LATEST NEWS FROM Sustainability

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09:54AM Jun 25, 2020

Genera aims to use local crops in sustainable packaging

Tom Karst
AgWeb Contributor

Working with farmers in Tennessee, Genera is contracting switchgrass and biomass sorghum as inputs to create compostable, sustainable packaging when its manufacturing facility comes online later this year.

09:36AM Jun 25, 2020

Stewardship Index calculator released

Tom Karst
AgWeb Contributor

The Stewardship Index for Specialty Crops and SupplyShift announced the soft launch of the new SISC Stewardship Calculator.

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15:00PM Jun 22, 2020

Sustainability’s a drop in a bucket for Bobalu Berries

Tom Burfield
AgWeb Contributor

What started out as a way to reduce the use of chemical pesticides and ensure a quality berry pack has resulted in a sustainable, environmentally friendly and profitable program for

12:36PM Jun 19, 2020

Hungry Harvest maintains new sustainable practices during pandemic

Amy Sowder
AgWeb Contributor

Even a company founded on using food that would otherwise go to waste can improve its sustainability practices — evidenced by the latest efforts of Hungry Harvest.

10:00AM Jun 18, 2020

Produce industry adapts, works toward reducing packaging materials

Jim Offner
AgWeb Contributor

Using fewer materials in packaging for fresh produce costs less in dollars as well as environmental impact, marketers say.

15:06PM Jun 17, 2020

Eco-friendly produce packaging, waste reduction are good business

Jim Offner
AgWeb Contributor

Sustainability is more than a commitment; it’s a statement, marketers say. Companies are communicating with customers and consumers about sustainable/environmentally conscious practices, they note.

12:42PM Jun 17, 2020

Longer shelf life curbs needless waste, marketers say

Jim Offner
AgWeb Contributor

While package makers focus on minimizing waste that ends up in landfills, they’re also mindful to minimize biodegradable waste by developing bags, clamshells and boxes that protect product shelf life