The five winners of the "One Planet. One Health" initiative grant program, representing various universities and nonprofits, will address systemic food systems issues.
October 8, 2021
Danone Institute North America, a not-for-profit established by White Plains, N.Y.- and Broomfield, Colo.-based Danone North America, announced the five winning teams of the "One Planet. One Health" Initiative — a grant program that promotes resilient and sustainable local food systems.
The new initiative, which aims to accelerate climate change action and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across the dairy sector, is already backed by organizations representing approximately 30% of global milk production.
September 22, 2021
Pathways to Dairy Net Zero, a ground-breaking new climate initiative, is Sept. 22 during Climate Week and just prior to the United Nations (UN) Food Systems Summit. Forty leading organizations, including 11 of the 20 largest dairy companies in the world, already declared their support for the effort, according to the Global Dairy Platform, Rosemont, Ill.
The organization conducted various dairy-focused educational outreach efforts with key thought leaders who have a shared interest in the outcomes the summit can potentially have on a more nutritious and sustainable future for the world.
September 21, 2021
The ability to nourish people amid unprecedented population growth of close to 10 billion by 2050 with escalating climate concerns takes center stage at the United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) on Sept. 23.
With this launch, Chobani is calling for greater paper recycling capabilities in the United States.
August 26, 2021
Chobani LLC said it is taking an important step toward a more sustainable future, announcing the planned launch of a paper cup for its yogurt alternatives. The paper cup marks a milestone in the company’s efforts to reduce plastic use and put more sustainable packaging on shelves across America.
The United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) takes place in September with a goal to “launch bold new actions to transform the way the world produces and consumes food, as part of the Decade of Action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.”
According to “The Future of Nutrition, Health and Wellness,” a 2021 report from global market research firm Mintel, the COVID-19 pandemic has sparked rising interest in holistic health among consumers worldwide. That reality bodes well for the growth of immunity-supporting foods and beverages.
Taking steps to manage sustainability along the supply chain makes good business sense for dairy processors. Indeed, 2018 research by The Nielsen Co. LLC, New York, reveals that 81% of global consumers and 69% of those in the United States say that it’s very important or extremely important that companies implement programs to help the environment.
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, many consumers already read labels to confirm food items met their standards — whether in terms of sustainability or nutrition. However, the health and safety concerns that defined the tumultuous past year-plus cemented consumer interest not only in the source of the foods they eat, but also in the ingredients that make up such items.
The cooperative said it assembled a team of experts in the field of sustainability across numerous priority areas: from environmental stewardship to employee welfare to animal husbandry and beyond.
June 30, 2021
California Dairies Inc. (CDI), the largest dairy farmer-owned cooperative in California and second largest in the United States, announced the formal launch of an initiative aimed at measuring, validating and further improving sustainable business practices.