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Innovation that Sustains

Agriculture is how we advance sustainable solutions to nourish people and protect our planet

Cargill is investing in all areas across our supply chain, developing state-of-the-art products, programs, tools and services that enable our customers to do more with less and be the best stewards possible of the world’s natural resources. By delivering innovative solutions, empowering productive partnerships and leveraging our unmatched reach and scale, we are advancing sustainability around the world.

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Wearable Tech — Decreasing livestock methane emissions

As much as 95% of an animal’s methane emissions come from its mouth and nostrils. Cargill, in partnership with ZELP, is currently testing new “wearables” that promise to decrease livestock methane emissions by up to 53%. Not only do these cow-comfortable, specially designed wearables catch burps before they can enter the air, they’re embedded with microsensors that enable farmers to detect if an animal is sick or overheating.

Learn more about other innovation examples that protect the planet and support animal health.

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Biodegradable FR3® Fluid — Insulating floating solar panels

To help meet increasing energy demand, utilities are building floating solar power plants to transform sunlight into electrical energy. Using Cargill’s biodegradable FR3® fluid, made with vegetable oil instead of petroleum-based mineral oil, customers can generate power with less environmental impact and lower cost. 

Read more sustainability examples of bio-based solutions that are reducing environmental impact across a variety of industries.

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Phytogenic Feed Additives — Improving livestock digestive health

While it’s unavoidable that a certain amount of methane is released by livestock, a cow's gut health can make a significant difference in just how much gas each animal emits. Since 2017, Cargill has worked closely with its partner, Delacon, to understand how the composition of the feed given to livestock can impact their overall health. Now, natural feed additives derived from herbs, spices and other plants are being scaled for global use to help farmers meet the demand for meat, milk and eggs while improving animal wellbeing and reducing environmental impact.

Learn more about animal nutrition innovation examples.

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Digital Portals — Increasing supply chain transparency with CocoaWise, PalmWise, SoyaWise 

As consumers want to know more about where their food comes from, Cargill is rolling out a suite of “Wise” digital portals for Cocoa, Palm products and Soy crops: CocoaWise™, PalmWise™ and SoyaWise™. These portals enable Cargill customers around the world to easily access details about where crops are being grown providing the traceability and transparency that our customers need to meet their own sustainability goals. 

Learn more about how we are advancing the sustainability of our Cocoa, Palm and Soy supply chains.

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Anova® Rejuvenator — Recycling old asphalt

Paved roads make the efficient distribution of goods possible, but pavements continually oxidize and age, causing cracking and rutting. Cargill’s vegetable oil-based additive, Anova® Rejuvenator, improves the pliability of asphalt and enables customers to build and maintain roads with up to 100% recycled asphalt pavement – making them far more resource efficient. Anova reverses the impact of aging and improves pavement’s resistance to cracking, producing safer, longer-lasting roads.

Learn more about innovation examples in our Bioindustrial business.

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EverSweet® — Setting the standard for sustainable stevia

Stevia leaves contain tasty little treasures called steviol glycosides, which delight the taste buds and contain zero calories. Using the process of fermentation with an innovative twist, Cargill has  pioneered a more sustainable approach to stevia production. This innovation leads to a 70% reduction in land use, reduces water use and lowers the carbon footprint of stevia by as much as 60% when compared to bioconverted Reb M.

Read about how Cargill’s Stevia Sustainability Agricultural Standard protects both the farmers and the land where stevia plants are grown.

Learn more about how Cargill leverages innovation to advance sustainability and deliver solutions for customers