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Americas: Kemin Industries, Driftless Extracts partner on hemp-based products

Kemin Industries has invested an undisclosed sum in Driftless Extracts, a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)-certified organic hemp producer, processor and ingredient supplier...

Middle East: Seed breeder Equinom gets US$10M in BASF-led funding

Equinom, a seed breeding startup, has closed its Series B round of funding of US$10 million, led by BASF Venture Capital, Germany followed by...

Europe: Fonterra invests in start-up company

Fonterra Ventures has teamed up with German active nutrition start-up foodspring through an investment in its parent company, Goodminton AG. The new partnership will enable...

Europe: Arla Foods invests in plants, upgrades

The farmer-owned dairy cooperative Arla Foods will invest €527 million (US$657.30 million) into its plants, of which £72 million (US$101.86 million) will be spent...

Americas: Firm invests in EasyPak

Private investment firm Graham Partners has invested in EasyPak, a thermoformed packaging provider headquartered in Leominster, US. EasyPak serves food producing customers with packaging made...

Americas: PepsiCo incubates 8 brands

PepsiCo says eight emerging nutrition, health and wellness brands will join its first collaborative incubator program in Europe. Designed to support nutrition food and...

Europe: Insect grower receives €45M in funding

Netherlands-based Protix has received €45 million (US$50.38 million) in funding from by Aqua-Spark, Rabobank, BOM and other private investors. Protix breeds insects for...

Asia Pacific: Masan’s meat business gets second round of funding

Investment firm KKR has pumped a total of US$250 million in Masan Group and in its branded meat platform, Masan Nutri-Science. KKR’s investment is comprised...

Asia Pacific: AAK to build edible oils factory in China

AAK has decided to construct a speciality and semi-speciality edible oils factory in China. The factory will be located in Zhangjiagang along the Yangtze river...

Asia Pacific: Investment-friendly policies, mega food parks in India to drive...

The retail industry in India is getting more organized and an increase in demand for processed food is contributing to the growth of food...