Category Archives: Sustainability

Land O’ Lakes Joins Walmart’s Sustainability Commitment — TheCattleSite.com

Land O’Lakes has announced its plan to join Walmart in Project Gigaton: “’Through Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN, our partnership with our member-owners, and our ongoing leadership with some of the world’s largest food producers and retailers, including Walmart, our cooperative is in a position to achieve meaningful goals and shape the future of environmental sustainability,’ said Matt Carstens, senior vice president of Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN.“ Supplier Takeaway Suppliers are getting on board with Walmart’s new initiative. What are your plans? Resources...

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More on Walmart’s Project Gigaton — GreenBiz.com

  More on Walmart’s Project Gigaton sustainability initiative: “The focus is on Scope 3 emissions — those that are a consequence of business operations but over which it doesn’t have direct control. It is launching an online toolkit for suppliers seeking to better manage energy, agriculture, waste, packaging and deforestation, and to design consumer products with a lower impact — for example, LED light bulbs and apparel that’s washable in cold water.“ Supplier Takeaway How do you plan to respond to...

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Walmart Launches Project Gigaton to Reduce Emissions in Company’s Supply Chain — Walmart.com

BENTONVILLE, Ark., April 19, 2017 – Today, during Walmart’s annual Milestone Summit, the company launched a sustainability platform inviting suppliers to join Walmart in committing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions resulting from their operations and supply chains. Dubbed Project Gigaton, this initiative will provide an emissions reduction toolkit to a broad network of suppliers seeking to eliminate one gigaton of emissions, focusing on areas such as manufacturing, materials and use of products by 2030. That’s the equivalent to taking more...

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The Rise of the “Veggie” Burger — Triple Pundit

The quest for a veggie burger that tastes like the “real thing” is heating up: “The expansion is a big deal in the quest to modernize and popularize the veggie burger, a morsel that has its fans, but is still considered by many to be a poor substitute for a greasy, meaty beef burger. In this case, however, Impossible has no intention of pleasing only committed vegetarians. The company says its meat substitute will satisfy and even fool the most die-hard carnivores...

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DNA Tagging for Cotton Sustainability — TriplePundit.com

  In the wake of recent scandals involving the authenticity of cotton, some suppliers are working with DNA to track their cotton orders: “PimaCott, owned by a large Indian supplier, says it has a solution. The company partnered with Applied DNA Sciences, an American biotechnology firm, to treat its cotton so that it can be easily scanned and identified. Molecules with DNA tags are added to cotton during the ginning process, so someone on a company’s supply chain team is...

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Applegate Pledges To Improve Animal Welfare Standards For Broiler Chickens

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., March 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Applegate, the nation’s leading natural and organic meat brand, is committing to transforming the lives of millions of chickens in its supply chain. By 2024, Applegate intends to elevate and third-party verify its standards for broiler chickens to be consistent with Global Animal Partnership (GAP). These changes will require, among other things, using broiler chicken breeds that are scientifically proven to have improved welfare outcomes. “Animal welfare is an evolving field, and we are continuously...

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Dunkin’ Donuts, Baskin-Robbins to Eliminate Artificial Colors — The Consumerist

Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins will be eliminating artificial colors from its products by 2018: “Dunkin’ Brands, the parent company of the two chains, announced that it would remove artificial colors from its food and beverage products in the U.S and replace them with naturally sourced colorings by the end of 2018.“ Supplier Takeaway Neither of these mainstream brands are known for offering “healthy” foods, yet they are getting on the “natural” bandwagon. When doughnut and ice cream retailers decide to...

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Walmart Sustains Course — FastCoExist.com

Walmart is going ahead with sustainability commitments, regardless of government regulations: “‘The thinking goes something like this: The world is changing—we will have to spend money addressing and dealing with those changes whether we like it or not, whether we are committed to climate action or not,’ Eric Olson, senior vice president of BSR, a nonprofit that advises Walmart and other companies, tells Co.Exist. ‘Things are happening. Under those circumstances, it’s our job to figure out what we can do that...

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Food Blogs Indicate Healthy “Substitution” Trend — The Packer

Food blogs are featuring recipes that incorporate healthier ingredients for comfort foods: “The bloggers proved that what’s popular isn’t one type of food, preparation or trend, but an overall interest in utilizing more fruits and vegetables as part of a healthier diet,’ Full Tilt managing partner Heidi McIntyre said in the release.” Popular recipes include Healthified Sweet Potato Casserole, Creamy Cauliflower Broccoli Cheese Soup, and Thyme Mashed Cauliflower with Roasted Garlic.“ Supplier Takeaway Is someone on your team monitoring relevant...

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New Labels Aim to Combat Food Waste — Triple Pundit

  More on how “use by” labels can be modified to save consumers money, reduce food waste: “Confusing terms such as ‘better if used by,’ ‘expires on’ and ‘enjoy by’ have one common thread – they all help contribute to massive food waste all over the U.S. The reality is that most foods are safe and edible well past the date stamped on the package, as in a few days or even several weeks – especially that box of pasta...

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