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Carlsberg opens water recycling plant and becomes the world’s most water efficient brewery

10-May-2021

On May 6, Carlsberg is inaugurating a new, revolutionary water recycling plant that recycles 90% of the process water at the Carlsberg brewery in Fredericia, Denmark. This makes the Fredericia brewery the most water efficient in the world. Learnings from the brewery will enable the group to reach ...

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Swiping, swabbing elevates processing plant food safety

10-May-2021

By swiping surfaces in commercial food processing plants with specially designed rapid-testing adenosine triphospate (ATP) swabs - which produce a light similar to the glow of fireflies in the presence of microorganisms - spoilage and foodborne illness could diminish, according to a new study ...

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Revealing the secret cocoa pollinators

International research team led by Göttingen University investigates landscape and farm-level management in cocoa agroforests in Indonesia

05-May-2021

The importance of pollinators to ensure successful harvests and thus global food security is widely acknowledged. However, the specific pollinators for even major crops – such as cocoa – haven’t yet been identified and there remain many questions about sustainability, conservation and plantation ...

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Mutant corn gene boosts sugar in seeds, leaves, may lead to breeding better crop

04-May-2021

An abnormal build up of carbohydrates -- sugars and starches -- in the kernels and leaves of a mutant line of corn can be traced to one misregulated gene, and that discovery offers clues about how the plant deals with stress. That is the conclusion of Penn State researchers whose previous study ...

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Exploit plants' ability to tell the time to make food production more sustainable - study

04-May-2021

Cambridge plant scientists say circadian clock genes, which enable plants to measure daily and seasonal rhythms, should be targeted in agriculture and crop breeding for higher yields and more sustainable farming. Like humans, plants have an 'internal clock' that monitors the rhythms of their ...

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Barry Callebaut announces CEO succession

Peter Boone to succeed Antoine de Saint-Affrique

26-Apr-2021

The Board of Directors has appointed Peter Boone as new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Barry Callebaut Group, effective September 1, 2021. Peter Boone succeeds Antoine de Saint-Affrique, who, after successfully serving as CEO since October 1, 2015, will be stepping down at the end of the ...

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New Master of Sustainable and Safe Food Production

23-Apr-2021

DTU and the University of Copenhagen are launching a joint Master of Sustainable and Safe Food Production in early 2022. The programme will provide insight into the complex interplay between the need to promote and expand sustainability in the food sector without compromising food safety. There ...

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KitKat to be carbon neutral by 2025, boosting sustainability efforts

21-Apr-2021

KitKat, one of the world's most popular chocolate brands, has today pledged to become carbon neutral by 2025. KitKat aims to reduce the emissions generated through the sourcing of its ingredients, the manufacturing of the product and its distribution by more than 50% as part of the plan. Most ...

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Nestlé scientists discover unique low carbon and drought resistant coffee varieties

20-Apr-2021

With the company committed to achieving net zero emissions by 2050, Nestlé last year published a roadmap laying out how it will achieve the goal. Reducing the carbon footprint of key agricultural raw materials such as cocoa, milk and coffee, will play a vital role. In a major breakthrough, Nestlé ...

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Water scarcity footprint reveals impacts of individual dietary choices in US

19-Apr-2021

A lot of attention has been paid in recent years to the carbon footprint of the foods we eat, with much of the focus on the outsize contribution of meat production and especially beef. But much less is known about the implications of individual U.S. dietary choices on other environmental ...

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