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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: ‘Google Glass’ of Drones Launches, IntelinAir Connects to John Deere, AgriMetis Named Startup to Watch, more

Sperm sexing technology, hi-tech glasses for drones, and an aerial imagery company working with John Deere make up a very diverse and exciting Ag Industry Brief this week!

Ag Industry Brief: Farmland Prices Fall for First Time in 6 Years – Even in California, CSS Opens Food Waste Facility, more

US farmland values fell 0.2 percent in Q3, representing a shift from 0.7 percent growth during Q2. Whole Foods is in a spot over two cases of Hepatitis in Detroit, while Western Growers plans to award startups at its upcoming AGM.