Openings for low-fat, weight-conscious foods are growing with new
findings suggesting US consumers believe they are to blame for
being obese. While confusion exists over artery-clogging trans
fatty acid, soy foods come out on top...
Obesity levels in the US and Britain are among the highest in the
world, and it is not surprising, therefore, that it is in these two
countries that the debate over how to tackle the problem - and who
is to blame - is the most advanced....
There are signs that rising commodity costs are pinching the length
of the food chain with US cereal product maker General Mills
warning that, despite strong fourth quarter figures, the soaring
costs will have an impact in the near...
Job cuts are underway for the number four flavours player Symrise
with the equity fund owned firm warning 500 employees will be axed
from the workforce under a new drive for cost effectiveness,
increased competitiveness and top line...
Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) - the US' leading food processor - has
reported record third quarter results across all its segment
operations. The company's processing segments benefited from
rallies in corn and soybean futures...
As society ponders the reasons for the rising tide of obesity in
children, researchers in the US suggest that the 'striking
alterations' in children's meal patterns over the past 20 years may
not be related to the current...
Dairy leaders are reaping the benefits of increasing consumer
interest in functional foods, with both Danone and Nestlé this week
reporting strong growth in probiotic and other healthy products,
report Danny Vincent and Dominique...
People appear to be eternally optimistic when it comes to dieting,
always believing that the next diet will lead to weight loss. But
the results of a new study suggest that this cycle of dieting will
continue as most are not prepared...
Consumer concern about BSE, eggs and the safety of meat is
declining but awareness about fruit, vegetables, and salt
consumption is on the up, cites the fourth annual food survey from
the UK's food watchdog.
In the wake of terrorist attacks in the US on September 11, 2001
Europe's manufacturing industries have taken a knock but figures
released this week reveal that the food industry is managing the
course, registering a 'light...
A sluggish market hit by falling exchange rates, unrest in the
Middle East and SARS in Asia all contributed to a drab organic
revenue of 2 per cent for the year, Danish ingredients company Chr.
Hansen reported this week. But the tide...
German pharmaceuticals and ingredients group Boehringer Ingelheim
has reported a successful first half-year, with sales in the first
six months of 2002 rising 21 per cent on the previous year to €3.7
billion and an operating income...