The Middle East has emerged as a prime location for growth of the frozen snacks sector due to its climate and rising consumer demand, but innovation is needed to overcome longstanding cold chain challenges.
As more consumers add plant-based foods to their diets, Cargill is expanding its RadiPure pea protein into the Middle East, Turkey, Africa (META) and India, which it said will help food and beverage manufacturers in the region respond to evolving marketplace...
The palm oil sector will need to emphasise how its current sustainability and development strategies are also ‘future-oriented’ beyond standards and certifications if it is to successfully penetrate new markets in the Middle East.
Colorado-based MycoTechnology – which is building a functional ingredients platform utilizing mycelium, the filament-like roots of mushrooms - has raised $85m in a series E* round (taking its total funding to $200m) that will help it expand its portfolio...
The Ferrero Group’s main hazelnut supply chain in Turkey is facing major risk of collapse due to climate changes and erratic weather conditions having badly affecting hazelnut production, which could impact well-known brands from Ferrero Rocher to Nutella.
Baladna, a Qatar Public Shareholding Company, has acquired a 5% stake in the Egyptian company Juhayna Food Industries Company, which is listed on the Egyptian Stock Exchange, through several purchases of shares from the market.
Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited has announced its 2022 interim results, which show the coop has delivered a half year profit after tax of NZ$364m (US$249m), a total group normalized EBIT of NZ$607m (US$416m), which is a drop of 11%, and a decision...
India, China and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have been tipped as foodtech and ag-tech investment hotspots by regional experts, while Vietnam and the Philippines are said to be among the next wave of opportunities available.
KIZAD, part of AD Ports Group’s Economic Cities & Free Zones (EC&FZ) cluster, has announced the signing of a lease agreement with UAE dairy and juice producer Al Rawabi to establish a dairy production facility in Abu Dhabi designed to meet growing...
Vietnam, the Philippines, along with Middle Eastern and North African nations have been identified as key growth opportunities for the Malaysian palm oil sector, as it seeks to open up new export channels.
No association was found between dietary choline and betaine intake with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk, according to researchers at the Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences in Tehran, Iran.
An investigation into the adulteration of herbal weight loss supplements sold in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) found 17% of such products contain illegally added pharmaceuticals or prescription medicines.
Ulusoy has secured a 6-year, US$25m senior debt facility from Dutch entrepreneurial development bank FMO to fund the acquisition of a prominent consumer brand, which will enable it to move from an exclusive B2B business into B2C channels.
About 93% of food products tested in Lebanon met the World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations for trans-fats, with some traditional snacks, baked goods and margarine the main culprits among the products that did not.
A new study has found that adding an artichoke leaf extract to a bergamot phytosome ingredient can benefit subjects with high cholesterol, even if those subjects had previously derived little benefit from bergamot alone.
Urban farming group Infarm has secured an investment of US$200m to accelerate the global expansion of its ‘climate-resilient’ vertical farms. CEO Erez Galonska tells us the company is able to set up vertical farms faster and cheaper than the competition.
A significant association was found between dietary glycaemic index (GI) and risk of breast cancer, but not glycaemic load (GL), according to the ‘first’ study in Iran to examine carbohydrate quality with the onset of the disease.
PepsiCo has expanded its green tech accelerator programme in partnership with the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) to reach sustainable design innovators across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
Supplementation with vitamins A, B, C, D, and E could improve the inflammatory response and decrease the severity of disease among intensive care patients with COVID-19, according to a new trial from Iran.
An industrial engineer turned serial entrepreneur with an aptitude for AI has created what he hopes will be the most effective microbiome-based personalised nutrition service after only discovering what the microbiome was three years ago.
Fresh soup brand Re:Nourish has set its sights to conquering the ‘fastest-growing’ soup category in the Middle East, particularly the United Arab Emirates (UAE), by playing on the healthy and ‘grab and go’ credentials of its bottled products.