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Addressing Upstream GHG Emissions in the Food and Beverage Industry

Addressing Upstream GHG Emissions

Addressing Upstream GHG Emissions in the Food and Beverage Industry Food and beverage companies are key players in the battle against greenhouse gas emissions, thanks to their significant influence over supply chains. While regulators and policymakers have been increasingly stringent in holding corporations accountable for their environmental and social impacts, recent developments in regulatory frameworks […]

How Agri-Food Giants Are Embracing Regenerative Agriculture

Embracing Regenerative Agriculture

The UN Environment Program underscores the urgency of tripling annual investments in nature to approximately USD $400 billion. This financial endeavor is daunting but pales in comparison to the colossal spending power of the 79 companies evaluated by FAIRR. The FAIRR Initiative assessed 79 publicly listed agri-food companies with a combined annual revenue of USD […]

Food and Beverage Certifications: 8 Steps for Streamlining Certification Process

Certification Process

In today’s conscientious consumer landscape, certifications like Rainforest Alliance or Organic have become not just a badge of honor but a necessity for food and beverage companies looking to demonstrate their commitment to sustainability and quality. However, obtaining these certifications can be a complex journey, requiring thorough understanding and adherence to stringent standards. Let’s go […]

Brewing Sustainability: The Complex World of Coffee and Cacao Cultivation

Brewing Sustainability The Complex World of Coffee and Cacao Cultivation blog

Coffee and cacao, those cherished beans that fill our cups and plates, are not just commodities; they’re the lifeblood of over 140 million people worldwide, including 30 million smallholder farmers who depend on them for their livelihoods. These crops also serve as essential exports for many developing nations, contributing billions of dollars in revenue each […]

Unearthing the Potential of Agriculture in Carbon Sequestration

Unearthing the Potential of Agriculture in Carbon Sequestration blog

In the pursuit of a greener future, industries across the globe are reevaluating their practices to curb carbon emissions. Among them, food & beverage companies hold a unique position to make a significant impact by embracing carbon sequestration in agriculture. This blog post delves into the realm of crop-centric carbon sequestration, outlining the ways in […]

Embracing a whole system approach: from scope 3 to driving change throughout the food’s value chain

Embracing a whole system approach from scope 3 to driving change throughout the food’s value chain blog

As sustainability becomes an increasingly important aspect of agricultural practices, the industry is moving beyond the conventional Scope 3 framework and embracing a comprehensive approach that that goes beyond a single value chain. This shift recognizes the significance of influencing behaviors beyond direct emissions, leading to more sustainable and resilient agricultural systems. In this blog […]

How will the EU’s deforestation regulation (EUDR) transform the agri-food supply chain

How will the EU’s deforestation regulation (EUDR) transform the agri-food supply chain

On April 19, 2023, the European Parliament adopted the Deforestation-Free Products Regulation (EUDR); the EU Council is expected to approve the EUDR the following month, ushering it into force. The new deforestation regulation is aimed at curbing the import of illegally harvested timber and agricultural products that contribute to deforestation. The new law has set strict […]

The Importance of the U.S. Farm Bill for Food and Beverage Companies

The Importance of the U.S. Farm Bill for Food and Beverage Companies blog

The U.S. farm bill is a significant piece of legislation that plays a crucial role in shaping agricultural policy, supporting farmers, and impacting the food and beverage industry. Passed by the U.S. Congress every five years, the next reauthorization should be approved September 2023; the process has already started. The farm bill encompasses a wide […]

Sustainable Intensification: The IPCC magic bullet

Sustainable Intensification The IPCC magic bullet blog

Produce more, spend less, save the planet. It’s not too late to change course. The last installment of the Intergovernmental panel on climate change’s (IPCC) sixth assessment cycle was released earlier this month. Once again stressing the need for immediate action to mitigate climate change in order to avoid dire consequences. While all sectors are […]

Beyond Greenwashing: Building Trust and Sustainability in the Food and Beverage Industry

Beyond Greenwashing Building Trust and Sustainability in the Food and Beverage Industry blog

How is the European Union combating greenwashing in the food and beverage industry and why is it important for companies to embrace these developments? As consumers become more environmentally conscious, many food and beverage companies are eager to demonstrate their commitment to sustainability. In a joint study from McKinsey and NielsenIQ examining product sales growth […]