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Nestlé to help 10 million young people access economic opportunities
Nestlé to help 10 million young people access economic opportunities
9/19/2017 8:44:16 AM
Nestlé has today announced a new ambition for its global youth initiative: Nestlé needs YOUth. By 2030, Nestlé will help 10 million young people around the world have access to economic opportunities.
New Update on Zero Deforestation Commitment
New Update on Zero Deforestation Commitment
9/15/2017 11:41:21 AM
Since our last update in May, Bunge has made notable progress in implementing our zero deforestation commitment and related strategies. Traceability to farm for direct sourcing is over 90% in high-priority areas, monitoring of land use change at over 6000 sites is underway and, along with a coalition of NGOs, companies and scientific groups, we launched Agroideal.org, an …
Cargill expands animal nutrition business in Thailand
Cargill expands animal nutrition business in Thailand
9/15/2017 11:35:14 AM
Cargill’s animal feed and nutrition business is expanding its capabilities in Thailand by acquiring a feed mill in Prachinburi province in Thailand. This feed mill, established in 1996 through a joint venture between Sri Thai Foods and Beverages Co.
Second life for milk tanker at rural Southland fire brigade
Second life for milk tanker at rural Southland fire brigade
9/15/2017 11:31:45 AM
Check out this Q&A to discover how Fonterra’s recent provision of a Volvo milk tanker ending its stint in our fleet has given a big boost to Sheldon and thousands of people across rural Southland.
130 million euro subsidy for manure monofermentation at dairy farms
130 million euro subsidy for manure monofermentation at dairy farms
9/15/2017 11:27:28 AM
Cooperative Jumpstart currently has 68 candidates for membership. These dairy farmers are the first eligible for the SDE+ subsidy that has now been made available.
Cargill’s canola lecithin granted GRAS “letter of no objection” by U.S. FDA
Cargill’s canola lecithin granted GRAS “letter of no objection” by U.S. FDA
9/14/2017 9:53:39 AM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) Letter of No Objection for Cargill’s canola lecithin for use as a multipurpose ingredient in a variety of foods.
Research collaboration between Bosch and Bayer turns farms digital
Research collaboration between Bosch and Bayer turns farms digital
9/14/2017 9:40:37 AM
• Herbicides are only used where they are really needed • Farmers can use new technology to spray pesticides more efficiently • Dr. Markus Heyn, member of the board of management of Bosch: “Smart spraying sustainably clears fields of weeds.
Plant breeding in the 21st century
Plant breeding in the 21st century
9/14/2017 5:14:26 AM
Contemporary plant breeding requires teams of scientists with expertise in genetics, phenotyping, and statistics. There is a real need to improve the efficiency of breeding and increase prediction accuracy in terms of genotypes, experimental design, and environment sampling.
Another Major Tax Victory For Business Sellers
9/13/2017 6:18:40 PM
Roughly 70 percent of economic growth and jobs growth comes from middle market companies, which are typically first-generation and family-owned.  In spite of the importance of these companies to the U.S.
Farmers are crucial for Africa’s path to prosperity
Farmers are crucial for Africa’s path to prosperity
9/13/2017 10:51:09 AM
“The transformation of Africa’s agriculture sector is now underway and there is great potential to  produce more food on less land,  feeding more people,” Svein Tore Holsether told the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), an annual gathering where political and business leaders discuss African agriculture and development.
Arla Foods Povl Krogsgaard Announces Retirement and Will Be Replaced By Sami Naffakh from The Estée Lauder Companies
Arla Foods Povl Krogsgaard Announces Retirement and Will Be Replaced By Sami Naffakh from The Estée Lauder Companies
9/12/2017 10:31:47 AM
Arla Foods amba announces the retirement of its Vice CEO, Executive Board Member and Head of Supply Chain, Povl Krogsgaard after 30 years of exemplary service with the Company.
New Model of Climate-Change Effects on Coffee Availability and Bee Pollinators
New Model of Climate-Change Effects on Coffee Availability and Bee Pollinators
9/12/2017 10:11:34 AM
Areas in Latin America suitable for growing coffee face predicted declines of 73-88 percent by 2050. However, diversity in bee species may save the day, even if many species in cool highland regions are lost as the climate warms.
More fuel for the food/feed debate: new study indicates livestock production is a much smaller challenge to global food security than often reported
More fuel for the food/feed debate: new study indicates livestock production is a much smaller challenge to global food security than often reported
9/12/2017 9:39:29 AM
Humans face mounting challenges when it comes to finding ways to sustainably feed an exploding population. As populations become wealthier and more urbanized, the demand for animal products continues to climb.
For first time, 10,000 Ghana cocoa farmers able to receive premium payments by mobile phone
For first time, 10,000 Ghana cocoa farmers able to receive premium payments by mobile phone
9/12/2017 9:08:35 AM
Cargill has made its first ever sustainable premium payment by electronic transfer to cocoa farmers in Ghana. Just over 10,000 farmers are benefiting from the 2 million GHS mobile payments made by Cargill in partnership with its customers through the  Cargill Cocoa Promise,  Cargill’s commitment to improving the livelihoods of farmers and communities that will secure a …
Home Distillation On The Rise
Home Distillation On The Rise
9/11/2017 4:04:34 PM
“Since 2007, craft distilleries in America have tripled, currently sitting at well more than 1,000 nationwide,” according to C. Jarrett Dietlere in his article ‘Home Brewing is Legal, And Home Distilling Should Be Too,’ which can be found at thefederalist.com.
Money, food sent to nourish the people and animals affected by Hurricane Harvey
Money, food sent to nourish the people and animals affected by Hurricane Harvey
9/8/2017 10:14:34 AM
Cargill has partnered with the Red Cross and Feeding America to provide financial contributions and donations of food and animal feed to help nourish the Texas region stricken by Hurricane Harvey.
Thai Union Named to Dow Jones Sustainability Index for Fourth Consecutive Year
Thai Union Named to Dow Jones Sustainability Index for Fourth Consecutive Year
9/8/2017 10:05:14 AM
BANGKOK –  Thai Union Group PCL, a leading global seafood company with a portfolio of brands worldwide, was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) Emerging Markets for the fourth year in a row.
Towards a climate-smart Mississippi basin
Towards a climate-smart Mississippi basin
9/6/2017 3:41:33 PM
The Lower Mississippi River Basin’s Delta region lies mainly in Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana. It is a fertile area that produces many crops. The region is warm and humid, with plenty of water.
Strong Chicken Demand Prompts Tyson Foods to Expand Production
Strong Chicken Demand Prompts Tyson Foods to Expand Production
9/6/2017 8:12:19 AM
In response to strong consumer demand for chicken, Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) today announced plans to build a $320 million poultry complex in eastern Kansas.
Yara and SINTEF enter into partnership and establish innovation hub
Yara and SINTEF enter into partnership and establish innovation hub
9/5/2017 1:23:47 PM
The long term agreement with the research institute  SINTEF will involve the establishment of a joint innovation hub in Trondheim. The goal is to develop next generation  fertilizer production  and new technology solutions to reduce the climate impact from food production.