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  • Complementing analytical AI with generative AI can create new value on and off the acre. A number of exciting use cases show how the industry can evolve. Global demand for nutrition continues to incre ...
  • DUBAI, 29th May, 2024 (WAM) -- Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) won an international award and certificate in sustainability and the environment, as it obtained the certificate in the field ...
  • Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, discussing the turbulence on a Singapore Airlines flight that killed a passenger last week, said that climate change is affecting the transportation industr ...
  • Researchers in Hong Kong have developed a fungi-derived fat alternative that can decrease the fat content of a product and improve gut health and metabolic benefits. The alt-fat world has been blossom ...
  • Trend - Brands are launching retail stores that offer a variety of household and personal care products through bulk dispensers. These stores claim to reduce environmental impact by allowing customers ...
  • Three Dubai residents collectively won Dh100,000 for their stunningly green home gardens where fruits, vegetables and plants of all kinds were grown. The residents were the top three winners of the Du ...
  • Uncover the surge in demand for sustainable alternatives in food and beverage packaging as consumer consciousness reaches new heights. Our article delves into the challenges posed by traditional plast ...
  • Retailers are being urged to stop making everyday products such as drinks bottles, outdoor furniture and toys out of brightly coloured plastic after researchers found it degrades into microplastics fa ...
  • iFarm announced the launch of the Dubai’s first vertical farm using its technology. The Dubai farm will produce ultra-fresh leafy greens, baby leaves, microgreens, herbs, and edible flowers for premiu ...
  • The ban, announced by Dubai Municipality, includes all single-use bags under 57 micrometers thick, removing the current 25 fils charge on these items
  • Plants, algae or upcycling: Inhouse Farming – Feed & Food Show 2024 outlines new paths for agriculture – 12-15 November in Hanover, Germany The second edition of the Inhouse Farming – Feed & Food Show ...
  • Honeywell has announced a transformational new naphtha to ethane and propane (NEP) process that will enable regions across the world to improve the efficiency of light olefin production and lower CO2 ...
  • The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has unveiled plans to take advantage of Nigeria’s huge agricultural sector to invest massively with the aim of exporting food from Nigeria to nearby countries, as well as t ...
  • Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi began the first phase of a sprawling agricultural development project on Monday, aiming to improve Egypt's food security and reduce its reliance on imports. The ...
  • Abu Dhabi is implementing a ban on various “avoidable” single-use Styrofoam consumer products, which will take effect from June 1, 2024.
  • Recycling has been around for decades and yet many questions about what can — and can’t — go into your bins persist. “Part of the problem is that we expect all of this to be intuitive and it’s not,” s ...
  • Fresh Del Monte enters the biofertilizer market   Produce giant Fresh Del Monte announced a new initiative exploring whether food waste from its pineapple farms could be used in the production of more ...
  • “Be part of the Plan”, the theme of International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) 2024, is a call to action for all stakeholders to halt and reverse the loss of biodiversity by supporting the imple ...
  • From drones that will improve agriculture to an entire zone dedicated to producing food, Dubai is doing everything it can to ensure food security in the emirate. Three innovations in food production a ...
  • Setting the scene: cities as engines for sustainable development  Cities are increasingly expected to bear the onus of global sustainable development objectives. After all, 75% of global emissions and ...
  • Riyadh: Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture Undersecretary for Agriculture Eng. Ahmed Al-Eyada today witnessed the signing of a cooperation agreement between the National Agricultural Servi ...
  • Don't be fooled by greenwashing! In our latest article, we uncover the misleading trend plaguing the food and beverage industry – greenwashing. Discover how companies are masking their environmental i ...
  • A movement to support local agriculture and foster sustainability, H.H. Sheikh Hamdan has launched ‘Dubai Farm’, an initiative aimed at supporting Emirati farmers and enhancing the region’s agricultur ...
  • The farm is based on complete automation, minimising human intervention
  • Colorado-based food tech startup Meati has closed a $100M Series C1 funding round, the largest investment in an alternative protein company since 2022. Mycelium meat innovator Meati has secured $100M ...
  • RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s food security drive is set to receive a boost as NEOM subsidiary Topian has partnered with Tabuk Agricultural Development Co., also known as Tadco, to innovate fruit and vegetab ...
  • Muscat – The Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning (MHUP), in collaboration with Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources and Authority for Small and Medium Enterprises Development, sig ...
  • In an interview with Zawya Projects, Co-Founder and CEO Sanjay Borkar shared insights into the company's plans and strategies for the agriculture market in the Middle East.
  • Riyadh: Qatar took part in 38th General Assembly of the Arab Organization for Agricultural Development (AOAD), held Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, yesterday. The Qatari delegation was headed by Minister of Mun ...
  • Company secures 11 patents and 90 percent automation powered by robotics and 3-D printing technology to deliver 100 times yield with 95 percent less water usage and a fraction of the production cost – ...
  • ADNEC Group has announced that it has signed an MoU with Tadweer Group to establish a framework for strengthened collaboration in waste management and sustainability practices. The MoU will cover a ra ...
  • ABU DHABI, 30th April, 2024 (WAM) -- The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) and the Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) announced a landmark partnership to address the growing global chal ...
  • RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, April 29, 2024/APO Group/ --  Adesina delivers keynote address as Islamic Development Bank marks its 50th anniversary; Climate and health initiatives are of paramount importance. ...
  • NAIROBI, Kenya, April 26, 2024/APO Group/ --  In a significant step to advance food security in Kenya, the Africa Fertilizer Financing Mechanism (https://apo-opa.co/3W642uA) has launched a project tha ...
  • World’s largest vertical farm opens in Dubai

