Dairy Dialog podcast 52: FrieslandCampina Ingredients and OP2B biodiversity coalition

By Jim Cornall contact

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On this week’s Dairy Dialog podcast, we speak with FrieslandCampina Ingredients about two recent launches at the FiAsia event, and have two interviews about the One Planet Business for Biodiversity (OP2B) coalition. We also have our weekly look at the global dairy markets with Liam Fenton from INTL FCStone.

From FrieslandCampina Ingredients, we talked to Vicky Davies, global senior marketing director, performance & active nutrition, about the Nutri Whey Clear launch at FiAsia, and Luc Steenwelle, business development lead, foodservice Asia, about the company’s Milcap launch.

On the OP2B coalition, between 19 food and beverage companies and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), we talked to Diane Holdorf, managing director food & nature of the WBCSD, and Chris Adamo, VP of federal and industry affairs at Danone North America, and Michael Neuwirth, senior director of external communication at Danone North America, one of the companies in the coalition.

FrieslandCampina Ingredients launches products at FiAsia

FrieslandCampina Ingredients launched two new products at FiAsia in Bangkok last month.

The event saw the introduction of Nutri Whey Isolate Clear, a pure whey protein with 90% protein content, and a new instant milk cap powder for foodservice and catering outlets.

Nutri Whey Isolate Clear is a transparent whey protein developed specifically for the fortified waters and clear beverage segments. Tapping into several major trends like clean label, low calorie, hydration, convenience and protein fortification, it enables nutritional enhancement with a clean taste profile as well as visual appeal.

In response to booming Asian demand for milk-capped hot and chilled beverages, FrieslandCampina Ingredients also launched a convenient and versatile instant milk cap powder. By simply stirring or shaking after adding water or milk, it ends the complexity and time of making caps from scratch.

Dairy companies among biodiversity pledge coalition

Nineteen companies and the WBCSD have launched a new initiative to protect and restore biodiversity within their supply chains and product portfolios.

The OP2B coalition was formally launched on stage at the United Nations Climate Action Summit by Emmanuel Faber, chairman and CEO of the global food and beverage company Danone.

In addition to Danone, OP2B members include Balbo Group, Barry Callebaut, DSM, Firmenich, Google, Jacobs Douwe Egberts, Kellogg Company, Kering, Livelihood Funds, L’Oreal, Loblaw Companies Limited, Mars, Migros Ticaret, McCain Foods, Nestlé, Symrise, Unilever and Yara.

The 19 OP2B member companies say they have committed to take tangible actions, on an individual and collective basis, to develop innovative solutions aimed at protecting and enhancing biodiversity in agricultural systems.

OP2B member companies say they intend to deploy these solutions to transform their strategic value chains and reach impact at scale, working collaboratively across business, public and civil society sectors, while fostering an inclusive approach that empowers producers and consumers.

Chris Adamo, VP of federal and industry affairs at Danone North America, and Michael Neuwirth, senior director of external communication at Danone North America, spoke to DairyReporter about the coalition’s three pillars of action and how dairy producers benefit from regenerative agriculture practices.

Emmanuel Faber, chairman and CEO of Danone, said at the summit, “The global food and agricultural ecosystem is critically dependent on biodiversity: from soil regeneration through to water filtration, pest control and pollination, among many of the other building blocks of life on earth.”

“According to many recent scientific studies, we have ten years to reset our course and bend the curve on climate change and wild and cultivated biodiversity loss. We need a collective effort now … Together, we will strive not only to conserve and restore biodiversity, but also to transform human interaction with, and dependency on, nature.”

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