera secures US$118m in funding

USA – US-based sustainable packaging firm, Genera has raised US$118 million to expand production of compostable packaging products. The financing round involved backing from WindSail Capital Group, a growth capital investor specialising in sustainability and […]

Tetra Pak launches paper straws for beverage products in Europe

EUROPE – Tetra Pak has unveiled its paper straws for beverage products in Europe as part of the sustainable innovation alternatives to plastic waste and its impact on the environment. The paper straws will be […]

Cargill and Ecolab support second class of agri-food tech startups

USA – Cargill and sanitation technologies company, Ecolab are supporting the 2019 class of tech start-ups as they strive to accelerate innovation in the food and agriculture value chain. The second year of Techstars Farm […]

Viterra introduces dynamic binning for barley to improve supply chain

CANADA – Canadian grain merchant Viterra is introducing dynamic binning for barley across its network for the 2019-20 harvest as part of the plan to improve efficiency in its supply chain. Growers will have the […]

SIG Group develops aseptic cartons with ASI-certified aluminium foil

SWITZERLAND – Aseptic packaging solutions provider, SIG Combibloc Group has developed aseptic cartons with ASI-certified aluminium foil to meet consumer demand for sustainable packaging. The new cartons were developed in partnership with B-Better®, a start-up […]

Arla UK 360 farmers to use 3D imagery to monitor animal welfare

UK – Arla UK 360 farmers, part of Arla Foods’ farming standards programme will trial 3D imagery systems to monitor the cow wellbeing by using data recording and artificial intelligence. The technology will enable farmers […]