Monthly Archives: September 2014

Environmental goals report

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Danish-based food ingredients manufacturer Palsgaard has released its 2013 CSR report, detailing a list of CSR goals and initiatives.
The 48-page 2013 CSR Report outlines the latest steps in four key areas (energy and environment, employees, corporate governance and products) where the company is making significant efforts to address its impact on the environment.

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Puratos opens Hong Kong office to coordinate its activities in Asia

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Puratos has opened an office in Hong Kong to coordinates its Asian activities. Higher disposable incomes have brought about changes in lifestyles and new patterns of consumption in the region and the bakery business has benefited from this. With its strong focus on innovation in all 3 sectors – bakery, patisserie and chocolate – Puratos is currently achieving double-digit growth across Asia.

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Cargill and TFT join hands to advance sustainable palm oil

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Taking an important step forward in its commitment to sustainable palm oil, Cargill is becoming a member of The Forest Trust (TFT), the international non-governmental organization that partners with companies to build responsible supply chains.

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The FAO Food Price Index fall to its lowest level since September 2010

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·The FAO Food Price Index averaged 196.6 points in August 2014, its lowest level since September 2010. In August, the index registered its fifth consecutive monthly decline, down 7.3 points (3.6 percent) from July and 7.9 points (3.9 percent) from August 2013.  Except for meat, all the other food sub-indices dipped markedly in August, with dairy values falling most, followed… Read more »

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Five things you don’t know about wheat

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Since the farm-to-table movement has become a standard element in the local culinary scene, more and more Coloradans care about where their food comes from. Yet many diners still don’t understand the intricacies of farming, where pesky weeds and summer thunderstorms can ruin both crops and livelihoods.

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