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New packets keep produce fresh longer

- Analysis
A new weapon has been brought into the war against food waste. A California startup is rolling out a product that it claims will keep fruits and vegetables longer.

GLOBALG.A.P. updates Integrated Farm Assurance, social responsibility programs

- General News
GLOBALG.A.P. North America, Inc. announces the launch of GLOBALG.A.P.’s revised Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA) standard Version 6 and the GLOBALG.A.P. Risk Assessment on Social Practice (GRASP) add-on Version 2.

SAVRpak launches moisture control technology for berries, leafy greens

- General News
SAVRpak, a food technology innovation company recognized as a Fast Company World Changing Idea and one of TIME Magazine’s Best Inventions, today announced the launch of SAVRpak Drop-In, the first-ever moisture control technology that extends the shelf life and freshness of produce up to four times.

Westfalia’s color of green: from avocados to carbon neutrality

- General News
Westfalia Fruit Group, a leading multinational supplier of avocados, has achieved the One Carbon World Carbon Neutral International Standard for 15 of its businesses for 2020.

Aldi to eliminate plastic bags by the end of 2023

- Analysis
The Aldi supermarket chain has announced a commitment to eliminate all plastic shopping bags from its stores by the end of 2023. Aldi, which is headquartered in Batavia, IL, claims to be the first major U.S. retailer to take this step.

Pace International hires senior global sales director

- General News
Pace International, a leading provider of sustainable postharvest solutions and technologies for the fresh produce industry, is pleased to welcome Marcelo Masoero as its new Senior Global Sales Director.

Local Bounti issues 2021 sustainability report

- General News
Local Bounti Corporation, a breakthrough U.S. indoor agriculture company combining the best aspects of vertical and greenhouse growing technologies, today announced the issuance of its full year 2021 Corporate Sustainability Report.

BASF opens new Center for Sustainable Agriculture

- General News
BASF opened its new Center for Sustainable Agriculture today with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Graphic: The Mexican avocado industry’s commitment to sustainability

- General News
The avocado industry in Mexico, led by the Association of Avocado Exporting Producers and Packers of Mexico, its registered packers and growers, and the Mexican Hass Avocado Importers Association, is committed to responsible farming and sustainable practices that protect and conserve both the land and environment, all while ensuring the quality of Mexican avocados.

Hazel Technologies opens new Chicago headquarters

- General News
Hazel Technologies, Inc. announced today the opening of the company’s new Chicago home, a state-of-the-art office and research space located at Tishman Speyer’s 320 North Sangamon in the Fulton Market neighborhood.