Calculations by researchers at Purdue estimate 102,000 hectares of US forest and pasture would have to be converted to cropland if GMOs were eliminated, but anti-GMO organizations argued that the study isn’t valid.
An increasing number of commercial organic operations could be contributing to higher levels of greenhouse gases coming from each acre of farm land, say researchers who warn that organic food production needs to take the right direction on emissions.
Stonyfield Farm’s wide-ranging and forward-looking sustainability initiatives launched in the last decade have helped the firm save more than the environment – they also saved the organic yogurt maker more than $31 million in costs.
Cranberry giant Ocean Spray has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 20% and its transportation costs by 40% on a major distribution route by bringing supply closer to demand with a new distribution center and partnering with a competitor.
Developing nations will need to increase cropland yields and all nations will need to use nitrogen fertilizers more efficiently in order to double food production by 2050, while minimizing environmental impact, according to a new paper published in Proceedings...
US food manufacturer ConAgra Foods says it is leading the way in sustainable packaging, having launched what it claims is the first ever use of post consumer recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) in frozen ready meal trays.