Taiwan environmental agency commends restaurants for reducing food waste

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a ceremony to mark World Food Day on Oct. 16, Taiwan’s Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) commended four dozen restaurants and catering servi...

More must be done to improve food security for Taiwan's poor: Council of Agriculture

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Despite being ranked the 22nd richest country in the world according to Global Finance last year, the number of households in Taiwan that lack food security has continued ...

Worker dies after falling into vat of oil in Florida

WINTER GARDEN, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a worker has died after falling into a vat of oil at a facility near Walt Disney World. Lt. Emanuel Curry of the Orange County Sheriff's Of...

As Plastic Regulations and Bans Increase, Market Value for Biodegradable Polymers Exceeds $1 Billion and Will Rise Sharply by 2023, IHS Markit Says

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 26, 2018--Led by Western Europe, increasing regulations and bans against plastic bags and other single-use plastic items such as drinking straws is driving growing demand...

Yum! Brands’ Recipe for Good: 2017 Global Citizenship & Sustainability Report Showcases Company’s Efforts to Serve Food People Trust, Grow Sustainably to Protect the Planet and Unlock Potential in People

LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 25, 2018--Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) today released its 2017 Global Citizenship & Sustainability Report, citizenship.yum.com, highlighting the company’s pr...

FreshDirect Opens New State-of-the-Art Facility Revolutionizing the Online Grocery Industry

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 17, 2018--FreshDirect, the Northeast’s leading online fresh food grocer, today announced the opening of its FreshDirect Campus (FDC), a brand new state-of-the-art facili...

Southeastern Grocers Continues to Fight Hunger with More Than 3.6 Million Meals Donated to Feeding America® This Summer 1

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 12, 2018--This summer, Southeastern Grocers’ loyal customers and associates banded together to combat hunger in their local communities. With their dedicated s...

SD Green Energy of Japan acquires Wind Turbine Business

GLASGOW, Scotland & TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 3, 2018--SD Green Energy of Tokyo, Japan are pleased to announce the acquisition of the wind turbine product range from Kingspan. SD Green Energy ha...

Taiwanese youth prepare for intl. tours to study food waste reduction

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As a new initiative to educate young Taiwanese and encourage positive action to promote sustainability and to increase Taiwan’s role in international affairs, the Mi...

GE Appliances’ New High-Capacity Fridge Stretches Beyond the Competition

LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 20, 2018--What could you do with nearly an extra cubic foot of fridge space? Perhaps you’d prepare more meals in advance or save a trip to the supermarket? Or wou...

NT$7 billion worth of foods wasted every year: Taiwan's convenience store franchise association 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Convenience stores such as 7-11 and FamilyMart have become a necessity for people living in Taiwan. Apart from selling groceries and snacks, convenience stores in Taiwan h...

This Father’s Day, Get Your Dad the Cheesiest Gift of Them All – a Kraft Cheese Sculpture of Himself

PITTSBURGH & CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 11, 2018--Kraft celebrates everyone’s right to family their way, including the dads who tell “knock-knock” jokes at the dinner table. And while cheesy da...

Australian supermarket giants cutting back on plastics

SYDNEY (AP) — Australians will find fewer plastics on the shelves at Woolworths and Coles stores. The supermarket giants on Monday announced new goals to reduce plastic products and ...

Retailers discard 6,630 metric tons of perishable food a year: EPA

Taipei, May 27 (CNA) More than 6,500 metric tons of perishable food was thrown away over the past year by major fresh food retailers in Taiwan, according to data released recently by the Environmental...

Always® Commemorates Menstrual Hygiene Day by Donating an Additional One Million Period Products in the U.S., as Part of Ongoing Efforts to Improve Access to Menstrual Care

CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 23, 2018--In honor of Menstrual Hygiene Day, Procter & Gamble’s leading feminine protection brand Always is donating an additional one million period products to c...