DuPont’s clinical study shows more health benefits from higher doses of multi-strain probiotics

USA – DuPont, the world’s leading science-based products and services company has released clinical study results demonstrating benefits of high-potency, multi-strain probiotic formulations. The study suggests that higher doses of a DuPont Multispecies Probiotic Formulation may permit more benefits for healthy adults than lower doses. According to a clinical trial carried out in collaboration with…

Veolia and LEON pilot deposit return scheme to enhance recycling in UK

UK – The European recycling group, Veolia and UK-based restaurant chain LEON have partnered to trial a deposit return scheme in the UK to promote on-the-go recycling. The two have unveiled a reverse vending machine designed to accept plastic bottles and aluminium cans at King’s Cross in central London, UK. The pilot will run for…

Tate & Lyle partners APC Microbiome Ireland on dietary fibre research

UK – The global food and beverage ingredients supplier, Tate & Lyle has announced a collaborative research project with APC Microbiome Ireland, a Science Foundation Institute (SFI) Research Centre on dietary fibre research. Funded by the two companies, the research project seeks to identify potential health benefits of dietary fibres for specific age groups among…

DSM sets new science-based reduction targets for greenhouse gas emissions

NETHERLANDS – The global bioscience company, Royal DSM has announced new sustainability commitments that aims to reduce 30% of its greenhouse gas emissions from direct production and purchased energy by 2030. The new targets are part of the company’s strategy to deliver science-based, sustainable and scalable solutions that face up to the challenges brought by…

DSM unveils new solar testing field in Netherlands to advance renewable energy

NETHERLANDS – Royal DSM has announced that it has unveiled a new field test site in Southern Netherlands to advance its capabilities in solar materials and reinforce the renewable energy agenda. The new Louisegroeve solar field is a collaboration between DSM and its partners including the solar module manufacturer Tata Power Solar and NaGa Solar,…

Canada’s Growpacker gets backing to launch cannabis brand incubator program

CANADA – Canadian contract manufacturer of THC & CBD infused consumable liquids, dry goods, and health & wellness products, Growpacker has launched a new incubator programme to fast-track cannabis brands. Also participating in the programme is Ceria Brewing Company, the Colorado craft brewery and the maker of Blue Moon beer. The brand incubator and accelerator…

tna appoints Matthew Walters to lead African operations

SOUTH AFRICA – Food processing and packaging solutions provider, tna solutions Pty Ltd has appointed Matthew Walters as branch manager to head up its African operations, based in South Africa. In his new role Matthew will be responsible of supporting food manufacturers across the Africa with tna’s portfolio in the food processing and packaging solutions.…

Cargill unveils e-commerce platform to enhance edible oil buying experiences

USA – The global agribusiness giant, Cargill has launched a new digital platform called myCargill.com to streamline and enhance customer buying experiences in edible oils. The e-commerce platform will also provide access to key information such as food safety data and technical product specifications. Customers will be able to manage orders in a fast and…

Rwanda unveils grains storage technologies to curb post-harvest losses

RWANDA – Rwanda has embarked on research and investments in crop storage technologies in pursuit of the country’s ambitions to reduce post-harvest losses from the current 16% to 5% by 2024. As part of the efforts, the country unveiled the Purdue Improved Crop Storage (PICS) bags, a grains storage technology, providing a simple and cost-effective…

Owens-Illinois to invest US$60m in expanding glass production facility in France

FRANCE - Owens-Illinois, Inc (O-I) has announced that it will invest about US$60 million to expand its glass production facility in Gironcourt, France as part of the planned investment in Europe. The company said the investment will enable it grow in premium segments, increase capability and flexibility, as well as improve the company's environmental footprint.…