September 27, 2010, Minneapolis, MN – Horizon Milling has launched a new product to help bakeries build their environmentally friendly lines.
The EcoFlour sustainability solution, which was unveiled today at the International Baking Industry Exposition in Las Vegas, is a new customizable ingredient program utilizing precision agriculture to reduce energy inputs and improve yields. The program relies on a combination of satellite imagery and soil samples to identify the best use of fertilizer on farmers’ fields. Farmers use this information to apply nutrients to their crops with precision, and only where needed.
Studies have found that precision agriculture uses less fertilizer than conventional farming, as well as using less energy and reducing emissions while increasing crop yields.
Earlier this year, IBIE honoured Horizon Milling with a B.E.S.T. in Baking award for the EcoFlour program’s contribution to environmental sustainability.
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