WFP partners Tanzanian varsity in developing recipes for fortified food, micronutrients

TANZANIA – The World Food Programme (WFP) has teamed up with Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) experts in Tanzania to develop local recipes for fortified foods and micronutrient powders. The recipes will to be used […]

Flipkart receives US$201m capital funding from parent entity

INDIA – Flipkart India, the wholesale arm of the Walmart-owned eCommerce marketplace in India, has received US$201.27 million (Rs 1,431 crore) from its Singapore-based parent entity Flipkart Private Limited. The fund infusion by Flipkart comes […]

Skretting join forces with West Coast Group to boost Indian aquaculture

INDIA – Nutreco’s aquaculture division, Skretting has announced that it has joined forces with India’s leading fresh seafood manufacturer, West Coast Group to boost the country’s aquaculture sector. The joint efforts will work to enhance availability […]

Coca-Cola launches Bar None line of non-alcoholic sparkling drinks

USA – The Coca-Cola Company has launched bottled line of non-alcoholic sparkling beverages, Bar None in the United States to expand the options from which alcoholic drinkers can choose from. The bottled drinks offer alternatives […]

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 […]

Suntory invests US$16m in Lucozade to install high-speed bottle filler

UK – Japan’s food and drinks company, Suntory Beverage & Food has invested US$16.72 million (£13 million) in its UK-based subsidiary Lucozade Ribena Suntory to install a new, high-speed bottle filler. The new filler, installed […]

Kenya’s Horticulture revenues hits US$ 1.257bn in ten months

KENYA – Kenya’s domestic horticulture has registered impressive performance after earning the country US$ 1.25 billion in 10 months to October 2018 an increase from full earnings for 2017 of US$1.13 billion, reports Business Daily […]

Bunge appoints Brian Zachman President of Global Risk Management

USA – The American agricultural and food trading company, Bunge Limited has named Brian Zachman as President of Global Risk Management, effective January 14, 2019. With the role that would possibly include managing an array […]

Coca-Cola Amatil ditches plastic straws and stirrers in Australia

AUSTRALIA – Coca-Cola Amatil has announced that it will no longer distribute single-use plastic drinking straws or stirrers in Australia, and would instead stock fully recyclable and biodegradable FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) accredited paper straws […]

DSM expands US solar facility to boost green energy ambitions

USA – The health and nutrition Dutch multinational, DSM has opened a newly expanded solar field in Belvidere, New Jersey further reinforcing its ambitious goals to adopt the use of renewable energy in its operations. […]