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Can cell-based meat not cost the earth?

Andy Coyne looks at recent developments surrounding cell-based meat, where attempts to cut production costs will be critical in any efforts...

Why Yofix investments highlight dairy-free shift

The backing for Israeli dairy-free start-up Yofix Investments by two major European dairy companies shows a key macro trend could become a c...

Is 3D printing the future for meat alternatives?

Andy Coyne looks at 3D printing technology and considers its ramifications for the meat - and meat-alternative - industries....

What are the prospects for cultured meat?

Cultured meat – also known as 'clean meat' or 'slaughter-free meat' – is gaining traction. But challenges remain on sc...

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Should food exporters target Iran? 9 Jun 2016

Hannah Abdulla

The easing of decade-long trade sanctions against Iran by the developed world offers packaged food makers an opportunity to access the country's 80m strong consumer base. At the end of April, Ireland's Bord Bia embarked on a trade mission with 17 Irish food producers to explore the potential of the market. just-food caught up with representatives from the mission, including the Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, to find out more.


Arab Dairy targets growth of 30-35% in Egypt and beyond 4 Nov 2015

Katy Askew

Arab Dairy, the Egyptian dairy firm owned by Pioneers Holding, has an ambitious growth target. The company intends to expand its sales by “at least” 30-35% per year for the next five years, export director Wael Morsy tells just-food. This will be achieved by reinvigorating its cheese business in Egypt and expanding its international sales. Katy Askew finds out more. 

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UAE's Agthia to take controlling stake in Egyptian meat business Atyab 7 Apr 2021

Andy Coyne

UAE food business Agthia Group has announced it plans to take a majority stake in an Egyptian meat supplier.


Unilever fined in Turkey over violation of ice cream competition laws 23 Mar 2021

Simon Harvey

Consumer-goods giant Unilever has 60 days to contest a fine imposed in Turkey over violations of local competition rules.


Global Food Industries invests in capacity expansion ahead of new product launch 18 Mar 2021

Simon Harvey

Global Food Industries, a UAE-based manufacturer of halal meats and plant-based protein products, has invested in its sole factory ahead of a planned new product launch.


FrieslandCampina, Domty announce Africa cheese JV 17 Mar 2021

Andy Coyne

Dutch dairy business FrieslandCampina has established a joint venture with Egypt-based peer Arabian Food industries Company (Domty).


Almarai enters deal to buy Bakemart operations in UAE, Bahrain 17 Mar 2021

Simon Harvey

Saudi Arabia's Almarai has entered an agreement with a regional peer to acquire bakery operations in the Middle East.


Pure Harvest Smart Farms completes capital-raising exercise 16 Mar 2021

Simon Harvey

Pure Harvest Smart Farms, a UAE-based agri-tech business, has turned to the bond and equity markets to raise capital.



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