All news articles for October 2018

The program has produced 49 emerging growth companies and launched 31 pilots in two years. Pic: ©GettyImages/Jesper Mattias

Nestlé partners with startups for TERRA Food Accelerator

By Beth Newhart

The third cohort of the TERRA Food & Agriculture Accelerator kicked off its corporate partnerships this week. Nestlé USA is working with three startups developing foods focused on plant-based nutrition, simple labels and fresh ingredients.

The company says the product, derived from citrus peel, delivers ‘an indulgent creamy, full-bodied, mouthfeel similar to carrageenan in crème desserts and to gelatin in panna cotta.'

CP Kelco launches citrus-based texturizing agent for desserts

By Jim Cornall

CP Kelco, a US-based global producer of specialty hydrocolloid ingredients, has announced the market availability of GENU Explorer Pectin ND-200, a label-friendly food ingredient solution designed for neutral pH dairy desserts.

Left to right, Andrew McConkey, chairman, LacPatrick Dairies; Michael Hanley, CEO, Lakeland Dairies and Alo Duffy, chairman, Lakeland Dairies.

Lakeland Dairies and LacPatrick Dairies to merge

By Jim Cornall

Irish cooperatives Lakeland Dairies and LacPatrick Dairies have reached agreement to merge following the unanimous approval of the boards of both cooperative societies who are recommending the proposed merger to their respective shareholders.

Foodbytes! dairy participants like SomaDetect and dropnostix are using AI and sensors to improve cow health and milk quality.

FoodBytes! returns to NYC with pioneering startups in milk quality

By Beth Newhart

Rabobank brings another FoodBytes! competition to New York City this month with 19 food and agriculture startups in line to pitch investors, executives and media on their innovations. AI and health monitoring dairy teams are among the group.

Analysts have identified several factors that explain why Southeast Asia has become a dairy growth outlier. Pic: ©Getty Images/szefei

Southeast Asian dairy in a churn

By Richard Whitehead

Until very recently, Southeast Asia was a dairy wasteland. Supermarkets would all stock milk, cheese and yogurts, but in a fraction of the quantities one might expect to see in organized retail in other parts of the world, while food processors would...

Researchers said camel whey protein hydrolysates show potential anticancer activity against human liver cancer HepG2 cells.

Could whey from camel milk have anti-cancer properties?

By Jim Cornall

Researchers in the United Arab Emirates say they saw enhanced anti-proliferative, anti-diabetic, and anti-inflammatory activities upon hydrolysis of camel whey proteins, indicating their potential utilization as bioactive and functional ingredients.

The Canadian dairy industry employs more than 220,000 people and contributes about $20bn per year to Canada's GDP. Pic: ©GettyImages/constantinopris

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US and Canada dairy opinions differ on new trade deal

By Beth Newhart

The US has reached a new agreement with Canada following a year of trade negotiations. The US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which includes Mexico, replaces the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). But the terms have left the dairy industry...