Nestle, Nuritas collaborate to research bioactive peptide networks

IRELAND - Irish biotechnology company Nuritas has collaborated with Nestlé to research bioactive peptide networks within specific target areas. In order to achieve the common goal, Nuritas will deploy its technology platform, which uses artificial intelligence and DNA analysis to predict, unlock, and validate highly efficacious peptides, exclusively from natural food sources. According to NutraIngredients, Nestlé will…

Nestlé defends its baby milk after Changing Markets Foundation report

SWITZERLAND - Nestlé has defended itself against an activist group’s criticism of its baby milk, saying it respects international marketing standards and does not suggest its products are better than breast milk. It was responding to a report by the Changing Markets Foundation accusing the world’s largest packaged food company of putting profit before science.…

East Africa moves to harmonise staple food standards, boost trade

UGANDA - The quality of regional trade in cereals and pulses is expected to improve following the launch of newly gazetted standards for staple foods. The harmonisation comes after a long period where each East African country used its own yardstick to determine quality of cereals including maize, millet, wheat, sorghum, rice and pulses such…

Nut processors want exporters barred by all means

KENYA - Stakeholders in the US$99.4 million a year macadamia sector want tighter regulations to weed out unscrupulous traders who buy the crop before it matures. Nuts Processors Association of Kenya director Charles Muigai said the government must remain firm in protecting farmers from smugglers, since the sector employs over 20,000 people. “We are losing…