August 4, 2021

Ingredients

LANXESS completes acquisition of Emerald Kalama Chemical

Today, August 3, specialty chemicals company LANXESS completed the acquisition of Emerald Kalama Chemical. The U.S.-based company is a world-leading manufacturer of specialty chemicals. LANXESS signed a purchase agreement on February 14, 2021. All required regulatory approvals have been received. LANXESS financed the purchase price of around USD 1.04 billion (EUR 870 million) from liquid funds. In 2020, Emerald

Solabia-Algatech Nutrition launches whole-algae sourced β-glucan

Solabia- Algatech Nutrition, is launching 100% natural whole Euglena gracilis algae BioGlena™ for immune support. This unprocessed source of high-in-demand β-glucan is suitable for daily use for the whole family. BioGlena is produced using proprietary fermentation technology that ensures a high β-glucan content (>55%) in addition to complete protein plus essential vitamins, minerals and fatty

IFAD’s new investment programme to boost private funding

Rural businesses, which are so vital for transforming our food systems, will get a much-needed boost from an ambitious new financing programme launched today by the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), as part of its broader efforts to address rising hunger and poverty levels in the world’s poorest countries. The Private Sector Financing

Kerry survey: Functional products in demand during a pandemic

More than four in ten consumers have increased their purchases of functional foods, beverages, and supplements since the start of the pandemic, a major global survey has found. Kerry, the makers of clinically proven immune health ingredient Wellmune®, surveyed  13,000 people across 16 countries to provide manufacturers with insights into the impact of COVID-19 on

Plant-based bites for low-sodium crave-ability

The consumer appetite for exciting, nutritious, full-flavored snacks puts the spotlight on better-for-you plant-based options. After extensive research and lab tests, Salt of the Earth introduces its all-natural solution for making lentils bites tastier, using less sodium. Salt of the Earth conducted virtual research of social media, culinary blogs, and retailers that indicates flexitarian and

Study: Saffron extract could help menopause symptoms

A new randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study reveals the positive effects of affron® saffron extract on menopausal symptoms in women during perimenopause. The saffron extract, administered for 12 weeks at 28 mg at day, was associated with greater improvements in psychological symptoms. Perimenopause, a period of hormonal turmoil that hits women usually in their 40’s, often

Virtual Orchard Tour showcases almond nutrition, responsible farming

Last month, the Almond Board of California’s (ABC) global food professional and health professional teams hosted the first-ever Virtual Orchard Tour. Food and beverage professionals, sustainability professionals, registered dietitians and nutritionists, and trade media from the U.S., Europe and Mexico attended this two-day experience, which featured on-site, in-orchard grower interviews as well as Q&As highlighting California almond

Symrise opens innovation center in Dubai

State-of-the-art center for development, application, and sensory laboratories Location in the Iconic Gold Tower in DMCC, JLT to serve the Middle East & Pakistan and support Africa In line with the four pillars of Sustainability towards carbon neutral status Symrise AG has opened its state-of-the-art development, application, and sensory laboratories in Dubai. The company has

ChickP announces Strategic Asia-Pacific Initiative

foodTech start-up ChickP Protein, Ltd. is expanding into Asia Pacific with the launch of a new office in Singapore. The strategic move is in response to the rapidly growing demand for plant-based products in the region. The new subsidiary will bring the start-up closer to its Asian customers to better support its community of enthusiastic

Firmenich enters strategic partnership with Essential Labs LLC

Firmenich, the world’s largest privately-owned fragrance and taste company, has entered into a strategic partnership with Essential Labs, LLC, a leading B2B supplier of fragrance solutions supporting entrepreneurial, independent businesses in the premium home segment. As part of this partnership, Firmenich will acquire a significant non-controlling interest in Essential Labs, LLC. “I am thrilled that

The Role of Smart Carbs for Sports Nutrition

Author: Christian Philippsen, Managing Director, BENEO Asia Pacific Consumers in Asia have begun to recognise the importance of exercising and keeping fit in order to stay healthy — especially in light of the pandemic. The growing interest to maintain physical fitness is mirrored in the rise of the sports nutrition market, which is expected to

IFF Achieves Key 2020 Sustainability Goals

International Flavors & Fragrances (NYSE:IFF) today announced the achievement of key 2020 sustainability goals that were set at the launch of the Company’s sustainability program in 2010. During that time, IFF met and surpassed its original intensity-based targets for three environmental goals, resulting in a reduction in its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, water withdrawal, and

More almond crops, forecasts USDA-NASS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is predicting an increase in the California almond crop. The USDA-NASS 2021 California Almond Subjective Forecast estimates California almond orchards will produce 3.2 billion pounds of nuts this year, up 3 percent from last year’s 3.12 billion-pound crop. Forecasted yield is expected to reach 2,410 pounds per acre, 3 percent lower

Symrise marks 10.5% organic growth

Organic growth of 10.5 % in the first quarter   Group sales rise to € 950 million Targets for 2021 and medium-term targets until 2025 confirmed “Symrise AG has started very well into the first quarter of 2021. The order activities of our customers continued to be defined by the global coronavirus pandemic. We therefore