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Innovation at Cargill


From idea to impact, we innovate to reimagine what's possible

Ideas can come from anywhere, at any time, and by anyone. At Cargill, we are harnessing the power of what’s possible to deliver lifechanging solutions that will positively impact the world today and for generations to come. By partnering with customers across the industry, we can create a better world.

The future is calling and we’re ready to answer with solutions that nourish the world, sustain people and the planet and transform the way we meet the food and agriculture industry’s biggest challenges. It’s time to reinvent, redefine and reimagine what’s possible, together.


This is where the future of food and agriculture meet impact


A ‘sommelier of food’: Meet Cargill sensory expert Neşe Tülay

Meet our sensory expert, who uses her highly attuned senses of taste and smell to ensure your food tastes great. Get to know Neşe Tülay.

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Bioenergy 101: How waste becomes the energy of the future

What is bioenergy? Learn how we’re turning waste into advanced bioenergy and using it to help decarbonize agriculture.

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Leading the way: Removing trans-fatty acids from our food supply

Eliminating industrially produced trans-fatty acids (iTFAs) has long been a priority for Cargill. As of Jan. 1, 2024, we became the first global supplier whose entire edible oils portfolio meets the WHO’s recommendations: no more than 2 grams of iTFAs per 100 grams of fats or oils.

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What is methane? Why it matters and what we’re doing to reduce it.

We explain what methane is, why it contributes to climate change and how Cargill is working to reduce it in agriculture.

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What is a food scientist? A day in the life at Cargill.

Learn what our food scientists around the world do every day to create innovative, sustainable and delicious products for our customers.

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Alternative protein trends: 5 things to watch in 2024

Learn about the alternative protein trends — from plant-based foods to mycoprotein to cultivated meat — that are shaping the industry in 2024.

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Delivering value through innovation​

For more than 150 years, companies have turned to Cargill for our scientific expertise and collaborative partnerships. We innovate with purpose, helping our customers reimagine the future of food and agriculture with solutions that are better for our health, the environment and people around the world.

All aboard! The people behind the WindWings ship’s maiden voyage.

The Pyxis Ocean first set sail in August 2023. Meet the people on board and learn how the innovative wind-powered ship is performing.


Cargill, ENOUGH expands alternative protein partnership

Cargill invests in ENOUGH’s mycoprotein technology and plans to use and market its fermented protein.


20 innovations that give a glimpse into the future of food

Learn how we’re shaping the future of food with innovations that reimagine what’s possible across food and agriculture.


The 2024 Protein Profile: a look at the biggest trends

We’re sharing a comprehensive look at the biggest trends and predictions in protein for 2024 and beyond.


5 agriculture and food trends to be excited about in 2024

Cargill’s chief technology officer shares agriculture and food trends that are shaping the future.


Cargill expands AI-powered innovations to poultry

Galleon™ and Birdoo, latest innovative solutions to help animal health.



From science to solution. Discover the future.

Innovation begins with innovators. Our global experts solve the food and agriculture industry’s biggest challenges. Applying deep science and the latest capabilities, we partner to meet the needs of our changing world.​

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Explore Innovation Careers at Cargill

Interested in an R&D or innovation opportunity at Cargill? View open roles to find out how you can join our team of professionals who are shaping the future. Our purpose to nourish the world drives our innovation, and we’re always pushing to develop the next big breakthrough. Regardless of your scientific background, there is a place for you at Cargill doing meaningful work with global impact.

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Three Cargill Innovations Win the Prestigious 2024 Edison Awards™ 

For the second consecutive year, Cargill is honored to win three 2024 Edison Awards™ for innovations in Smart Transportation, Health & Beauty Care Solutions and Social & Cultural Impact – Environmental Solutions. The prestigious awards honor excellence in new product and service development, marketing, design and innovation.


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2024 SXSW Innovation Awards Finalist

Cargill and BAR Technologies’ WindWings innovation was listed as a finalist for the 2024 South by Southwest Innovation Awards in the ClimateChange category focusing on projects big and small that positively address the crisis of global warming.  WindWings has been recognized as groundbreaking technology that could bring cutting edge wind propulsion to commercial shipping for the first time.


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2024 BIG Innovation Award

Cargill received two 2024 Business Intelligence Group (BIG) Innovation Awards. This recognition highlights Cargill’s commitment to innovation and R&D to advance the agriculture industry, and our collaboration with BAR Technologies’ on the ground-breaking WindWings project, designed to decarbonize commercial shipping. This marks the second year Cargill received the prestigious BIG Innovation Award.


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Fortune America’s 2023 Most Innovative Companies

Cargill was recognized on the Fortune list of America’s Most Innovative Companies for 2023. Fortune and Statista selected companies based on product innovation, process innovation and innovation culture.


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Fast Company 2023 Best Workplaces for Innovators

Cargill was included in Fast Company’s fifth annual Best Workplaces for Innovators list, honoring organizations and businesses demonstrating an inspiring commitment to encourage and develop innovation at all levels.


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PDMA’s 2023 Outstanding Corporate Innovator Award

The Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) named Cargill as a recipient of the 2023 Outstanding Corporate Innovator Award. The award is granted to organizations that deliver sustained and quantifiable success including new products, services and the practices contributing to that success.


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