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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


Digestive wellness and the power of probiotics

Our gut is often referred to as our second brain. It’s why we get a ‘gut feeling’ about something when we’re making difficult decisions or those butterflies in our stomach when we’re nervous.

April 21, 2023


Why is milk white?

It’s a tough question, so here’s one of our experts to explain the answer. Fonterra’s Principal Research Scientist, Sheelagh Hewitt, says it all comes down to how milk reflects light.

April 13, 2023

New Zealand

Methane JV "now open for business"

Established in February, the Centre for Climate Action Joint Venture is now open for business and has appointed an experienced Board of Directors chaired by Sir Brian Roche.

April 06, 2023