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Global Food and Beverage Companies Strategize for Growth

In Sustainability, Technology, Trends by Heather Brown0 Comments

In the wealth of speculation and analysis over the future of the global packaged foods industry, it’s difficult to know what to watch out for and whether growth will skyrocket or slump. In any case, the constant evolution of technology and consumer habits is spurring major manufacturers to action in a few key areas. Sustainability and health Companies like Mars …

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GMO Safety Study Made Simple [Infographic]

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In a 407-page report released last month, the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences confirmed the safety of genetically engineered and modified crops and foods, stirring a widespread response from the food community. This infographic from GMOAnswers simplifies the process and findings: Watch the announcement briefing and committee Q&A or download the free PDF summary for the full report. Source: GMOAnswers. …

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Global Food and Beverage Companies Call on House Lawmakers for Urgent Action on Climate Change

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WASHINGTON – MAY 25, 2016 In the wake of the Earth Day signing of the historic global climate agreement, more than a half-dozen leading food and beverage companies converged on Capitol Hill today to press U.S. House lawmakers for federal action on climate change. At a congressional briefing, top executives from Ben & Jerry’s, Clif Bar, Kellogg Company, Mars Incorporated, PepsiCo, …

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Mars Announces Green Energy Partnership

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As part of its mission to become “sustainable in a generation,” multinational candy manufacturer Mars, Inc., recently announced a partnership with Eneco UK for the wind energy necessary to power all of its UK facilities.  The Moy wind farm in the Highland region of Scotland will supply the equivalent of the electricity used by 34,000 UK households. Mars already sources electricity …

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Benefits of Supply-Chain Transparency: An Interview with Geraint John of SCM World

In Processing, Sustainability, Technology by Heather Brown0 Comments

The finalization of FSMA rules puts pressure on many standard food industry operations. Because your supply chain is not one operation, but many, it may feel that pressure more keenly than other areas of business. On the one hand, emerging technology makes it easier than ever to monitor, collect, and communicate data. On the other, tightening global standards, dispersed markets, …

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FDA Food Safety Funding for Tribal Communities and Local Producers

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FDA Funding is available now through April 21, 2016 for outreach, education and training for Native American Tribes and Local Food Producers to enhance food safety and FSMA compliance. Community-based and grassroots organizations, as well as local government entities, are encouraged to develop projects that will facilitate these two groups’ understanding and integration of federal food safety regulations, relevant to their production …

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Food Processing Magazine’s 2016 Industry Predictions

In Food Safety, Sustainability, Technology, Trends by Heather Brown0 Comments

According to FoodProcessing.com, five issues loom large for the food and beverage industry as 2016 begins. Here’s a quick look at each of them: Dietary Guidelines Mid-January is the new expected release date for the 8th edition of the USDA and DHHS’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs). Expectations were high for the promotion of whole foods and consideration of environmental …