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Clean-Ingredient Jerky Pioneer Launches First Meat Bars with Collagen Peptides

21-Jun-2018 Leading gourmet meat snacks brand, Country Archer Jerky Co., is pumping up the protein bar aisle and revolutionizing the way people can get their collagen fix with the launch of new Cayenne Beef Bars, Herb Citrus Turkey Bars and Sweet BBQ Pork Bars. The innovative new snacks take protein ba ... more

Biosecurity has bigger role to play in livestock production

21-Jun-2018 As concern about antibiotic resistance in humans grows, LANXESS – a leading specialty chemicals company for livestock production cleaning and disinfection products – have emphasized the key role that biosecurity must play in the industry’s future. “Disease prevention must always be the prim ... more

New edition of ISO 22000 just out

21-Jun-2018 With over two hundred diseases spread through the food chain, it’s clear that safe, sustainable food production is one of our greatest challenges. Globalization of the food trade further complicates food safety and the new edition of ISO 22000 on food safety management systems presents a ti ... more

Meat 2.0? Clean meat? Spat shows the power of food wording

21-Jun-2018 If meat is grown in a lab without slaughtering animals, what should it be called? That question has yet to be decided by regulators, but for the moment it's pitting animal rights advocates and others against cattle ranchers in a war of words. Supporters of the science are embracing "clean m ... more

Optibiotix enters into partnership agreement with Morley Foods

20-Jun-2018 Leading life sciences company, OptiBiotix Health Plc., announcesit has entered into a manufacturing and supply agreement with John Morley Foods, (“Morleys”).The agreement grants Morleys an exclusive licence to manufacture and supply the SlimBiome® weight management technology in muesli pack ... more

Digital agriculture in dialogue

20-Jun-2018 Johann Schneider-Ammann, Head of the Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research, visited ETH Zurich on Friday. At an event on smart farming, he explained his perspective on digitalisation in Swiss agriculture. The idea for this event came about during a conversation with Lino Gu ... more

New three-year cycle kicks off with BrauBeviale 2018

20-Jun-2018 How time flies! The scheduled break in the BrauBeviale cycle is already over and preparations for the next three-year programme, specifically the first event in Nuremberg on 13 to 15 November 2018, are already in full swing. Visitors will follow a new route along the process chain for bever ... more

Flavoring substances stimulate immune defenses

19-Jun-2018 Not only do citric acid and spicy 6-gingerol from ginger add special flavors to food and beverages; both substances also stimulate the molecular defenses in human saliva. That is the result of a human clinical trial by a team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Leibniz-Ins ... more

Researchers at Jacobs University discover new chemical compound class in fruit and vegetables

19-Jun-2018 They are found in nightshade plants such as potatoes, eggplant, paprika and chilis, but also in numerous berries, in particular in gooseberries, as well as in strawberries and currants. Scientists at Jacobs University under chemistry professor Dr. Nikolai Kuhnert have discovered a new class ... more

How can beer companies fuel China’s slowing beer industry?

18-Jun-2018 Beer consumption in China has declined slightly since 2013 as more Chinese adults strive for healthier lifestyles. When asked about their goals for 2017, Mintel research shows that four in five urban Chinese adults aged 20-49 say they definitely would have a healthier diet, while three in f ... more

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New edition of ISO 22000 just out

21-Jun-2018 With over two hundred diseases spread through the food chain, it’s clear that safe, sustainable food production is one of our greatest challenges. Globalization of the food trade further complicates food safety and the new edition of ISO 22000 on food safety management systems presents a ti ... more

Optibiotix enters into partnership agreement with Morley Foods

20-Jun-2018 Leading life sciences company, OptiBiotix Health Plc., announcesit has entered into a manufacturing and supply agreement with John Morley Foods, (“Morleys”).The agreement grants Morleys an exclusive licence to manufacture and supply the SlimBiome® weight management technology in muesli pack ... more

Kellogg's Honey Smacks Linked To Salmonella

18-Jun-2018 The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended people to not eat recalled Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal because it has been linked to a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections. Kellogg Company on Thursday announced a voluntarily recall of 15.3 oz. and 23 oz. package ... more

Loving the sweet enemy

18-Jun-2018 French fries, cream cake, chips and candy bars make you fat and unhealthy. Still, we cannot keep our hands off it. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research in Cologne have now found an explanation for this: foods that are rich in both fats and carbohydrates have a part ... more

100 % Organic Farming in Bhutan – a Realistic Target?

