A new organic programme in the US has lifted sales of organic food
and drink while western Europe saw growth slowing down on 2002
figures. New report predicts drop in growth for industrialised
world, but acceleration in developing...
The volatile vanilla market has seen food manufacturers turning to
synthetic substitutes as prices per kilo soar from double to treble
figures in recent years. Danish ingredients giant Danisco - a
leading extractor of vanilla in the...
US firm Technology Flavors & Fragrances continues to falter in
2003 with a 70 per cent decrease in net income for the second
quarter, a decrease in net sales of 5.7 per cent and rising
The World Health Organisation continues on its mission to reduce
global obesity, hosting further meetings with food manufacturers
from around the world to discuss the role the trade can play in
tackling the problem.
The €435 billion US food industry has welcomed a move by the Bush
administration to inject more cash into food security. "Both
Secretary Thompson and FDA Commissioner McClellan emphasised that
the focus of this new food security...
Crowds of food industry professionals will start pouring through
the doors of Chicago's McCormick Place South building this weekend
for the opening of the IFT Annual Meeting + FOOD EXPO. This year's
event - opened by Health...
Food safety is making international headlines as the United States
and the European Union continue to take dramatically different
positions over this contentious issue. A food policy think-tank
raises concerns that these transatlantic...
The innovative world of flavours is experiencing more rapid growth
than the overall food industry, giving fresh momentum to the
essential oils and oleoresins market, confirms a new study from
Frost & Sullivan.
Quite a week for nutritional oils supplier Martek Biosciences. In
the past seven days, the European Commission gave the green light
for the use of DHA/ARA in novel foods, paving the way for a range
of foodstuffs fortified with these...
US consumers can soon expect to see juices fortified with the
natural ingredient lutein on the supermarket shelves following an
agreement between ingredients company Kemin Foods and the Hain
Celestial group, the US natural foods company.
In a bid to encourage a closer collaboration between citrus growers
and juice manufacturing customers, Cargill Citro Pure - a joint
venture between Cargill Citro-America, a subsidiary of agri-giant
Cargill, and 83 partners - has formed...
Just a few months old, the recently formed alliance between US
agribusiness giant Bunge and DuPont Protein Technologies - Solae -
has already filed a complaint with a court in the US claiming that
the companies Archer Daniels Midland...
Japanese soy sauce giant Kikkoman is to forge ahead with plans to
expand in the US with the announcement this week that it has
earmarked $100-million (approx. €86m) for the expansion of its
plant in Walworth County in Wisconsin.
Attempts by the United States administration to challenge the EU's
five-year-old moratorium on approval of new genetically modified
crops before the World Trade Organisation suffered a setback last
week when Egypt withdrew its...
US Phytodyne and BASF Plant Science - the plant biotechnology
subsidiary of German chemical giant BASF, have signed a long-term
research collaboration focused on the development of a new soybean
transformation system to accelerate...
With coffee prices at a 30-year all time low, the International
Coffee Organisation and World Bank ended their round table last
week with a call to rich countries to share the burden of the
present coffee crisis.
Indian producers of the synthetic red colouring allura red have won
an antidumping case in the US following investigations from the
United States International Trade Commission (USITC) that resulted
in the USITC ruling in their favour.
North American farmers were shaken this week when the Canadian
government confirmed on Tuesday that a cow slaughtered in January
from an Alberta farm had tested positive for BSE (Bovine Spongiform
Encephalopathy), or Mad Cow disease.
The confrontation between Europe and the United States over
genetically modified foods shifted up a gear this week when the US
President George. W. Bush accused Europe of impeding efforts to
fight world famine because of its trade...
With impeccable timing in light of the US move earlier this week to
file a case with the World Trade Organisation (WTO) over the EU ban
on biotech foods, a recent report from Washington, DC, based
International Food Information Council...
The World Health Organisation, the body that recently tasted the
wrath of the US sugar industry when it published a report into diet
and health that set a ceiling of 10 per cent for sugar consumption
in an overall diet, welcomed the...
Company results continue today with US ingredients company MGP
Ingredients reporting net losses for the third quarter ended 31
March 2003 due to a combination of factors including higher energy
costs and the lack of expected funds...
US agribusiness Bunge, part owner of the new plant-based speciality
food ingredients business The Solae Company formed in April with
DuPont, announced the sale of its Brazilian ingredients operations
to the new company for $256 million...
Natural ingredient manufacturer Kemin Foods last week voiced its
support for the US Food and Drug Administration's new initiative to
strengthen labelling, manufacturing and product quality
requirements for the dietary supplement...
A fall in demand for domestic soybean meal, the first time in more
than ten years, saw the North American operating arm of agri-giant
Bunge announcing this week that it will idle production at Bunge's
Marion, Ohio, soybean processing...
In the face of mounting pressure and a distinctly aggressive
attitude from the US sugar industry, the UN Food and Agriculture
Organisation (FAO) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) went
ahead on Wednesday and published a report...
Sales for US food ingredients company Corn Products International
were on target for the first quarter of 2003 ended 31 March 2003
with the company announcing on Tuesday that sales had risen 23 per
cent, lifting earnings and increasing...
The US sugar industry, in Rome this week, will continue its crusade
against a recent report from the World Health Organisation that
suggests a severe reduction in sugar could help stem the global
rise of obesity-linked diseases.
Is cynicism towards biotech foods largely a European 'problem'? New
research from the US suggests that the tide could be turning with
the American consumer, traditionally more accepting of genetically
modified foods, becoming...