C16 Biosciences, makers of Palmless™, the platform for sustainable palm oil alternatives, is ramping up its capabilities in the food category, fueled by a $3.5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as well as a $1 million investment from Elemental Excelerator.
Cargill bakery solutions address health, sustainability at IBIE 2022
September 22, 2022
At the 2022 International Baking Industry Exposition, Cargill showcased its commitment to the bakery industry with new solutions that offer improved functionality and address prevailing consumer trends around personal and planetary health.
Palm Done Right educates, empowers, and dispels myths for the good of people and planet
May 24, 2022
Natural Habitats, through its sustainability initiative/movement Palm Done Right, announced the release of its new guide Palm Positive+, A Reference Guide. With an ever-present focus on full transparency, organic practices and sustainability, Palm Done Right created Palm Positive+ to dispel health myths, promote supply chain transparency, profile the people behind sustainable palm, and shed light on this widely used, versatile ingredient.
Research finds more consumers weighing sustainability claims on packaged food choices
February 4, 2022
Sustainability considerations now influence the majority of the world’s grocery shoppers when buying packaged foods such as potato chips and cookies, according to Cargill’s most recent global FATitudes™ survey. The proprietary research finds 55% of consumers indicate they’re more likely to purchase a packaged food item if it includes a sustainability claim, a four-point jump since the company last fielded this research in 2019.
With such an acute focus on well-being in the wake of a year and a half of an ongoing global health crisis, consumers are paying closer attention than ever to the ingredients in the foods they eat. Moreover, with working from home shifting from a temporary to a permanent state for many workers, these same consumers have learned the hard way that calories count, so counting calories is back.
New offering meets certification standards for Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil
November 11, 2020
As part of ongoing efforts to increase the availability of sustainably sourced ingredients, Cargill will become one of North America’s first large-scale suppliers of segregated palm oil certified by the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). Beginning December 2020, all palm oil production from the company’s Charlotte, North Carolina refinery will be solely dedicated to providing the sustainably sourced product.
Stratas Foods brings cleaner soy shortenings to IBIE
August 30, 2019
Released in 2018, Superb Select 1020 is a soy based, palm free shortening made without hydrogenated oils which substantially reduces saturated fats compared to most shortenings. Released by Stratas in 2016 ahead of the FDA mandate to remove partially hydrogenated oils (“PHO’s”), Apex continues to be a key innovation, offering a high stability non-PHO soybean based shortening which dramatically improves the functional range of soy shortenings.