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Gills Onions continues sustainability with solar project

Gills Onions, Oxnard, Calif., is celebrating a decade of sustainability initiatives by adding a solar energy project at its processing facility.

California Giant Berry partnership, Bee Better Certification

California Giant Berry Farms has a partnership with Oregon-based AC Foods and a new certification program that recognizes efforts to protect bees.

Smurfit Kappa celebrates sustainability progress

Corrugated and paper packaging company Smurfit Kappa recently released its latest Sustainable Development Report, which details the steps is taking to reach a goal of full sustainability.

Fyffes’ sustainable efforts include supporting marine sulfur cuts

Coral Gables, Fla.-based Fyffes, a tropical produce importer and distributor, supports new global sulfur restrictions in all marine fuels to 0.5 % beginning Jan. 1.

People, planet, profit — in action

Definitions of sustainability are in no short order, and while there is not a universal definition, many in agriculture see sustainability as achieving triple bottom line benefits to people, planet and profit.

Sev-Rend Corp. sees demand for recyclable packs

Collinsville, Ill.-based packaging manufacturer Sev-Rend Corp. is seeing increased focus on recyclable packaging, said Jeff Watkin, marketing director.

California’s Concentric Power expanding its reach

Campbell, Calif.- based Concentric Power is expanding its reach across the state, with aims to expand throughout North America.

Kwik Lok offers more sustainable option with Eco-Lok

Bag closure company Kwik Lok Corp., Yakima, Wash., has introduced Eco-Lok, a sustainable product made from a plant-based biopolymer.

Edison Award for Food Freshness Card notes innovation

Accolades for the Food Freshness Card, which is promoted as a way for all steps of the supply chain to prolong shelf life, continue to pour in.

TV show features Chiquita’s sustainability measures

Chiquita Brands International, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., will be featured on “Tomorrow’s World Today,” a television program that seeks innovation in using natural and technological resources for sustainability.