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Closing borders to plastics can create even more barriers to a circular economy

June 19, 2019

Tired of being the world’s dumping ground for recycled waste materials from other countries, Asian nations are striking back with punitive environmental trade regulations which is set to leave waste-exporting nations in delirium. A few weeks ago, the Malaysian environment minister, Yeo Bee Yin, stated..

Kellogg to cut jobs as part of reorganization

June 19, 2019

Kellogg Co. has announced plans to eliminate jobs in North America as part of a reorganization plan designed to “simplify the organization.” The company did not disclose how many jobs will be affected. Kellogg said the reorganization plan primarily affects its North America segment and..

China’s Fosun rallies support for a joint bid for Bayer’s animal health unit: report

June 19, 2019

As Bayer management predicted, it seems as though the German conglomerate’s for-sale animal health business has indeed attracted high interest. China’s Fosun International, parent of Fosun Pharma, is considering teaming up with private equity firms or other investors for a joint offer for Bayer’s animal..

The future of bioprinting: A new frontier in regenerative healthcare

June 19, 2019

While home and office printers don’t seem to have improved in quality since the mid-90s, the world of 3D printing is alive with innovation and potential. The technology has entered the world of medicine through 3D printed devices like prosthetics and surgical instruments, and researchers..

ADM to cut jobs at animal feed unit Neovia in France

June 19, 2019

Archer Daniels Midland Company plans to cut 127 staff at its recently acquired Neovia animal feed business in France to eradicate job duplication, the head of the group’s animal nutrition department said on Tuesday. Chicago-based ADM took over Neovia for 1.54 billion euros ($1.73 billion)..

Companies are still ignoring older female workers, and it’s hurting their bottom line

June 18, 2019

Many companies love to tout the success of their Diversity and Inclusions programs. Glassdoor publishes an annual list of the Top 20 companies with diversity programs. Fortune partnered with A Great Place to Work to create a list of the best workplaces for diversity. There..

Spending Habits by Generation, Plus Plant-based Eating and Sustainability Trends: IRI Survey

June 18, 2019

A recent IRI survey, Early View 2019: Food & Beverage Trends, reveals which generations allow wiggle room in their grocery budget and also reinforces well-documented evidence of plant-based eating and sustainability being top of mind for today’s consumers. Younger Millennials more open to expanding their..

UniQure weighs sale after hemophilia gene therapy turnaround: report

June 18, 2019

Gene therapy specialist uniQure is considering selling up amid interest from large pharma buyers, according to Bloomberg. The report follows the revitalization of uniQure’s hemophilia B prospect and accompanying triple-digit stock price surge. According to unnamed sources, uniQure is working with advisers to assess options..

IFF CEO on the impacts of Brexit and China tariffs on business

June 18, 2019

International Flavors & Fragrances CEO Andreas Fibig told CNBC Monday that although his company has a lot of international business, they have been “lucky enough” to avoid business blows related to Brexit and China tariffs. “So we have planned for Brexit. I think we have..

Campbell closes on Bolthouse Farms sale

June 18, 2019

Campbell Soup Co. has completed the sale of its Bolthouse Farms business to Los Angeles-based private equity firm Butterfly for $510 million. Campbell Soup acquired Bolthouse from a fund managed by Madison Dearborn Partners for $1.55 billion in 2012. The sale is part of a..

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