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USDA predicts record corn harvest

USDA predicts record corn harvest

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has predicted a record corn harvest in 2012-13, potentially easing cost pressures on food manufacturers by the end of the calendar year.

Delegates heard from R&D bosses at leading brands from Hershey to Heinz, Chobani, Nestle, Abbott Nutrition, Mead Johnson and Coca-Cola

Dispatches from the 6th Annual Food Technology & Innovation Forum, 2012, Chicago

Quote/Unquote: Heinz on rocking the boat, Coca-Cola on backing the right horse in beverages, why we’re really fat and how Jane Fonda helped one brand go viral …

By Elaine Watson

If you didn’t make it to Chicago for the Food Technology and Innovation Forum last week – or were too busy speed-dating with suppliers in the exhibition hall to attend the conference - we’ve rounded up some of the best bits…

More Americans would like extra info on-pack, IFIC survey finds

More Americans would like extra info on-pack, IFIC survey finds

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The proportion of Americans who say they would like extra on-pack information about their food has increased over the past two years, according to new poll results from the International Food Information Council (IFIC).

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Blommer predicts looming cocoa supply crisis

By Oliver Nieburg

Demand for cocoa is expected to climb 30% in the next 10 years creating a 25% shortage of current supply, according to North American cocoa processor and chocolate ingredients supplier Blommer Chocolate Company.

US ice cream and frozen dessert market tops $25bn

US ice cream and frozen dessert market tops $25bn

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Sales of ice cream and frozen desserts in the United States were worth $25.1bn last year, according to a new report from Packaged Facts – representing a 2.4% rise over 2010, following two years of flat sales.

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