Agriculture

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.

More than 30,000 farmers are represented by the ADC and are facing an employment crisis. Pic: ©GettyImages/pixinoo

American Dairy Coalition pushes for worker-vetting program

By Beth Newhart

The American Dairy Coalition (ADC) is encouraging US Congress to pass the AG and Legal Workforce Act (HR 6417), a federal, mandatory verification system to vet all temporary, non-immigrant agriculture workers.

The dairy industry is looking for consultation in response to a government document on the industry after Brexit.

Dairy responds to UK government’s agricultural policy document

By Jim Cornall

Dairy UK, the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) and Arla Foods UK have responded to the government’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ (Defra) publication of its paper into agricultural policy, ‘Health and Harmony: the future for food, farming...

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Danone focuses climate efforts on regenerative agriculture

By Katy Askew

French dairy-to-drinks giant Danone has signalled its intention to “sharpen” its focus on regenerative agriculture as a way to “broadly reduce emissions” in the future and respond to consumer demand for “naturality and transparency”.

A case study on Nigeria's dairy industry by professional services company PwC looks at problems and potential solutions. Pic:©iStock/creisinger

Report looks at dairy issues in Nigeria

By Jim Cornall

Professional services company PwC has published a case study, Transforming Nigeria's Agricultural Value Chain, which looks at the confectionery and dairy sectors.

Organic products may be good, but the ASA has ruled Arla can't say organic dairy farms are good for the land.

Arla ‘good for the land’ ad falls foul of ASA

By Jim Cornall

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in the UK has ruled an Arla Foods Ltd ad that appeared in a local newspaper in November 2016 was misleading and cannot be run again.

The fact that Tajikistan is 93% mountainous makes agriculture in the country challenging. The ADB is providing a grant to the country to look at boosting dairy production. Pic: ©iStock/aggey

ADB grant to help fund study on boosting dairy production in Tajikistan

By Jim Cornall

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is providing a $500,000 technical assistance grant to prepare a feasibility study for a proposed project to improve food security in Tajikistan by boosting dairy production while making the industry more resilient to climate...

'Industries that are inherently inefficient – like animal agriculture – are ripe for technology-driven disruption, and investors see the writing on the wall,' says the Good Food Institute.  ©iStock

Industrial in vitro: Commercialising lab meat

By Louis Gore-Langton

The spectre of lab-meat has been haunting the meat industry for years but has yet to reach store shelves. We speak to the Good Food Institute to discuss the obstacles in making this happen. 

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How can food manufacturers incentivise sustainability and boost growth?

By Niamh Michail

From green bonuses for Dutch dairy farmers to better crop efficiency for Italian wheat growers, European manufacturers are finding ways to make agricultural sustainability good for the planet and good for business. Barilla and FrieslandCampina share their...

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China direct

Bright Dairy must rebuild reputation after three incidents in May

By RJ Whitehead

Having been singled out three times in May alone by China’s food inspectors, Bright Dairy risks significant harm to its corporate image as consumers continue to doubt the safety and quality of dairy products made domestically, market analysts warn.

Dairy Australia is receiving government funding for nitrogen use efficiency research. Photo: iStock-fotokostic

Australian dairy industry gets nitrogen cash boost

By Jim Cornall

Australian dairy is one of four agricultural industries that will benefit from a government-funded Rural Research and Development for Profit project to improve the efficient use of nitrogen.

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