The popularity of high-protein diets, concern over animal welfare and Silicon Valley’s obsession with the next hottest innovation has led to at least $250 million invested in what the company describes as the “alternative protein space.”
Food & Agriculture
Another manure-to-energy plant opened at a San Joaquin Valley dairy farm – and as California mandates that the dairy sector reduce its emissions, the state is finding that it is receiving more requests for funds than what are currently available.
The biotech company AquaBounty has recently sold five tons of their GMO salmon across Canada at an average of a relatively affordable US$5.30 a pound, but NGOs are upset as the product requires no labeling.
Recent research suggests the occasional forest fire may actually be beneficial for bees in the long run, as they can provide a boost in their overall population.
Climate change and its impacts on crops across India can be linked to 59,000 suicides across the country over the past three decades, according to a recent study.
A report issued this morning by NGO Mighty Earth suggests the U.S. meat industry is largely responsible for what has become the largest “dead zone” ever in the Gulf of Mexico.
DanoneWave has accelerated what it describes as a “pledge” to improve the financial and environmental performance of its dairy farmers, who are crucial to the success of the company’s products such as yogurt.
There is mounting evidence that sea level rise is creating what researchers often call “ghost forests” along the U.S. East Coast. The potential threats include a drop in real estate prices, farming and damage to forests integral to the U.S. paper industry.
New Jersey’s legislature passed, and Governor Chris Christie signed into law, Senate Bill 3027, which established a statewide food waste reduction goal of 50 percent by 2030. But plans to achieve the landmark goal are still in development.
For years, the the activist group, the Organic Consumer Association has been trying to force Ben & Jerry’s to transition to using organic milk. Last week, the organization accused B&J of actually using GMOs in its food, an allegation it denies. The NY Times ran with the story without delving further.
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Phosphorus, a key plant nutrient and fertilizer ingredient, originates from phosphorus rock mines of central Florida. Minnesota-based Mosaic is the largest phosphate producer in the world.
Annie Leonard, Executive Director of Greenpeace, shares some hard won good news on seafood, specifically sustainable tuna. This month, Thai Union, owner of Chicken of the Sea, committed to far-reaching reforms that will help clean up its seafood supply chains starting immediately. What did it take to get here?
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Now over a decade into a continual improvement process, Smithfield Foods’ Chief Sustainability Officer shares some of the changes that make him most proud.
Albert Straus, often heralded as a first mover in organic dairy and sustainable agriculture, has revealed what he says is the world’s first first full-scale electric truck – powered by cow manure.