South Africa’s rooibos tea research gets financial boost to promote medical research

SOUTH AFRICA – The South African Rooibos Council (SARC) will be investing R4.5 million (US$317, 515) in rooibos tea in efforts to identify the potential of the indigenous tea in the prevention of diseases risk […]

OAL Group partners South Africa’s Filmatic to supply steam infusion tech in Africa

SOUTH AFRICA – OAL Group, a UK based food engineering company has partnered Filmatic, an international supplier of liquid and food packaging equipment based in South Africa, to supply its steam infusion Vaction Pump technology […]

Israel firm Yofix unveils clean-label, plant-based yogurt alternative

ISRAEL – Israel based plant-based food startup, Yofix Probiotic Ltd has launched its first dairy-free, soy-free yogurt alternative line, expanding its plant-based food and drinks platform. The new line produces three fruit flavors made from […]

IFF partners France’s Aryballe on digital odor-sensing technology

USA – The International Flavors & Fragrances Inc and the digital olfaction technology based firm, Aryballe have announced a new collaborative partnership to develop odor-sensing and quality control applications. IFF will utilize the flavor and […]

Chobani launches coconut-based product alternatives to dairy in US

USA -The American dairy processor, Chobani is set to launch nine coconut-based products in the United States as it expands portfolio from the processed dairy range. The plant-based dairy alternatives consist of single-serve cups available […]

Kroger and Microsoft partner to pilot ‘connected’ grocery store technology

USA – The American grocery retailer, Kroger has partnered with the multinational technology company, Microsoft to introduce digital solutions and experience for the retail industry. Through Kroger Technology products, powered by Microsoft Azure, the retailer’s […]

Ingredion invests US$140m to accelerate growth in plant-based proteins

USA – Ingredion, a major player providing ingredient solutions, is set to invest US$140 million to accelerate production of plant-based proteins and meet its consumer demand globally. The investment is also expected to see the […]

Pizza Hut partners Toyota for a robot-operated mobile pizza factory

USA – Pizza Hut, the American pizza chain has partnered Toyota Motor Corp to unveil a robot-operated, mobile pizza factory with the ability to deliver oven-hot pizza wherever it goes. Developed in the bed of […]

Cargill launches a farm-based program raising food starch sustainability across Europe

BELGIUM – Cargill, has committed to source waxy corn 100 percent sustainably from European farmers, in an effort to support farmers to continuously improve their practices and reduce their impact on the environment in corn […]

Cargill develops first robotic cattle driver to improve animal welfare and employee safety

USA – The American agro-corporation has developed industry’s robotic cattle drivers, first in the industry to promote animal welfare and improve employee safety. According to the company, the robots substitute human activity as they are […]