All news articles for November 2017

'Soy remains a highly accepted food and ingredient globally, especially when it comes to protein,' ADM president of proteins says. ©GettyImages/HandmadePictures

The Rise of Non-Dairy Alternatives

Soy holds strong in fevered plant-based protein market

By Mary Ellen Shoup

While the plant-based protein market becoming more crowded with new sources, long-standing player soy has managed to stay relevant to consumers, according to Archer Daniels Midland (ADM).

GEA has won a contract with BMI to extend a cheese production line. Picture: GEA.

GEA to expand BMI cheese production line

By Jenny Eagle

GEA has won a contract to supply an extended pasta filata cheese production line for BMI (Bayerische Milchindustrie) in Jessen, Germany, starting in March 2018.

Egyptian dairy company Beyti is a JV of Almarai and PepsiCo.

Egypt’s Beyti gets $44m EBRD loan

By Jim Cornall

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has announced a long-term loan of up to $44m to International Company for Agricultural Industries Projects (Beyti) JSC, an Egyptian company active in dairy and fruit juice processing.

Multiple companies have acknowledged that dairy farming does contribute a significantly to GHG emmissions, but that they are actively working to minimize their environmental footprint.  ©GettyImages/Grigorenko

Dairy industry disputes GRAIN report on global GHG emissions

By Mary Ellen Shoup

International nonprofit GRAIN has revealed that the world’s top 10 dairy companies emitted roughly 231Mt (million tons) of CO2 in 2016, the equivalent of half of France’s total GHG footprint and a quarter of the emissions emitted by Germany.

Ekosem-Agrar is growing with acquisitions as well as adding more staff. Pic: Ekosem-Agrar

Ekosem-Agrar boosts growth in Russia

By Jim Cornall

Ekosem-Agrar GmbH, the German holding company of Russian milk producer Ekoniva Group, continued its growth in 2017, the company said.