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Anheuser sales slip marrs waste award

Anheuser Busch's waste-cutting focus may have got it into the Environmental Protection Agency's hall of fame but another slip in beer sales looks like making 2005 a year to forget.

Age and habit influence cereal choice, says study

Age and habit are key influencing factors when it comes to the type of cereal US consumers choose to buy, according to a recent study by Zogby International.

New studies confirm TV-obesity link

Television viewing is a key factor in the nation's growing obesity epidemic, according to two studies published in this month's Journal of Pediatrics.

Recovering Florida citrus hit again by hurricane

Up to 15 percent of Florida's citrus crop was destroyed when Hurricane Wilma hit the southern part of the state on Monday, according to preliminary estimates by Florida Citrus Mutual,...

Microencapsulation and ingredients firms share common challenges

Innovation must be a priority for microencapsulation and food ingredients companies to meet the challenges in today's competitive market, says a new study.

Weekly Comment

Putting a premium on substance over style

Food producers are flogging the term 'premium' for all it's worth, threatening to flood a market that relies on exclusivity for its success with well-packaged tat.

Florida citrus faces slow, uncertain recovery

An upbeat forecast for Florida's 2005-06 citrus crop is good news, but it still leaves the industry a long way from fully recovering from devastating disease and natural disaster.

Further niacin price rises could be on the way

Millers and supplement makers could see prices for niacin, or vitamin B3, increasing further next year if energy prices continue to rise, says a leading supplier.

Kraft spin-off moves closer to becoming reality

Food giant Kraft, which saw earnings drop 13.5 percent in third quarter earnings yesterday, moved a step closer to being spun off from parent Altria after a $280 billion government...

CP Kelco raises pectin and xanthan gum prices

Leading pectin and xanthan gum supplier CP Kelco becomes the latest hydrocolloid firm to pass costs onto the market, announcing price rises across its biogum, carrageenan and cellulose gum range.

DecisionNewsMedia seeks a deputy editor

Decision News Media, a fast-growing international Internet company and aleader in business and science news publishing, is seeking a deputy editor.

Cargill reports earnings rise on back of acquisitions

Having largely escaped the wrath of Hurricane Katrina and vigorously strengthened its position in the pectin, lecithin and flavor sectors, Cargill has reported a two percent rise in first quarter...

Spiralling costs hit lactic acid prices at Purac

For the second time in six months, Purac raises prices for its range of lactic acids as raw material and energy costs continue to bite.

Promised WTO breakthrough fails to materialize

The week started with the US making a firm commitment to cut domestic farm subsidies but ended in disappointment at the WTO. Politics as normal, or is an agreement doomed?

Tate & Lyle roadshow boosts market stature

UK sweetener supplier Tate & Lyle announces it will host a series of presentations to American investors over the coming days, news that sees the firm's shares jump.

Weekly Comment

A hungry world needs a fit FAO

The crusade to end world hunger has been a bitter failure. But with the world set to sweep away a crooked food trading system, there is a chance to get...

Jungbunzlauer raises prices for citric acid

Energy costs and European supply issues herald price increases for the popular beverage ingredient citric acid, with major manufacturer Jungbunzlauer announcing a price hike for citric acid and trisodium citrate.

Natural gas costs push up soy lecithin prices for Solae

Soy ingredients supplier Solae is the latest firm to be hit by soaring costs for natural gas as the company announces price increases for its line of soy lecithin products.

Monsanto leaking millions in patent revenue, claims group

Biotech giant Monsanto has lost millions in international royalty payments and is trailing its major competitor, Pioneer, in US department of agriculture genetically modified (GM)-crop field trials, according to a...

Salad E. coli recall threatens lucrative market

The urgent recall of certain pre-packaged Dole salad products has called into question the safety of a popular convenience product.

People on the move

The FDA commissioner has resigned, Cargill has a new vice president and Solvay Chemicals has a new chief executive.

Post Katrina, dairy producers face long-term losses

Dairy producers' losses from Hurricane Katrina could easily exceed $40m, says a US dairy association, highlighting the prospect of immeasurable long-term damage and raising questions over when disaster aid will...

Weekly Comment

Junk Food Babes

If education is meant to deliver knowledge and wise choices, why are we doing so little to educate our children about food?

Tate & Lyle fights to preserve status in sucralose market

Tate & Lyle's ice cream sweetening system has been named as one of the finalists at a forthcoming trade show competition, though the company may soon face a struggle to...

Kraft launches healthy Nabisco snack line

Leading US food manufacturer Kraft Foods has taken another step in the direction of health and wellness, launching a new line of wholegrain snack products under its Nabisco brand.