Sustainability

Lamb Weston issues sustainability report, outlines goals for next decade

Lamb Weston Holdings issued its second annual Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) report, which included new 2030 ESG goals. The company also a... more »

McCain Foods sets aggressive sustainability goal, updates how it’s doing on others

Frozen potato product giant McCain Foods recently announced an aggressive new goal in its efforts to improve its sustainability practices, as well as ... more »

Advancing PEF technology to the potato chip industry

Advances in Pulse Electric Field (PEF) technology in the food processing arena represent both cost savings and increasing measures of sustainability i... more »

Spray drift unavoidable, but there are ways to mitigate it

Be it soil-applied applications at planting or postemergence applications, spray drift remains a nagging issue for vegetable growers. “Drift is a... more »

Frito-Lay, Ruffles parent company, PepsiCo, announces sustainable ag strategy

PepsiCo — Frito-Lay's parent company — has announced an aggressive Positive Agriculture strategy to combat climate change. It will focus on regene... more »

Virtual food waste innovation fair coming from USDA in May

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced April 28 that it will host the first-ever Food Loss and Waste Innovation Fair from noon to 4 p.m. ... more »

Potato council supports Growing Climate Solutions Act

On Earth Day (April 22), U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry passed the Growing Climate Solutions Act, which is designed to ... more »

Lamb Weston to use potato, corn starch in packaging

Driving toward a goal of using more sustainable materials in packaging, two Lamb Weston Alexia brand products will use corn and potato starch in their... more »

Big data, nanotechnology among focuses of USDA-NIFA grants

The USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) invested $15 million in two key programs awarded through its Agriculture and Food Researc... more »

Tasteful Selections to build microgrid energy system in California

Bite-size potato producer Tasteful Selections has broken ground on a microgrid energy-producing system in Kern County, California. The 5.0 MegaWatt... more »


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