Sustainability

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Four companies that are driving sustainability

By Danielle Masterson

The alarming UN climate change report was put out over a week ago, but UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres’ “code red for humanity” message still haunts many as humans continue to cause much of the extreme weather by emitting greenhouse gases.

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Oleopalma first RSPO-certified company in Mexico

By Asia Sherman

Oleopalma is setting the standard for palm oil production in Mexico as the first company in the country to receive Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification.

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Brazil's Fazenda Futuro launches plant-based sausages

By Niamh Michail

Brazilian plant-based startup Fazenda Futuro, recently valued at US$100 million, will launch vegan sausages made with a seaweed skin for crispiness next month. “We came to revolutionize this outdated, animal meat market," says its founder.

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Marfrig hits record-high revenue and earnings in Q4 2019

By Asia Sherman

Marfrig Global Foods finished 2019 with record returns, posting R$14.2 billion in fourth quarter revenue, a 23.5% increase year-on-year. Adjusted EBITDA for the quarter was R$1.6 billion, up 70.2% from the same period last year.

Grupo Bimbo leads Merco ranking in Mexico

Grupo Bimbo leads Merco ranking in Mexico

By Asia Sherman

For the sixth consecutive year, baked-goods company Grupo Bimbo topped the Merco ranking of companies with the best corporate responsibility and governance practices in Mexico.

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LATAM region is strongest for Chr. Hansen in Q1

By Natasha Spencer

Global bioscience player in the nutrition and food space, Chr. Hansen, reveals that its Latin American operations saw the most positive results in Q1 2019/2020. Speaking to NutraIngredients-LATAM, a spokesperson for Chr. Hansen shared why the region is...

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How has global food supply changed in 50 years?

By Flora Southey

Researchers have noted ‘clear shifts’ in global food supply since the 1960s, including a decline in the supply of animal sourced foods and sugar in high-income English-speaking countries.

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Plastic food and drink packaging: Use it or lose it?

By Niamh Michail

As Mexico becomes the latest country in Latin America to set national plastic-reduction goals, increasing numbers of Latinos are looking for plastic-free packaging options, according to market analysts. But how feasible is going plastic-free?

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Sustainability, storytelling, sport and sugar-free lead trends in 2020

By Natasha Spencer

Julian Mellentin, food and beverage consultant at New Nutrition Business takes us through the emerging and developing trends impacting nutrition in the LATAM region today, and most importantly, what producers and marketeers need to consider moving into...

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Digitizing the cocoa value chain in Honduras

By Niamh Michail

From blockchain to crop monitoring with drones, smallholder cocoa producers in Honduras are digitizing their production thanks to a project led by the Inter-American Development Bank.