Cargill to invest upto US$10.5m to upgrade its Russian grain terminal

RUSSIA – Cargill, through its Production and Commercial Company “Bratya” (Rostov-on-Don) has announced plans to invest between US$9.5m to 10.5 million in upgrading its grain terminal in Rostov, Russia. According to a report by UkrAgroConsult, […]

Starbucks plans to ditch single-use plastic straws by 2020

USA – The American coffee company, Starbucks Corp has said it will eliminate single-use plastic straws from its coffeehouses globally by 2020 and in return offer recyclable strawless lids and alternative-material straws, like paper or […]

Government to boost rice sector with US$29m large integrated rice mills

NIGERIA – The Federal government has said that it has allocated more than US$29 million to purchase ten large integrated rice milling machines by December 2019 with an aim to boost rice production in ten […]

Agricultural institute launches a phone device, ‘Nuru’ to fight cassava diseases

TANZANIA – The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in collaboration with the Pennsylvania State University of the United States has launched a new tool called Nuru to fight cassava diseases using an artificially intelligent […]

FSSAI wants calorie count on restaurant menu to promote healthy habits

INDIA – The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India has called on restaurants to voluntarily indicate calorie counts on menus to promote healthy diets and lifestyles in the country, reported ET Retail. The food […]

KFC franchisee Devyani to invest US$145m ahead of listing, appoints former KFC MD

INDIA – Devyani International Ltd (DIL) has announced plans to invest more than US$145 million ahead of the initial public listing of shares and has appointed former KFC India managing director Rahul Shinde as executive […]

Tata Global Beverages to exit loss-making subsidiaries

INDIA – The Kolkata based multinational non-alcoholic beverages company, Tata Global Beverages Ltd has announced that it would exit loss-making subsidiaries but has plans to maintain subsidiaries in certain locations due to legal issues, according […]

Standards body launches ‘Eat Right Movement’ to promote healthier FMCG foods

INDIA – The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is launching the ‘Eat Right Movement’ in a new strategy to promote production of healthier FMCG food products in the industry. This is an […]