Month shelf-life for fruit with vitamin - mineral coating
A mineral and vitamin mixture that cuts the browning and extends
the shelf-life of sliced apples could encourage consumers to eat
more fruit, say researchers, Lindsey Partos reports.
Bunge's profit shoots up on soybean yields
Bunge said last week that its first-quarter profit shot up 40
percent on the back of increased soybean yields, provoking the
company to raise its outlook for the year, writes Philippa
Shugr available in new formats for commercial users
Swiss Research announced yesterday that its "natural" sweetener
Shugr was now available to commercial users in two new formats.
Dean Foods donates to further organic research
The growing organic business is gaining more attention from food
manufacturers. In an effort to understand better the benefits of
such products, Dean Foods and its WhiteWave Foods division have
donated $100,000 to the Organic Center...
Moderate alcohol feeds brain, and alcoholism?
Moderate drinking can boost the formation of brain cells, but could
also lead to alcoholism, speculate Swedish scientists, reports
Tate & Lyle questioned over Alabama factory plans
Tate & Lyle was yesterday taken to task by environmental groups
and local residents over its plans to extend its Splenda factory in
McIntosh, Alabama, reports Philippa Nuttall.
Chr Hansen: low US earnings knock H1 profit for ingredients
Low growth and higher production costs in the US knock first half
profit for Chr Hansen's ingredients business, that posted a 9 per
cent fall in profit for the first six months of the year.
Danisco spins off Genencor's drug discovery arm
Danisco will spin off the loss-making healthcare activities of new
enzyme acquisition Genencor, the Danish ingredients firm has
Peanut kits tested for accuracy
As the deadline for the food allergy bill approaches, new research
shows that the peanut testing kits used by the food industry are
around 95 percent accurate.
Falling sales reduce profit at IFF
International Flavors & Fragrances saw a sharp fall in
first-quarter profit, blaming falling sales and the sale of a
business last year in its results published today.
FoodNavigator.com scoops industry award
BeverageDaily.com's sister site FoodNavigator.com has won website
of the year in the 2005 Business Food and Drink Journalism awards.
Splenda to sweeten Diet 7 Up
Splenda's battle with the Sugar Association over its advertising
campaign seems to be doing little to dissuade food and drink
manufacturers and their consumers of its merits as Diet 7 Up
becomes the latest product to be made...
Key to boosting rice crops in fungal genome?
A genomic milestone, researchers sequence the genome of the most
destructive enemy of the world's staple food crop rice, a fungus
called Magnaporthe grisea that causes rice blast disease.
Asian soybean rust warning system launched
Syngenta Crop Protection today launched an early warning web-based
system to help growers protect their crops against Asian soybean
rust, the disease which has persuaded some US farmers to reduce the
number of acres planted with soy...
Soy prices still exposed: China reduces harvests
Pressure on soy prices likely to continue with a new report
revealing China is expected to reduce its principal soybean
planting area, while increasing corn and rice planting in 2005.