Whether environmental or strategic, these initiatives drive protein businesses today.


NC electricity producers to meet target for generating electricity from poultry waste

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Meeting requirements from swine waste at least 1 year away.
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Processing Tech

Wastewater systems: Save water, save costs

Many processors are utilizing new technologies to clean and recycle their wastewater.
By Megan Pellegrini
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This spring, a Cargill pork plant in Ottumwa, Iowa, accidently released 20,000 gallons of untreated wastewater (because of a control panel malfunction) into the Des Moines River until a backup pump began operating.
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Cover Story

Beef Products Inc. (BPI): Supplementing supply

With increasing demand for lean beef and shrinking supply driving growth at Beef Products Inc. (BPI), the company has continued to invest in making its processes even more sustainable.
By Andy Hanacek
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Beef Products Inc. (BPI) finds itself providing a much-needed product to the beef supply chain.
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Packaging Technology

Cost, performance remain challenges in developing truly sustainable packaging

By Chip Bolton, J.H. Bolton Communications LLC
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Examining the status of sustainable packaging can be tricky
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Guest Commentary

Sustainability is a journey, not a destination

Best practices for committing to sustainability.
By Bill Gill, Assistant vice president, Environmental Affairs, Smithfield Foods
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Greater consumer demand for sustainable products and corporate transparency are driving meat manufacturers to implement new processes to boost sustainability initiatives.
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Hormel Foods releases 2013 Corporate Responsibility Report

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Company on track to meet or exceed all 2020 goals.
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Hawaii's second-largest ranch builds a sustainable future

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Molokai Ranch achieves success with animal husbandry.
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Establishing sustainability's corporate, local relevancy

By Leigh Ann Johnston
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Engaging in sustainability initiatives that are relevant at both the corporate and local levels of a company can be a challenge
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West Liberty Foods participates in Cool Choices Program

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A company-wide contest to expand on sustainable choices.
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Cover Story | Stemmler's Meats

From our family to yours

Stemmler’s Meats provides Ontario families with healthy, locally sourced food.
By Sam Gazdziak
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Located about an hour west of Toronto, Heidelberg, Ontario, is a small town that is ideal for people looking to get away from the big city or visit a local farmer’s market.
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Food Plant of the Future: The Future of Wastewater Management

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Available On-Demand Effective management of wastewater is becoming increasingly critical to food and beverage processors as the cost for incoming water increases...

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Anuga FoodTec

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