15-Jun-2018 Bhutan, the small kingdom in the eastern Himalayas, is mainly known for its unique philosophy by the name of Gross National Happiness. It has also drawn international attention with its announcement in 2012 to be the first country to fully convert to organic agriculture by 2020. A team of r ... more

Warmer climate will dramatically increase the volatility of global corn crops

15-Jun-2018 Corn, or maize, is the most widely grown crop in the world. Used in food, cooking oil, industrialized foods, livestock feed and even automobile fuel, the crop is one that both rich and poor people rely upon. Research led by the University of Washington looks at what climate change will mean ... more

Food truck evolution: Owners strategize as novelty wears off

15-Jun-2018 Starting a food truck to sell tacos or barbecue on downtown streets may seem easy or fun, but owners are finding they need more sophisticated plans now that the novelty has worn off. A culinary fad a decade ago, food trucks have lost some luster with office workers and other customers, and ... more

Disruptive brands provide Kraft Heinz with a springboard for new innovation

15-Jun-2018 The future of Kraft Heinz new product development (NPD) is due to include avocado sauces, fermented foods and anti-oxidant lemonade according to GlobalData a leading data and analytics company. Kraft recently launched its Springboard program to partner with companies who are disrupting food ... more

Summer Food and Drink trends for 2018

14-Jun-2018 With summer around the corner, Mintel’s global analysts predict four food and drink trends consumers can expect at parties and celebrations this sunshine season, as it publishes its 2018 Summer Food & Drink Trends. Using Mintel’s Global New Products Database (GNPD), the expert analysts exam ... more

Cutting-edge food, food-tech and agtech startups are invited to apply to pitch

14-Jun-2018 Rabobank, a premier global food and agribusiness bank, is bringing FoodBytes!, it´s food and agriculture pitch-competition-meets-networking-event to London for the first time on Thursday 13 September at One Marylebone. The event will see 20 game-changing startups pitch to an audience of hun ... more

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New edition of ISO 22000 just out

21-Jun-2018 With over two hundred diseases spread through the food chain, it’s clear that safe, sustainable food production is one of our greatest challenges. Globalization of the food trade further complicates food safety and the new edition of ISO 22000 on food safety management systems presents a ti ... more

Optibiotix enters into partnership agreement with Morley Foods

20-Jun-2018 Leading life sciences company, OptiBiotix Health Plc., announcesit has entered into a manufacturing and supply agreement with John Morley Foods, (“Morleys”).The agreement grants Morleys an exclusive licence to manufacture and supply the SlimBiome® weight management technology in muesli pack ... more

New three-year cycle kicks off with BrauBeviale 2018

20-Jun-2018 How time flies! The scheduled break in the BrauBeviale cycle is already over and preparations for the next three-year programme, specifically the first event in Nuremberg on 13 to 15 November 2018, are already in full swing. Visitors will follow a new route along the process chain for bever ... more

How can beer companies fuel China’s slowing beer industry?

18-Jun-2018 Beer consumption in China has declined slightly since 2013 as more Chinese adults strive for healthier lifestyles. When asked about their goals for 2017, Mintel research shows that four in five urban Chinese adults aged 20-49 say they definitely would have a healthier diet, while three in f ... more

California moves to declare coffee safe from cancer risk

18-Jun-2018 California officials bucked a recent court ruling Friday and offered reassurance to concerned coffee drinkers that their fix won't give them cancer. The unprecedented action by the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment to propose a regulation to essentially clear coffee of the st ... more

