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Nestle water efforts recognized Wins 2011 Stockholm Industry Water Award for efficiencies improving water management and making its operations more efficient. For example, Nestle has reduced water use from more than 1.3 gallons per $1 of sales 10 years ago to 0.4 gallons per $1 today. Nestle said the institute also credited the company’s A farmer in the Ivory Coast tends to cocoa plants that were developed at Nestle’s R.&D. Centre in Abidjan. work with suppliers, including growers. Nestle employs 1,000 agronomists and water experts the company said work directly with farmers “to help them reduce their water requirements, increase crop yields and minimize pollution.” Nestle said its concern with water issues far predates the establishment of the SIWI award in 2000. “Water has been an issue of concern and constructive action for Nestle for nearly 80 years,” the company said. “The first waste water treatment plant of the group was built in the early 1930s, and it is one of the three pillars of Nestle’s concept of creating shared value.” The company also noted its prominent involvement in the 2030 Water Resources Group. The organization is chaired by Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, Nestle chairman. “The problem of fresh water shortage is increasing and urgently requires comprehensive solutions due to concern that within 20 years, water shortage will lead to huge shortfalls in staple food grown by farmers,” Nestle said. The W.R.G. is offering analytical and practical tools to governments to help overcome water shortfalls and re-allocate water in the case of new demand. Nestle said projects are under way in Pakistan, South Africa, Jordan, Mexico and Mongolia. The company said its own work to improve water efficiency is important but sought to keep these achievements in perspective. “Ultimately, water is local,” the company said. “Solutions to shortages should be focused on watersheds, river basins and common underground aquifers. “Increasingly, Nestle will fit its own efforts constructively into comprehensive strategies developed by governments, such as those based on the W.R.G. approach.” Mr. Brabeck-Letmathe will receive the SIWI award at a ceremony in Stockholm Aug. 24. “I am most grateful for this recognition,” Mr. Brabeck-Letmathe said. “We have identified water as the biggest challenge for future food security, and beyond that, for economic growth. This is probably the most prestigious award in this area for a company, and it will strongly encourage us to continue with our efforts.” The award was created by the Stockholm Water Foundation in collaboration with the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. An award committee established by the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences reviews submissions and selects the winner. The committee includes representatives of the Academy and of Global Water Partnership, International Water Association, Stockholm Water Foundation, World Business Council for Sustainable Development as well as water science academics. The Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority was the 2010 recipient of the award. FBN STOCKHOLM — The Stockholm Water Institute has awarded its 2011 Stockholm Industry Water Award to Nestle S.A. Nestle was honored for its efforts to improve water management in its supply chain. According to Nestle, the institute cited the Vevey, Switzerland-based company for 20 FOODBUSINESS NEWS ® June 21, 2011

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Food Business News - June 21, 2011
C.D.C. report fi nds increase in salmonella infections
General Mills sees ‘robust’ growth opportunities in global yogurt category
Following Jimmy
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Editorial - German E.coli outbreak underscores need to fund F.S.M.A.
ConAgra acquires Marie Callender’s trademarks
Kraft investing to eradicate malnutrition
Perkins & Marie Callender’s fi les for bankruptcy
Snack food sales reach $64 billion in 2010, may top $77 billion by 2015
Recession seen triggering sharp drop in food product introductions
Cargill opens Latin American innovation center
John Bilbrey to helm at Hershey
ICL Performance to acquire Cosmocel Quimica
Sugar bull
Smithfield terminates Campofrio bid
Omega-3 food, beverage market grows 11%
Roark Capital ups presence in food industry
Calavo earnings decline due to higher costs
Mountaire Farms acquiring bankrupt poultry company
Diamond Foods returns to profi tability in third quarter
Nestle water efforts recognized
C.D.C. report points to increase in salmonella infections
Consumers await full impact of higher food prices
A difficult disappearing act
Innovation honored by the I.F.T.
Mintel: Functional foods ‘on life support’
Allergen labeling guidance needed
Creating a defi nition of sustainable nutrition
German E. coli outbreak may lead to changes
Chronic inflammation: The next opportunity?
ConAgra Mills unveils food safety system for flour
Finding fiber everywhere
Spicy fl avors moving beyond heat
Dairy Business News
Commission clears Lactalis acquisition of Parmalat
New texture system replaces milk fat in dairy products
Researchers target sodium redution in cheese
General Mills sees ‘robust’ growth opportunities in global yogurt category
Saputo fiscal year earnings rise 18%
New Danisco system targets artisan ice cream
Researchers target sodium reduction in cheese
Single-serve licensing
Quiznos adds three concepts to menu
Flax USA introduces Flaxmilk
Johnsonville Sausage adds chicken varieties
General Mills adds brownies to Fiber One line
Farley’s & Sathers updates Tree Top line
Ingredient Market Trends
Senate vote to end ethanol support seen as symbolic
Ingredient Markets
New container may hold two compatible products
Solbar names president of U.S. business
Sensient launches naturally-sourced colors in dry state
Comax develops fl avors for energy drinks
Puratos launches bake-stable chocolate fi llings
DSM completes U.S. innovation center
Sea salt assists in sodium reduction
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