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…

GEA secures deal with NADEC to build new olive oil mill in Saudi Arabia

ASIA – GEA Group, leading supplier of technology for the food processing industry has secured a contract deal with the National Agricultural Development Company (NADEC) to build and supply the industrial equipment for a large olive oil mill in Saudi Arabia. GEA said the contract, valued at more than US$3.41 million (3 million euros) follows…

PureCircle’s Reb M stevia sweetener receives regulatory approval in Singapore

ASIA – The world’s leading producer of stevia sweeteners, PureCircle has announced that it has received approval for expanded use and applications of its next generation stevia leaf sweetener, Reb M in Singapore. The approval allows PureCircle to market the stevia leaf ingredient to food and beverage companies in Singapore for production of zero- and…

Buhler joins the World Business Council for Sustainable Development

SWITZERLAND – The milling equipment and service provider, Buhler has joined the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), a CEO-led organisation that looks to enhance a sustainable way of doing business. Buhler joins more than 200 company members of the organisation with a focus to address some of the world’s pressing challenges and transform…

Ghana’s seafood and fish products imports up US$ 311.4m on increasing demand

GHANA - Ghana’s fish and seafood imports in 2018 grew to about US$ 311.4 million on account of increasing demand and dwindling fish stocks. According to a recent report by the Global Agricultural Information Network (GAIN), of the United States Department of Agriculture, the country imported an estimated 370,000 MT in during the period. The…

Kenyan tea exports to Pakistan hit US$34.79m at 15200 tonnes as top buyer

KENYA – Pakistan emerged as the leading buyer of Kenyan tea as the commodity exports to the country surged to  15.2 million kilogrammes, equivalent to 15200 tonnes, which is valued at US$34.79 million (Sh3.5 billion) during the month of January 2019. According to data from the Tea Directorate, the Asian country purchases accounted to 32…

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…

Givaudan funds University of California to enhance citrus biodiversity and research

USA – The global flavors and fragrances company, Givaudan and the University of California, Riverside (UCR) have strengthened their long-term collaboration which looks to enhance citrus biodiversity and research. Givaudan has donated US$3.5 million to the UCR to support its Citrus Variety Collection, one of the world’s most extensive citrus diversity collections for future research,…

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,…

PureCycle partners Nestle and Milliken to accelerate plastics recycling

USA - PureCycle Technologies, US based recycling firm has partnered Milliken & Company and food and drinks giant, Nestle to accelerate its plastic recycling operations. PureCycle said the collaboration advances its plans to open its first plant which will restore used polypropylene (PP) plastic to ‘virgin-like’ quality with ‘a revolutionary recycling method’. The company utilizes…