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Bunge 1Q higher than expected

Bunge 1Q higher than expected

Last week we reported on the emergence of a new ingredients company
Solae, born from the funds of agribusiness Bunge and DuPont Protein
Technologies. Buoyancy continues for Bunge with the company
announcing on Monday an increase in...

Job cuts at IFF

Job cuts at IFF

Giant flavour house International Flavors & Fragrances
continues to reorganise activities after acquiring, and
integrating, Bush Boake Allen with the news this week that it has
axed 150 jobs as part of a savings drive.

Understanding Vitamin A

Understanding Vitamin A

Why can vitamin A help immune systems to fight back when under
attack by some food-poisoning organisms but not, for example, the
common cold? Researchers in the US try to unravel the mystery.

Our amazing internal world

Our amazing internal world

New insights about the foundations of our health could soon be
revealed thanks to the recent completion of the genome sequence of
one of the most prevalent bacteria that live in the human intestine
- Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron.

The perfect weight

The perfect weight

Dieting and over-eating - two potent issues at the heart of today's
health driven society. One slice of the population - women - is
particularly bombarded by images of the ideal weight. But exactly
how much energy do they actually...

US ingredients for CSM

US ingredients for CSM

Dutch ingredients company CSM completes the acquisition of Carpro,
increasing its market penetration in North America. The acquisition
of Carpro - a US manufacturer of bakery supplies in the United
States - brings the H.C. Brill and...

Pectin power

Pectin power

Food ingredients giant Danisco invests further in Mexico, and
pectin, with the announcement this week that is to construct a DKK
40 million production plant for speciality pectin in Tecomán,
Mexico.

Cognis F&S to Japan

Cognis F&S to Japan

Nutritional ingredients business Cognis continues to concentrate on
core activities with the announcement this week that it has sold
its Fragrances & Specialties business (Cognis F&S) to
Japanese speciality chemicals business...

Acatris attracts men

Acatris attracts men

Food and health ingredients company Acatris will use this year's
Vitafoods exhibition in Geneva, Switzerland as a platform to tackle
men's issues with the launch of its new product, LinumLife.

US takes the biscuit...

US takes the biscuit...

Confirming reports from the European Commission yesterday that the
European consumer is sceptical about food-related biotechnologies,
are the findings of a joint UK-US study into GE biscuits.
Researchers found European shoppers to...

Flavours forge forward

Flavours forge forward

The new merger between Haarmann & Reimer and Dragoco, to be
known as 'Symrise', is thought to be capable of sales of €1,245
million. How does Danisco flavours, aiming to become the world's
number five, plan to compete?

Soy impact on reproduction?

Soy impact on reproduction?

Is it possible that soy foods could influence human reproductive
development? A new study released this week reports that male rats
whose mothers were fed diets containing genistein - a chemical
found in soybeans - developed abnormal...

Natural patents

Natural patents

Last week we reported on a new survey that revealed the growing
popularity of natural colours. Good news for ingredients companies
such as Danish Chr.Hansen who announced this week that the United
States Patent and Trademark Office...

EFSA - losing credibility?

EFSA - losing credibility?

The new European Food Safety Authority is still without a home and
under the menace of a reduced budget. A decision on the location is
urgently needed otherwise credibility is at risk, claims Lasse
Skovby Rasmusson, vice president...

GRAS for Xangold

GRAS for Xangold

Health ingredients manufacturer Cognis Nutrition and Health has
announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has
approved GRAS status for the company's Xangold brand natural lutein
esters products in a variety of...

The natural way...

The natural way...

Speciality chemicals company Cognis announced today that its
agreement with Norwegian firm Natural for the licence to its
Tonalin brand conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) went into effect this
weekend.

Sugar sales soar

Sugar sales soar

Danish ingredients company Danisco said on Monday that its output
last year hit a record high exceeding its European Union quota by
more than 17 per cent.

Burns posts strong earnings

Burns posts strong earnings

Australian yeast and ingredients group Burns Philp, currently in
the midst of a hostile takeover bid for food company Goodman
Fielder, today reported a 40.3 per cent increase in net profit to
A$95.1 million (€51.8m) for the fiscal...

ADM profits drop

ADM profits drop

Agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland reported a 12.5 per cent
drop in earnings for the 2003 second quarter, after high soybean
prices damaged results from its oilseed processing operations.

Contaminants workshop

Contaminants workshop

Food contamination is a major issue that the European, and global,
food industry faces today. A one day seminar in the UK will examine
how the industry can respond to the challenge and devise a strategy
to cope.

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