Food Business News - November 17, 2015 - (Page 9)

Editorial EDITORIAL STAFF Editor-in-chief Morton I. Sosland Executive editor, markets Neil N. Sosland Editor L. Joshua Sosland Executive editor Keith Nunes Senior editor, markets Jay S. Sjerven Managing editor Eric J. Schroeder KEITH NUNES Climate change takes center stage in Paris Senior editor, markets Ron Sterk Associate editor Jeff Gelski Assistant editor, markets Laura Lloyd Internet editors Rebekah Schouten Monica Watrous Contributing editor Donna Berry Graphic designer, market graphics, data Christina Sullivan PUBLISHING STAFF Chairman and C.E.O. Charles S. Sosland President L. Joshua Sosland President emeritus Mark Sabo Associate publisher G. Michael Gude David DePaul Bruce Webster North American sales Matt O'Shea Vice-president, chief financial officer Melanie Hepperly Audience development director Don Keating Advertising manager Nora Wages Design services manager Sadowna Conarroe Associate design services manager Ryan Alcantara Circulation manager Whitney Hartman Digital systems analyst Marj Potts Manager of advertising design Becky White Director of e-Business Jon Hall Director of on-line advertising and promotions Carrie Fluegge Promotions marketing manager Jim White WE'RE EAGER TO RECEIVE YOUR FEEDBACK: E-mail or write to us at Food Business News, 4801 Main Street, Suite 650, Kansas City, Mo, 64112 November 17, 2015 he United Nations Conference on Cli- the temperature rise at less than 2°C. All mate Change will begin Nov. 30 and countries involved also will present their nacarry on through Dec. 11. By the end tional contributions prior to the meeting in it is hoped an agreement will be reached an effort to generate momentum and demonamong the world's leading nations on how to strate that all are moving forward, based on cooperatively address what is evolving into their national realities, in the same direction. a global crisis. It is a mammoth task with no The financial aspect of the plan will be the guarantees it will be completed. third component, and should enable support Many food and beverage companies have for developing countries and financing of been proactive in their efforts to lead by ex- the transition toward low-carbon, resilient ample on the issue. Most recently, the chief economies before and after 2020. There also executive officers of leading U.S. branded will be a push to strengthen the commitfood companies have urged global political ments of non-government stakeholders and leaders to take decisive action toward "clear, achievable, Many food and beverage companies have been measureable and enforceable science-based targets for carproactive in their efforts to lead by example on the bon emissions reductions." Signatories to the letter were issue of climate change. the c.e.o.s of General Mills, Inc.; Mars, Inc.; Unilever; Nestle USA; Kellogg Co.; Dannon (Danone Dairy North America); Ben & involve all stakeholders to begin taking acJerry's; Stonyfield Farm, Inc.; Clif Bar; and tion prior to entry into the agreement that will not take effect until 2020. New Belgium Brewing Co. In their letter, the food and beverage exThis level of leadership should be praised as many in the food and beverage industry, ecutives made a commitment to take steps especially the leaders of those global com- they characterized as "doing their part" to panies competing in both emerging and de- address climate change issues, including reveloped markets, recognize the level of risk energizing their continued efforts to ensure is high. According to the Intergovernmental that supply chain becomes more sustainPanel on Climate Change, global warming of able, based on specific targets. The execumore than 2°C would have menacing conse- tives also agreed to talk transparently about quences, such as an increase in the number their efforts and share their best practices of extreme climate events. In 2009, represen- so other companies and other industries are tatives of countries around the world stated encouraged to join in the effort. Finally, they their determination to limit global warming promised to use their voices to advocate for governments to set clear, achievable, meato 2°C between now and 2100. To achieve that target, climate experts es- surable and enforceable science-based tartimate that global greenhouse gas emissions gets for carbon emissions reductions. It was on the latter point the executives need to be reduced between 40% and 70% by 2050 and that carbon neutrality (zero emis- said they were seeking progress at the Paris sions) needs to be reached by the end of the negotiations. "Now is the time to meaningfully address century at the latest. The aim of the meeting in Paris is to the reality of climate change," the letter build a Paris Climate Alliance, capable of said. "We are asking you to embrace the opkeeping the average global temperature portunity presented to you in Paris and to rise at less than 2°C versus pre-industri- come back with a sound agreement, propal levels and adapt countries to existing erly financed, that can effect real change." Real change will be measurable by all. It disruption. Plan development will have four components, including the negotia- has been commonplace in recent times for tion of a universal agreement that creates each year to be hotter than the one before. rules and mechanisms capable of gradu- The definition of real change may be a reverally achieving the objective of capping sal of that trend. FBN T FOODBUSINESS NEWS ® 9

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Food Business News - November 17, 2015
Starbucks becoming a ‘food destination’
Sugar, corn sweetener court battle under way
Beverage Business News - Redesigning fruit juice
Table of Contents
Web Contents
Editorial - Climate change takes center stage in Paris
Hain earnings surge; U.S. grocery sales disappoint
Local promotions set to sizzle as a menu trend
Smucker focuses on redefining the coffee experience
Kraft Heinz integration showing progress
Credit Suisse lowers Dean Foods’ stock to ‘underperform’
Dean Foods betting big on DairyPure brand
Food waste reduction 2.0
TreeHouse Foods to acquire ConAgra’s Private Brands business
Efficiency gains drive TreeHouse earnings
Seneca acquires largest maraschino cherries maker
Popchips names new c.e.o.
Amazon dips foot into food delivery in L.A.
Schwan simplifying ingredient list across entire product line
Washington - Producer groups begin to take sides on T.P.P.
Ingredient Innovations - High-oleic options
Health and Wellness - Targeting bone and joint health
New Menu Items
Ingredient Market Trends - U.S.D.A.’s Crop Production and WASDE reports bearish
Ingredient Markets
Supplier Innovations and News
Ad Index

Food Business News - November 17, 2015