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Daimler Trucks & Buses plant in Brazil opens an “urban farm“ for growing its own vegetables
Daimler Trucks & Buses plant in Brazil opens an “urban farm“ for growing its own vegetables
12/12/2019 5:11:36 PM
Mercedes-Benz do Brasil has opened an "urban farm" at its plant in São Bernardo do Campo: since November 2019 they have been growing organic vegetables at the truck and bus plant in keeping with ecological farming standards and serving them in the works canteen in accordance with the "farm-to-table" principle.
Fukushima: lessons learnt from an extraordinary case of soil decontamination
Fukushima: lessons learnt from an extraordinary case of soil decontamination
12/12/2019 5:00:01 PM
Following the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in March 2011, the Japanese authorities decided to carry out major decontamination works in the affected area, which covers more than 9,000 km2.
BASF invests in pioneering Israeli AgTech startup Equinom
BASF invests in pioneering Israeli AgTech startup Equinom
12/12/2019 3:20:11 PM
BASF Venture Capital is the lead investor in a funding round for Israeli AgTech startup Equinom. Equinom’s computerized breeding technology provides optimized seeds for the food industry to help it meet growing demand for plant-based products used as ingredients, clean label packed goods and healthier lifestyle cuisine.
Louis Dreyfus Company Announces Third Regional Sustainability-linked Revolving Credit Facility
Louis Dreyfus Company Announces Third Regional Sustainability-linked Revolving Credit Facility
12/12/2019 2:49:40 PM
Louis Dreyfus Company B.V. (LDC) today announced the renewal of its two US$400 million revolving credit facilities (RCFs) for its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, a two-year and a three-year facility respectively, including identical sustainability-linked pricing mechanisms.
Nestlé scales up action against child labor and expands cocoa sustainability program
Nestlé scales up action against child labor and expands cocoa sustainability program
12/12/2019 8:31:52 AM
Nestlé has reported significant progress in its efforts to tackle the issue of child labor in the cocoa communities of West Africa. Its latest  ’Tackling Child Labor’ report (pdf, 4Mb)  shows that it is possible to have a positive impact at scale.
Doubts over sprouts? Brits don’t know how Brussels sprouts are grown, finds Barclays
Doubts over sprouts? Brits don’t know how Brussels sprouts are grown, finds Barclays
12/11/2019 1:18:12 PM
Love ‘em or loathe ‘em they’re a Christmas staple, but almost a third (30%) of Brits don’t know how sprouts are grown, according to new research from Barclays Business Banking.
Hog Feed Recalled Due to Vomitoxin Levels Exceeding FDA Guidelines
Hog Feed Recalled Due to Vomitoxin Levels Exceeding FDA Guidelines
12/11/2019 10:33:45 AM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently posted information about a New York company’s recall of a lot of hog grower pellets produced this past summer.
Consumers believe technology in ag is how we’ll feed the world more sustainably—but that doesn’t mean they want it, according to new survey
Consumers believe technology in ag is how we’ll feed the world more sustainably—but that doesn’t mean they want it, according to new survey
12/10/2019 3:03:04 PM
Technology in agriculture (ag-tech) is how we’ll feed a growing population, make farming more sustainable and improve the lives of farm animals, say 85% of the 3,000 participants in Cargill’s new three-continent consumer survey.
Farmer’s Lung and Identifying Airborne Exposure Risks for Workers in the Agricultural Industry
Farmer’s Lung and Identifying Airborne Exposure Risks for Workers in the Agricultural Industry
12/10/2019 11:42:20 AM
When people think of farming, they may imagine farmers and workers being outside and breathing what they think would be fresh air. Farmers and agricultural workers can often be exposed to a variety of dusts, chemicals, gases, bioaerosols, and other respiratory allergens and irritants while outside.
