Sustainability

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.

The DBA met in Madison to discuss the future of Wisconsin's dairy community. Pic: Getty/Sean Pavone

DBA announces legislative and budget priorities in Wisconsin

By Beth Newhart

The Dairy Business Association (DBA), an organization of the Wisconsin dairy community, outlined its legislative and budget priorities for 2019-2020 at a Dairy Day this month, taking place at the Capitol in Madison.

The new publication promotes the implementation of good animal welfare practices in dairy production at a global scale.

IDF updates Guide to Good Animal Welfare in Dairy Production

By Jim Cornall

At the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Global Animal Welfare Forum in Paris, the International Dairy Federation (IDF), in collaboration with the OIE and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), has released the updated...

The project is part of Agropur’s corporate social responsibility effort, “Better Dairy. Better World.” Pic: ©Getty Images/petovarga

Agropur signs waste management deal with Cascades

By Jim Cornall

Canada’s Agropur Cooperative is introducing a program to recover inorganic waste at its 28 Canadian plants, in partnership with Cascades. The large-scale circular-economy project is a first in the Canadian dairy industry.

Global economic growth is looking gloomy and the US could see a recession next year. Pic: Getty/nanoqfu

Global milk supply growth has stalled in 2019

By Beth Newhart

The first quarter of the year is coming to a close, and Rabobank has released Q1 2019 numbers from its Dairy Quarterly report. The world’s largest exporters of dairy have stalled in year-over-year milk supply growth, but the US is experiencing a mixed...

Dairy manufacturers are struggling with production efficiency, unplanned machine downtime, maintaining quality, and environmental sustainability.

Processing dairy trends at ProFood Tech

By Beth Newhart

Production efficiency, automation innovation and CPG trends in dairy were all showcased at the ProFood Tech show in Chicago last week.

Dairy concerned by Trump Mexican border closure threats

By Beth Newhart

Last week President Donald Trump announced plans to close the southern US border, effectively ending trade with Mexico. He has since changed his mind and now given Mexico ‘a one-year warning’ with further threats of tariffs.

Industry leaders from DFA, CoBank and Sprint will mentor the startups and create strategic, long-term partnerships.

DFA announces participants for the 2019 Sprint Accelerator

By Beth Newhart

Seven dairy companies have joined the 2019 class of the Kansas City-based Sprint Accelerator. Co-sponsored by the Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), ag tech and food product brands will spend three months under mentorship and collaboration with experts from...

ProPreg is a preventative health measure aimed at reducing dairy farmers’ reliance on antibiotics and hormones in their cows. Pic: Healthy Cow

Healthy Cow brings dairy to the forefront of FoodBytes! San Francisco

By Beth Newhart

Another FoodBytes! pitch competition has come to a close after final presentations March 28. As one of the 15 featured startups, Healthy Cow showcased its mission to develop products that help improve cow health and productivity from a systems biology...

The show also includes 45 hours of educational programming.

What’s new at ProFood Tech 2019?

By Jim Cornall

ProFood Tech, which takes place March 26-28 at McCormick Place, Chicago, will deliver an array of best practices and innovative solutions in processing to food and beverage professionals.