Loving the sweet enemy

18-Jun-2018 French fries, cream cake, chips and candy bars make you fat and unhealthy. Still, we cannot keep our hands off it. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research in Cologne have now found an explanation for this: foods that are rich in both fats and carbohydrates have a part ... more

Opportunities exist for cold-brew producers to tap young and older consumers, says GlobalData

18-Jun-2018 The craft beer boom, which is primarily driven by younger consumers, is having spill-over effects on other industries, including the coffee sector. Within the sector, cold-brew coffee is gaining popularity. However, given its unique taste profile and perceived health benefits, opportunities ... more

Bottles for the soccer World Cup with Direct Print

15-Jun-2018 Design individual bottles in batches of one or implement special marketing campaigns within a very short time indeed: Direct Print Powered by KHS™ offers beverage producers great flexibility of design, thus giving them the competitive edge. The Martens brewery in Belgium is now making good ... more

100 % Organic Farming in Bhutan – a Realistic Target?

15-Jun-2018 Bhutan, the small kingdom in the eastern Himalayas, is mainly known for its unique philosophy by the name of Gross National Happiness. It has also drawn international attention with its announcement in 2012 to be the first country to fully convert to organic agriculture by 2020. A team of r ... more

Warmer climate will dramatically increase the volatility of global corn crops

15-Jun-2018 Corn, or maize, is the most widely grown crop in the world. Used in food, cooking oil, industrialized foods, livestock feed and even automobile fuel, the crop is one that both rich and poor people rely upon. Research led by the University of Washington looks at what climate change will mean ... more

All news on beverages

Clean-Ingredient Jerky Pioneer Launches First Meat Bars with Collagen Peptides

21-Jun-2018 Leading gourmet meat snacks brand, Country Archer Jerky Co., is pumping up the protein bar aisle and revolutionizing the way people can get their collagen fix with the launch of new Cayenne Beef Bars, Herb Citrus Turkey Bars and Sweet BBQ Pork Bars. The innovative new snacks take protein ba ... more

Biosecurity has bigger role to play in livestock production

21-Jun-2018 As concern about antibiotic resistance in humans grows, LANXESS – a leading specialty chemicals company for livestock production cleaning and disinfection products – have emphasized the key role that biosecurity must play in the industry’s future. “Disease prevention must always be the prim ... more

New edition of ISO 22000 just out

21-Jun-2018 With over two hundred diseases spread through the food chain, it’s clear that safe, sustainable food production is one of our greatest challenges. Globalization of the food trade further complicates food safety and the new edition of ISO 22000 on food safety management systems presents a ti ... more

Meat 2.0? Clean meat? Spat shows the power of food wording

21-Jun-2018 If meat is grown in a lab without slaughtering animals, what should it be called? That question has yet to be decided by regulators, but for the moment it's pitting animal rights advocates and others against cattle ranchers in a war of words. Supporters of the science are embracing "clean m ... more

Optibiotix enters into partnership agreement with Morley Foods

20-Jun-2018 Leading life sciences company, OptiBiotix Health Plc., announcesit has entered into a manufacturing and supply agreement with John Morley Foods, (“Morleys”).The agreement grants Morleys an exclusive licence to manufacture and supply the SlimBiome® weight management technology in muesli pack ... more

Loving the sweet enemy

18-Jun-2018 French fries, cream cake, chips and candy bars make you fat and unhealthy. Still, we cannot keep our hands off it. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research in Cologne have now found an explanation for this: foods that are rich in both fats and carbohydrates have a part ... more

100 % Organic Farming in Bhutan – a Realistic Target?

