The Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) is stepping up its programme to attract food-tech companies that are developing solutions across ‘land, sea and space’ to the region. ADIO Director General His Excellency Dr Tariq Bin Hendi tells FoodNavigator that...
The international team behind a new global analysis caution that highly variable childhood nutrition may lead to stunted growth and a rise in childhood obesity— factors that could affect a child's health their entire life.
Saudi Arabian dairy company Almarai said it is the first brand in the world to obtain a Pandemic Prepared Certification from AIB International due to its application of best practices for food safety in times of epidemics.
The plant-based food trend is booming in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, but one Middle East industry expert predicts the Gulf will be the next boom market on the back of heightened consumer education and policy measures.
The Nobel Peace Prize 2020 has been awarded to the World Food Programme for its efforts to combat hunger. FoodNavigator catches up with WFP supply chain expert John Crisci to find out what the prize means to the UN agency.
Qatari dairy firm Baladna is working with the Malaysian government to help it establish dairy self-sufficiency similar to what it has achieved in its homeland, with the firm’s CEO saying that there are parallels to be drawn between both countries in this...
In Africa, naturally fermented camel milk sold by farmers at local markets often contain disease-causing microorganisms. Now, researchers have isolated ‘new’ strains of lactic acid bacteria they say can make the milk safer.
HiP, the brainchild of James Cadbury, founder of ethical, luxury chocolate brand, Love Cocoa, and the great-great-great grandson of Mr John Cadbury, is set to launch on the confectionery market in December as the UK’s first oat milk chocolate range.
The UAE is conducting several research projects to try and boost food security and reduce reliance on imports – including trying to grow to test crop varieties that are suitable for the country’s harsh weather and environmental conditions.
Mazoon Dairy, the largest integrated dairy company in the Sultanate of Oman, and SIG Combibloc Obeikan, provider of aseptic packaging and filling machines for food and beverages, have announced the launch of a full range of liquid dairy products.
The Italian Dairy Products factory, headquartered at Sharjah Food Park, in the United Arab Emirates, has doubled the total size of its factory to 26,000 square-feet, with an eye on expansion in the UAE and Gulf markets.
Circa Biotech, a start-up from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has developed a sustainable method of upcycling food waste using black soldier flies (BSF), into animal feed and fertilizer – and is now working with a supermarket retailer.
The head of the United Nations’ food agency said the beleaguered country – which is battling economic and political woes, the COVID-19 pandemic and a major blast that tore through its capital city – could run out of bread in about 2½ weeks.
Coronavirus and economic meltdown has left Lebanon on the brink of collapse: Now there are fears the huge explosion in the country’s capital on Tuesday (August 4) could worsen its precarious food security with the loss of a valuable port and wheat stocks.
Singapore-based TurtleTree Labs is in talks with leading dairy and infant formula brands to license its technology for the production of cell-cultured human breastmilk, and has articulated a longer-term mission to produce cow's milk as well.
The sustainable plant-based edible oils and fats specialist will inaugurate its first Creative Studio in Istanbul in Q3, a dedicated workspace designed to accelerate customer innovation in the growing Middle East/North African markets, while adhering...
Three Saudi Arabian food and beverages companies, Almarai, Safola Group and Abdullah Al Othaim Markets, have been ranked among the 100 most powerful companies in the Middle East according to Forbes ranking.