    25 Apr 2024 meconstructionnews
    The farm will save in excess of 250mn litres of water and produce over one million kilos of produce annually that’s free of pesticides, herbicides and chemicals A 30,658sqm vertical hydroponic farm is ...
  • Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) continues its efforts to develop its infrastructure in line with the demand forecast for the upcoming years considering Dubai’s demographic and economic gr ...
  • Etihad Water and Electricity (EtihadWE) has outlined its strategic approach to support the UAE in achieving the objectives of the Mohamed bin Zayed Water Initiative, emphasizing its unique position in ...
  • Her Excellency Dr Amna bint Abdullah Al Dahak, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, emphasized Earth Day's importance as a key platform for raising awareness about reducing plastic use across s ...
  • Across the bustling kitchens and vibrant dining spaces of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a silent revolution is under way - one that promises to secure our future of food while safeguarding the plane ...
  • TechnoServe’s chief transformation officer, Kindra Halvorson, recently participated in a live chat hosted by Business Fights Poverty, where she explained some of the key challenges and opportunities i ...
  • Chef James Corwell, a certified master chef and a pioneering advocate for plant-based cuisine, offers profound insight into the intersection of culinary history, ethical food practices, and the future ...
  • The food industry needs to innovate faster and collaborate better to effectively tackle environmental, social and governance (ESG) challenges. Digital technologies can be used to address these food su ...
  • Offering more wholesome and high-quality products for children is a significant shift in retail, driven by an increasing awareness among parents about the importance of nutrition in the early developm ...
  •   Residential buildings in the UAE are set to go green and embrace vertical farming, where smart agriculture and urban architecture will converge to transform Dubai into a greener and more sustainable ...
  • In a groundbreaking victory on the Great British Menu (GBM), Chef Kirk Haworth has not only claimed the prestigious title of ‘champion of champions’ but has also redefined the landscape of British cui ...
  • In 2024 food security is likely to remain one of the critical challenges for the world to face. The World Bank has therefore included food and nutrition security among the eight global challenges to a ...
  • Ghost Town Oats is an emerging star revolutionizing the way baristas and coffee enthusiasts alike think about oat milk. Founded in 2020 by a dynamic team—Eric Grimm, Ezra Baker, and Michelle Johnson—G ...
  • The Canadian province of Saskatchewan is a treasure trove of resources—especially when it comes to pulses and ag-tech. Saskatchewan is home to 40 per cent of Canada’s farmland, and produces 3 million ...
  • The plant-based food sector continues to burgeon, presenting retailers with unprecedented growth and revenue opportunities. A recent session titled “The State of Plant Based” at the Natural Products E ...
  • There’s a joke about a farmer who has a terrible internet connection. He moves the router to his horse barn outside and says, “Now I have stable Wi-Fi.” It works because few people think rural America ...
  • Today member states' representatives in the Special Committee on Agriculture endorsed a targeted review of certain basic acts of the common agricultural policy (CAP) proposed by the European Commissio ...
  • In 2024 food security is likely to remain one of the critical challenges for the world to face. The World Bank has therefore included food and nutrition security among the eight global challenges to a ...
  • A Dubai-wide ban on single-use bags — including both plastic and paper — will come into effect in less than three months. The emirate had mandated businesses to impose a 25-fil charge on single-use pl ...
  • Abu Dhabi has been named Arab Environment Capital for 2023 by the Secretariat General of the Arab League and the Council of Arab Environment Ministers. The organisation recognised the emirate’s achiev ...
  • You’ve heard of plant-based burgers, vegan nuggets, and perhaps even fish-free tuna. But whole cut meat-free octopus tentacles, with ‘distinct suckers’ to boot? The reason you likely haven’t come acro ...
  • The competition will award  AED 100,000  in total, which will be distributed to three winners -The first-place winner of the competition will also receive the ‘Dubai’s Best Homegrown Produce Medal’ -R ...
  • A recent report by the Business Registration & Licensing (BRL) sector in the Dubai Economy stated that the number of operating businesses in the field of vegetable and fruit trading has reached 2,495 ...
  • Entering 2024, the food industry is on the brink of transformative shifts, driven by changing consumer preferences, technological advancements, and a growing commitment to sustainability.   From the s ...
  • With every new year comes new challenges and new things to look forward to. A question that every food systems leader must ask is; what are some of the big things happening in my industry this year th ...
  • 5 Sustainable Food Tech Trends

