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  • According to a recent survey conducted by Specright (a leading provider of specification management software) over 80% of respondents stated that they are more inclined to trust companies that support ...
  • To thrive in the ever-evolving F&B industry, business owners and their brands must wholeheartedly embrace change. In an era marked by rapid technological advancement, the trajectory of this sector is ...
  • With environmental consciousness on the rise globally, consumers are increasingly seeking out sustainable products and practices. However, amidst the growing demand for eco-friendly options, there's a ...
  • The Legacy of Spice Routes   The spice routes of antiquity were arteries of commerce that connected the East and West, facilitating the exchange of spices, herbs, and other exotic goods. These routes, ...
  • The functional beverage sector is poised for a significant surge, driven by the rapidly growing interest of lifestyle consumers in this category. These beverages, characterised by their non-alcoholic ...
  • From tongue-tingling spices to exotic ingredients, these big and beautiful flavours are redefining the way we experience food. So, buckle up and get ready to bring on the flavour with these exciting t ...
  • The firm unveiled the soy protein-based meat alternative named NEXT BEEF 1.0 at a trade fair in Thailand earlier this year.   “Based on feedback given to our plant-based short rib and skirt steak, we ...
  • Lund-based Saveggy’s latest funding round of €1.76M was led by Unconventional Ventures, with additional participation from LRF Ventures, Almi Invest GreenTech, and angel investors.   With the twin goa ...
  • The partnership sees Coca-Cola make a $1.1bn commitment to the Microsoft Cloud and its generative AI capabilities. The collaboration ‘underscores Coca-Cola’s ongoing technology transformation’, say th ...
  • Across the bustling kitchens and vibrant dining spaces of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a silent revolution is under way - one that promises to secure our future of food while safeguarding the plane ...
  • Months after closing an €8M Series B investment round to support the construction of its first commercial-scale factory, Solar Foods’ Factory 01 is now operational and will help the startup mass-produ ...
  • Recycling is seen as key to sustainability efforts, but two factors limit its long-term usefulness in building a more sustainable economy. First, true circularity – the reuse of existing materials rat ...
  • Lessons from China: how the UAE can conserve its soils

    12 Apr 2024 Erin Grover | agbi.com
    The prognosis is alarming: the UN warns that within the next 60 years, the planet’s remaining arable topsoil will vanish, leading to an estimated one billion people becoming refugees because of soil d ...
  • As the first Australian cultivated meat brand to earn regulatory clearance anywhere in the world, Vow’s momentous achievement has raised plenty of intrigue – and questions.   In case you missed it, th ...
  • In an era where sustainability is more than a buzzword, New Zealand-based food tech company, Miruku, is literally turning a seed into a cows udder using molecular technology .   Miruku has developed a ...
  • The UAE has been making significant strides on the global stage. Since inaugurating our first wagamama branch in the UAE in 2004, expansion has been nothing short of remarkable, with our 10th just lau ...
  • Saudi Arabia’s Almarai, the Middle East’s largest dairy company, plans to invest more than 18 billion Saudi riyals ($4.8 billion) until 2028 to boost its existing businesses and expand into new segmen ...
  • 3D printing has taken much of the manufacturing world by storm — and the food industry could be up next.   Manufacturers across the aerospace, automotive and energy industries are working to boost ado ...
  • Reports show invasive species have cost North America $1.26 trillion in the last 60 years, crowding out native species and damaging agriculture production. Could the solution be to harvest these pesky ...
  • As the world’s population grows – the UN forecasts that it will exceed 10 billion by 2100 – new ways to increase food production are being sought.   This is illustrated by the rise of vertical farming ...
  • Subsistence farmers in countries like India battle extreme weather and financial desperation to support their families. The AI for Agriculture Innovation initiative held workshops with farmers in Indi ...
  • Royal Caribbean’s Icon of The Seas can hold almost 10,000 people, and that means tens of thousands of meals a day. WSJ’s Jamie Leventhal goes behind the scenes to see what happens to what doesn’t get ...
  • You’ve heard of plant-based burgers, vegan nuggets, and perhaps even fish-free tuna. But whole cut meat-free octopus tentacles, with ‘distinct suckers’ to boot? The reason you likely haven’t come acro ...
  • CAMEROON – Cameroon has secured an investment commitment of US$2.2 million from Japan to boost its coffee and cocoa sectors.    This comes as part of Cameroon’s plan increase its national cocoa and co ...
  • The Bezos Earth Fund has announced an initial $60m investment to establish the Bezos Centers for Sustainable Protein.   Announced by Bezos Earth Fund vice chair Lauren Sánchez, the investment forms pa ...
  • Dubai: The Dubai World Trade recorded 2.47 million visitors passing through its exhibition halls during 2023, which is a 25 per cent increase on 2022 and helped by strong attendance for the likes of G ...
  • Fruit Chaos Is Coming