15-Jun-2018 Bhutan, the small kingdom in the eastern Himalayas, is mainly known for its unique philosophy by the name of Gross National Happiness. It has also drawn international attention with its announcement in 2012 to be the first country to fully convert to organic agriculture by 2020. A team of r ... more

Warmer climate will dramatically increase the volatility of global corn crops

15-Jun-2018 Corn, or maize, is the most widely grown crop in the world. Used in food, cooking oil, industrialized foods, livestock feed and even automobile fuel, the crop is one that both rich and poor people rely upon. Research led by the University of Washington looks at what climate change will mean ... more

Food truck evolution: Owners strategize as novelty wears off

15-Jun-2018 Starting a food truck to sell tacos or barbecue on downtown streets may seem easy or fun, but owners are finding they need more sophisticated plans now that the novelty has worn off. A culinary fad a decade ago, food trucks have lost some luster with office workers and other customers, and ... more

Summer Food and Drink trends for 2018

14-Jun-2018 With summer around the corner, Mintel’s global analysts predict four food and drink trends consumers can expect at parties and celebrations this sunshine season, as it publishes its 2018 Summer Food & Drink Trends. Using Mintel’s Global New Products Database (GNPD), the expert analysts exam ... more

All news on meat

New edition of ISO 22000 just out

21-Jun-2018 With over two hundred diseases spread through the food chain, it’s clear that safe, sustainable food production is one of our greatest challenges. Globalization of the food trade further complicates food safety and the new edition of ISO 22000 on food safety management systems presents a ti ... more

Optibiotix enters into partnership agreement with Morley Foods

20-Jun-2018 Leading life sciences company, OptiBiotix Health Plc., announcesit has entered into a manufacturing and supply agreement with John Morley Foods, (“Morleys”).The agreement grants Morleys an exclusive licence to manufacture and supply the SlimBiome® weight management technology in muesli pack ... more

Loving the sweet enemy

18-Jun-2018 French fries, cream cake, chips and candy bars make you fat and unhealthy. Still, we cannot keep our hands off it. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research in Cologne have now found an explanation for this: foods that are rich in both fats and carbohydrates have a part ... more

100 % Organic Farming in Bhutan – a Realistic Target?

15-Jun-2018 Bhutan, the small kingdom in the eastern Himalayas, is mainly known for its unique philosophy by the name of Gross National Happiness. It has also drawn international attention with its announcement in 2012 to be the first country to fully convert to organic agriculture by 2020. A team of r ... more

Warmer climate will dramatically increase the volatility of global corn crops

15-Jun-2018 Corn, or maize, is the most widely grown crop in the world. Used in food, cooking oil, industrialized foods, livestock feed and even automobile fuel, the crop is one that both rich and poor people rely upon. Research led by the University of Washington looks at what climate change will mean ... more

Food truck evolution: Owners strategize as novelty wears off

15-Jun-2018 Starting a food truck to sell tacos or barbecue on downtown streets may seem easy or fun, but owners are finding they need more sophisticated plans now that the novelty has worn off. A culinary fad a decade ago, food trucks have lost some luster with office workers and other customers, and ... more

Summer Food and Drink trends for 2018

14-Jun-2018 With summer around the corner, Mintel’s global analysts predict four food and drink trends consumers can expect at parties and celebrations this sunshine season, as it publishes its 2018 Summer Food & Drink Trends. Using Mintel’s Global New Products Database (GNPD), the expert analysts exam ... more

Cutting-edge food, food-tech and agtech startups are invited to apply to pitch

14-Jun-2018 Rabobank, a premier global food and agribusiness bank, is bringing FoodBytes!, it´s food and agriculture pitch-competition-meets-networking-event to London for the first time on Thursday 13 September at One Marylebone. The event will see 20 game-changing startups pitch to an audience of hun ... more

EIT Food announces 2018 start-ups for the EIT Food Accelerator Network

14-Jun-2018 The finalists were selected from more than 200 applicants from around the world – a strong start to the new EIT Food Accelerator Network (FAN) programme. Following a first round of online judging in April, 80 start-ups were invited to pitch their ideas to more than 150 experts during MassCh ... more

ABB Technology Ventures invests in Indian food industry startup

13-Jun-2018 Strategic collaboration with ABB will streamline the dairy supply chain and drive operational efficiency for ABB’s food & beverage customers ABB has invested in Stellapps Technologies through its venture capital unit, ABB Technology Ventures (ATV). The Series B investment round was led by I ... more

