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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Today Circularity Capital led a €40 million growth capital round in Swedish company Matsmart-Motatos, a D2C e-commerce retailer of overstock dry foods and consumer products, with additional support fr ...
  • A new global chapter is unfolding in the future of food. Faced with the growing concerns of climate change and the ensuing need for greater sustainability, along with the rising costs tied to inflatio ...
  • In an era recently dominated by fad diets, quick-fix food trends, and off-the-wall innovations that seemed to follow the idea “the weirder the better” (fuelled in large part by social media and its vi ...
  • With less than one month to go until Cop28, the eyes of the world are fixed on the UAE and its glittering skyline of five-star hotels.   But whereas the hospitality industry has traditionally drawn th ...
  • As the food manufacturing industry continues to evolve, a number of key trends have been significant in shaping its trajectory. Five, in particular, have risen to the forefront: sustainability, transp ...
  • PepsiCo is investing over SAR 200 million (approx. $53.3 million) in its snacks facility in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. The investment aims to increase the facility’s overall capacity to meet growing local ...
  • Middle Eastern food and beverage heavyweight Agthia has pledged to focus more investment into the digitalisation of its business as well as the creation of new snacking innovations in order to sustain ...
  • Experts have welcomed plans by Cop28 organisers for an Emirates Declaration that will rally countries to shake up their food and agricultural systems. The declaration is expected to be unveiled on Dec ...
  • A new global association, Future Ocean Foods, has launched this week, dedicated to accelerating the alternative seafood industry.   The first-of-its-kind association is launching with an inaugural mem ...
  • The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region’s heavy reliance on grain imports as a source of dietary calories and protein poses major risks to food security and nutrition level among its population ...
  • Consumers in the Middle East are increasingly looking for protein-rich products to fulfil various needs, with claims ranging from sports performance to age-related muscle support.   Arla Food Ingredie ...
  • Join chef Jeremy Chan on a trip around Castilla-La Mancha as he meets the community, discovers local flavours, samples traditional recipes and investigates ancient techniques kept alive by local cooks ...
  • Tetra Pak has signed an agreement with Bagdad-based food company Alssad for food Industries. The agreement was signed on the Tetra Pak stand at Gulfood Manufacturing 2023, attended by senior represent ...
  • Italian plant-based cheese startup Dreamfarm has secured €5 million in investment from accomplished food industry entrepreneurs Giampaolo Cagnin and Francesco Mutti.   The funding comes after the comp ...
  • Truth, as the saying goes, is often stranger than fiction. The very notion of resurrecting the long-extinct woolly mammoth was the stuff of fantasy not that long ago, but scientists are already workin ...
  • We could be a step closer to industrial food production in floating ocean biodomes: a team of Australian researchers have built a completely self-sustaining system that uses only seawater, solar energ ...
  • OneAgrix is a pioneering digital platform that revolutionises the global agricultural and faith-based food trade. Dianna Sabrain, the company’s Founder & CEO, sat down with Gulfood to provide insights ...
  • Coca Cola Says New Flavor Co-Created with AI

    14 Sep 2023 foodmanufacturing.com
    ATLANTA — Coca‑Cola is inviting fans to imagine what the future tastes and feels like with a limited-edition drink and new AI-powered experience.     Coca‑Cola Y3000 Zero Sugar was co-created with hum ...
  • The United Nations (UN) Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has said that agriculture “holds the solutions” to the global water crisis and food security.   Speaking at the 18th World Water Congres ...
  • For Tindle Foods CEO and co-founder Andre Menezes, meat is more than a food group, it is a “social fabric,” he said. “It’s more than just an ingredient, it’s the center of the plate. It’s what brings ...
  • As food service giants Taco Bell, Wendy’s and Starbucks enter the metaverse with their devised lands and non-fungible tokens (NFTs), we explore whether it is only a matter of time before manufacturers ...
  • “A Day in the Life” allows you to step into the shoes of a UAE resident to experience a typical 24 hours in their work and home life   Mary Anne de Haan’s flowers look good enough to eat – and if you’ ...
  • Ministers in the United Arab Emirates have stressed the need for innovative agri-tech, such as vertical farming, to ensure long-term food security and self-sufficiency in the Arab world.   Speaking to ...
  • From “no-kill” chicken grown in bioreactors to juicy plant-based burgers, alternative protein options are cropping up (in extremely limited quantities) in the grocery aisle, at restaurants, and on you ...
  • Cultivated meat can be considered halal if it meets certain criteria, according to three Shariah scholars who advised alt-protein leader Eat Just on the matter. The company, whose subsidiary GOOD Meat ...
  • There isn’t a single place on the African continent that is not feeling the effects of climate change. Every farm in every country—including in our home country of Kenya—has already been forced to ada ...
  • There’s no denying that times are tough for the global plant-based industry. Retail sales are down, investors have lost confidence, startups are ceasing operations and the mainstream media is pushing ...
  • A four-year project aimed at developing whey protein from CO2 and electricity has been selected for investment by the European Commission via its innovation programme.   From a pool of more than 440 p ...
  • Can the meat industry be sustainable? This is the question on the lips of multitudes within the food industry. In a new scheme, Belgium’s meat producers aim to keep track of sustainability, with a foc ...
  • When Don Kerrigan, a well-versed executive previously serving as the president of Nature’s Bounty, was appointed to be the CEO of Nestlé Health Science U.S. in 2021 as a result of the acquisition of t ...
  • While indoor agriculture for crops like leafy greens and strawberries may be undergoing a massive correction, there’s still been plenty of activity from startups in the Novel Farming Systems category. ...
  • Dutch cultivated meat pioneer Mosa Meat has announced that it has become the first cultivated meat company in the world to attain B Corp certification, in what the company calls a significant mileston ...

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