    13 Mar 2024 theatlantic
    Summer, to me, is all about stone fruit: dark-purple plums, peaches you can smell from three feet away. But last summer, I struggled to find peaches at the farmers’ markets in New York City. A freak d ...
  • According to the State of Food Waste report in West Asia during Ramadan, 30–50% of food prepared in Saudi Arabia goes to waste, alongside 25% in Qatar and 40% in the United Arab Emirates, revealing an ...
  • Timothy Robb peers into a microscope to reveal the underground realm of the living and dying within a fistful of soil. On the glass slide, he sees clumps of golden-brown minerals and organic matter pa ...
  • Processed foods are once again a hot topic. Between catastrophic externalized costs, new diet drugs, rampant price gouging and a growing wave of regulations, processed foods are attracting all the wro ...
  • In today’s world, women are breaking barriers in male-dominated industries. However, despite the progress made towards gender equality, women still face significant challenges.   The challenges     Wo ...
  • The growing trend for functional ingredients, new flavors and leveraging agri-food tech is driving beverage innovation in the UAE as consumers in the Middle East embrace health, well-being and sustain ...
  • An Emirati entrepreneur is making use of fallen date palm tree leaves by converting them into eco-friendly cutlery. Lamis Al Hashimy’s company, Palmade, manufactures cutlery from discarded date palm t ...
  • Fisheries Development Oman (FDO) had a successful participation at Gulfood 2024, the premier global food and beverage trade exhibition held in Dubai from February 18th to 23rd. FDO's participation not ...
  • Dubai, UAE, February 19, 2024: GMG, a global well-being company retailing, distributing, and manufacturing a portfolio of leading international and home-grown brands across sport, everyday goods, heal ...
  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates: JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization) will be participating in the Gulfood exhibition, which will be held in Dubai from 19 to 23 February 2024. The Japanese pavilion i ...
  • The United Nations statistics estimate the global population will reach 8.6 billion by 2030, which puts the agriculture and food and beverage (F&B) industries under tremendous pressure to improve yiel ...
  • Abu Dhabi UAE: Scotland, renowned for its world-class produce, is set to showcase the best of the country’s food and drink at Gulfood next week, with 15 Scottish businesses and organisations participa ...
  • Find RoniB’s Kitchen’s complete range of Award winning Filipino products at Stand S1-B44 in the UK Pavilion in Shk Saeed Hall 1.   A first time exhibitor, the RoniB’s Kitchen range includes banana ket ...
  • DUBAI – February 4, 2024: Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) has announced that Gulfood, the largest annual food and beverage sourcing event in the world, will take place from 19-23 February 2024, as the ...
  • In the world of specialty coffee, there are tales that transcend the simple act of brewing a cup. In this Gulfood podcast interview, we delve into the captivating journey of Mokhtar al Khanshali, the ...
  • WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A ruling by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service allows farmers and growers to run trials on corn plants developed by Insignum AgTech. ...
  • In 1991, fresh from securing three Michelin stars for his restaurant in Monaco, chef Alain Ducasse received an invitation from the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Founding Father of the UAE, t ...
  • Producing the world’s food causes about one-third of planet-heating emissions, even as climate change makes the job even harder, plaguing farmers with more frequent floods and droughts.   Despite all ...
  • Modern-day F&B consumers are a discerning group: they’re educated, curious, and aware of global and social issues, and as a result, they care about sustainability and ethics in what they purchase, whe ...
  • According to the Pantone Colour Institute, in a world battered by turmoil, the soothing tone imbues an all-embracing spirit to enrich body, mind and soul. It’s a heartfelt hue expected to boost peace ...
  • As Maria Kameta grew up in Malawi's rural Chisinga area, she watched, baffled, as villagers depleted forests to make charcoal to cook food for their families.   Women collected firewood for the three- ...
  • When it comes to the health of our planet and its ability to sustain us for future generations, the modern world cares - a lot. In fact, 66-75% of consumers around the world say that sustainability is ...
  • Supply chain and e-commerce enablement startup Omniful has today emerged from stealth with $5.85 million seed funding led by VentureSouq, with participation from 500 Global, DASH Ventures, Jahez Group ...
  • VAST STRETCHES OF AMERICA are dominated by corn, nearly 100 million acres of it, stretching from Ohio to the Dakotas. What once was forest or open prairie today produces the corn that feeds people, ca ...
  • 1. From pharming to farming   Pharming is a term derived from the combination of ‘pharmaceutical’ and ‘farming.’ The concept, which began to take shape in the early 2000s, aimed to utilize genetically ...
  • Livestock accounted for slightly more than half of the 14 percent increase in global greenhouse gas emissions by agriculture from 2000 to 2021, said a Food and Agriculture Organization report on Wedne ...
  • With a couple of awards already under its belt, the producer hopes to collaborate with farmers for a more sustainable dairy industry and believes cultivated milk could be a standard supermarket option ...
  • Founded in 2019 and led by Kisumu-based founder and CEO Dave Okech, alongside co-founders James Odede and Joseph Okoth, Aquarech is working to streamline the production behind fish farming with a mobi ...
  • Technology’s impact on the F&B industry has been profound over the past 50-75 years. From clever engineering and innovation in everything from agricultural and production methods and processes, supply ...
  • More than 30,000 people explored a leafy green farm in the middle of Expo City Dubai during the Cop28 climate summit.   Crowds were drawn to the rows of cucumbers, lettuces and carrots growing on patc ...
  • This year’s COP28 ended with a frenzy of funding commitments and pledges to transform the global food system as agriculture took center stage at a U.N. climate summit for the first time in the event’s ...
  • In recent years, businesses in every industry the world over have been facing a number of new challenges spurred on by various factors from the pandemic and climate change to the ensuing economic pres ...
  • Dubai: The Dubai-based Food Tech Valley will host a 900,000 square feet ‘GigaFarm’ – with the aim to recycle more than 50,000 tonnes of food waste. And it will also grow 2 billion plants each year. Co ...
  • In the current landscape of escalating financial pressures fostered by a turbulent economic climate, the allure of staple foods has been making an impressive comeback. Beyond their conventional role a ...

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