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Carbon credits move into agriculture

- Analysis
Carbon credits. Everyone has heard of them. But how many know what they are?

NWPB launches ‘Use the Whole Watermelon’ campaign

- General News
This month, National Watermelon Promotion Board (NWPB) has launched its largest consumer-focused campaign of the year, Use the Whole Watermelon, aimed at showing the taste, health, economic and sustainable benefits of the full watermelon, inside and out.

Vertical farmer Future Crops moves to 100% renewable energy

- General News
Future Crops, Ltd., has taken its vertical farm a further step off the grid by shifting to reliance on 100% renewable energy.

Stewardship Index for Specialty Crops and CropTrak release Stewardship Calculator

- General News
Stewardship Index for Specialty Crops (SISC), and CropTrak announced the public release of the Stewardship Calculator 2.0 to help growers measure a wide-range of on-farm data for better crop management and help brands more easily aggregate that data for sustainability and ESG reporting.

Hollabaugh Bros. expands use of Hazel Tech products

- General News
Hazel Technologies, Inc. developer of USDA-funded technologies to protect produce quality, announces a second-year collaboration with Biglerville, PA-based Hollabaugh Bros., Inc., a family-owned and operated grower/packer/shipper with 65+ years of experience and 500 acres under production.

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.