All news on dairy

New edition of ISO 22000 just out

21-Jun-2018 With over two hundred diseases spread through the food chain, it’s clear that safe, sustainable food production is one of our greatest challenges. Globalization of the food trade further complicates food safety and the new edition of ISO 22000 on food safety management systems presents a ti ... more

Optibiotix enters into partnership agreement with Morley Foods

20-Jun-2018 Leading life sciences company, OptiBiotix Health Plc., announcesit has entered into a manufacturing and supply agreement with John Morley Foods, (“Morleys”).The agreement grants Morleys an exclusive licence to manufacture and supply the SlimBiome® weight management technology in muesli pack ... more

Digital agriculture in dialogue

20-Jun-2018 Johann Schneider-Ammann, Head of the Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research, visited ETH Zurich on Friday. At an event on smart farming, he explained his perspective on digitalisation in Swiss agriculture. The idea for this event came about during a conversation with Lino Gu ... more

Flavoring substances stimulate immune defenses

19-Jun-2018 Not only do citric acid and spicy 6-gingerol from ginger add special flavors to food and beverages; both substances also stimulate the molecular defenses in human saliva. That is the result of a human clinical trial by a team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Leibniz-Ins ... more

Researchers at Jacobs University discover new chemical compound class in fruit and vegetables

19-Jun-2018 They are found in nightshade plants such as potatoes, eggplant, paprika and chilis, but also in numerous berries, in particular in gooseberries, as well as in strawberries and currants. Scientists at Jacobs University under chemistry professor Dr. Nikolai Kuhnert have discovered a new class ... more

Loving the sweet enemy

18-Jun-2018 French fries, cream cake, chips and candy bars make you fat and unhealthy. Still, we cannot keep our hands off it. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research in Cologne have now found an explanation for this: foods that are rich in both fats and carbohydrates have a part ... more

After teasing a name change, IHOP says "b" is for burgers

15-Jun-2018 The pancake chain has been coy about whether the name flip is permanent, saying Monday that it was "for the time being." Pressed for details, the company would not give an end date for IHOb but referred to the "tongue-in-cheek name change" and said it was tied to the summer burger promotion ... more

100 % Organic Farming in Bhutan – a Realistic Target?

15-Jun-2018 Bhutan, the small kingdom in the eastern Himalayas, is mainly known for its unique philosophy by the name of Gross National Happiness. It has also drawn international attention with its announcement in 2012 to be the first country to fully convert to organic agriculture by 2020. A team of r ... more

Warmer climate will dramatically increase the volatility of global corn crops

15-Jun-2018 Corn, or maize, is the most widely grown crop in the world. Used in food, cooking oil, industrialized foods, livestock feed and even automobile fuel, the crop is one that both rich and poor people rely upon. Research led by the University of Washington looks at what climate change will mean ... more

Food truck evolution: Owners strategize as novelty wears off

15-Jun-2018 Starting a food truck to sell tacos or barbecue on downtown streets may seem easy or fun, but owners are finding they need more sophisticated plans now that the novelty has worn off. A culinary fad a decade ago, food trucks have lost some luster with office workers and other customers, and ... more

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  • Business

    Biosecurity has bigger role to play in livestock production

    21-Jun-2018 As concern about antibiotic resistance in humans grows, LANXESS – a leading specialty chemicals company for livestock production cleaning and disinfection products – have emphasized the key role that biosecurity must play in the industry’s future. “Disease prevention must always be the prim ... more

    New edition of ISO 22000 just out

    21-Jun-2018 With over two hundred diseases spread through the food chain, it’s clear that safe, sustainable food production is one of our greatest challenges. Globalization of the food trade further complicates food safety and the new edition of ISO 22000 on food safety management systems presents a ti ... more

    Meat 2.0? Clean meat? Spat shows the power of food wording

    21-Jun-2018 If meat is grown in a lab without slaughtering animals, what should it be called? That question has yet to be decided by regulators, but for the moment it's pitting animal rights advocates and others against cattle ranchers in a war of words. Supporters of the science are embracing "clean m ... more

  • Career

    McDonald's reaches settlement in 'joint-employer' lawsuit

    20-Mar-2018 McDonald's says it has reached a settlement with a U.S. labor agency over a lawsuit that could have decided if the fast-food company should be liable for hiring, pay and other decisions made at its franchised restaurants. The lawsuit, filed in 2016 by the National Labor Relations Board, con ... more

    Brown-Forman Earns Top Marks in 2018 Corporate Equality Index

    30-Jan-2018 Brown-Forman Corporation received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Brown-Forman ... more

    Job Cuts: What's With McDonald's India?

