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The fund will offer up to €30m investment over a span of up to four years to approximately 10 startups per year. Pic: Getty Images/William_Potter

New agrifood-tech seed fund FoodSparks launched

By Jim Cornall

Agrifood-tech venture capital fund manager PeakBridge and agrifood innovation ecosystem EIT Food, which is supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), have announced the launch of PeakBridge FoodSparks SCSp, a new seed fund...

Facial recognition software for cows is one of the seven companies participating in the 2021 DFA CoLab Accelerator class.

Ag Tech and dairy companies take part in 2021 DFA CoLab Accelerator

By Jim Cornall

Facial recognition software for cows, nanotechnologies to help treat mastitis and a single-serve, snack-sized cheese bar are among the startup companies convening virtually this week as Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) launches its 2021 DFA CoLab Accelerator...

Quantec's Dr Rod Claycomb and Raewyn McPhillips.  Pic: Quantec

Could milk ingredient help fight against Covid-19?

By Jim Cornall

New Zealand company Quantec said research it commissioned has found its patented New Zealand milk-derived ingredient IDP (Immune Defense Proteins) is effective at protecting cells against Covid-19.

Dairy Dialog 124: Consider Bardwell Farm, Mettler-Toledo, RMIT

Dairy Dialog podcast 124: Consider Bardwell Farm, Mettler-Toledo, RMIT

By Jim Cornall

This week, we have conversations with Consider Bardwell Farm co-owner, Angela Miller; Rob Rogers, senior advisor food safety & regulation, Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection Division; and Dr Chris Pillidge, lecturer in food technology at RMIT University...

Dairy Dialog podcast 123: FrieslandCampina, GoodSport, Warrens

Dairy Dialog podcast 123: FrieslandCampina, GoodSport, Warrens

By Jim Cornall

It’s another three-interview podcast this week, with conversations with Suzanne van den Eshof, global marketing director at FrieslandCampina Ingredients Food & Beverages; GoodSport Nutrition founder and CEO Michelle McBride; and Kevin Quigley, commercial...

The days of counterfeit food and drink products could be numbered, as bioanalysis technology becomes commercially available. Pic: Getty Images/BWFolsom

Research helps cheese producers reduce waste

By Jim Cornall

Cheese could be ripened for months or even years before a problem is discovered, an issue that could cause it to be sold off cheaply as an ingredient for processed cheese.

Pic: Getty Images/Madeleine_Steinbach

Study shows oregano oil boosts milk production

By Jim Cornall

A trial carried out at Federal University in Brazil during the hot season found the 100% natural oregano essential oil (OEO) feed additive, Orego-Stim, from Anpario, increased milk yield and energy corrected milk yield in Jersey cows post-calving.

The new test allows dairy farms and companies to test their cows to detect the A1 beta-casein allele and identify A2 milk-producing cows. Pic: SwissDeCode

Swiss company launches rapid test to identify A2 milk-producing cows

By Jim Cornall

Swiss foodtech company SwissDeCode is launching the DNAFoil A2 Cow Test, a rapid kit that allows dairy farms and companies to test their cows independently and on the spot, in order to detect the presence of the A1 beta-casein allele and identify A2 milk-producing...

ATOM was recently used in a project to reduce salt in cheese snacks.  Pic: Getty Images/metamorworks

Givaudan launches AI tools for product development

By Jim Cornall

Givaudan Taste & Wellbeing has announced the launch of its Advanced Tools for Modelling (ATOM), which use artificial intelligence to optimize food and flavor formulation and facilitate co-creation and collaboration with customers.

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