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IFT video vox pop: What do US businesses think of TTIP?

From the Wisconsin cheese manufacturer who must invent cheese names to market its 'Parmesan' cheese to the Ohio flour mill which believes consumer perception over its chlorinated flour may be the biggest trade barrier of all, FoodNavigator hit the floor at this year's IFT to ask US businesses what the Transatlantic...

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UK obesity strategy delayed until autumn

The UK’s childhood obesity strategy has been pushed back again. The news follows severe criticism of a draft leaked earlier this week.

Cargill suspends business with IOI following RSPO fallout

Cargill has suspended new business with IOI and called on the palm oil supplier to “take further action to resolve the charges that resulted in its RSPO suspension and address longstanding environmental and social grievances”. 

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Food dye firm Fiorio Colori joins the AromataGroup family

AromataGroup has bought a majority stake in Fiorio Colori in a deal that represents the last of an acquisition spree by the flavour and aromatic extract specialists.

Waste from ice cream plant used to power UK homes

The world’s third largest ice cream manufacturer, R&R Ice Cream, is turning ice cream by-product into biogas for the National Grid in the UK.

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Lindt continues to grow but warns of ‘stagnating’ chocolate markets

Lindt has posted sales and profit growth its half-year results, but has highlighted weak consumer sentiment in some major chocolate markets.


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Opinion: Why palm oil taxes are neither effective nor just

The French government’s planned palm oil tax was withdrawn in the National Assembly in June as part of the revision of the biodiversity bill. The removal of the tax led to protests from Greens, but was supported by the palm oil sector. In my opinion removing the tax was the right thing to do. 

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