Biotechnology has many uses. According to a new non-profit, the Plenty Foundation, one of these is the creation of plant-based foods to mitigate food insecurity. Through a combination of R&D and philanthropy, and partnerships with NGOs, governments...
Plant-based seafood specialist Kuleana is targeting seafood and sushi lovers with what it describes as the ‘next generation of raw tuna powered by plants and biotechnology’. FoodNavigator speaks to co-founder and CEO Jacek Prus about developing plant-based...
Russian biotech company Vyatka Agroconcern has developed a unique solution to cut food waste that, it says, is ‘highly effective’, ‘environmentally friendly’ and can be used across a wide range of produce.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has been told to revise its conflict of interest rules, after the European Ombudsman received complaints that GM working group members failed to provide full details of their indirect financial relationships with...
Recent advances that allow the precise editing of genomes have raised the possibility that fruit and other crops might be genetically improved without the need to introduce foreign genes, according to researchers.
Romer Labs has taken a leap forward in its pathogen detection services by purchasing US biotech firm Strategic Diagnostics’ (SDIX’s) food safety and genetically modified organism (GMO) businesses for $13.5m, it claims.
Frutarom-owned Gewurzmuller is introducing new organic starter cultures for raw sausage and raw cured meats, and has announced that all the food cultures made by its Blessing Biotech arm are now certified Halal.
The next decade is set to see a global doubling in biotech crop
availability, as countries become increasingly less skeptical of
the technology after witnessing its benefits over the past ten
years, according to the International...
Swiss chemicals company Lonza has opened up a new facility in the
Czech Republic which adds to the company €117 million of investment
into biotechnology products for the food and pharmaceutical
Animal biotechnology applications in food production are about to
take off, according to a recent report from market analysts
Research and Markets. The report analyses how transgenic
technologies are being used in a number of ways,...
As Europe and the United States square themselves for the battle of
the GM at the upcoming WTO trade talks in Cancun, Mexico next week,
it would appear that US consumers are far less concerned than their
politicans about biotechnology,...
Growing Finnish food and animal feed company Raisio is to acquire
all the shares of Swedish biotech company Diffchamb. The move marks
a step forward in the Finnish company's overall aim to expand its
Life Science unit business...
Danish enzymes company Novozymes has linked up with a major
breeding ground for food scientists, the Technical University of
Denmark, to set up the 'Novozymes Bioprocess Academy'. The move is
a bid to enhance chemical engineering...