Sugar demand to exceed supply says report
Sugar supply for the fiscal year 2008 is expected to be less than
the demand, which could cause continual price pressures, the
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) said last week.
Cocoa demand on the up
Demand for cocoa is on the up, registering compound growth of 2.7
per cent over the next three years, and most of it will come
from Africa, according to a new report.
Cargill expands cocoa business in Ghana
Agricultural firm Cargill has started construction of a new cocoa
processing facility in Ghana, in an expansion move designed to meet
increasing global demand for cocoa products.
New approach to sugar needed, says USDA
A new approach to sugar is needed in the US to avoid the continuing
cost pressures on the industry, the United States Department
of Agriculture (USDA) said in a report last week.
EU sugar reform hit Agranas sugar revenues
Sales revenues for Agrana's sugar segment were down to €171m for
the three months ended May 31, from €243m the same quarter the
previous year, due to EU sugar reforms.
Real Good Food focuses on sugar and bakery
Real Good Food said this week it is focusing upon its sugar and
bakery sectors following the disposal of its fish business.
Future of cocoa prices uncertain, says ICCO
Cocoa prices in June reached their highest levels since 2003,
according to the monthly review by the International Cocoa
Sugar prices expected to stabilise, forecasts FAO
A rising global demand for sugar is set to be met by an increase in
production, leading to a more stable market and
prices, forecasts the Food and Agriculture Organisation
Indonesia gears up to meet rising cocoa demand
Indonesia is expecting an increase in the country's cocoa
production, despite recent poor crops, according to local news
Danisco blames revenue dip on EU sugar reform
Danisco suffered a 3 per cent drop in revenue in the 12 months to
30 April, blaming the fall on the EU's decision to cut subsidies
Premium cocoa gets supply chain boost
Agricultural group Bioversity International has begun a new project
on sustainable and organic farming - designed to benefit both
producers of gourmet single-origin chocolate and cocoa farmers in
Scientists look to cocoa husk fibre for low calorie foods
Cocoa husks, a waste product from the chocolate industry, could
offer a valuable source of dietary fibre for the low-calorie food
segment, Spanish researchers report.
British Sugar rolls out clean-label syrup
UK ingredients manufacturer British Sugar has developed a new
liquid sugar product, suitable for both bakers and confectioners
and designed to re-introduce traditional golden syrup to a modern,
more health-conscious, market.
Barry Callebaut unlocks the secrets to cocoa flavour
Leading cocoa producer Barry Callebaut has discovered the specific
bacteria responsible for flavour creation during extensive research
into cocoa bean fermentation - enabling the company to produce
better quality chocolate in the...
Cocoa extract more effective than fluoride, research
A bar of chocolate a day might keep the dentist away, according to
new research into the cavity-fighting properties of cocoa.