Non-GMO National Starch gets seal of approval
National Starch celebrated official recognition of its Truetrace,
non-GMO program this week, but warned it will become more costly to
ensure non-contamination in the future, Philippa Nuttall
Consumer demand for fair trade coffee still to be proved
Seven months after the launch of P&G's fair trade coffees, the
company seems unlikely to extend its range unless consumer demand
becomes more vocal, reports Philippa Nuttall.
Labeling and children key if food industry to avoid legislation
Following the lawsuit against companies making "low sugar"
breakfast cereals, one lawyer believes those behind the
anti-tobacco lawsuits are now conditioning the public to accept
obesity claims against the food industry...
Mannitol method to slash price for low cal sugar replacer?
A new method that uses powerful enzymes to convert fructose and
sucrose into the low calorie sugar alcohol mannitol receives patent
protection, opening up cheaper sources for this chewing gum
ingredient, reports Lindsey Partos.
Utility key to leverage for food brands?
As food brands wrestle for leading market positions new research
suggests the consumer will be tempted by, and differentiate
between, brands that add 'utility'.
Twenty times more beta-carotene in new golden rice
UK scientists have developed a new genetically modified strain of
golden rice that is said to produce 23 times more beta-carotene
than the previous variety, reports Dominique Patton.
Nutrient packed carrots change color
One US scientist wants to make the humble orange carrot pack a
bigger health punch by boosting its nutrients, and thereby changing
its color, reports Philippa Nuttall.
US food giants attacked over 'low sugar' claims
An American woman has launched a lawsuit aimed at food companies
including Kraft Foods, General Mills and Kellogg alleging that "low
sugar" breakfast cereals are leading the customer astray.
Seed success ups Monsanto's earnings
Monsanto yesterday raised its estimates for the company's
second-quarter earnings on the back of successful results from its
seeds and traits business.
Business round up: Aerotech, Certified labs, Bobbi Buford
Aerotech P&K this week opened two consumer products and food
safety (CPFS) laboratories.
Cargill stake in European food business expands
US food ingredients firm Cargill takes a larger stake in the
European food and drink landscape as Brussels paves the way for its
purchase of Italian farm commodity firm Pagnan, writes Lindsey
Taste, and choice, of food moulded as a baby
The foods that children, and later adults, choose are linked to
taste profiles set at a very early age, suggest new findings from
the UK, reports Lindsey Partos.
Soybean prices continue to rise
Food makers using soybeans suffered further price increases last
month as a worsening drought reduced production in Brazil and
pushed US soybean prices in February up around $1 a bushel, said
the USDA this week.
Monsanto completes purchase of Seminis
Monsanto yesterday completed its acquisition of leading seed
company Seminis, making it a wholly owned susidiary.
"Healthy" brand extensions lead new products
Last year saw few completely new food and drink products, with
innovation aimed at extending already successful brands, according
to a new report.