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Tyson Foods Donates Truckload of Chicken to Food Bank
Tyson Foods Donates Truckload of Chicken to Food Bank
3/4/2015 8:22:12 AM
Tyson Foods, Inc., in conjunction with the Animal Agriculture Alliance’s College Aggies Online scholarship competition (CAO) and the University of Georgia Dairy Science Club, donated a load of protein to the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia, located in Athens, Georgia. The 30,400 pound load of chicken, which will provide more than 120,000 servings of protein, arrived at the …
Mars Chocolate UK and Fairtrade extend partnership to certify cocoa for MARS® Bars
Mars Chocolate UK and Fairtrade extend partnership to certify cocoa for MARS® Bars
2/27/2015 9:39:02 AM
Mars Chocolate UK and The Fairtrade Foundation announced last week that they are extending their global cocoa partnership with a commitment to source Fairtrade certified cocoa for all MARS® Bars in the UK and Ireland by Autumn 2015. Mars is the first UK company to announce a commitment under the new Fairtrade Cocoa Sourcing Programme, which specifically aims to deliver more …
New Pesticide Exposure Protections Announced in California
2/26/2015 4:51:06 PM
Last month, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) announced new rules for the use of the pesticide chloropicrin.  Chloropicrin is widely used in agriculture as a soil fumigant.  The news rules are meant to enhance protections for people who work and live near fields treated with the pesticide.                          The new measures announced by the DPR …
DuPont Pioneer Celebrates Top-Yields of Western Canadian Farmers
2/25/2015 8:28:12 AM
DuPont Pioneer congratulates 15 corn and canola growers from Western Canada who achieved top crop yields. The growers used leading Pioneer® brand hybrids to earn a winning rank in the 2014 Western Canadian Proving Ground™ Yield Challenge Contest. More than 1,000 growers from across Western Canada participated in the challenge. "The Proving Ground Yield Challenge is a fantastic …
Leading cereal experts discussing challenges and new approaches to enhance wheat yield and quality
Leading cereal experts discussing challenges and new approaches to enhance wheat yield and quality
2/18/2015 2:18:41 PM
About 230 experts and representatives from 30 cereal growing countries across the globe have met on February 11 and 12 at the Bayer CropScience Cereal Future Forum in Brussels, Belgium, to discuss current challenges and future opportunities in wheat production. The conference aimed to stimulate fresh perspectives on topics ranging from agronomic challenges such as integrated …
Barry Callebaut to strengthen its manufacturing footprint in North America
2/12/2015 11:37:47 AM
The Barry Callebaut Group, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, announced today the signing of a new, long-term outsourcing agreement with World’s Finest® Chocolate, a family-owned business based in Chicago, IL (U.S.). Under the terms of the agreement, Barry Callebaut will acquire the industrial chocolate manufacturing assets from …
Bayer CropScience and GLOBALG.A.P. intensify their cooperation aimed at improving farm practices
Bayer CropScience and GLOBALG.A.P. intensify their cooperation aimed at improving farm practices
2/6/2015 12:41:43 PM
At the Fruit Logistica Trade Fair in Berlin, representatives of Bayer CropScience and GLOBALG.A.P. signed an agreement to further intensify their collaboration. Under this agreement, the partners aim to implement sustainable farm practices and help fruit and vegetable growers worldwide comply with GLOBALG.A.P. certification standards. “Many farmers lack access to …
Mars Petcare Sustainability Approach Featured in Petfood and Animal Nutrition
Mars Petcare Sustainability Approach Featured in Petfood and Animal Nutrition
2/6/2015 9:57:59 AM
The Mars Petcare approach to sustainability has been featured in the January 2015 edition of Petfood and Animal Nutrition 2.0. Entitled ‘The Science of Sustainability’ and written by Global Sustainability Director at Mars Petcare, Isabelle Aelvoet, the piece discusses the increasing importance that Mars Petcare is placing on sustainability when selecting ingredients for its …

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