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Cargill Suspends Palm Oil Contracts with Controversial Producer

Cargill, the largest privately-owned food company in the U.S. and a major producer and supplier of palm oil to food processors worldwide, will…

The Cocoa Industry’s Road to Sustainability

Even as demand for cocoa climbs, smallholder cocoa farmers often struggle to make ends meet. Taco Terheijden, director of cocoa sustainability for Cargill…

Cargill to Reduce Use of Antibiotics in Cattle by 20 Percent

Four Cargill feedlots in Colorado, Kansas and Texas, in addition to four cattle yards run by the company’s partner Friona Industries, will reduce…

Big-Time Companies Hop Aboard the Climate Pledge

Thirteen well-known companies have signed President Barack Obama’s climate pledge, each promising to tackle environmental issues in its particular field. Here are their…

U.S. Roundtable on Sustainable Beef: What’s the Beef

3p Correspondent Danika Carter attended this group's inaugural meeting in Denver to report on who led the charge -- and who was absent.

Cargill Releases First Palm Oil Progress Report

Cargill Tropical Palm released its first progress report on sustainable palm oil this week. The report, released on Monday, details the company’s plan…

Hershey Expands Ivory Coast Cocoa Farmer Program

Earlier this month, the Hershey Co. announced the expansion of its cocoa farmer training and community initiatives in the Ivory Coast. The company…

Cargill Adopts a More Sustainable Palm Oil Policy

Cargill recently issued a new sustainable palm oil policy, promising to respect human rights and halt deforestation associated with the industry.

CSR Asia Highlights Inclusive Business Opportunities in Cocoa

Identifying and implementing inclusive business opportunities can assure sustainability and benefit consumers and participants across the cocoa value chain, according to a CSR…

Nestlé CRUNCH Bars to be Made from Certified Cocoa

Nestlé CRUNCH bars, the company's 75-year-old flagship brand, will be made entirely from ethically certified cocoa beans by the end of 2013.

Pork Producers Must Have ‘Rocks in Their Heads’ to Use Sow Crates

“You’d have to have rocks in your head to build a new sow barn with gestating sow stalls.” That’s how the Western Producer…

Cargill Cattle Plant Closes: Global Warming Casualty?

When Cargill announced the closing of its Plainview, Texas, cattle operation, they cited a record low cattle supply as the result of the…

Food Processors in Malawi Receive Training from General Mills Volunteers

A small group of food industry volunteers take an unforgettable journey to Malawi to provide training to help local manufacturers understand how to…

How Biofuels Will Lead Transition to a Sustainable Economy

The biobased economy has enormous potential and we should not be surprised to see it carry a large share of the transition to…

Business Community’s Support of Same-Sex Marriage Pivotal in 2012 Elections

Business may have played a significant role in defeating the Minnesota ballot measure to create a constitutional amendment banning same sex marriage. The…