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


Jack Link’s Beef Jerky receives highest status in Green Masters Program

Jack Link’s ranks in the top 20% in the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council’s Green Masters Program.
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Sustainable protein production: a collaborative effort

I recently had an opportunity to speak at several conferences about the business case for sustainable protein production.
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Ranchers must be involved in 'future of food' discussions

Three farmers/ranchers participated in a New York Times conference on the future's food supply.
How do you envision the food of tomorrow? Pose that question to 100 people on the street, and you will be sure to get 100 different answers. GMOs, no-GMOs, antibiotics, antibiotic-free, sustainable, outsourced, local — we are far from a consensus.
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GRSB releases global principles and criteria for sustainable beef

Members of the global beef community have worked on this collaborative effort to identify and define the core principles for sustainable beef production and delivery.
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Pet food safety, water savings stressed at USPOULTRY’s 2014 Poultry Protein & Fat Seminar

Experts from Smithfield Foods, Simmons Foods and Nestle Purina PetCare participated in the event.
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Solar-powered and time-honored

From providing a traditional St. Patrick’s Day favorite to investing in sustainability efforts, Freirich Foods knows all about “going green.”
There are plenty of sectors of the meat industry that know the advantages and disadvantages of seasonal items.
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Sustainability experts to keynote global beef conference

Roundtable to release global definition for sustainable beef.
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Engaging senior leaders in sustainability

A growing number of corporations are moving sustainability up their agendas.
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Butterball announces expanded corporate citizenship program

Platform features four focus areas, including a signature commitment to animal care and well-being.
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NC electricity producers to meet target for generating electricity from poultry waste

Meeting requirements from swine waste at least 1 year away.
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Anuga FoodTec

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Brenneman analyzes Butterball’s new animal care, well-being program

Rod Brenneman, CEO of Butterball, discusses his company's new Animal Care and Well-Being Program, his company's certification by the American Humane Association and further animal-handling initiatives, all officially announced in September 2013.

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January 2015

The first NP issue of 2015 features January's cover story: Certified Angus Beef; as well as How to Respond to a Food Crisis, Pep in Poultry’s Step, and so much more!

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December 2014

The December issue of IP features cover story: A full Haus, Mike Sloan’s award-winning bratwursts draw visitors to the Hermann Wurst Haus by the thousands.

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