Angus Kelly is the new head of government affairs at Inari, and the Organic Trade Association has brought on Joelle Mosso as senior director of technical and regulatory affairs and Scott Rice as director of regulatory affairs.
The largest food and beverage company in North America, PepsiCo, aims to deliver approximately three million metric tons of greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions and removals by 2030 as a result of new agreements with farm organizations.
Mission Produce has hired Cheryl Hoefs as senior vice president of sales and marketing, Jennifer Sanchez has been selected to serve as the first director of planning and data integrity at Church Brothers, and Syngenta announces job changes plus retirements.
Multinational food companies raced to set pledges to slash the carbon emissions in their supply chains, and now those firms are scrambling to recruit the farmers needed to meet those targets, even as it remains unclear who’s going to foot the bill.
PepsiCo is giving a big boost to efforts by the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research and U.S. Farmers and Ranchers in Action to reduce greenhouse gases in agriculture, donating $5 million to a year-old partnership now rebranded as AgMission.
President-elect Joe Biden has announced he will appoint Janet Yellen to the position of treasury secretary and Jason Resnick has been promoted to senior vice president and general counsel at Western Growers.
PepsiCo and Corteva Agriscience announced Tuesday that collaboration between academics, government officials and members of the private sector has led to the sequencing of the full oat genome for use in open-source applications.