Biotech crops presenting a solution to nutrition and climate change challenges; ISAAA report

JAPAN – Countries across the world have progressively embraced the utilisation of biotech crops, with this year marking 23 solid years of continuous biotech crop adoption. According to a recent report released by the International […]

Qu Dongyu begins new role as FAO leader, commits to enhancing sustainably in agriculture

ITALY – Qu Dongyu, the newly elected director-general of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), has committed to spearheading initiatives that focus on making agriculture more sustainable. Qu, who took office […]

World grain production to increase 2% with more wheat harvests – IGC

WORLD – World total grains production in 2019/20 is projected to climb by 2% to 2.178 billion tonnes attributed to bigger harvests of wheat and barley, according to International Grains Council’s (IGC) Grain Market report. […]

Strong, inclusive and empowering partnerships key to world’s food security, says CABI

BOTSWANA – Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International’s (CABI) Director General Development, Dr Dennis Rangi has, called for strong, inclusive and empowering partnerships in tackling the worlds food crisis. Speaking during CABI’s African Regional Consultation […]

Global plant-based beverages market reaches US$247.8b driven by health and wellness trends

WORLD – The global plant-based beverages market is estimated at US$247.84 billion in 2018 and this is expected to grow at annual growth rate of 6.7% to reach US$474.66 billion by 2028, according to latest […]

Poor personal hygiene, cross contamination among foodborne illness risk factors in fast food restaurants, FDA report

USA – The Food and Drug Administration has released findings from the first phase of a 10-year study indicating that among the foodborne illness risk factors that needed improvement were poor personal hygiene, improper food […]

ILRI calls for food safety improvement in low and middle-income countries

KENYA – The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), a Kenya based international agricultural research institute has called for the need of increased public investment and other policy attention on food safety in developing countries. Even […]

Food and beverage majors sign global pact to eradicate plastic waste and pollution

WORLD – Major food and beverage companies, packaging manufacturers, governments and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are among 250 organisations that have signed a marker pact to eradicate plastic waste and pollution. The New Plastics Economy Global […]