Energy and Environment

Together for a greener future: Farm Frites Sustainability Report 2022
July 24, 2023

Potato Processor Farm Frites publishes its Sustainability Report for 2022

With the most disruptive phases of the COVID-19 pandemic in the past, Farm Frites team was able to place renewed focus on reaching their sustainability goals in 2022.
UM will host a new research chair in potato sustainability, which will advance the global potato industry in part through hands-on fieldwork.
July 23, 2023

Research Chair Potato Sustainability coming to University of Manitoba (UM) thanks to 19 industry partners

The potato is one of the most important food crops in the world, a staple in meals for more than a billion people worldwide, and University of Manitoba (UM) is leading the way globally in the future of potato production and processing.
July 23, 2023

PepsiCo and Fertiberia launch programme to produce fertilizer from green hydrogen

PepsiCo and Fertiberia have partnered up to launch a pilot programme to reduce emissions in potato cultivation. Fertiberia's Impact Zero fertilizers are produced from green hydrogen (replacing natural gas), and precision agriculture.
July 18, 2023

Producción de papa en peligro por Fenómeno de El Niño: advierten escasez y alza de precios en mercados

Las proyecciones climáticas generan alerta en los productores. La sequía en el sur, el exceso de lluvias en el norte y la aparición de plagas amenazan la siembra y provocarán disminución de hasta el 30% en la producción agrícola.
Together, we can bring back anything.
July 16, 2023

McCain Foods brings back fan favourite TV character Barb to talk about sustainability on National French Fry Day.

Every year, the earth loses 12 million hectares of farmable land due to erosion. That’s roughly one soccer field every few seconds. Erosion ruins farmable soil, and a lack of farmable soil means that the future of potatoes, and fries, are at stake.
Smart use of energy and water at Aviko Rixona, a manufacturer of dehydrated potato products
July 16, 2023

Smart use of energy and water in the production of potato flakes at Aviko Rixona

Jeroen Zwietering, Process Engineer Energy at Aviko Rixona, a Dutch manufacturer of dehydrated potato products, gave an interview about Smart use of energy and water
Researchers from Aarhus University are comparing greenhouse gas emissions from a conventional potato crop rotation on drained peat soil with the cultivation of reed canary grass for biomass production on undrained or poorly drained peat soil.
July 12, 2023

Peat soils in Denmark: Stop drainage and cultivate reed grass instead of potatoes, says agricultural emissions study

Drained peat soils in Denmark account for about one-third of agricultural greenhouse gas emissions.
July 10, 2023

American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) highlights the role of Frozen Food in Reducing Food Waste

Publications from the Cornell University Dyson School of Business and market research firm 210 Analytics cast light on the lower waste rates of frozen food and how consumers are utilizing frozen food to fight back against waste, respectively.
World Meteorological Organization (WMO) declares onset of El Niño conditions
July 06, 2023

World Meteorological Organization declares start of El Niño; what to expect

El Niño conditions have developed in the tropical Pacific for the first time in seven years, setting the stage for a likely surge in global temperatures and disruptive weather and climate patterns.
Pepsico 2022 ESG summary: progress toward PEP+ Goals
June 29, 2023

Pepsico 2022 ESG summary: progress toward PEP+ Goals

PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) published its 2022 Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Summary, sharing the first full year of reporting since the launch of PepsiCo Positive (pep+) in 2021.
Soil Erosion: A Looming Threat to Farmers
June 28, 2023

Soil Erosion: A Looming Threat to Farmers

Soil erosion, a natural process exacerbated by human activities, poses a significant challenge to agricultural sustainability worldwide. This relentless force gradually strips away fertile topsoil, leaving a devastating impact on farmers and the environment.
Pepsi Reveals Tesla Semi Operations Details With Real Mileage Numbers
June 28, 2023

Electric Trucks in the Food Industry: How the Tesla Semi is working out for Frito-Lay / Pepsico

Pepsi Tesla Semi is delivering Frito-Lay products around 425 miles per charge. It also delivers Pepsi out of its Sacramento warehouse on 100 mile daily routes, going directly to stores, and 300 to 400 mile runs to other warehouses.
Solynta Hybrid Potato Breeding
June 27, 2023

Solynta: Sowing a More Collaborative Seed Industry

You may think of a seed as tiny and insignificant. Don’t be fooled: its impact on global agriculture is immense. The seed industry is constantly balancing innovation with bringing value to growers.
Tummers Steam Closure
June 27, 2023

Potato Flakes Lines: Tummers just eliminated all steam emissions from the drum drying process

Drum-drying of mashed potatoes for the production of potato flakes creates a lot of emissions in the form of steam. Equipment manufacturer Tummers - in cooperation with Solutherm - just put an end to this smelly and energy wasting practice.
Significant step forward for Sustainable Farming Incentive
June 26, 2023

United Kingdom Organic farmers pleased with Sustainable Farming Incentive 2023 (SFI)

OF&G (Organic Farmers & Growers) has welcomed Defra’s development of the Sustainable Farming Incentive 2023 (SFI) and the flexibility the expanded remit offers to organic farmers.
China bans 'one-size-fits-all' approach to farmland reclamation amid food security drive
June 23, 2023

China bans 'one-size-fits-all' approach to farmland reclamation amid food security drive

China’s top land use regulator has warned local authorities against blunt efforts to reassign land for crops amid a national push for food security.
Lamb Weston Issues FY22 ESG Report
June 21, 2023

Potato Processor Lamb Weston Issues FY22 ESG Report

Potato Processor Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. issued its fourth annual Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) report, reporting progress against 2030 ESG goals.
Bredel hose pump plays an integral role in TOMRA’s sustainable potato peeling solution
June 13, 2023

Bredel hose pump plays an integral role in TOMRA’s sustainable potato peeling solution

Bredel hose pumps are contributing to a sustainable solution for steam potato peeling provided by TOMRA Food which reduces water usage, water treatment and food waste.

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