Twinings secures funding in partnership with UNICEF to improve lives of tea workers

INDIA - Twinings, the UK based tea brand has announced that it has secured a five years funding in a partnership with UNICEF, a United Nation’s programme that provides humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries. The funding will be used to improve the living standards of tea workers, especially women…

Sabir, Wilmar in disputes over share buyout at Cassation Bench

EHIOPIA - Sabir Argaw and his former partner Wilmar Group, in dispute over a share buyout for the past one year, have set out for another battle at the Cassation Bench. The Case reached the Cassation Bench two months ago when Wilmar appealed to the Bench displeased with the Supreme Court’s order in Sabir’s favour,…

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…

Unilever’s Indonesian company signs MoU to support local mills and farms

SWITZERLAND - Unilever and Indonesian government-owned palm oil plantation company PT Perkebunan Nusantara (PTPN) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together in Indonesia to support local mills and smallholder farmers to produce palm oil. PTPN will provide Unilever access to its mills and its supplying farmer base as part of the signed…

ADM partners Mayo Clinic in personalised nutrition venture

USA – Archer Daniels Midland Company, ADM, one of the world’s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, has announced a collaboration agreement with Mayo Clinic to build both companies capacity in the personalised nutrition business. The company is set to work with Mayo’s Microbiome Program, led by Dr Heidi Nelson to investigate microbial solutions…