EC warns of looming sugar oversupply
The European Commission argues that quotas will have to be cut for
the 2006/07 marketing year to prevent a serious oversupply of
US confectionery jobs threatened by high sugar prices
Thousands of confectionery industry jobs have been lost as a result
of manufacturers relocating due to high sugar prices, according to
the US Department of Commerce.
A cure for cocoa?
The discovery of factors that help the cacao plant resist diseases
could eventually lead to a price drop for cocoa, scientists claim.
Cocoa reduces risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease, says study
Unprocessed cocoa reduces the risks of cancer and cardiovascular
disease, according to a study by Harvard Medical School and Mars.
World sugar production increases but prices remain high, says USDA
Soaring sugar prices are set to continue with supplies remaining
tight, despite increased production, according to the US Department
of Agriculture (USDA).
EU firms can withstand sugar reform, says study
The slow nature of EU sugar regime reform should enable European
producers to offset the worst effects, according to a new credit
'Direct evidence' that cocoa benefits heart health
A team of international researchers claims to have 'direct
evidence' for a cocoa flavanol improving blood vessel relaxation.
Can sugar be addictive?
Researchers at Penn State university remain open to the question
over whether sugar is an addictive substance or not.
Cocoa supplies still tight
Cocoa supplies will remain tight for confectionary companies as
production for the last growing season continue to be below demand
for the ingredient.
Malaysia expects record cocoa exports from 2005
The Malaysian cocoa board expects 2005 to set a new record for
cocoa exports, exceeding RM 2 billion ($530 million), thanks to
increased global consumption and access to new markets.
ADM launches bright red cocoa powder
ADM Cocoa hopes to enable manufacturers to differentiate products
and deliver uniquely attractive foods through the launch of a
bright red cocoa powder.
USDA agrees to extra sugar imports to stem shortage
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced it will allow
extra sugar imports into the country in an effort to prevent market
shortages after hurricane damage to sugarcane crops, delayed sugar
beet harvests, disruptions...
Cocoa prices expected to climb
Cocoa prices will continue to climb next year as a steady growth in
consumer demand is met with somewhat erratic production levels.
EU sugar reform: producers cautious, users frustrated
The EU is confident that the sugar reforms announced last week give
producers a long-term competitive future, though firms such as Tate
& Lyle remain cautious.
EU sugar reform balanced between success and failure
Four key factors will determine whether this week's EU discussions
regarding the sugar regime have been a success or a failure, says a
key industry body.