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In FY 2018, General Mills completed more than 60 energy efficiency and reduction projects to save more than 12 million kWh. Pic: Getty/lovelyday12

General Mills hits its energy goals four years early

By Beth Newhart

The US Department of Energy (DOE) officially recognized General Mills, which has yogurt and ice cream as part of its portfolio, for achieving its target of 20% energy efficiency improvement in its largest US-based plants. In 2012 it was set as a 10-year...

 The council will help Ben & Jerry's adhere to its new ‘values-led dairy vision.'

Ben & Jerry’s introduces dairy advisory council

By Beth Newhart

A new group of experts in environmental health, the animal protection movement, water quality and organic farming has been created to advise Ben & Jerry’s on future product manufacturing.

Lactips is looking to the replacement of polyvinyl alcohol films in home care and I&I applications, such as dishwasher tabs.

BASF signs contract with Lactips

By Jim Cornall

BASF and Lactips have signed an exclusive contract to market Lactips’ water-soluble, 100% bio-based and fully biodegradable material prepared from natural ingredients.

Starting in 2020, Fi Europe and Hi Europe will combine into a single annual event, rotating between Paris and Frankfurt.

Fi Europe and Hi Europe combine

By Jim Cornall

Fi Europe, the trade show for food and beverage ingredients, and Hi Europe, its counterpart for health ingredients, are to become co-located events, alternating between Germany and France.

Market conditions are ideal for new sparkling protein waters specifically for sports nutrition users, says Arla

Arla debuts new whey protein hydrolysate

By Beth Newhart

A new protein ingredient from Arla Foods Ingredients is designed for sparkling protein water, with the potential for drinks to contain up to 6% protein.

The wind industry is expected to deliver more than $85bn in economic activity by 2020.

General Mills signs 15-year deal for wind energy

By Beth Newhart

Food giant General Mills is making a commitment to sustainability and clean power by covering the electricity at its US facilities with renewable wind energy. It has signed a 15-year power purchase agreement with Roaring Fork Wind, LLC.

Plogging combines the benefits of exercise while making the planet healthier. It can be done while walking, jogging, running or hiking. Pic: Silk

Silk makes a bid for ‘plogging’ as an official sport

By Beth Newhart

Silk is leading an effort during Earth Month to make plogging an official sport at the 2028 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. A combination of jogging and picking up litter, plogging would fit into LA 2028’s goal to be the most sustainable Olympics in modern...

Grant finalists will attend a four-day program in Boulder, Colorado for training on sustainable food systems.

Danone opens applications for new grant program

By Beth Newhart

Danone Institute North America (DINA) will invest in sustainable food system projects through a grant program in the US and Canada. The ‘One Planet. One Health Initiative’ is now accepting proposals.

Five years ago, whole milk only accounted for 30% of retail milk sales. It’s now up to 40%. Pic: Getty/DragonImages

Can whole milk make a comeback?

By Beth Newhart

The National Dairy Council (NDC) has been involved with the fight to bring back whole milk for several years, investing in research on its health benefits.

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