Suedzucker has adjusted its profit and revenue expectations for
full year 2007/8 following EU moves to make sugar reform more
attractive to growers, indicating that the industry efforts to
lessen the blow for the industry could be...
Tate & Lyle has taken new measures to remove itself from
volatile commodity markets and refocus on value-added ingredients,
with a plan to sell its Mexican sugar business, Grupo Industrial
Azucarero de Occidente.
The African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) sugar producing countries
have said they are deeply concerned about the amendments to the EU
sugar reform, which brings to an end "preferential access" to
The future of research into the potential health benefits of cocoa
should focus on the mechanisms and active compounds, with well
defined clinical trials key to this burgeoning segment, says a new
review by Nestlé.
Rising costs and shrinking supply of sugar molasses are driving up
the cost of yeast extract production, says Bio Springer, which is
today announcing a double digit price increase for its extracts as
of next year.
Vietnam looks set to become one of Asia's primary cocoa producers,
with the government pledging to invest 40 billion
dong (€1.8m) in the country's burgeoning cocoa trade, according to
local news reports.
Danisco's board yesterday rejected a proposal to cleave the company
into two businesses, one for sugar and the other for ingredients,
because of on-going EU sugar reform. But the plan remains on the
table for the longer term.
Syngenta has developed a variety of sugar beet for cultivation in
tropical climates that is expected to boost output and farmer
income, and has initiated two products to develop its use for food
and biofuel in India.
Danisco is expecting a record sugar harvest as climactic factors
have stimulated growth, the year's first field samples indicate,
meaning that any excess above quota will be channelled towards