Product Innovations & Scientific Developments

France: Dairy Co-op Sodiaal Developing Research and Innovation with EUR 40 mln Loan

29 January 2019- The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing a EUR 40 million loan to French dairy cooperative Sodiaal to fund its R&D program.

France: Givaudan Opens Digital Factory to Accelerate Digital Transformation and Innovation

24 January 2019- he Digital Factory is a project accelerator that brings together Givaudan's experts, partners and customers from all over the world to explore new ways to transform our business and drive opportunities in a thriving ecosystem of innovation. It is located in the heart of Paris next to Station F, the biggest start-up campus in the world.

Yofix Dairy Alternative Start-up Wins PepsiCo’s Nutrition Greenhouse Programme

10 January 2019- PepsiCo's European Nutrition Greenhouse Programme has awarded Israeli start-up Yofix the EUR 100,000 grant to continue their business expansion.

New Polysaccharide Discovered in Barley by University of Adelaide Researchers

08 January 2018- It is being called the “first of its kind to be discovered in over 30 years”; a new polysaccharide in barley, revealed to the scientific community by senior research scientist Dr. Alan Little and his team at the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine at the University of Adelaide.

Aleph Farms Produces Lab Grown Steak

17 December 2018- Israeli tech food start up Aleph Farms has produced lab grown beef steak pieces, the company said taking it closer to its vision of growing cellular steak.

Coca-Cola Makes Loan to Ioniqa to Support Transformation of Hard-to-Recycle Plastics into Bottles

13 December 2018 - The Coca-Cola Company today announced a new agreement extending a loan to Ioniqa Technologies (The Netherlands) to facilitate the development of Ioniqa's proprietary technology to produce high-grade, recycled PET content from hard-to-recycle PET waste. The agreement is designed to accelerate the development and deployment of high-grade recycled content PET for use in bottles used by The Coca-Cola Company.

JUST Signs a Contract with Toriyama Ranch to Bring Cell-Cultured Wagyu Beef to the...

12 December 2018- American plant-based food manufacturer JUST is partnering with Toriyama ranch to develop cell- cultured Wagyu beef from Toriyama cell lines.

Cannabis Edibles: Newstrike and Neal Brothers Create Co-Branded Specialty Food Products Company

Dec. 11, 2018 - Newstrike Brands Ltd. is pleased to announce that it has completed its previously-announced transaction with Peter Neal and Chris Neal and their company, Neal Brothers Inc. to create a co-branded specialty food products company to develop, market and sell cannabis edibles. Newstrike has also completed its transaction to acquire a minority interest in Neal Brothers, pursuant to a share purchase agreement.

Trends Shaping Innovation in Meal Solutions

19 November 2018 - In 2018, global value sales of meal solutions (cooking ingredients and meals, and staple foods) is projected to collectively comprise 53% of total packaged food sales, amounting to USD1.2 trillion. Over a five-year period from 2013, the top 10 growth markets gained USD79 billion, of which China and India contributed a lion's share, followed by the US. South Korea, Indonesia and Vietnam have also recorded impressive absolute value sales over the same period, totalling five Asian countries among these top 10.

Netherlands: BASF Opens Global Cucumber Breeding Center

08 November 2018– BASF has opened a new state-of-the-art breeding center for cucumbers at its site in Nunhem. At around 50 million Euro, it is the largest investment in the hundred-year history of the Nunhem vegetable seeds business.

Cargill and DSM Announce New Zero Calorie Sweetener Joint Venture

08 November 2018- Cargill and DSM have announced a new joint venture, Avansya, to produce zero-calorie, cost-effective sweeteners. The joint venture, a 50-50 partnership, is subject to regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions but is expected to be finalised early 2019

DFA Invests in a Dairy Tech Startup that Uses Real-Time Analytics to Improve Milk...

18 October 2018- DFA makes investment in SomaDetect, a dairy technology Startup that uses real-rime analytics to improve milk quality.

Modified Cotton Could Be Human Food Source After U.S. Green Light

17 October 2018 - U.S. regulators have cleared the way for farmers to grow a cotton plant genetically modified to make the cottonseed edible for people, a protein-packed potential new food source that could be especially useful in cotton-growing countries beset with malnutrition.

TERRA Food & AgTech Accelerator Tackles Blockchain, Vegan Dairy, Healthy Snacks, Ingredients, Robotics in...

27 September 2018- The global food and agriculture accelerator TERRA is underway for the third year giving 17 start-ups the opportunity to work alongside industry experts.

Corbion Looking to Drive Innovation in Bakery, Sweet & Savory, and Meat & Poultry...

24 September 2018- Corbion has appointed three strategic innovation directors to help drive innovation for customers in the Bakery, Sweet & Savory, and Meat & Poultry segments.