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Chitin from prawn shells by fermenting it with fruit waste

Not only cost-effective, but also environmentally-friendly and sustainable


Chitin serves a wide variety of uses in the food industry, such as food thickeners and stabilisers, and as anti-microbial food packaging. The NTU method is more sustainable than current approaches that chemically extract chitin from marine waste, which is costly, consumes large amounts of energy ...


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World’s first sustainable rice partnership in the running for MacArthur Foundation US$100 million grant


The Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP) - of which Olam International is a founding member - has been shortlisted for a US$100 million grant from the MacArthur Foundationi, for improving the livelihoods of 500,000 rice farmers while reducing environmental impacts. There is a paradox where rice is ...


A sweeter brew for all


“Complex, juicy, with citrus and sweet notes of peach”, the distinct flavour of Diofanor’s ‘black honey’ coffee flows directly from a level of craftsmanship beyond the norm; a far cry from the seasonal spiced concoctions that trend in the UK. As you walk around Finca La Divisa, nestled in the ...


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Global Food Security Index 2019

Highlights the Growing Threat of Climate Change


Today marks the release of the Global Food Security Index (GFSI) 2019, which examines the state of food systems across 113 countries. Developed by The Economist Intelligence Unit, and supported by Corteva Agriscience, this year’s report of the data highlights the potential threat of the ...


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Olam International expands almond ingredients capacity

Aquisition of leading Californian almond processor and ingredient manufacturer Hughson Nut


Global food and agri-business Olam International Limited (Olam), today announced that it has signed a purchase agreement to acquire a 100% interest in leading Californian almond processor and ingredient manufacturer Hughson Nut Inc (HNI) and associated real estate assets from APB Partners, LLC ...


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NTU scientists discover natural plant-based food preservative


Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) scientists have discovered a plant-based food preservative that is more effective than artificial preservatives. The organic preservative comprises a naturally-occurring substance known as 'flavonoids', a diverse group of phytonutrients ...


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Aquatech pioneer Umitron closes S$11.2mil investment to lead sustainable development of aquaculture through technology


UMITRON PTE. LTD. announced that it had raised $11.2 million SGD on 8th of June as the first enterprise equity finance. The financing is a co-investment by Innovation Network Corporation of Japan, D4V(Design for Ventures) participated by IDEO, and angel investors.It would be the highest raising ...


A mountain of food waste - can Singapore pave a way out?


Singapore's lack of available land for farming and agriculture means that the country is almost entirely dependent on food imports, leaving it vulnerable to disruptions in global food supply. But what should be treated as a precious commodity is being wasted at higher rates than ever before. An ...


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Singapore scientists crack smelly durian's DNA code


A team of scientists in Singapore has mapped the durian's DNA and discovered why the so-called "king of fruits" smells so strongly, scientific journal Nature Genetics reported Tuesday. The three-year study, which used cutting-edge gene sequencing technology, found a higher-than-usual presence of ...


World's cheapest Michelin-star eatery to open restaurant


The world's cheapest Michelin-starred eatery is set to expand from its humble hawker stall in Singapore's Chinatown with a new restaurant, founder Chan Hong Meng told reporters on Friday. Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle was one of two Singapore stalls that made history in ...


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