Nestle partners Danimer to develop biodegradable water bottle

SWITZERLAND – Nestle has announced a global partnership with Danimer Scientific, a Georgia based biopolymer manufacturer to collaboratively develop biodegradable plastic bottles for Nestle’s water business. Nestle will utilize Danimer’s PHA polymer Nodax™ (polyhydroxyalkanoates- PHA), used with other biopolymers to create a range of applications including biodegradable bottles. Nodax is a proven biodegradable alternative to…

Muller UK & Ireland unveils new recyclable lightweight milk cap

UK – The British dairy processor, Muller has rolled out a new lightweight recyclable milk cap that aims to reduce the company’s carbon footprint and the amount of plastic going into the environment. According to the company, the cap utilizes 13% less plastic material thus removing 300 tonnes of plastic every year, the equivalent weight…

Cargill opens its largest livestock feed mill in Vietnam worth US$28m

ASIA - The grain trading and agricultural merchandising company, Cargill has opened a new US$28 million feed mill in Binh Duong, Vietnam, its 12th animal nutrition facility in the country. According to Cargill, the facility is its largest, most technologically advanced and innovative in the country, strategically positioned to serve livestock farmers in South Vietnam.…

Arla Foods to launch the world’s fastest cream cheese manufacturing process

USA - Arla Foods Ingredients, a global leader in value-added whey solutions, has announced that it will launch one of the world’s fastest cream cheese manufacturing processes at Food Ingredients South America. According to the company, cream cheese-making is a complex procedure that can take up to 20 hours and generates significant amounts of acid…

ADM opens a new technology innovation centre in China

CHINA - Archer Daniels Midland Company has celebrated the opening of its new regional office and state-of-the-art flavor and ingredient creation, application, development and customer innovation center in Shanghai, China. The American global food processing and commodities trading corporation announced the opening of the space at a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony. According to the company,…

Nestle inaugurates a new US headquarters in Arlington, Virginia

USA – Nestlé, the multinational food and beverage company, has inaugurated its new U.S. headquarters in Arlington, Virginia through a celebration that will convene Nestlé leadership and employees, elected officials and community members. According to the company, the new location in the Rosslyn neighborhood is home to Nestlé USA’s corporate functions, its Beverage, Baking &…

DuPont to open a new innovation site in Japan to expand production

JAPAN - DuPont Nutrition & Health, an American conglomerate, will open a new innovation site in Japan later this summer to serve customers primarily in the bakery, beverage and dairy industries. Located in the Kanagawa Prefecture, the 700-square-metre facility will provide solutions for the company’s Japan- and Korea-based clients. According to the company, the site’s…

Ethiopia’s agri-startup blueMoon launches innovation laboratory with US$1.1m funding

ETHIOPIA - Ethiopia's first youth focused agribusiness startup incubator, blueMoon has launched an innovation laboratory deemed blueLab, geared at enhancing productivity as well as building capacity in the agricultural sector. According to the Herald, the establishment of the laboratory has attracted US$1.1 million funding from the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA) in pledges. An agreement…

Tyson Foods launches new brand that aims to reduce food waste

USA - Tyson Foods, an American multinational corporation, through its Innovation Lab has launched ¡Yappah!, its first brand that will challenge consumers to reduce food wastes. According to the company, the brand name was inspired by a tradition in the South American Andes called “yapa,” which refers to the little something extra a merchant gives…

Kenyan mobile platform that boosts agric sector to showcase at Expo 2020 Dubai

KENYA - Kenyan startup and mobile-driven platform for sourcing fresh agric produce is set to showcase its solutions at the Expo 2020 Dubai, run by organizers of World Expo, an event that introduces the world to innovations including agricultural exhibitions. Selina Wamucii, a GLOBALG.A.P. certified farm sources smallholder fresh produce such as fruits, vegetables, herbs…