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03 Jul 2020
Hitachi ABB Power Grids commences operations

Hitachi ABB Power Grids is a global technology leader with a combined heritage of almost 250 years, employing around 36…

Hitachi ABB Power Grids commences operations

Hitachi ABB Power Grids is a global technology leader with a combined heritage of almost 250 years, employing around 36 000 people in 90 countries.

24 Jun 2020
Discovery building six Green Stars

The new Discovery head office is only one of a handful of projects to have achieved a 6-Star Green Star…

Discovery building six Green Stars

The new Discovery head office is only one of a handful of projects to have achieved a 6-Star Green Star As-Built rating. This achievement from the Green Building Council of South Africa, pushes the envelope for an environment- and occupant-friendly building.

02 Jun 2020
Looking to science for food security solutions

BY: Chyreene Truluck, Spoor & Fisher South Africa Global food security is increasingly challenging in light of population growth, the…

Looking to science for food security solutions

BY: Chyreene Truluck, Spoor & Fisher South Africa Global food security is increasingly challenging in light of population growth, the impact of climate change on crop production, and limited land available for agricultural expansion. One solution has been presented in the form of gene editing, a technology – based on…

26 May 2020
Tate & Lyle announces ambitious new environmental targets

Tate & Lyle has announced a set of ambitious new environmental targets and commitments. These targets are aligned to the…

Tate & Lyle announces ambitious new environmental targets

Tate & Lyle has announced a set of ambitious new environmental targets and commitments. These targets are aligned to the delivery of Tate & Lyle’s purpose, Improving Lives for Generations, a key pillar of which is to care for our planet and protect its natural resources for the benefit of…

26 May 2020
ADM announces aggressive new sustainability goals

ADM has announced commitments to reduce water intensity by 10 per cent and achieve a 90 per cent landfill diversion…

ADM announces aggressive new sustainability goals

ADM has announced commitments to reduce water intensity by 10 per cent and achieve a 90 per cent landfill diversion rate by 2035 as part of an aggressive plan to continue to reduce the company’s environmental footprint. The commitments were announced as part of the company’s Corporate Sustainability Report, which…

22 Apr 2020
How the COVID-19 pandemic shows that humanity can reverse climate change

As the COVID-19 crisis continues, smog disappears and waters run clearer. Not only does the prospect of our uncertain future…

How the COVID-19 pandemic shows that humanity can reverse climate change

As the COVID-19 crisis continues, smog disappears and waters run clearer. Not only does the prospect of our uncertain future reveal the roles humanity play in the planet’s environment, but our true power and resolve to finally reverse the course of what could one day become the worst pandemic we’ll…

20 Apr 2020
Safe chemical kills hitchhiker pest and preserves fruit quality

BY: Dr Alec Basson, senior science writer at Stellenbosch University A Stellenbosch post-doctoral research fellow is looking at alternative pest…

Safe chemical kills hitchhiker pest and preserves fruit quality

BY: Dr Alec Basson, senior science writer at Stellenbosch University A Stellenbosch post-doctoral research fellow is looking at alternative pest control technologies for South Africa’s agricultural export industries. Fruit export companies and farmers in the Western Cape don’t just have to deal with the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic;…

20 Apr 2020
PETCO assists waste reclaimers during lockdown with food voucher donation

PETCO and the South African Waste Pickers Association donated food vouchers to 240 families in Sasolburg Vaalpark to ease the…

PETCO assists waste reclaimers during lockdown with food voucher donation

PETCO and the South African Waste Pickers Association donated food vouchers to 240 families in Sasolburg Vaalpark to ease the plight of reclaimers during the COVID-19 lockdown. The recipients of the vouchers belong to the Ikageng Ditamating Co-operative who prior to the lockdown worked at the Vaalpark landfill site, collecting…

19 Apr 2020
Everyone Will Need to Compromise to Secure the Future of Food

“The Future of Food and Farming” study clearly shows that the next generation of consumers and farmers share many concerns…

Everyone Will Need to Compromise to Secure the Future of Food

“The Future of Food and Farming” study clearly shows that the next generation of consumers and farmers share many concerns about the future. Both feel strongly about wanting more of a voice in determining how food is grown, sold and consumed. They especially believe that the future of food and…

18 Apr 2020
Vodka distilled from crops grown in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

Researchers from the University of Portsmouth created a brand of artisan vodka. The Ukrainian mineral water and rye used to…

Vodka distilled from crops grown in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

Researchers from the University of Portsmouth created a brand of artisan vodka. The Ukrainian mineral water and rye used to distil the beverage were taken from an area that has been abandoned since the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. The end result is aptly named Atomik. The first ever bottle of Atomik…

17 Apr 2020
Confronting Climate Change

While there is much alignment on the issue of climate change, there are also points of differentiation, illustrating the complexity…

Confronting Climate Change

While there is much alignment on the issue of climate change, there are also points of differentiation, illustrating the complexity of the challenges facing the farmers and consumers of the future. Overwhelmingly, next-gen farmers and consumers indicate they believe climate change is occurring, and the majority across markets believe that…

16 Apr 2020
Amplifying Farmer-Consumer Voices and Engagement

There is no doubt about who the next generation of farmers and consumers thinks is responsible for the future of…

Amplifying Farmer-Consumer Voices and Engagement

There is no doubt about who the next generation of farmers and consumers thinks is responsible for the future of food and farming — it’s themselves. However, both groups acknowledge there are many obstacles to being able to work together to solve the challenges facing food and farming. Importantly, both…