Typhoon damages China's sugar crop
Up to 10 per cent of sugar cane in China's key sugar growing region
may have been damaged by the typhoon that hit southern provinces
Cocoa infestation leaves Papua New Guinea with bitter taste
A moth with a penchant for cocoa may not sound too great an
ecological threat, but the Cocoa Pod Borer (CPB) is threatening to
ruin Papua New Guinea's entire crop.
Baby-boomers may benefit most from flavanol-rich cocoa
The heart health of the baby-boom generation could benefit from
flavanol-rich cocoa, reports a study co-funded by Mars, but
independent experts warn against confusion with commercial
Suedzucker predicts growth in sugar revenues
European sugar giant Suedzucker expects a revenue increase of 5 per
cent in 2006 / 07, underlining the group's confidence in the future
of the EU sugar sector.
Mars promotes cocoa-flavanols' health benefits
Confectionary giant Mars has lauded recently published research as
further evidence of the benefits of flavanols from cocoa for a wide
range of health conditions, and looks set to lead to a new wave of
cocoa flavanol-enriched products...
World Cocoa Foundation expands membership
Two new members have joined the World Cocoa Foundation, extending
the organisation's global reach and influence.
Suedzucker shows confidence in EU sugar regime
Suedsucker's remains confident about the EU sugar industry's
future, as its first quarter interim report, published today,
Kraft CEO attacks trade barriers on sugar prices
The chairman of Kraft Foods, the world's second biggest food
company, Roger Deromedi, has launched an attack on EU and US trade
barriers that are driving up the price of commodity ingredients
such as sugar and coffee.
Africa outlines blueprint for future cocoa production
A group of eight African nations have agreed to a plan aimed at
establishing a better deal for the continent's cocoa producers.
China to sell sugar reserves to ease prices
Sugar prices on China's futures market fell sharply this week as
the government announced that it would auction 552,000 tons, mostly
from its reserve stocks, to stabilise prices.
Chinese sugar mills face bankruptcy, says report
The Chinese government expects more than 150 small sugar mills to
be faced with bankruptcy in the near future, according to a new
Cargill to expand cocoa presence in Ghana
Cargill is to build a state-of-the-art cocoa processing facility in
Ghana, West Africa, to produce cocoa liquor, butter and powder.
Agrana moves sugar operations to Balkans
Agrana, which claims to be the leading sugar and starch producer in
Central and Eastern Europe, plans to expand its activities towards
the Western Balkans.
Tate & Lyle year profits hit by sugar reform
Tate & Lyle's full year profit fell by 79 per cent to £ 42m due
largely to reform of the European sugar market.
ABF's African sugar offer shows global vision
ABF's offer to acquire 51 per cent of Illovo, Africa's largest
sugar producer, underlines how the new EU sugar regime has forced
European sugar producers to think truly globally.