Sustainability

The new DMK plant-based offerings under the MILRAM brand will launch in 2022.

DMK dives into plant based

By Jim Cornall

The biggest German dairy cooperative, DMK Group, provided a glimpse of a new business segment at this year's Anuga trade show in Cologne, announcing it is dipping into the plant-based sector.

Pic: N2 Applied

First N2 Applied and Arla agtech trial shows near-zero emissions

By Jim Cornall

N2 Applied, the Norway-headquartered agricultural technology company, has announced the results of sustainable fertilizer testing that show practically all ammonia emissions were successfully trapped in converted cow manure when applied to fields.

The report praises Unilever, Tesco, Nestle, Sainsbury’s and Conagra for being “pioneers” on sustainable protein research and innovation. Pic: Getty Images/klenova

FAIRR report says alternative proteins on the rise

By Jim Cornall

A five-year investor engagement with 25 leading global food retailers and manufacturers on protein transition finds evidence of clear leadership and reports the number of firms adopting formal targets to grow their alternative protein offerings is on...

Dairy Dialog podcast 152: EUFIC, N2 Applied

Dairy Dialog podcast 152: EUFIC, N2 Applied

By Jim Cornall

This week, we feature the important International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste, which is being held for the second time, on September 29.

Solvay is urging fellow companies to work together to turn PVDC recycling into reality. Pic: Getty Images/Bigmouse108

Solvay develops process for recycling PVDC

By Jim Cornall

Solvay, a Belgian science company delivering materials for food packaging, has conducted a proof of concept showing that polyvinylidene chloride (PVDC) has the potential to be recycled.

Dairy brands and individual farms are looking to reduce emissions from their supply and production chains.

N2 Applied raises funds for rollout of methane-eliminating technology

By Jim Cornall

Norwegian agtech business N2 Applied has completed a further fundraising of NOK 83m ($9.6m) from existing shareholders to accelerate the commercial rollout of technology converting animal manure into sustainable fertiliser while trapping greenhouse gases.

Dairy Dialog podcast 151: NCFM, OAL, Signode

Dairy Dialog podcast 151: NCFM, OAL, Signode

By Jim Cornall

This week, we have two interviews, one on steam infusion with Dr Wayne Martindale, Associate Professor, Enterprise & Food Insights and Sustainability at the University of Lincoln’s National Centre for Food Manufacturing, and Jake Norman, sales director...

DSM said it is committed to supporting the livelihoods of 500,000 smallholder farmers across value chains by 2030. Pic: Getty Images/Bartosz Hadyniak

DSM announces food system commitments

By Jim Cornall

Royal DSM has announced a series of new quantifiable commitments aimed to address urgent societal and environmental challenges linked to how the world produces and consumes food by 2030.

Dairy Dialog podcast 147: Institute of Food Technologists

Dairy Dialog podcast 147: Institute of Food Technologists

By Jim Cornall

This week, we have just the one interview, but it’s a deeper look at climate change and food, with John Ruff, chief science and technology officer at the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), in Chicago.

First Milk said the investment will strengthen the company's position in dairy sustainability. Pic: First Milk

First Milk invests in Agricarbon

By Jim Cornall

UK dairy company First Milk has announced it has invested in soil carbon measurement company, Agricarbon, acquiring a 5% stake in the business.

Euromonitor International predicts lab-grown dairy could be the most popular choice within 10 years. Pic: Getty Images/klenova

New research shows scale of milk alternative acceleration

By Jim Cornall

New figures released by global market research company Euromonitor International show the milk alternatives sector other than soy is the fastest growing category in the dairy products and alternatives industry, and is worth $10bn globally, an increase...

There's great concern globally over the effect of plastic in the oceans, but could marine seaweed provide an answer to the problem?

Will seaweed be the next sustainable packaging source?

By Jim Cornall

Packaging company DS Smith said it is exploring how seaweed fibers can be used as a raw material in paper and packaging products amid increasing demand for sustainable goods from customers and consumers.

Dairy Dialog podcast 145: Bubbies, LiquiGlide, Unified Brands

Dairy Dialog podcast 145: Bubbies, LiquiGlide, Unified Brands

By Jim Cornall

This week, we have conversations with Damien Dossin, Executive Vice President & General Manager of CPG at LiquiGlide; Katie Cline, vice president of marketing at Bubbies Ice Cream; and Dave Rademacher, product manager-refrigeration at Unified Brands.

Group-wide, Emmi already uses almost 100% renewable electricity. Pic: Emmi

Emmi adds solar to Emmen site

By Jim Cornall

Swiss dairy company Emmi and Amstutz Holzenergie AG are expanding their collaboration in the field of renewable energy.

During the 12-month pilot program, Bel and DFA will support the adoption of energy-efficient and cost-effective on-farm milk cooling methods. Pic: Bel

Bel Brands USA to work with DFA on sustainable milk cooling program

By Jim Cornall

Bel Brands USA has announced a new program in partnership with dairy cooperative Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) to implement and measure sustainable cooling practices designed to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by reducing on-farm energy usage.

Agolin said improved utilization of resources benefits animals, farmers and the environment.

Agolin and Barry-Callebaut aiming for sustainable dairy

By Jim Cornall

Agolin SA, a Swiss based company developing and marketing feed additives based on botanical compounds, has joined with global chocolate producer Barry Callebaut and Gold Standard (GS), a carbon reduction project development and verification provider,...

Stirling is the third fuel switching project Fonterra has undertaken in as many years.  Pic: Fonterra

Fonterra’s Stirling cheese site goes for cancel coal-ture

By Jim Cornall

As New Zealand Minister for Energy and Resources Hon Dr Megan Woods officially opened Fonterra’s wood pellet boiler at its Te Awamutu plant, the cooperative announced details for its next site to exit coal – the Stirling cheese plant in Otago.

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