Category Archives: Research & Data

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: Global Agripreneurs Challenge in Jo’Burg, White House Hints at Tighter Cannabis Regs, Cricket Food Co Awarded $100k Grant, more

Also, John Deere has opened a strategic technology office in the Iowa State University Research Park and Aggrigator launches a Farm to Shelf Marketplace for small farmers to sell direct to restaurants, schools, and grocery stores.

A Guide to Seafood & Aquaculture Technology: Startups Raise $193m in 2016 but More Innovation Needed

Investment in seafood and aquaculture technology increased 271% compared to the $52 million raised across both 2014 and 2015, but there is still a huge need for technology to bring efficiency and sustainability to the industry.

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.