    04-Jul-2017 In a major setback for McDonald's Corp. (MCD), many of the fast-food chain's restaurants in New Delhi, India's capital city, have been shut down from Thursday as their operating licenses expired. The move will reportedly result in 1,700 people losing their jobs. Connaught Plaza Restaurants ... more

  • Cooperation

    Fonterra Ventures partners with high growth active nutrition start-up

    05-Mar-2018 Fonterra Ventures has entered into its first strategic partnership, teaming up with German active nutrition start-up foodspring® through an investment in its parent company, Goodminton AG. The new partnership will enable Fonterra to tap into the rapidly growing active nutrition consumer seg ... more

    Dr. Oetker and Molkerei Gropper to set up production joint venture

    27-Feb-2018 Bielefeld-based food manufacturer Dr. Oetker and Bavarian dairy producer Molkerei Gropper plan to set up a joint venture in order to pool their production. On this basis, both companies wish to significantly intensify and expand sales in their respective market segments in future. Each part ... more

    Fonterra and The a2 Milk Company form comprehensive strategic relationship

    22-Feb-2018 Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited (Fonterra) and The a2 Milk Company (a2MC) have today entered into a comprehensive strategic relationship that links Fonterra’s global milk pool and supply chain, manufacturing capability and in-market sales and distribution capacity with a2MC’s brand stre ... more

  • Finances

    United Natural Foods Q3 adjusted earnings Beat Estimates

    08-Jun-2018 United Natural Foods (UNFI) released earnings for its third quarter that climbed from last year. The company's bottom line came in at $51.89 million, or $1.02 per share.  This compares with $36.59 million, or $0.72 per share, in last year's third quarter. Analysts had expected the company t ... more

    Saudi Arabia's Nadec To Buy Danone Unit Via Capital Raise

    27-Mar-2018 Saudi Arabia's National Agricultural Development Co., part owned by the sovereign wealth fund, will acquire Danone SA's venture in the country, according to reports. Nadec, as the company is known, will fund the acquisition of privately held Al Safi Danone through a capital increase of 536 ... more

    FEMSA: Company Carries Out Sale Of 5.24% Stake In Grupo Heineken

    20-Sep-2017 Multinational Mexican company Femsa announced that it completed the sale of a 5.24% stake in Grupo Heineken Group. The shares offering raised near 2.5 billion euros. The operation consisted of 22.485 billion shares of Heineken N.V., representing 3.90% of the issued capital at a price of to ... more

  • Laws

    California moves to declare coffee safe from cancer risk

    18-Jun-2018 California officials bucked a recent court ruling Friday and offered reassurance to concerned coffee drinkers that their fix won't give them cancer. The unprecedented action by the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment to propose a regulation to essentially clear coffee of the st ... more

    German authorities recall contaminated Dutch eggs

    15-Jun-2018 German authorities have recalled more than 73,000 Dutch eggs after finding them contaminated with the insecticide fipronil in six German states.  German's Federal Institute for Risk Assessment said Tuesday there is no health hazard to consumers and that the eggs are being recalled as a prec ... more

    Lawmakers repel challenge to much-criticized sugar program

    21-May-2018 The U.S. sugar industry on Thursday won an easier-than-expected victory over food processors, soft drink manufacturers and candy makers trying to rewrite the government's much-criticized sugar program, a web of price supports, loans and tariffs that props up prices for the commodity. In a d ... more

