Benson Hill Biosystems has partnered with Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) to improve barley quality with Benson Hill’s computational platform Breed.

Based in the US, Benson Hill Biosystems is a crop improvement company, while AB InBev is a brewer in Belgium.

Through the global partnership, AB InBev plans to use predictive breeding to provide farmers with more productive and sustainable barley varieties.

AB InBev will help farmers improve the productivity and environmental performance of farms by using its innovation platform SmartBarley as part of its 2025 Sustainability Goals.

AB InBev will develop higher-yielding barley varieties that consume less water and other natural resources by using Benson Hill’s Breed application along with traditional breeding methods.

Avery Dennison Corporate and Everledger have entered a partnership for the development of a wine blockchain solution.

The collaboration will first launch Appellation Earth wines from Napa Valley by Wine Trade Network. It will integrate intelligent labelling solutions of Avery Dennison with Everledger’s blockchain platform.

The solution will be powered by near field communication (NFC) technology, which provides secured, non-copy and tamper-resistant inlays to specific bottle labels. It gives each bottle a unique digital identity and enables chain-of-custody data to be captured throughout the supply chain with the help of blockchain technology.

Rombauer Vineyards has completed an acquisition of Renwood Winery production facility in Amador County.

The deal includes 20 acres of vineyards and a tasting room.

Situated in California, the facility will enable Romauer to grow its Zinfandel grapes.

Ren Acquisitions will continue to own the Renwood Winery brand and Renwood Ranch Vineyard, upon completion of the transaction. It will be marketed by Pacific Highway Wine & Spirits.

“Zenabis Global has acquired a 51% stake in Hilllsboro Corp (True Buch).”

Rombauer Vineyards owns 148 acres of land and more than 670 acres of vineyards in several California appellations.

Fuller’s will sell its entire beer business to Asahi Europe (AEL) for £250m ($327.2m)

The divestment will include the brewing and production of beer, cider and soft drinks, as well as wine wholesaling and distribution.

The transaction will also enable AEL to take over beer business brands such as London Pride and receive a global licence for using trademarks for the provision of beverages. Fuller’s will retain the ownership of the licensed trademarks.

Hindustan Foods will acquire a 40% stake in ATC Beverages for Rs14.2m ($0.19m).

Hindustan Foods is a manufacturer of high-quality cereal-based food products, instant mixes, baby food, instant porridge, breakfast cereals and health drinks.

ATC Beverages manufactures and distributes beverages such as soft drinks, juices and energy drinks.

Both companies involved in the transaction are based in India.

Zenabis Global has acquired a 51% stake in Hilllsboro Corp (True Buch).

Based in Canada, Zenabis Global is a global cannabis corporation, while True Buch is a kombucha beverage manufacturer.

Both the firms will work together to create cultured tea beverage cannabidiol (CBD) or tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) product by infusing cannabis into True Buch products.

The acquisition was funded through the issue of Zenabis’ 455,947 common shares to the shareholders of True Buch.

Zenabis also has an option to acquire the remaining 49% stake in True Buch.