Ingredion invests US$140m to accelerate growth in plant-based proteins

USA - Ingredion, a major player providing ingredient solutions, is set to invest US$140 million to accelerate production of plant-based proteins and meet its consumer demand globally. The investment is also expected to see the company expand to offer a wider array of plant based protein solutions. Following the investment, two of the company’s facilities…

Pizza Hut partners Toyota for a robot-operated mobile pizza factory

USA – Pizza Hut, the American pizza chain has partnered Toyota Motor Corp to unveil a robot-operated, mobile pizza factory with the ability to deliver oven-hot pizza wherever it goes. Developed in the bed of a modified Toyota Tundra, the prototype will use automated technology to cook pies on-the-go in six to seven minutes, with…

Cargill launches a farm-based program raising food starch sustainability across Europe

BELGIUM – Cargill, has committed to source waxy corn 100 percent sustainably from European farmers, in an effort to support farmers to continuously improve their practices and reduce their impact on the environment in corn growing areas. According to the company, it has developed the Waxy Corn Promise program, leveraging the strong partnerships between Cargill,…

Cargill develops first robotic cattle driver to improve animal welfare and employee safety

USA - The American agro-corporation has developed industry’s robotic cattle drivers, first in the industry to promote animal welfare and improve employee safety. According to the company, the robots substitute human activity as they are designed to move cattle from pens to the harvest area, minimizing stress to the animals. The robots are operated by…

Molson Coors officially opens modern brewing facility in Canada

CANADA - Molson Coors, a multinational brewing company, has officially broken ground for the construction of company's most modern brewing facility and distribution centre to date. The project represents a major investment and a new chapter in the company's 230 plus years in Canada. This new brewery and distribution centre is a significant investment by…

Irish government opens a new US$45.98m dairy research centre in Cork

IRELAND - Ireland’s Ministry for Agriculture and the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) have opened a new US$45.98 million dairy research centre in Cork, called the VistaMilk SFI Research Centre, to assist the Irish dairy industry. According to FoodBev, the research centre will also provide research for precision pasture-based dairying, to improve the industry’s impact on…

Royal DSM officially opens a second Animal Nutrition & Health premix in India

INDIA - Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in nutrition, health and sustainable living, has officially opened its second Animal Nutrition & Health premix plant in Jadcherla, India. Accoding to the company, the opening follows years of detailed research and analysis of the Indian market, with the objective of serving the market with solutions that…

Arla Foods UK launches sustainable farming standards model for dairy farming

UK - Farmer-owned cooperative Arla Foods UK has launched ‘Arla UK 360’, a new standard in UK dairy farming which is said to have “an approach to benefit everyone”. According to the cooperative, it said that it had created the standard amidst the “ongoing volatility in the global milk markets” and increasing consumer misunderstanding of…

Rabobank announces launch of 20 Start-ups to help reduce food loss in Asia

ASIA – Rabobank, a Dutch multinational banking and financial services company, has announced 20 start-ups; Food Loss Challenge Asia that focus on critical holistic solutions addressing the issue of food loss throughout the supply chain. According to Rabobank, Food Loss Challenge Asia is a competition where start-ups pitch their ideas to reduce food loss to…

Kenya Breweries’ trains 300 youth and women through vocational courses

KENYA - Diageo’s local operator Kenya Breweries Limited has unveiled about 300 youth and women graduates from its vocational training and entrepreneurship programme dubbed Heshima. Heshima is a local training initiative aimed at equipping youth and women from across Kenya with entrepreneurial skills at the same time tackling the issue of unemployment among target groups.…