  • Market

    iGens: Meet the sober generation

    19-Apr-2018 Bars, restaurants and alcohol companies get ready; the iGens are coming. Born between 1995 and 2007 (aged 23-11), most are not yet drinking on-premise; however, research suggests iGens could reshape the on-premise alcohol market. 67% of iGens say they avoid unhealthy activities such as exce ... more

    An odd trend in wheat country: not much wheat

    28-Aug-2017 An odd thing has happened in wheat country - a lot of farmers aren't planting wheat. Thanks to a global grain glut that has caused prices and profits to plunge, this year farmers planted the fewest acres of wheat since the U.S. Department of Agriculture began keeping records nearly a centur ... more

    Maine blueberry crop falls with disease, lack of pollination

    28-Aug-2017 Maine's wild blueberry crop is likely to be much smaller this year than in recent summers because the industry is contending with troubles such as disease and a lack of pollination. The New England state is the wild blueberry capital of the U.S., and in recent years crop sizes have soared a ... more

  • People

    Mars Wrigley Confectionery Names New Global President

    13-Jun-2018 Mars, Incorporated named Andrew Clarke, currently Chief Marketing & Customer Officer, to the role of Global President ‐ Mars Wrigley Confectionery. Clarke will assume his new role in September. He will be based at Mars Wrigley Confectionery’s global headquarters in Chicago, Illinois. Since ... more

    Valio’s principal scientist Päivi Myllärinen receives significant innovation award from Finnish Parliament

    05-Jun-2018 Päivi Myllärinen, Valio’s principal scientist and Doctor of Food Sciences, has received a significant innovation award for women from the Finnish Parliament. Myllärinen received the award for her pioneering research and development of dairy technology. By combining nature’s own biological p ... more

    ​Jan Toft Nørgaard appointed new chairman of Arla Foods amba

    25-May-2018 The Arla Foods amba Board of Directors has appointed Jan Toft Nørgaard from Skærbæk, Denmark to succeed Åke Hantoft as Chairman of Arla Foods amba, when he steps down on July 2, after seven years in the role.The appointment of Jan Toft Nørgaard was made at the Arla Foods Board of Directors ... more

  • Politics

    Australia says wine delays at China ports are 'irritation'

    06-Jun-2018 Australia's trade minister has described recent weeks-long holdups at Chinese ports of Australian wine exports as an "irritation" in a bilateral trade relationship that is thriving despite diplomatic tensions. Australian wine and beef industry representatives are pressuring the Australian g ... more

    Brexit pushes European dairy giant to make cuts

    23-Apr-2018 A major European dairy cooperative says that currency swings caused by Brexit are among the reasons it has to cut costs by over 400 million euros ($495 million) over the next three years. Denmark-based Arla Foods, the maker of Lurpak butter, says "two unexpected developments" - the pound's ... more

    China-US tariff spat: Mostly losers, but some winners too

    09-Apr-2018 China's threat to raise tariffs on U.S. exports could be a disaster for American soybean farmers but a boon to their Brazilian and Argentine competitors, European aerospace companies and Japanese whiskey distillers. Regulators picked products China can get elsewhere when they made a $50 bil ... more

  • Price Development

    Amazon to cut prices on Whole Foods staples like eggs, beef

    25-Aug-2017 Amazon plans to use its deep pockets to make big changes at Whole Foods, saying it will cut prices on bananas, eggs, salmon, beef and more when it completes its $13.7 billion takeover next week. Helping Whole Foods win back customers who found "good enough" organic and natural products else ... more

    One in two consumers is willing to pay more for climate-smart milk

    02-Jun-2017 Life-science group Zaluvida announced today that the results of several surveys* conducted across Europe and North America confirm that 50% of consumers are willing to pay more for climate-smart products. Over 80% of the people polled expressed their concern about climate change and believe ... more

    Munich council rejects Oktoberfest beer price cap plan

    19-May-2017 Munich's city council has rejected an attempt to take the froth off beer prices at the annual Oktoberfest. Deputy mayor Josef Schmid, who oversees the Bavarian capital's annual beer extravaganza, had sought a legal cap for the next three years on the price of the traditional Mass, a one-lit ... more