    25 Mar 2024 femaleonezero
    Nutraceuticals Nutraceuticals, or products stemming from food sources aimed to provide extra health benefits, are becoming more and more popular following COVID-19. Coined by Stephen DeFelice, MD in 1 ...
  • From regulatory approvals in animal-free dairy, to a new snack made with air protein, food fermentation is making major moves in the new year. What do these recent headlines, as reported by Better Bio ...
  • Dubai: The Supreme Committee to Oversee the Development of Hatta has announced on Friday the launch of the first ever Hatta Farming Festival. Being held February 23 to 27 at the Hatta Hall, the event ...
  • Analysts have been suggesting for months that the “plant-based bubble” may have burst. But a new infusion of capital may quell that speculation. Jeff Bezos’ philanthropic organization will donate $60 ...
  • The meat and dairy industries alone are driving the world to exceed critical levels of global warming and reducing emissions from energy generation down to zero alone would not be enough to compensate ...
  • The impacts of inflation on food consumption, the new season of PDOs and PGIs on global markets, PL facing the “healthy” challenge, but above all, the great trend of sustainable innovation in food ind ...
  • 6 food trends to watch in 2024

    18 Mar 2024 fooddive
    Editor’s note: This story is the first in a series on trends impacting the food and beverage industry in 2024. The food and beverage sector has in recent years experienced supply chain challenges, ele ...
  • Building a food system that is zero-waste and circular by design   Tackling food waste provides an enormous opportunity to reduce the environmental impact of food production. Moreover, food waste redu ...
  • Fermentation is a fundamental process in the bioeconomy. This time-honoured process, once limited to the fields of food preservation and flavour enhancement, has now unfolded into a wide range of appl ...
  • The UAE Food Bank, an initiative under the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI) umbrella, has entered into a collaborative agreement with Ferjan Dubai. Under the agreement, the UA ...
  • 7 food trends to watch out for in 2024

