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Ag Industry Brief: Tyson Hires First Sustainability Officer, Food + Future Lab May Close, Unilever Acquires Sir Kensington’s, more

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Tyson Foods Appoints its First Chief Sustainability Officer

Major poultry producer Tyson Foods has named Justin Whitmore to the newly-created role of Chief Sustainability Officer. The appointment follows the company’s introduction of a new initiative that puts sustainability at the core of the company’s future aspirations.

Ag Industry Brief: Food Waste Org ReFED Hires Walmart Exec, Tom Brady Partners with Purple Carrot, more

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ReFED Names Chris Cochran As First Executive Director

ReFED, a collaborative, cross-sector effort of 40 businesses, non-profits, foundations, investors and policymakers committed to reducing food waste in the United States, has named Chris Cochran, Walmart’s senior manager of Corporate Sustainability, as its first executive director, effective in April.

Ag Industry Brief: First Ag Data Lawsuit in Poultry Industry, Agribusinesses Write to Trump, AgriProtein to Roll Out 100 Insect Farms, more

A meaty industry brief this week includes a lawsuit against larger food companies including Tyson and Perdue, new grant options for food & ag research, India's TIME winner of the year, and a plan to build 100 black soldier fly farms.

Best of 2016: The AgFunderNews Jealousy List

We are very proud of the coverage we've given the food and agriculture technology market over the year, but there are always, of course, stories in other publications that we wish we'd written!