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Category Archives: Food Processing Industry
W. K. Kellogg Foundation Funds an Endowed Chair in Sustainable Environmental Food Systems at the UNM
Read the full story from the University of New Mexico. The University of New Mexico Sustainability Studies Program has received a $1.5 million grant for an endowed chair in sustainable environmental food systems and $150,000 in start-up funds from the … Continue reading
Read the full post at Treehugger. Here is a tough call: is this in the Wretched Excess Dept. or the Greenwash watch? Bananas come in the perfect package already, a disposable, compostable skin that doubles as a handy banana holder … Continue reading
Read the full story from the Associated Press. Before he started “saving the earth, one beer at a time,” all inventor Eric Fitch knew about home brewing was that it could make quite a mess. Once, he accidentally backed up … Continue reading
The Green Brewhaha documents Triple Pundit’s quest to find sustainability in the brewing industry. The page includes eight case studies. From the web site: Triple Pundit has been investigating what makes the world’s biggest and smallest companies sustainable for over … Continue reading
Read the full story at GreenBiz. A McDonald’s potato supplier in Austria turns its potato waste into power for the public grid. Another supplier in the U.K. is providing electricity in a different way; it uses wind turbines to run … Continue reading
Read the full story at GreenerDesign. Naya Spring Water will begin using bottles made from 100 percent recycled plastic this month in a move that illustrates the advances made in recycled-content packaging that will likely spread to other companies.
Read the full story at GreenerDesign. Following about 40 packaging reduction projects in 2008 that reduced Hormel Foods’ packaging by 5.2 million pounds, the company has announced a range of new projects that are expected to cut it’s packaging needs … Continue reading
Read the full story at ClimateBiz. Since joining the Coca-Cola Company in 1997, Scott Vitters has gone to work most days with one question on his mind: “How do we get to our vision of a 100 percent renewable, 100 … Continue reading
Via the RFF Library Blog. National Academy of Sciences, Leslie Pray and Ann Yaktine, Rapporteurs; Food Forum; Institute of Medicine http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12633&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+nap%2Fnew+%28New+from+the+National+Academies+Press%29&utm_content=Google+Reader#description [Description] In the food industry, scientists are exploring the potential of nanotechnology to enhance the flavor and other sensory … Continue reading
Read the full story at GreenerDesign. Since starting a program for recycling expanded polystyrene foam (more commonly, but not technically, called styrofoam), Pacific Seafood has recycled and sold more than 300,000 pounds of packaging material that it used to toss … Continue reading