The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) says it foresees rolling roll out new varieties of drought- and disease-resistant grains to African farmers next year to increase food security in the region.
Indian company Parag Milk Foods Ltd, a manufacturer and marketer of dairy-based branded foods in India, recently launched two ready-to-eat Indian desserts, Gulab Jamun and Rasgulla, made from pure cow ghee and cow milk under the brand Gowardhan.
The environmental watchdog is calling on Mondelēz to sever ties with Wilmar International – one of the world’s biggest agribusinesses – by staging a protest outside the snack maker’s corporate headquarters yesterday.
Zimbabwe’s depleted bread supplies have markedly improved; Nestlé launches initiative in East Africa to potentially save lives; Sudan ups subsidies to lower bread prices and Kenya’s cereals board stares at a $39m loss.
Entrepreneur Zoe Adjonyoh is at the forefront of championing African food to the masses, having evolved from setting up a food stall in London seven years’ ago to opening her first restaurant, ‘Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen’, and now vocally promotes the challenges...
The snacks and beverage giant has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the India’s Odisha State Government to set up a potato chips unit in the district to support its initiative to promote a new variety of potato.
Nestlé announced it closed its joint venture with the Indofood Group last month, while PepsiCo reiterated its stance to not source palm oil – either directly or indirectly – from the company and its subsidiaries, purportedly linked to deforestation and...
Ingredion has announced it is investing $60m to grow its specialty food ingredients business in Asia-Pacific, beginning with the expansion of its modified and clean-label specialty starch capabilities in tapioca, waxy corn and rice.
The Federation of European Union Manufacturers and Suppliers of Ingredients to the Bakery, Confectionery and Patisserie Industries (FEDIMA) has signed a cooperative agreement with Russia’s Food Ingredients Producers Union (FIPU) to exchange information...
UK-based agribusiness impact investor AgDevCo has secured £55m ($71m) from the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) to expand its portfolio of sustainable investments in African agriculture.
Mondelēz has launched two new Oreo flavors – spicy chicken wing and wasabi – in China to squash the misconception that ‘Oreos must be sweet,’ according to Yue Fu, VP of corporate and government affairs.
More than 70 rising start-ups entered projects to the SIAL international jury to be presented at the Rising Start-ups area of the Future Lab section at the SIAL food event to be held in October in Paris.
Mexican bakery giant Grupo Bimbo reported a massive 87% second-quarter revenue decline after it took a 1,960m pesos ($105m) charge for a voluntary redundancy program to create a ‘lean organization design.’