28 Nov 2019
--- Leveraging finance to scale climate-smart rice production is the cornerstone of global food security and is urgently needed to avert civil unrest, a new report by Earth Security Group (ESG) has found. This research stresses... Read More
25 Nov 2019
--- UK health food brand Aduna is introducing a fast-growing and drought-resistant ancient grain marketed as an alternative staple to intensively farmed cereals. Fonio, an ancient African “super-grain” is pegged by... Read More
20 Nov 2019
--- BASF Venture Capital, an investment arm of German chemicals company BASF Group, is among the primary investors in the first closing of the AgVentures II having committed US$4 million to the Brazillian fund. Managed by... Read More
08 Nov 2019
--- African swine fever (ASF) is expected to lead to the first decline in world meat production for the first time in over two decades, while the use of cereals could grow at a pace exceeding population growth. This is according... Read More
04 Nov 2019
--- Belgium-headquartered Boortmalt Group – a subsidiary of France’s largest grain cooperative Axereal – is completing the acquisition of Cargill’s malt business. Under the agreement, Boortmalt will be... Read More
04 Nov 2019
--- Researchers at UK-based John Innes Centre (JIC) have developed an open-source reproducible Agrobacterium-mediated transformation system for the spring wheat cultivar “Fielder” (Triticum aestivum L.). While... Read More
19 Sep 2019
--- Disruption in the protein market could cause the US livestock industry to be on the verge of bankruptcy by 2030, following a predicted 70 percent drop in demand for cow products. The bold claims are according to independent... Read More
16 Sep 2019
--- Bunge is set to increase its grain origination capacity in Brazil through an agreement to buy 30 percent of Agrofel Grãos e Insumos, an agricultural inputs reseller in Rio Grande do Sul. This investment is aligned... Read More
10 Sep 2019
--- Equinom Ltd., a seed-breeding start-up, has announced an innovation in creating plants that deliver high-protein content. Using non-GMO techniques, Equinom crossbreeds plants to reach a functional composition of protein,... Read More
05 Sep 2019
--- The identification of a gene responsible for drought resistance in barley could help “future-proof” the cereals industry as climate change becomes an increasingly pressing issue. A team of scientists at... Read More
04 Sep 2019
--- Terra Ingredients (rebranding of AgMotion), supplier of organic and non-GMO flax, beans, pulses and grains, alongside affiliate company Stone Mill has announced the addition of state-of-the-art roasting capabilities to their... Read More
28 Aug 2019
--- In a report centered on Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa (APMEA), Ireland-headquartered Kerry stresses the importance of a localized approach when communicating with consumers in this region, as perceptions of... Read More
26 Aug 2019
--- Scientists have long been divided on the best way to manage industry involvement in diet and health research, according to a study from the University of Queensland (UQ) and University of Cambridge, which is exploring ways... Read More
22 Aug 2019
--- Researchers at the John Innes Centre have come one step closer to genetically engineering rice that is resistant to a globally devastating fungus. The discovery, published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, provides new... Read More
20 Aug 2019
--- US multinational retail corporation Walmart and media platform BuzzFeed’s “Tasty” division have partnered to offer consumers “shoppable recipes.” The retailer invites shoppers to add the entire... Read More
19 Aug 2019
--- Advancements in agri-tech and sustainable supply chain management are contributing to the narrowing of yield gaps between organic and conventional farming. Within this market, players have invested in novel solutions that... Read More
13 Aug 2019
--- Rice and ancient grain miller, blender and packager Western Foods (WF) is to acquire the US operations of rice flour manufacturer American Sunny Foods. The deal will include business associated with operating a... Read More
05 Aug 2019
--- Laboratory equipment manufacturer Brabender is releasing a new viscometer, touted as being able to deliver rapid and straightforward measurements. ViscoQuick uses an integrated heating and cooling feature to reduce error... Read More
16 Jul 2019
--- US grain merchants ADM and Cargill have reached an agreement to exchange ownership of certain grain facilities in Indiana and Illinois. ADM will sell to Cargill its Illinois grain elevators located in Beardstown, Naples and... Read More
10 Jul 2019
--- Cargill is investing US$200 million to diversify its starches and sweeteners portfolio produced at its Krefeld, Germany site, by switching the processing facilities focus from corn to wheat. The move reflects changing market... Read More