Nestle Purina PetCare pursues scope 3 greenhouse gas emission reduction in new partnership with Riceland

US —  Nestle pet care division, Purina PetCare has partnered with US rice miller Riceland Foods in an effort to help rice farmers in the United States transition to environmentally friendly agricultural practices. Under the partnership, Purina will invest more than $1.5 million over four years in the Riceland-Nestle Purina PetCare Sustainable Rice Program. The investment, according to the companies…

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Cargill restores more than 5 billion liters of water as part of ambitious 2030 ESG goals

USA — American global food corporation Cargill is putting actions to its big talk on sustainability as shown in its latest Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report. In a recently released report that covers the company’s ESG programs and activity in 2022, Cargill revealed that it had restored more than 5 billion liters of water thus far. Although staggering by…

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Regulate ingredients as feeds, not drugs: US feed industry association urges FDA

USA – The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) has urged the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) to regulate feed ingredients as feeds and not drugs as it is the case. In its submission to the agency, the association noted that the current framework lengthens the time feed ingredients with environmental or production claims from make to…

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Benson Hill invests US$28m in soy processing capabilities to meet “exploding demand”

US — Agricultural biotechnology company Benson Hill is investing US$28 million to expand its capacity to convert its proprietary soybeans into value-added soy protein ingredients for the underserved human and pet food categories. The funds will support the establishment of a new soy extrusion facility at its site in Creston, Iowa to spur product innovation and increase manufacturing scale. Benson…

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Landus feed mill in Iowa to produce 400000 tonnes of swine feed once fully operational in 2024

US — The Landus, AMVC feed mill in Hamlin, Iowa is expected to produce up to 400,000 tonnes of swine feed per year once fully operational in 2024, World Grain has reported. Construction of the mill which started back in August is currently underway with concrete structures for the mill already poured using a slipform process.  The 145-foot mill took…

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Scoular highlights progress made thus far in second annual sustainability report

US —  Agricultural commodity trading company Scoular has released its second annual sustainability report, highlighting progress made in the journey towards building a better-for-the-environment business. In its report, the company shared the steps it had so far undertaken to reduce its carbon footprint and to protect ecosystems through responsible marine sourcing. Scoular revealed that it had made investments in processes,…

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Integrated poultry company Irvine’s establishes US$4.3m feed mill in Botswana

BOTSWANA – Irvine’s, regional poultry producer with roots in Zimbabwe, has officially inaugurated its new P56 million (US$4.34m) poultry feed mill in Botswana, with an annual processing capacity of 48,000 tons. As a Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC) accredited company, with a rich history dating back to 2001 since setting base in the country, Irvine’s produces and supplies 18-million-day…

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