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Innovation the key for growth in China 

We’ve been providing nutritious and high-quality dairy products to customers and consumers for more than 50 years, and the opportunity for further growth in China is significant.

May 14, 2024


Building a Brighter Future in STEM: Fonterra and Pūhoro Partner to Empower Māori Rangatahi

In a significant move towards fostering diversity and inclusivity in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields, Fonterra, Aotearoa, New Zealand's largest dairy Co-operative, and Pūhoro, a national Charitable Trust dedicated to increasing Māori participation in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Mātauranga Māori), have joined forces in a new partnership.

April 11, 2024


Advancing infant health

Fonterra's research and development efforts, particularly in MFGM lipids, are driving significant advancements in infant nutrition and cognitive health.

January 18, 2024


Unlocking Next Generation Protein Enhancement 

Fonterra's breakthrough whey protein concentrate revolutionises cultured products.

November 09, 2023

Our Whānau

National Chemistry Week

This year for Chemistry Week, we wanted to introduce some of our team from the Fonterra Research & Development Centre (FRDC) where chemistry is a fundamental part of their roles.

November 08, 2023


Fonterra's Probiotics redefine gut, brain, and skin health 

Fonterra has long been at the forefront of innovation in dairy science and nutrition. At the heart of this innovation lies the Fonterra Research and Development Centre in Palmerston North, New Zealand.

October 17, 2023


Fast-tracking probiotic potential

Fonterra is taking another step in leveraging its expertise in probiotics by partnering with APC Microbiome Ireland, a world-leading Science Foundation Ireland research centre that is focused on harnessing the power of the microbiome for the health and wellbeing of people and planet.

October 03, 2023


Broad-spectrum phospholipids reduce stress in healthy adults

Dr. Maher Fuad, a well-respected research clinician at the Fonterra Research and Development Centre (FRDC), is preparing to unveil ground breaking discoveries regarding the impact of Nutiani Phospholipids [sourced from milk fat globule membrane (MFGM)] supplementation on psychological well-being.

June 14, 2023


Take a peek at Shenzhen’s new space for innovative and delicious drinks 

Fonterra has established a fifth application centre in China but unlike the other four, the newest one is focused on beverage applications.

April 26, 2023