Cargill, the largest private firm in the US, will link up with
biotech giant Monsanto to bring food makers an alternative source
of soybean oil, used to reduce the artery-clogging trans fats in
All Big G breakfast cereals produced by General Mills are to be
made with whole grains as the company strives to create a
responsible image in the face of increasing public health concerns.
But the company claims it has not sacrificed...
Competition in the sweeteners market could move up a gear in the
near future as Japanese scientists harness production capacity for
the taste-altering protein miraculin that makes sour foods taste
sweet,reports Lindsey Partos.
Number one natural colours firm Chr Hansen builds on ambitions to
penetrate deeper into this growing market with the launch of a new
range of natural reds that tackle stability for beverage
formulations, reports Lindsey Partos.
More science is needed to encourage food and drink makers to invest
in new formulations using third generation whey products, finds a
new report that suggests more clinical trials and documentation
could overcome this barrier to growth,...
Damage from Hurricane Ivan that struck the US last week could send
prices for peanuts, a common confectionery ingredient, rising as
reports suggest that virtually all of the nation's 2004 peanut crop
could be at risk.
Ahead of new rules on the labelling of trans fatty acids in the US
due in 2006, biotech group Monsanto has designed low-linolenic
soybeans that can make a soybean oil for food firms looking to
eliminate trans fats in food formulations.
Huge swathes of products in the US have been deemed inappropriate
for consumers seeking to lose weight. But the processed cheese
brand The Laughing Cow, has benefited from one fad, with US sales
rising by more than 250 per cent after...