Number one global xanthan gum supplier CP Kelco is on the auction
block as majority stakeholder merchant bank Lehman Brothers opts to
sell its slice in the leading hydrocolloid company, reports
Long term investments in added-value products contributed to
British starch group Tate & Lyle's end of year results with
strong US performance offsetting squeezed margins due to surging
raw material prices. A lift in demand...
US biotech crop pioneer Monsanto is to suspend the introduction of
the world's first biotech wheat, amid public outcry at the possible
risks of genetically modified crops and at Monsanto's aggressive
marketing tactics, writes...
With shortfalls in grain harvests progressively worsening over the
past four years, closing the gap will not be easy, says Lester
Brown at the Earth Policy Institute. He predicts this year may
witness another shortfall, bad news for...
Specific functional and nutritional benefits have boosted sales in
recent years for the fast growing, EU-subsidised milk protein
concentrate market. With export markets continuing to grow French
ingredients group Ingredia has linked...
Food makers and ingredients firm across the world are currently
affected by the rising world price for basic food commodities. In
each of the last four years world grain production has fallen short
of consumption, forcing a drawdown...
Smart risk management moves guided the world's leading oilseed
processor Bunge to a massive 75 per cent rise in income for the
first quarter as the price of soybeans reached 15 year highs on
poor crop harvests last year.
Spearing growth in the speciality starch and health ingredients
domain MGP Ingredients links up with Penford Corporation to market
a new potato-based resistant starch for increasing fibre and
reducing carbohydrate levels in food products....
US colours and flavours group Sensient continues to feel the impact
of soft markets in North American food and beverage segments,
particularly synthetic colours, posting a further drop in income
for the first quarter of 2004. Pressure...
In a new move to drive sales and carve a position in the growing
health foods market, US supplier of ingredients to the bakery
industry FACT corporation will directly target the consumer through
a line of bakery mixes.