Sustainability

Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine said while nothing is off the table, there are no concrete proposals currently.

ICMSA rejects potential Irish milk production cap

By Jim Cornall

The president of the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association (ICMSA) said “there are no circumstances” in which ICMSA will agree to a cap on the volumes of milk produced in Ireland.

The butter wrap format is one of several new product development projects developed using Wipak UK’s combi laminator. Pic: Wipak

Wipak UK launching recyclable paper butter wrap

By Jim Cornall

Packaging supplier Wipak UK is set to launch a UK-first recyclable paper wrap for butter, which can be recycled at kerbside within the paper waste stream and boasts a 68% carbon footprint reduction when compared to market-standard wraps (aluminum/low-density...

Pic: Danone

Danone Oceania joins B Corp

By Jim Cornall

Danone is joining the B Corporation (B Corp) movement in Australia and New Zealand by certifying its wholly owned businesses in the region.

The move will see the brand use 93% less plastic per pack. Pic: Unilever

Unilever switches Carte D’Or ice cream to paper tubs

By Jim Cornall

Unilever has switched its range of Carte D’Or ice cream in the UK from plastic packs to responsibly sourced, recyclable paper tubs and lids in a move that will save more than 900 tons of virgin plastic each year.

Wilk is developing industrial processes for producing both human and animal milk. Pic: Getty Images/trigga

Wilk receives US patent for cell-based milk production methods

By Jim Cornall

Israeli company Wilk, which develops cell-based human and animal milk and milk components, has been awarded patent approval for Methods and Systems for in-Vitro Milk Production from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, making the company an exclusive...

Orgain produces protein-based shakes, powders and snacks. Pic: Getty Images/RossHelen

Nestlé Health Science to buy majority stake in Orgain

By Jim Cornall

Nestlé Health Science has agreed to purchase a majority stake in Orgain, a plant-based nutrition company, from its founder Dr Andrew Abraham and Butterfly Equity, who will continue to be minority share owners.

More than 3,000 farms in southwest Ireland will participate in the initiative.

Kerry launches €6m dairy sustainability program

By Jim Cornall

Kerry Group has launched a €6m ($6.8m) dairy sustainability program to support the acceleration of science-backed sustainability actions and best practices across farms in Ireland.

Dairy Dialog podcast 167: Kezzler, Lubey, Lyras

Dairy Dialog podcast 167: Kezzler, Lubey, Lyras

By Jim Cornall

There are three interviews this week on the podcast, with Rasmus Mortensen, founder of Lyras; Ulrich Peinhardt, co-founder and CEO of Lubey; and Christine C. Akselsen, CEO of product digitization and traceability company Kezzler.

The first solar park is expected to start delivering electricity by early 2023. Pic: Arla/Better Energy

Arla looks to solar for energy in Denmark

By Jim Cornall

Arla Foods is to collaborate with the renewable energy company Better Energy on four new solar parks that will cover approximately one third of Arla's electricity consumption in Denmark by 2024.

The first meeting of the group will take place in February.

Ireland launching Food Vision Dairy Group

By Jim Cornall

Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue TD met with stakeholders from the dairy sector on Friday to discuss the targets for the agriculture and land use sector under the Climate Action Plan.

Sustainability is one of the drivers of the next wave of plant-based.  Pic: Getty Images/AnastasiaNurullina

New materials and technologies helping improve dairy alternatives

By Jim Cornall

DairyReporter recently had the opportunity to find out from ingredients company ADM what some of the trends are in the dairy alternatives space. We have a Q&A with Katie Kolpin-Gustafson, principal scientist, creation, design and development at ADM...

Silk Nextmilk, from Danone North America, is now available in the US.

January: What’s new in plant based?

By Jim Cornall

While we generally wait until the end of the month, we've taken out some of the plant-based product Veganuary launches in January for our special newsletter. There are many plant-based launches in the alternative meat, seafood and dairy aisles, so...

There will be more than 10,000 new brands in 2022, abillion predicts. Pic: Getty Images/klenova

abillion's top 10 plant-based trends in 2022

By Jim Cornall

abillion, a social e-commerce platform designed to help people and businesses around the world be more sustainable, has identified the plant-based trends it believes will define the year ahead.

The Pittston based facility of Cardbox Packaging, Inc started its production in the fall of 2019. Pic: Cardbox Packaging

Cardbox Packaging receives FSC CoC certification

By Jim Cornall

Cardbox Packaging, which produces paper labels and sleeves, has received Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain-of-Custody (CoC) certification from the Soil Association Certification.

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