Saudi Arabia outlines next phase of flour mills privatization

SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Grains Organization (SAGO), the state grain buyer has stated that it will begin the next phase of the sale of its flour mills within days in a privatization move. According to […]

China’s salt intake among the highest in the world, new research

UK – China is confirmed to be among the nations in the world where salt intake is the highest, with most of its population consuming way higher than the recommended amount. According to a new […]

EU and Mercosur strike free trade deal for strategic relations

EUROPE – The European Union and Mercosur, a South American bloc comprising Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay have signed a free trade agreement to boost both political and economic relations. The trade framework is part […]

Court rules in favor of DuPont in Danisco patent ownership case

DENMARK – The Danish Maritime and Commercial Court has confirmed DuPont’s ownership of two amylase patent applications in Novozyme’s entitlement litigation. The Danish Court ruled in favor of Danisco’s ownership of the innovation behind two […]

Nigerian government unveils plans of establishing national dairy policy

NIGERIA – The Federal Government of Nigeira has unveiled that it is in the process of establishing a National Dairy Policy that will help in boosting milk production as well as develop other dairy products. […]

Mozambique embarks on study to explore the potential of genetically modified maize

MOZAMBIQUE – The Mozambique Institute of Agricultural Research (IIAM) has carried out a study on the genetically modified (GM) maize as it seeks to explore the potential of the biotechnology in enhancing food security. According […]

UK’s obese population outnumbers smokers in a ratio of two to one

UK – The number of obese people in the UK has risen high above to smokers in a ratio of two to one, according to recent figures from Cancer Research UK. These concerning revelations were […]

Arla receives license for Kraft Heinz’s Middle East cheese business

DENMARK – Arla Foods has received a license to use the Kraft® brand in the Middle East after acquiring the cheese business from Mondelez International last year. The license agreement will run for a period […]

Russia extends zero duty on wheat export on a stable market

RUSSIA – The Russian government has extended the zero rate for the wheat export duty to July 1, 2021. According to Russia’s Agriculture Minister Dmitry Patrushev, there were no reasons to abolish the zero-duty rate […]

Tanzania harmonizes regulatory bodies’ roles, forms drug authority

TANZANIA – Tanzania’s parliament has approved Finance Bill of 2019 which will see harmonization of regulatory bodies’ roles which were overlapping or more less the same. Following the amendment of Section 130 of the Standards […]