Rainforest Alliance certification recognized by the Tokyo Organizing Committee of the 2020 Olympic Games
Rainforest Alliance certification recognized by the Tokyo Organizing Committee of the 2020 Olympic Games
12/9/2019 1:11:43 PM
The Rainforest Alliance has been selected as one of the preferred certification partners by the Tokyo Organizing Committee of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Paraguay soy farmers welcome support for sustainable production
Paraguay soy farmers welcome support for sustainable production
12/9/2019 1:05:34 PM
In Paraguay’s south-east Atlantic Forest region, smallholder farmers begin their working day well before dawn but don’t finish sometimes for 16 hours.
Steaming through time
Steaming through time
12/6/2019 2:51:22 PM
Agriculture and American railroads have depended on each other since the 1800s when hopeful pioneers ventured west to claim their homesteads and shape a brighter future for their families.
Thai Union recognized at Thailand Corporate Excellence Awards 2019 for Outstanding Innovation
Thai Union recognized at Thailand Corporate Excellence Awards 2019 for Outstanding Innovation
12/6/2019 12:17:23 PM
 Thai Union Group PCL. received the Innovation Excellence Award at the Thailand Corporate Excellence Awards 2019 for its outstanding work in innovation.
Major consumer brands linked to massive CO2 emissions from Indonesia forest fires
Major consumer brands linked to massive CO2 emissions from Indonesia forest fires
12/6/2019 6:14:51 AM
Some of the world’s best known brands are fuelling climate change by sourcing palm oil and wood pulp linked to Indonesian forest fires, reveals new Greenpeace International analysis.
USDA Invests $12.8 Million in Rural Broadband for Illinois Families
USDA Invests $12.8 Million in Rural Broadband for Illinois Families
12/5/2019 10:55:03 AM
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation (FPAC) Bill Northey announced USDA has invested $12.8 million in high-speed broadband infrastructure that will create or improve e-Connectivity for more than 1,650 homes in rural Illinois.
Bunge Limited Announces Board of Directors Resignation
Bunge Limited Announces Board of Directors Resignation
12/5/2019 10:37:17 AM
 Bunge Limited (NYSE:BG) announced that John E. McGlade has resigned from the company’s Board of Directors. McGlade joined Bunge’s Board of Directors in 2014 after a distinguished career at Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., a global provider of atmospheric, process and specialty gases, where he served, among other roles, as President and Chief Operating Officer from 2006 …

Cargill invests $113 million in Ivory Coast and Ghana site expansions, $12.3 million towards sustainability and traceability programs
Cargill invests $113 million in Ivory Coast and Ghana site expansions, $12.3 million towards sustainability and traceability programs
12/5/2019 8:56:05 AM
Cargill is investing over a $113 million to expand its cocoa processing sites in Yopougon, Ivory Coast and Tema, Ghana. A $100 million investment will increase production capacity at Yopougon by 50 percent, creating 85 full-time local jobs and hundreds of indirect jobs, while a $13 million investment increases capacity at the Tema site in Ghana by 20 percent.
Agribusiness trade modernization initiative advances with new project name, Covantis
Agribusiness trade modernization initiative advances with new project name, Covantis
12/5/2019 8:43:52 AM
The founding members (ADM, Bunge, Cargill, COFCO International, Louis Dreyfus Company and Glencore Agriculture) of the industry-wide initiative to modernize global trade operations have announced its new project name:  Covantis.
Fonterra lifts its Farmgate Milk Price and updates on its business performance
Fonterra lifts its Farmgate Milk Price and updates on its business performance
12/5/2019 8:39:48 AM
Today Fonterra announces an increased forecast Farmgate Milk Price, reports a strong start to the 2020 financial year and points to some of the challenges it is facing.
Study: fertiliser products from animal manure can replace traditional fertiliser
Study: fertiliser products from animal manure can replace traditional fertiliser
12/5/2019 8:31:22 AM
The European Joint Research Centre (JRC) has presented the results of the two-year SAFEMANURE study. The results of this study provide criteria which recycled fertilisers should comply with in order to be able to replace traditional fertiliser.