    12 Mar 2024 timesofindia
    In a fast-paced world where change seems to be the only constant, food can be a consistent source of comfort, safety, and warmth. Be it a serving of chicken soup, a plate for khichdi, or a bowl of ram ...
  • 2024 Sustainability Trends to Watch

    11 Mar 2024 meconstructionnews
    The World Bank estimates the GCC economy will grow by 3.6% in 2024, supported by non-oil sectors, sustained private consumption, strategic fixed investments, and accommodative fiscal policy. Despite t ...
  • The UAE stands out as a frontrunner in the global shift towards clean and renewable energy. Securing the second position in the Energy Transition category of the Green Future Index 2023 and ranking as ...
  • President Sheikh Mohamed marked the 27th National Environment Day on Sunday by declaring that the UAE's Year of Sustainability will continue throughout 2024.
  • Dubai: A new programme called ‘Dubai Farms’ programme was launched on Monday offering a host of services and incentives aimed at supporting Emirati farmers who own productive agricultural projects. Sh ...
  • UAE launches climate summit food declaration with Bill Gates, but critics say it’s weak on tackling food-linked emissions. Producing the world’s food causes about one-third of planet-heating emissions ...
  • GMG, a global well-being company retailing, distributing, and manufacturing a portfolio of leading international and home-grown brands across sport, everyday goods, health and beauty, properties, and ...
  • The rise of eco-conscious lifestyle choices affects every industry, including food and beverage brands. Companies must meet consumer demands and stay ahead with innovative ideas to succeed. Read these ...
  • Elevating the benefits of functional foods

    17 Jan 2024 FOOD BUSINESS NEWS
    The embrace of “food as medicine” is growing, with marketers exploring the use of health claims and “functional suggestions” that speak to consumers who are pursuing holistic health. 
  • Functional Foods: Superheroes for Health

    15 Jan 2024 FOOD INSIGHT
    Whether it’s a probiotic yogurt or vitamin D-enhanced mushrooms, eating more functional foods can improve our health, longevity, and quality of life. Read on to find out how.
  • In recent years, there has been a growing trend towards functional foods in the food and beverage industry. These foods are those that offer additional health benefits beyond basic nutrition. 
  • "Wasabi is one of the most expensive crops in the world as it sells for around 300 USD per kg. This price is likely to continue high, as overall demand seems to be growing at a good pace and the suppl ...
  • Funding for the Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate comes from governments, companies, and non-governmental organisations
  • Here are PETA’s predictions for 2024’s top vegan food trends: Veggie Focused and Futuristic Vegan Meats We think the vegan meat market will expand in two directions: products made with whole-foods ing ...
  • Dubai: Dubai has announced the launch of the Dubai Reef project, one of the world’s largest marine reef developments, marking a pioneering step in the journey towards ecological preservation. In line ...
  • Initiatives aim to double the size of agricultural sector’s contribution to Dubai’s GDP by 2033
  • A major report has outlined the challenges that Saudi Arabia, currently hosting this year's Middle East and North Africa Climate Week, could face in a world that warms by 3°C. The “Climate Futures Rep ...
  • Precision fermentation, described as the third pillar of alt-protein alongside plant-based and cultivated foods, is on the rise. There are at least 62 companies working in this space globally across t ...
  • Ministers in the United Arab Emirates have stressed the need for innovative agri-tech, such as vertical farming, to ensure long-term food security and self-sufficiency in the Arab world. Speaking to A ...
  • Korean award-winning food-tech startup, HN Novatech, is launching ACOMS, the world's first proprietary heme-based seaweed ingredient for plant-based meat applications. On the 16 August 2023, a group o ...
  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Millennium Hotels and Resorts is committed to minimising the impact of operations on the environment and demonstrating leadership by integrating environmental considerati ...
  • Saudi AgTech business Red Sea Farms (RedSea) is inching toward profitability after going from zero to over 58 hectares of technology deployment in approximately three years. “We have learned a lot alo ...

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