DSM Animal Nutrition and Health, bettermoo (d), Sapphire Dairies
This week, we have talks with Christie Chavis, vice president of DSM Animal Nutrition and Health; Sajid Shehzad Sufi, Director of Sales and Marketing at Sapphire Dairies; and Nima Bahrami, CEO and founder of bettermoo (d).
We also have our weekly look at global dairy markets with Charlie Hyland at StoneX.
New RTD batten from Sapphire Dairies
Sapphire Dairies Pvt. Ltd. supplies consumers with dairy products by managing the collection and packaging of milk from start to finish in Pakistan.
Caffètru, its recently launched RTD Latte, offers a blend of Arabica and Robusta coffee with milk from its own farm.
“Caffètru offers coffee lovers the experience of authentic coffee made from the best blend of coffee. “said Hassan Sami, senior marketing director at Sapphire Dairies.
Packaged in a 125ml Ecolean Air Aseptic, it offers ease of use and reduced packaging weight when consuming on the go.
A Canadian company embarks on plants
bettermoo (d) is an alternative plant-based dairy brand located in Vancouver, Canada.
The company is set to launch its first product, Moodrink, which it says is formulated to match the flavor and texture profile of dairy products made from traditional cow’s milk.
The company also plans to introduce Moogurt (alternative to yogurt) and Better (alternative to butter) in the future, along with other dairy alternatives, including cheese, ice cream, sour cream and crème fraîche.
The company said that after extensive research, it concluded that what cows eat and where they live greatly influences the taste of milk. The proprietary formula aims to mimic the creamy, rich dairy products of pasture-raised cows and is infused with herbs, vegetable fats and vitamins.
Moodrink is gluten-free, preservative-free, lactose-free, and dairy-free, and suitable for those who cannot or choose not to consume dairy products. It is made from certified gluten and GMO free oats to produce a low sugar dairy alternative for baking, cooking, cocktails, coffee or any other dairy application.
It is shelf stable thanks to aseptic packaging which allows the product to have a longer shelf life at room temperature.
Royal DSM announces new commitments
Last month, Royal DSM announced that it was simplifying its operational structure and reorganizing its Health, Nutrition and Biosciences activities into three business groups: Food and Beverages; Health, nutrition and care; and Animal Nutrition and Health.
The new units will start reporting from January 1, 2022.
The new unit includes innovations such as the methane inhibitor Bovaer, as well as initiatives with data-driven decision-making tools for farmers like Sustell.
The company also recently announced a series of new commitments to address pressing societal and environmental challenges related to the way the world produces and consumes food by 2030.
The Dutch company said its commitments cover three areas where it believes it can have the greatest positive impact with its business partners: health for people, health for the planet and healthy livelihoods.
Through investments in its bioscience-based innovations, extensive partnerships and advocacy, DSM said it aims to make changes to ensure accessible, affordable and healthy nutrition and healthy livelihoods within limits. of the planet.
Under the umbrella of “people,” DSM said its new strategic food system commitments by 2030 are to address the micronutrient deficit of 800 million vulnerable people through fortified staple foods and supplements. health, which is a proven and cost-effective method of combating malnutrition; as well as empowering consumers to eat healthier foods.
It also plans to support the immunity of 500 million people. The company said it will strengthen its role in providing vitamins, minerals and other essential ingredients to consumers around the world through high performance dietary supplements. DSM said it will promote healthier eating and also develop and launch innovative new solutions such as amp-D, which helps increase vitamin D levels in the body within weeks, instead of months.
In the “planet” category, DSM said it hopes to achieve double-digit reductions in on-farm livestock emissions. This includes enabling a 20% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in dairy production, a 30% reduction in ammonia emissions from pig farming and a 30% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions. phosphorus from poultry farming.
The company said part of this solution includes its food additive Bovaer, of which a quarter of a teaspoon reduces enteric methane emissions by about 30%, resulting in a 10-12% reduction in GHG emissions per kilogram. of milk.
DSM said it is also committed to reaching 150 million people with nutritious and sustainable plant-based protein foods by 2030, more than doubling the number of lives DSM achieves today with its solutions to herbal.
DSM said it will continuously innovate and accelerate its solutions for sustainably produced plant-based foods and beverages that provide a nutritious alternative to meat, fish or dairy. Examples include solutions for better taste, texture and mouthfeel in herbal drinks; as well as its investment in developing the canola-based proteins used to enhance a range of vegan and vegetarian products – from meat and dairy alternatives to popular drinks.
Under the Healthy Livelihoods banner, working with its partners, DSM said it is committed to supporting the livelihoods of 500,000 smallholder farmers across value chains by 2030.
As a first step, DSM said it was helping improve the incomes of farmers working in its own value chains and through joint venture partners. To achieve this, DSM will expand its innovative social enterprise model Africa Improved Foods (AIF). This Rwanda-based public-private partnership produces nutritious and affordable fortified foods for – and with – local communities.
It sources grain from around 130,000 smallholder farms, providing a stable and more secure income, as well as training to improve yields and climate-resilient agriculture. By expanding the program to other locations in sub-Saharan Africa, DSM aims to quadruple the number of affected farmers and thereby contribute to equality, local economic development and job creation.
The commitments support Sustainable Development Goals 2, 3, 12 and 13. DSM has stated that it is committed to continuing to obtain reasonable assurance on its impact reports, including these new commitments, as it plans to report on its progress each year in its integrated annual report.
Co-CEOs Geraldine Matchett and Dimitri de Vreeze said: “The way we produce and consume food as a society contributes to major global challenges, such as climate change, malnutrition and poverty. To solve this problem, we need to collectively rethink our farm-to-fork food systems. As a global science-driven leader in health, nutrition and biosciences, we have played our part and applied our resources and expertise to create positive change, for example through our fortification solutions. feed and feed for on-farm emissions reduction.
“With today’s ambitious commitments, we are taking a new step in making our societal impact explicit and measurable. We look forward to scaling this up, along with our partners in the public and private sectors, to ensure accessible, affordable and healthy nutrition and healthy livelihoods within the confines of our planet. “