ADM and Cargill form new technology joint venture to support farmers in N. America

USA - Archer Daniels Midland Company and Cargill, Incorporated have formed new joint venture Grainbridge LLC, a technology platform to support farmers in North America with grain marketing skills. The partnership intends to provide grain marketing decision support, e-commerce and account management software for North American farmers. The platform will also engage in development of…

Food and beverage majors sign global pact to eradicate plastic waste and pollution

WORLD – Major food and beverage companies, packaging manufacturers, governments and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are among 250 organisations that have signed a marker pact to eradicate plastic waste and pollution. The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment led by UN Environment and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, aims to eliminate plastic waste at the source in an…

Cargill launches food starch sustainability program across Europe

BELGIUM – The global agribusiness major, Cargill has unveiled a farm-based program aimed at enhancing sustainability of food starch in waxy corn growing regions across Europe. Dubbed Waxy Corn Promise™, the program looks to leverage strong partnerships between Cargill, farmers and co-op suppliers to address sustainability challenges in growing of food starch. With the initiative,…

ADM, Bunge, Cargill and Louis Dreyfus partner to put grain trade on blockchain

USA – World’s largest agribusiness companies Archer Daniels Midland Company, Bunge Limited, Cargill Incorporated and Louis Dreyfus Company are looking for a platform to increase transparency and efficiency in global grain trading using blockchain technology. The companies referred to as the ABCDs of global grain trading, are investigating ways to standardize and digitize global agricultural…

Seed Co’s Eleven Tonne Plus Club Promotion achieves significant yields

ZIMBABWE – Zimbabwe listed certified seed company, Seed Co has said that its farmer-focused productivity initiative, Eleven Tonne Plus Club Promotion has achieved significant yields since its inception. The program which targets commercial farmers for soya bean, maize and other seeds aims to create a source of social capital, technical capital and to enhance a…

Coca-Cola to launch sugar-free Fanta in the Kenyan market

KENYA - Soda maker Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) plans to introduce its sugar-free range of Fanta Zero in Kenya next month, expanding its healthy drinks portfolio on the market, reports Business Daily. It follows successful launch of Sprite Zero, Stoney Zero and Coke Zero in the market where an increasing number of consumers are turning…

Kellogg expands global sustainability packaging commitments

USA - Kellogg Company has announced that it is expanding its Global Sustainability Commitments to include a goal of working towards 100 percent reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging by the end of 2025. According to the company, this aspiration builds on Kellogg's current sustainable packaging commitment, as part of its Sustainability 2020 goals, to continue…

Cargill launches a farm-based program raising food starch sustainability across Europe

BELGIUM – Cargill, has committed to source waxy corn 100 percent sustainably from European farmers, in an effort to support farmers to continuously improve their practices and reduce their impact on the environment in corn growing areas. According to the company, it has developed the Waxy Corn Promise program, leveraging the strong partnerships between Cargill,…

Cargill opens its largest livestock feed mill in Vietnam worth US$28m

ASIA - The grain trading and agricultural merchandising company, Cargill has opened a new US$28 million feed mill in Binh Duong, Vietnam, its 12th animal nutrition facility in the country. According to Cargill, the facility is its largest, most technologically advanced and innovative in the country, strategically positioned to serve livestock farmers in South Vietnam.…

Cargill develops first robotic cattle driver to improve animal welfare and employee safety

USA - The American agro-corporation has developed industry’s robotic cattle drivers, first in the industry to promote animal welfare and improve employee safety. According to the company, the robots substitute human activity as they are designed to move cattle from pens to the harvest area, minimizing stress to the animals. The robots are operated by…