Sustainability: Page 3


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    Deep Dive

    How a new wave of clean fuels bills could spur a biogas boom

    New Mexico just became the fourth state to enact a program, which has the potential to give biogas projects from landfills and on-farm digesters a boost. Could more states soon follow?

    By Jacob Wallace • April 3, 2024
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    Agtech Seedlings: BrightFarms owner wants to scale indoor farming with new concept

    Also in this week's farm technology news: Bayer and Trinity partner to advance regenerative agriculture monitoring, and two precision farm startups secure fresh funding.

    By March 29, 2024
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    Trendline

    Top 5 stories from Agriculture Dive

    As the sector anxiously awaits a farm bill, producers are expected to take advantage of new opportunities in renewable energy and regenerative agriculture.

    By Agriculture Dive staff
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    Nestlé launches pair of initiatives to decarbonize cocoa supply chain

    The global food company said its new projects aim to promote agroforestry and accelerate the transition to regenerative agriculture. 

    By Zoya Mirza • March 25, 2024
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    Food companies see revenue boost from sustainable agriculture investments: study

    Businesses that transformed their supply chains due to pressures from regulators and consumers also saw a financial benefit, a Deloitte and NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business survey showed.

    By March 20, 2024
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    DOE estimates US can nearly double energy derived from waste

    A new report identifies major opportunities to capture biofuels from anaerobic digesters and agricultural residue. 

    By Jacob Wallace • March 20, 2024
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    Food industry looks to scale regenerative agriculture despite weakened climate rules

    Danone and other companies say collaboration — not regulation — will be key to lowering emissions and transforming the way their products are grown. 

    By March 18, 2024
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    Column

    Agtech Seedlings: Bayer tests generative AI in farming

    Also in this week's agriculture technology news: Farmers Business Network's lending unit finances over $1 billion in loans, and Source.ag launches an autonomous tool for irrigation control.

    By Agriculture Dive staff • March 15, 2024
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    Unilever sets new climate goals to reduce agriculture emissions

    The consumer goods company said it plans to reduce scope 3 emissions from forest, land and agriculture by 30% before the end of the decade.

    By Zoya Mirza • March 13, 2024
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    Fresh Del Monte brings petite pineapples to market in effort to avoid waste

    The company’s latest offering, Precious Honeyglow, is available year-round nationwide through specialty foods distributor Melissa’s Produce.

    By Updated March 15, 2024
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    Problem to plate: Could eating invasive species be a sustainability game changer?

    Advocates are working to get consumers on board in an effort to contain and live with plants and animals wreaking havoc on environmental and commercial ecosystems.

    By Leah Borts-Kuperman • March 11, 2024
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    Column

    Agtech Seedlings: Lucent Bio brings its climate-smart fertilizer to the US

    Also in this week's farm technology news: Corteva and AgPlenus announce 'milestone' in the fight against herbicide resistance, while Tyson looks to invest in supply chain startups.

    By March 8, 2024
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    SEC approves final climate disclosure rule, exempts agriculture

    The agency dropped a controversial requirement that would have forced companies to disclose their supplier emissions.

    By Lamar Johnson , March 7, 2024
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    To farm or fabricate? 3D printing’s role in the food industry

    As food production startups begin commercializing 3D-printed seafood, some experts question the viability of the technology in the broader market.

    By Megan Ruggles • March 6, 2024
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    Lundberg Family Farms expands regenerative rice portfolio

    The family farm uses the “dry up” method to tackle weeds instead of dousing their fields with chemical herbicides.

    By Jennifer Lawinski • March 5, 2024
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    Hormel’s Applegate commits to 100% regenerative agriculture for beef hot dogs

    The move is meant to provide more consistent messaging for consumers, who have found the term "exciting, but confusing."

    By S.L. Fuller • March 5, 2024
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    SEC to vote on climate disclosure rule after reportedly dropping scope 3 requirements

    The agency is expected to throw out a controversial proposal that would have required food companies to report the emissions of their farms and suppliers. 

    By Zoya Mirza • March 1, 2024
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    Chipotle invests another $50M into agtech and restaurant innovation

    The chain is doubling its commitment to the Cultivate Next venture fund, which in part aims to fund technologies accelerating regenerative agriculture.

    By Aneurin Canham-Clyne • Feb. 29, 2024
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    New York sues JBS over ‘misleading’ climate claims

    The state's attorney general is accusing the world's largest meatpacker of exploiting consumers by falsely advertising products as sustainable.

    By Feb. 29, 2024
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    Vertical strawberry grower Oishii clinches $134M amid indoor farming woes

    An intentional choice to grow artisanal fruit rather than leafy greens has allowed the firm to avoid the financial difficulties facing others in controlled-environment agriculture, according to the company’s CEO.

    By S.L. Fuller • Feb. 28, 2024
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    USDA launches program to power more farms with wind

    A joint initiative with the Department of Energy aims to support the adoption of underutilized renewable technologies and identify new revenue streams for producers.

    By S.L. Fuller • Feb. 27, 2024
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    Opinion

    Agtech helped transform Europe’s potato industry. Here’s how.

    If we want to unlock sustainability in agriculture, farmers have to be on board.

    By Charles Miller • Feb. 23, 2024
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    Pivot Bio pays out more than $6M to farmers who improve fertilizer sustainability

    More food and beverage companies are joining the biotech firm's program that rewards growers who move away from conventional crop protection products.

    By Feb. 22, 2024
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    Don’t forget about packaging in national food waste reduction strategy, trade groups say

    Ameripen and the Flexible Packaging Association sent comments to the EPA, FDA and USDA on evaluating packaging materials, the potential growth of bio-based and compostable packaging and more.

    By Maria Rachal • Feb. 22, 2024
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    Meati Foods shuffles C-suite amid layoffs

    Recently appointed CFO Phil Graves will take over as CEO as the company reduces its workforce by 13%.

    By Elizabeth Flood • Feb. 21, 2024
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    Syngenta to expand use of CropX soil monitoring system

    One of the world's largest seed companies is offering farmers more digital solutions to boost productivity and sustainability.

    By Feb. 21, 2024