Stronger sales in North America and developments in the dairy
industry helped beat the impact of dollar-euro currency conversions
in the first three months of the year. Weak growth in Europe, South
America and Asia saw overall earnings...
Higher world populations and changes in dietary patterns - notably
in emerging economies - are leading to a steady increase in food
demand which will have a positive impact on world grain prices,
says a grains analyst this week.
The US agriculture department will 'update and strengthen'
its biotechnology regulations for imports, interstate movement and
environmental release of certain genetically modified organisms
(GMOs), the government body said...
Millions of dollars in investment poured into a new technology may
pay off for US food manufacturer Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream Holdings.
Targeting the low-fat market, the company said that it has
developed a revolutionary "slow...
Shemen Industries, Israel's leading producer of edible oils and
soya meals, is in negotiations with US agri-giant Cargill over a
future partnership with its soy isoflavones division, according to
a report in the Globes Online.
With the failure of WTO talks in Cancun last year, pressure has
intensified on Europe's heavily subsidied sugar regime - trading at
three times the world price- to change. While critics want to see a
fairer regime with Europe...
With demand outstripping global wheat stocks, currently at a 30
year low, wheat prices are in for a volatile ride in 2004.
Strategies to minimise the impact of price rises for food
processors could be rooted in risk management and...
Speciality ingredients continue to deliver improved results for
wheat-based ingredients supplier MGP Ingredients with the company
this week raising its estimated revenue for the year on the back of
higher than expected sales.
Top line growth for suppliers to the food industry will have to be
delivered through innovation and focused branding strategies, finds
a new report, at the same time stressing that emerging markets
could threaten the ingredients industry.