More bad times ahead for American sugar producers?
As WTO talks loom, the American sugar industry, badly hit by the
recent hurricanes in the south, prepares for further hard line
High fat and sugar diet raises liver disease risk
People with high fat and sugar diets increase their risk of liver
problems, confirms a new study.
US sugar production braced for long-term damage
The USDA has increased the levels of sugar that producers are
allocated to supply in a bid to avert total disaster following
hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
EU attacked for raising sugar exports
Sugar reform may yet hijack December's WTO talks as Australia,
Brazil and Thailand again accuse the EU of shirking its obligations
by planning to increase sugar exports by two million tonnes.
New Poland will still fight EU sugar reform
A new centre-right government in Poland is unlikely to curb the
country's strong opposition to EU sugar reforms as Commission
representatives look for common ground to break the 'no' camp.
Cocoa compounds may help diarrhoea
Dark chocolate made with flavonol-rich cocoa may help prevent
diarrhoea, say scientists who have found cocoa compounds to limit
the development of fluids that cause the condition.
EU sugar reform forces CSM to restructure
CSM's sugar beet processing plant in Hoogkerk, the Netherlands is
now fully online following the closure of the firm's Breda factory
earlier this year.
EU debates sugar ingredients
EU farm ministers met with African and Caribbean counterparts on
Monday to discuss the sweeping EU sugar reform that will bring
cheaper sugar ingredients into the bloc.
EU sugar regime bites away at ABF profits
Oversupply of sugar in the EU and higher energy costs combine to
knock profits for the year at British Sugar, its owner Associated
British Foods warned today.
Imperial Sugar targets swift return to operations
Refined sugar giant Imperial Sugar has announced a return to
operations at its Gramercy, Louisiana plant following the
devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina.
Nestlé, ADM and Cargill go to court over cocoa child labour
Leading cocoa suppliers Nestle, Archer Daniels Midland, and Cargill
are being sued by a US labour rights firm over accusations of
forced child labour.
Imperial Sugar sells subsidiary to manage losses
US sugar processor Imperial Sugar will sell subsidiary Holly Sugar
Corp. as low margins coupled with high energy costs have put
pressure on the company.
Cocoa research could guarantee crop quality and yield
A new research project aimed at improving the quality and yields of
cocoa crops through a better understanding of the plant's genetic
make-up is being undertaken by the UK's University of Reading.
Should sugar labeling laws be changed?
The Sugar Association wants the FDA to introduce more aggressive
labeling regulations that would split out the different sugars and
sweeteners on the nutritional facts panel, just as the labeling of
trans fats will be mandatory from...
Tate & Lyle defiant in face of sugar regime change
Tate & Lyle has vowed to continue to pursue its ambitious
expansion plans despite warnings that proposed changes to the sugar
regime could begin to affect business as soon as 2007, writes