  • Research

    Digital agriculture in dialogue

    20-Jun-2018 Johann Schneider-Ammann, Head of the Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research, visited ETH Zurich on Friday. At an event on smart farming, he explained his perspective on digitalisation in Swiss agriculture. The idea for this event came about during a conversation with Lino Gu ... more

    Flavoring substances stimulate immune defenses

    19-Jun-2018 Not only do citric acid and spicy 6-gingerol from ginger add special flavors to food and beverages; both substances also stimulate the molecular defenses in human saliva. That is the result of a human clinical trial by a team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Leibniz-Ins ... more

    Researchers at Jacobs University discover new chemical compound class in fruit and vegetables

    19-Jun-2018 They are found in nightshade plants such as potatoes, eggplant, paprika and chilis, but also in numerous berries, in particular in gooseberries, as well as in strawberries and currants. Scientists at Jacobs University under chemistry professor Dr. Nikolai Kuhnert have discovered a new class ... more

  • Technology

    Keychain detector could catch food allergens before it's too late

    15-Sep-2017 For kids and adults with food allergies, a restaurant outing can be a fraught experience. Even when care is taken, freshly prepared or packaged meals can accidentally become cross-contaminated with an offending food and trigger a reaction. Now researchers report the development of a new por ... more

    Combatting weeds with lasers

    08-Jun-2017 A robot automatically identifies weeds in a field and combats them with a short laser pulse. Sustainable agriculture, which avoids the use of herbicides as far as possible, could benefit from this smart idea. Dr. Julio Pastrana and Tim Wigbels from the Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformatio ... more

    Bosch presents innovations for the biscuit industry

    20-Apr-2017 World’s most flexible biscuit packaging system is now even more advanced Gentle handling and maximum performance with minimal footprint Industry 4.0 solutions increase productivity Bosch is presenting a dual-lane version of the Two-in-One biscuit packing system at interpack 2017. The ... more

  • Product development

    Clean-Ingredient Jerky Pioneer Launches First Meat Bars with Collagen Peptides

    21-Jun-2018 Leading gourmet meat snacks brand, Country Archer Jerky Co., is pumping up the protein bar aisle and revolutionizing the way people can get their collagen fix with the launch of new Cayenne Beef Bars, Herb Citrus Turkey Bars and Sweet BBQ Pork Bars. The innovative new snacks take protein ba ... more

    Disruptive brands provide Kraft Heinz with a springboard for new innovation

    15-Jun-2018 The future of Kraft Heinz new product development (NPD) is due to include avocado sauces, fermented foods and anti-oxidant lemonade according to GlobalData a leading data and analytics company. Kraft recently launched its Springboard program to partner with companies who are disrupting food ... more

    NuGo Nutrition Introduces Paleo, Non-GMO Egg White Protein Bars

    07-Jun-2018 NuGo Nutrition launches a new Non-GMO product line, NuGo Egg White Protein Bars. These non-dairy, whole food paleo bars are certified gluten-free and OU kosher pareve. NuGo starts with the highest quality real fruits and nuts, then adds three Non-GMO egg whites, resulting in 12-14 grams of ... more

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    Kellogg's Honey Smacks Linked To Salmonella

    18-Jun-2018 The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended people to not eat recalled Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal because it has been linked to a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections. Kellogg Company on Thursday announced a voluntarily recall of 15.3 oz. and 23 oz. package ... more

    Bottles for the soccer World Cup with Direct Print

    15-Jun-2018 Design individual bottles in batches of one or implement special marketing campaigns within a very short time indeed: Direct Print Powered by KHS™ offers beverage producers great flexibility of design, thus giving them the competitive edge. The Martens brewery in Belgium is now making good ... more

    Fully Automated Warehouse Debut for Fruits and Vegetables

    14-Jun-2018 A unique logistics center belonging to SOK Corporation near Helsinki showcases as one of the world's first fully automated warehouse for fresh produce. In this system, SOK counts on reusable plastic containers (RPCs) by IFCO, the leading global provider of RPCs for fresh foods. In the fully ... more

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