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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...
With immediate effect, David Bravo has joined Nutreco as chief science officer (CScO) to lead the company’s new fundamental research unit, which will bring ideas to proof of concept and replenish the company’s new product pipeline. David joined the company from Land O’Lakes feed business unit, where he was...
Blendhub has won The Best Sustainability Project Award at the Foodtech Innovation Awards, in the context of the first edition of Food 4 Future, the largest innovation event in Europe for the food industry. The awards were presented last night at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao (Spain). This category, in...
Symrise Diana Food, the leader in natural health solutions, has introduced a clinical study demonstrating the efficacy of whole fruit cranberry extract high in proanthocyanidins as a natural support for urinary health. It disclosed detailed information on the study findings to the industry via a webinar scheduled on 7...
BASF has appointed Thilo Bischoff as senior vice-president for Human Nutrition effective 1 June. With this new appointment, he succeeds Francois Scheffler who will leave BASF. Bischoff assumes global responsibility for the Human Nutrition business unit and will also represent the Nutrition & Health division in the Asia Pacific...
Blendhub has won The Best Sustainability Project Award at the Foodtech Innovation Awards, in the context of the first edition of Food 4 Future, the largest innovation event in Europe for the food industry. The awards were presented last night at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao (Spain). This category, in...
Symrise Diana Food, the leader in natural health solutions, has introduced a clinical study demonstrating the efficacy of whole fruit cranberry extract high in proanthocyanidins as a natural support for urinary health. It disclosed detailed information on the study findings to the industry via a webinar scheduled on 7...