Argentina soybean imports rise on low production estimated at 56M Tons

USA – Soybean imports in Argentina continue to rise with production estimated to be slightly lower at 50 million tons in 2018/19 as a result of the recent drought faced in the country. According to […]

UK unveils US$76.4m funding to turn food scraps into eco-friendly packaging

UK – The UK government has unveiled US$76.4 million funding, a sustainability initiative that will turn food scraps into environmentally-friendly packaging for bags and cups. This is part of the UK government’s plan to lead […]

Cargill opens US$70m North American protein headquarters

USA – Cargill has inaugurated new, state-of-the-art headquarters for its protein business operations in North America with an investment of US$70 million. The investment focuses on bringing innovative food solutions to global customers through collaboration, […]

Constellation Brands to invest US$100m in women-led startups in 10 years

USA – Constellation Brands, an international producer and marketer of beer, wine and spirits has announced that it intends to invest US$100 million in female-founded or female-led businesses in alcoholic beverage categories by 2028. Through […]

Kerry agrees to supply Renaissance’s acrylamide-reducing yeast technology

CANADA – Ireland based taste and nutrition company, Kerry has signed a license agreement with Renaissance BioScience Corp to supply Renaissance’s yeast technology. The partnership expands Kerry’s clean label offering, will see the food company […]

Innscor, others receive permit to import GMO products in Zambia

ZAMBIA – Fast moving consumer goods distributor, Innscor Africa, Cold Chain and Horizon have received new permits to import products that may contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs) into Zambia. A Lusaka Times report indicates that the […]

Tanzania government pays cashew farmers US$15 million for produce

TANZANIA – The government of Tanzania has announced that it has paid cashew farmers over US$15.2 million for their produce since it decided to buy the commodity early last month. According to Agriculture minister Japhet […]

Nigerian Breweries announce director resignation and appointments to its board

NIGERIA – Nigerian distributor of lager and stout beer, Nigerian Breweries has announced the appointment of one resignation and two new appointments of Non-Executive Directors to its board,reports Beverage Industry News. The company has appointed […]