If you've no account register here first time
User Name :
User Email :
Password :

Login Now
Edible Food Packaging Garnering Interest from Food Companies to Reduce Waste

Edible Food Packaging Garnering Interest from Food Companies to Reduce Waste

Edible food packaging made of milk proteins can reduce waste and prevent food spoilage, according to US Department of Agriculture researchers who are currently developing this casein-based film. The research team is currently creating prototype film samples for a small company in Texas, and says this new development has garnered … Read more »

Davos: Nestlé, Unilever CEOs Join Food Waste Reduction Coalition

Davos: Nestlé, Unilever CEOs Join Food Waste Reduction Coalition

A coalition to reduce food waste made up of CEOs of major companies, government officials, heads of nonprofits and others formed today at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland. The coalition, called Champions 12.3, aims to accelerate progress toward meeting Target 12.3 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals … Read more »

Food Waste

Food Waste Reduction Goal Gets Industry Praise

Food retailers and agriculture companies including Kellogg, Sodexo, Wegmans Food Markets and Albertsons are voicing their support or the US’ first-ever national food waste reduction goal, which calls for a 50 percent reduction by 2030. As part of the food waste reduction effort, the federal government will lead a new … Read more »

Biobased Products Contribute $369bn to US Economy

Biobased Products Contribute $369bn to US Economy

Biobased products contribute $369 billion to the US economy, according to a report released by the US Department of Agriculture. The independent report, An Economic Impact Analysis of the U.S. Bioproducts Industry, says the industry is responsible for 4 million American jobs. Each job in the biobased products industry is responsible for generating 1.64 jobs … Read more »

$235 Million Available for Water Conservation Projects

The US Department of Agriculture has announced up to $235 million available for water conservation partnerships. The funding, which aims to improve the nation’s water quality, combat drought, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat and protect agricultural viability, is being made available through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program, part of … Read more »

USDA Program Aims to Help Agricultural Producers Cut Emissions

Agricultural producers can reduce net emissions and enhance carbon sequestration by more than 120 million metric tons of CO2 equivalent per year — about 2 percent of economy-wide net greenhouse emissions — by 2025 by participating in a US Department of Agriculture initiative that aims to address climate change. Building … Read more »

Vegetarian Diets Promoted for Farmed Fish

Vegetarian diets are being promoted as an alternative to feed farmed fish in an effort to lessen the strain on over-fished oceans. Researchers and entrepreneurs are seeking sustainable ways to supply food pellets that aren’t made from wild fish. As reported in KQED Quest, millions of tons of anchovies, sardines … Read more »

cellulosic biofuel

RFS in Limelight, but Cellulosics Hope to Steal the Show

As the Renewable Fuel Standard debate rages on in the halls of Congress, agencies are trying to stimulate the development of the fledgling advanced biofuels industry. Corn ethanol producers suffered a setback last month when the EPA cut its overall ethanol mandate for the first time since Congress instituted the … Read more »

Sapphire Energy

$181 Million Available to Develop Biorefineries

The US Department of Agriculture has made available $181 million to develop commercial-scale biorefineries or retrofit existing facilities with appropriate technology to develop advanced biofuels. Agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack says the financing is intended to expand the number of commercial biorefineries in the US that are producing advanced biofuels from … Read more »

EPA Launches Bee-Protecting Pesticide Label

EPA Launches Bee-Protecting Pesticide Label

The EPA has developed new pesticide labels that prohibit use of some neonicotinoid pesticide products where bees are present. The agency says the labels are part of its ongoing effort to protect bees and prevent colony decline. The labels will have a bee advisory box and icon with information on … Read more »