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Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, has acquired Midori USA, Inc. (“Midori”), a biotechnology start-up with a novel precision platform developing breakthrough targeted eubiotics that improve the health and environmental impact of animals. DSM already owns 38.5% of the shares of Midori and...
ADM (NYSE: ADM), a global nutrition solutions leader for the food and beverage and health and wellness industries, has partnered with i-Health Inc. to formulate its Culturelle® Metabolism + Weight Management product featuring ADM’s proprietary BPL1™1 strain. Culturelle® is the leading probiotic brand globally. ADM’s Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis BPL1...
Nutrients recently published a new review paper that examines the body of evidence connecting vitamin K2 to factors involved in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) pathogenesis, concluding that this demonstrates K2 as having the potential to slow the progression of AD and contribute to its prevention. In the review, “Vitamin K2 Holds...
Nature's Fynd, a food company growing sustainable protein from a microbe with origins in the geothermal springs of Yellowstone National Park (United States), has raised US$350m in a Series C financing – bringing the company's total financing to over US$500m. The round was led by SoftBank's Vision Fund 2*...
Solabia-Algatech Nutrition has launched 100% natural whole Euglena gracilis algae BioGlena™ for immune support. This unprocessed source of high-in-demand β-glucan is suitable for daily use for the whole family. BioGlena is produced using proprietary fermentation technology that ensures a high β-glucan content (>55%) in addition to complete protein plus essential...
The COVID-19 pandemic has further accelerated the transition of consumers to a plant-based diet. Dairy companies are driving new strategies for the nutritional and food transition1 and Laïta Nutrition – the nutrition division of the Laïta dairy cooperative – has affirmed its strategic focus on plant-based ingredients. A dairy cooperative...
With the release of the United Nations (UN) 2021 State of Food Security & Nutrition in the World (SOFI) report, CropLife Asia highlighted the need for the region's food value chain stakeholders to work together in transforming global food systems to better enable food security, improved nutrition, and affordable...
Olam Food Ingredients (“OFI”), one of the world’s largest suppliers of ingredients from almonds to black pepper, has published sustainability targets to tackle the biggest challenges in the global cashew supply chain, starting with farmer livelihoods. Cashew farmers are among the poorest in the world. Most are smallholders in rural areas across Africa and...
Oterra has completed its acquisition of SECNA Natural Ingredients Group S.L further to its announcement on 27 April 2021  This is the first acquisition for Oterra, which itself was purchased by private investment firm EQT in March 2021 when Chr. Hansen divested their natural colours business (Chr. Hansen Natural Colors). Oterra, recently announced its intention to pursue a second acquisition,...
Yili Group, Asia's largest dairy company, participated in the 14th Global Dairy Congress from 22 to 24 June. As the only invited speaker from China, Dr Zhanyou Yun, assistant president of Yili, attended the keynote session and delivered a speech entitled "Driving innovation and branding". At the World Dairy Innovation Awards ceremony, an annual...