Organic and Naturals

Frozen fish and seafood: Flourishing food and dietary supplement sector to...

The global frozen fish & seafood market is expected to be valued at ~US$ 36 Bn in 2020, which is anticipated to expand at...

Flourishing food and dietary supplement sector to bolster frozen fish and...

The global frozen fish & seafood market is expected to be valued at ~US$ 36 Bn in 2020, which is anticipated to expand at...

Flower industry struggling to recover from COVID-19 fallout

The production and marketing of South Africa’s cut flowers are struggling to recover from the negative impact of the COVID-19-related national and international lockdowns.According...

Beneo reduces carbon emissions by 40% at Belgian chicory plant

Functional ingredients manufacturer Beneo has announced a 40% reduction in specific carbon emissions at its Oreye chicory foot fibre production facility in Belgium.According to...

Fixing the business of food to accelerate sustainable development

The global food system faces challenges in providing adequate nutrition and minimising harm to the environment. Transforming it, from farm to fork and disposal,...

Foodiverse, a global group specialised in healthy eating, hits the market

Foodiverse has become the new corporate image of Grupo Alimentario Citrus (GAC), the international group specialised in healthy eating with headquarters in four countries...

Food that molds is a sign of “naturalness” – study

Danes may perceive food that spoils faster as being more natural, according to a new sociological study by the University of Copenhagen (UCPH).The study...

Macadamia prices hold firm amid smaller crop

The global 2020 macadamia crop suffered a blow as yields dropped 3% amid unfavourable weather conditions.Although sales have, for the most part, held firm...

Bumper blueberry harvest hits a snag with high export costs

South Africa is expecting a bumper blueberry harvest this season, but difficulties with air freighting are posing a challenge for exporters.According to Elzette Schutte,...

GDP figures worst in SA’s history – economist

South Africa’s economy took a not unexpected nosedive during the second quarter of 2020, a period that contained the lion’s share of the country’s...

GDP figures worst in SA’s history – economist

South Africa’s economy took a not unexpected nosedive during the second quarter of 2020, a period that contained the lion’s share of the country’s...

Beyond Meat inks deal to open production facility in China

Beyond Meat has signed a deal which will see the company bring the production of its plant-based meat products to the Chinese market.The company,...

Foreign agriculture investments don’t always threaten food security: the case of...

Large-scale land acquisitions have been increasing in developing countries following the 2007/8 high food price crisis. Countries with limited agricultural potential, like Gulf states,...

Urgent action needed to protect SA’s potato industry

Since 2000/01 potatoes accounted for approximately 45% of total vegetable crops produced in South Africa and contribute around R8.5 billion to the economy. These...

Vanilla at the forefront of new flavor combinations, suppliers highlight

The popularity of vanilla has significantly evolved over the years and with this, the number of new products flavored with the ingredient is still...

South African shoppers show the market what they want

Consumer spending has swung from total predictability to subtle shifts in product and store selection throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, and understanding the whys and...

Small and medium growers and innovation are key to South Africa’s...

While COVID-19 has disrupted many industries, the citrus industry in South Africa has emerged resilient, with strong demand in export markets and strong potential...

Crawling with opportunities? Examining mealworms as an alternative protein source

The DNA of the yellow mealworm is being analyzed for enhanced viability as an alternative protein source. The study led by scientists at Indiana...