Global food firms commit to phase out industrial transfats by 2023

SWITZERLAND – Global food and beverage companies and members of the International Food and Beverage Alliance (IFBA) have pledged to phase out industrially produced trans-fat from the global food supply by 2023. The twelve food and beverage giants have agreed to adopt enhanced worldwide commitment to phase out industrially produced trans fats (iTFAs) from their…

Olam partners IITA to help Ugandan coffee farmers build climate resilience

UGANDA – Olam International, a multinational agribusiness company has joined forces with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) to improve Ugandan coffee farmers’ resilience to climate change. Olam, as a major coffee exporter in Uganda, is co-funding the project in the Mt Elgon region in the country as it seeks to promote cost saving…

Morocco’s Coca-Cola bottler secures US$2.4m deal to manage industrial waste

MORROCCO - Suez SA, a French based waste and water management firm, has entered into a US$2.49 million waste management agreement with North Africa Bottling Company (NABC), the bottler of the Coca-Cola brand in Morocco. According to a report by Daily Morocco, the two year contract will cover the management of industrial waste from NABC’s…

Nestlé Nigeria commits to enhancing safe water accessibility

NIGERIA – Nestlé Nigeria has reaffirmed its commitment in providing access to clean safe drinking water as part of its overall goal of improving livelihoods in the communities it operates in. The food and beverage specialty company has continued to pursue its ambitions of enhancing quality of life and contribute to a healthier future through…

Firmenich opens its largest flavors plant in China to meet customer demand

CHINA – The Swiss flavors and fragrances company, Firmenich has inaugurated what it says to be its largest flavor manufacturing plant in the world in the Zhangjiagang Free Trade Zone in China. The company said the facility operates with digitally-advanced manufacturing systems and the highest Quality, Health, Safety, Security and Environmental standards. According to Firmenich,…

General Mills to advance regenerative agriculture on farms by reducing greenhouse gases

USA – Consumer goods and grain trading merchant, General Mills has committed to advance regenerative agriculture practices on one million acres of farmland by 2030, with a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The program focuses on addressing soil health, biodiversity, farmer economic resilience and climate change targeting to alleviate the impact of the global…

Kellogg’s Morningstar Farms commits to 100% plant-based portfolio by 2021

USA - Morningstar Farms, Kellogg’s division that produces vegetarian food has announced that it strives to convert its entire portfolio to be 100% plant-based by 2021. This further reinforces the firm’s commitment to increasing its vegan and plant-based offering to health-conscious and environmental-sensitive consumers. According to the company, the move will help reduce the use…

France’s Ÿnsect raises US$125m to enhance global leadership in alternative protein

FRANCE – Ÿnsect, the French insect-breeding and premium ingredients company has raised US$125 million (€110m) in Series C round to cement its leadership in the global alternative protein space. The round was led by impact investor Astanor Ventures, and backed by including Bpifrance, Talis Capital, Idinvest Partners, Finasucre and Compagnie du Bois Sauvage. The farm…