Hanging as a persistent threat to the chocolate industry witches'
broom disease is capable of wiping out entire cacao crops and
sending the price of chocolate rocketing. Despite ongoing research
into the threat confirmed by the...
The thorny issue of the way in which the food industry promotes its
products to children is to be addressed by the UK's Food Standards
Agency. But will the latest government action plan - which is still
based on voluntary action...
Tough restrictions on the marketing of food products - along the
lines of those in place for many years in the tobacco industry -
are the best solution to the growing problem of obesity, claimed
researchers last week. But the food...
Food giants such as Unilever, Kraft and Campina have put in place
measures to achieve significant reductions in energy consumption,
underlining the trend towards growing corporate environmental
Danish ingredients firm Chr Hansen has benefited from the growing
demand by food makers for natural colours. Higher sales of natural
colours helped to lift profit figures in a third quarter that also
gained from the increasing popularity...
Although the market for honey in China has fluctuated in recent
years the country continues to be by far the leading producer in
the world. And with per capita consumption set to rise, a recent
report from Access Asia indicates that...
Pricing pressure on the global market for citric acid has forced
DSM of the Netherlands to lay off staff at its Citrique Belge unit.
And there's no sign of a recovery in the market, says an
independent ingredients consultant,reports...
Global warming is a real threat and needs to be addressed now,
argues BP group chief executive John Browne. He says that
manufacturers need to start taking steps immediately to reduce
carbon dioxide emissions in order to make a big...
Artificial sweeteners may disrupt the body's natural ability to
'count' calories based on foods' sweetness, claim US researchers,
suggesting mouthfeel plays a crucial role in gauging calories and
casting a potential...
Cloetta Fazer Group, the Stockholm-listed Swedish-Finnish
confectionery group, says it is planning to tap into the huge
potential of the Poland market. According to CEO Karsten Slotte,
the company is set to play a role in the consolidation...
UK scientists are warning that world chocolate production could
fall dramatically if diseases, which have devastated South American
cultivation of cacao (the raw material used for producing
chocolate) over the past 15 years, were...
UK ingredients maker Tate & Lyle faces paying out a hefty sum
as the sweetener firm seeks to settle a US lawsuit alleging that
its US unit AE Staley played a role in fixing the price of high
fructose corn syrup, a sweetener used...