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GMA report highlights ‘success stories’ in industry sustainability

GMA report highlights ‘success stories’ in industry sustainability

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Cargill’s reuse of methane, water-saving strategies from ConAgra and Coca-Cola, and Campbell Soup’s energy efficiency measures are among sustainability success stories highlighted in a new report from the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA).

Egg laying hen welfare proposal prompts diverse criticism

Egg laying hen welfare proposal prompts diverse criticism

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Proposed legislation to formalize an agreement over welfare conditions for egg laying hens been criticized by farmers for involving the politics of animal welfare, and an animal welfare organization for endorsing “abusive confinement systems”.

Responsible approach to GM fish is to assume escape: Committee hearing

Responsible approach to GM fish is to assume escape: Committee hearing

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The responsible approach to considering whether genetically engineered (GE) salmon pose a risk to the environment is to assume that the fish will escape and disregard assurances from the company that they would not, said Senator Mark Begich at a committee...

Kraft’s carbon emissions from plants ‘negligible’

Kraft’s carbon emissions from plants ‘negligible’

By Oliver Nieburg

The vast majority of Kraft Foods’ carbon emissions come from outside its manufacturing facilities, according to a survey mapping its environmental footprint, but the full picture may look quite different as full results are withheld.

Quorn is now $30m brand in the US

Quorn: ‘CSPI has had a long running grudge against us’

By Elaine Watson

Meat-substitute maker Quorn Foods has hit back at the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) after the health lobby group again demanded that the FDA revoke its products' GRAS (generally recognized as safe) status.

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