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Infected cells shown in magenta. Pic: Jonathan Z. Sexton.

Fighting Covid-19 with milk

By Jim Cornall

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to claim lives around the world, dairy scientists may have a surprising role to play.

Recipients of the Danone North America Fellowship Grant will explore how the gut microbiome, yogurt and probiotics help sustain human health and wellness through growth, development, and longevity. Pic: Getty Images/vavlt

Danone North America continues research grants

By Jim Cornall

For the 10th year in a row, Danone North America will award two graduate students $25,000 each for conducting research to further study the role of the gut microbiome, yogurt and probiotics for human health.

UK and Irish seaweeds are rich in phlorotannins, which are anti-bacterial and improve immunity so could have health benefits for animals.

COP26: Seaweed supplements could reduce livestock methane emissions

By Jim Cornall

As COP26 continues to debate methane – with the US And EU having pledged to reduce agricultural methane outputs from ruminant livestock by upwards of 30% by 2030 – scientists at the Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) at Queen’s University Belfast...

Dairy brands and individual farms are looking to reduce emissions from their supply and production chains.

N2 Applied raises funds for rollout of methane-eliminating technology

By Jim Cornall

Norwegian agtech business N2 Applied has completed a further fundraising of NOK 83m ($9.6m) from existing shareholders to accelerate the commercial rollout of technology converting animal manure into sustainable fertiliser while trapping greenhouse gases.

Nestlé has inaugurated its largest R+D Accelerator in Lausanne, Switzerland. Pic: Nestlé

Nestlé R+D Accelerator inaugurated

By Jim Cornall

Today, Nestlé officially inaugurated its largest R+D Accelerator, at the company's fundamental research center in Lausanne, Switzerland.

The R&D facilities were upgraded to feature labs, experimental kitchens, consumer testing, sensory evaluations rooms, open working spaces, as well as Nestlé's fundamental research hub.  Pic: Nestlé

Nestlé expands R&D facilities in Singapore

By Jim Cornall

Nestlé's R&D center in Singapore, which has been playing a role in developing products and technologies for South East Asia and beyond for both Nestlé's retail and out-of-home business, has been upgraded.

In June, Motif announced a $226m Series B funding round to bring transformative plant-based food technologies to market. Pic: Getty Images/klenova

Motif FoodWorks partners on improving plant-based taste and experience

By Jim Cornall

Food technology company Motif FoodWorks has announced partnerships with two universities – King’s College London (King’s) and Imperial College London – to better understand how the mechanics of eating impact sensory attributes like astringency in plant-based...

Customers who purchase and conduct the DNAFoil A2 Cow Test and/or the DNAFoil A2 Cow Milk Test can apply to receive exclusive access to the new label. Pic: SwissDeCode

New label to improve consumer trust in A2 milk products

By Jim Cornall

Swiss food testing company SwissDeCode has launched the A2 INSIDE Label, an exclusive label intended to help the end consumer clearly identify the efforts of dairy producers in guaranteeing authentic A2 milk products.

108Labs' first human milk Cellufacturing facility in Hillsborough, North Carolina. Pic: 108Labs

108Labs creating first cell cultured human milk factory

By Jim Cornall

Eighteen months after creating the world’s first cell cultured human milk, 108Labs is now focused on accelerating the field from lab to factory by building and programming the world’s first autonomous Cellufacturing facility and artificial intelligence...

Intelligent robots being used in Yili's liquid milk factory. Pic: Yili

Yili Group explains how it drives dairy innovation

By Jim Cornall

Yili Group will attend the 14th Global Dairy Congress and as the only invited enterprise from China’s dairy industry. On June 22, assistant president Dr Zhanyou Yun from Yili Group will deliver a keynote speech of “Driving Innovation and Branding.”

More accelerated science-driven innovations are expected to be launched in the near future. Pic: Getty Images/fizkes

Nestlé R&D Accelerator sees results with product launches

By Jim Cornall

The Nestlé R&D Accelerator is a global initiative first launched in April 2019 at Nestlé Research in Lausanne, Switzerland. Since then, more than 30 teams have completed the R&D Accelerator program by taking a product from a concept to the store...

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...

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