Sustainability

Food and Agriculture Research: The Key to Feeding a Hungry and Growing World

Food and Agriculture Research: The Key to Feeding a Hungry and Growing World

By Dan Glickman, senior advisor at APCO Worldwide; former U.S. secretary of agriculture; former congressman from Kansas; vice president, The Aspen Institute

The food and agriculture industries are incredibly important parts of the U.S. and world economies. Food and agriculture exports are critical to farm incomes in the United States and in many parts of the developing world. Open markets for agriculture...

Whole Foods ups sustainability ante with new ad campaign

Whole Foods ups sustainability ante with new ad campaign

By Hank Schultz

Whole Foods Markets has decided to go big, with a national TV ad campaign that kicked off during a recent World Series game.  The message is one of “values,” talking about the natural grocery store chain’s commitment to sustainability and transparency.

Mike Lee: 'We’re inviting food companies to collaborate with us'

The Future Market: What will food shopping be like in 2065?

By Elaine Watson

The IFT's FutureFood 2050 initiative has started a fascinating conversation about what we might be eating in the future. But what will food shopping be like? Will supermarkets as we know them today still exist or will we get all of our groceries...

Cassava could be used in a similar way to corn to provide starch sweeteners

Cassava shapes up as an alternative source for starch sweeteners

By Paul Gander

New research led by Du Pont Industrial Biosciences concludes that enzyme technology currently used with maize and wheat could be applied far more widely to cassava root starch to produce sweeteners such as glucose, fructose and maltose.

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Five questions for Hampton Creek CEO Josh Tetrick

Just Mayo Walmart deal just another step in 'making food better': Hampton Creek CEO

By Maggie Hennessy

It’s been a busy summer for Hampton Creek. After just six months on the market and $30mn raised in funding from the likes of Bill Gates and Yahoo cofounder Jerry Yang, its plant-based mayonnaise brand Just Mayo is the No. 1 selling mayo at Whole Foods...

What does this date mean? Shopper confusion over dates on food labels is a leading cause of unnecessary food waste, says Sealed Air

Why do we waste so much food, and what can we do about it?

By Elaine Watson

Americans don’t eat a third of the food they produce. But while this shocking statistic might alarm consumers, many still don’t see themselves as part of the problem, and mistakenly believe that food waste is less damaging to the environment than other...

The panelists from left to right: Aurelio Pavinato, CEO of SLC Agricola; Cat Cora, chef and TV personality; Michael “Bo” Stone, 6th generation farmer; Glen Hiemstra, founder of futurist.org; Julie Guthman, professor, University of California at Santa Cruz; and moderator Max Armstrong, agricultural broadcast journalist.

Insights from the BASF 2014 Media Summit

Connecting the dots from ag to food

By Maggie Hennessy

Is the farm-to-table movement all it’s cracked up to be? Is a healthy dialogue about GMOs even possible? Can we fix growing income disparities in the developed world? A group representing many points on the agribusiness value chain weighed in.

Waltrip on nurturing grower relationships:

60-second interview: the day job

What do you do? Blake Waltrip, CEO of Ancient Harvest

By Maggie Hennessy

In the latest iteration of FoodNavigator-USA’s What do you do interview series, we talk with the boss of organic ancient grain specialist Ancient Harvest about the challenges of long-distance (work) relationships, his move from banking to CPGs and what...

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