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Profits plunge at Bunge's agribusiness

The rolling out of third quarter results today continues with a slip in earnings for US agri-giant Bunge on the back of weaker profits sorely...

Close collaboration for food applications

Food scientists working in today's food industry are constantly facing, and resolving, the challenges of a competitive market. One emerging trend in particular is the...

Brussels and Trieste host science talks

EU Commissioner for Research Philippe Busquin will attend an international conference entitled 'Research Infrastructures: Centres of Exchange, Training and Excellence for the European Research Area...

Danisco a fan of fish oil

A Danish scientist has received an award for her research into incorporating heart healthy fish oil into food products. Charlotte Jacobsen, senior scientist at the...

Stable Micro Systems launches new texture analyser

Stable Micro Systems, the designer and manufacturer of texture analysis equipment for the food industry, is launching its new-generation texture analyser at the FIE 2001,...

Further price cuts from Laurus

The sluggishness of the Dutch economy is taking its toll on retailers there, with most of the major supermarket chains cutting prices substantially over the...

Russia plagued by counterfeit goods

Some 40 per cent of all the alcoholic beverages and 36 per cent of all the foodstuffs on sale in Russia during the first half...

Metro sale shelved as revenues rise

Metro , the German wholesale and retail group, has scrapped plans to sell its extensive property portfolio after lengthy negotiations with the prospective buyer ended in...

Good craic, deep pockets

Given their reputation for swilling alcohol, a natural supposition is that the Irish drink a disproportionate amount of alcohol compared to the rest of the...

Green says no to Safeway

One of the last elements of uncertainty concerning Morrisons' takeover bid for Safeway has been removed today with the announcement that Trackdean Investments, the company...

CAP budget, €4bn to go

The Commission will shave €1 billion off the CAP budget in 2004 as summer droughts across Europe saw exports wither and refunds reduced as the...

Sleep soundly with DMV

Dutch ingredients company DMV International has developed a new milk-derived peptide aimed at liver health, an area attracting increasing attention from consumers. The patented ingredient,...

Allergy alliance calls on industry to change the rules

Legislation in Europe to end 'hidden' allergens on food labels cleared a crucial hurdle last month when the Council and the European Parliament put a...

Chr Hansen raises profit forecast

Against a current tough market backdrop for ingredients, Danish company Chr Hansen is facing up to the challenge, with the dairy culture specialists this week...

Organic advice for UK gov

The UK government has set up a committee on organic standards to advise it on organic standards, approval of organic certifying bodies and research and...

'Grey' growth to drive food market

In as little as three years' time, older consumers will have become the mainstream market in the UK, accounting for over half of expenditure on...

DO sales boost Spanish food industry

Sales of Spanish food products with the denomination of origin (DO) or geographic indication (GI) quality marks reached €542.6 million in 2002, an 8.1 per...

Bagging the tropical mix!

Family stalwart of the City of London and supplier of fruit ingredients JO Sims has linked up with South Africa's Westfalia to meet the rising...

Don't be ginger with the ginger

Ginger, the key ingredient in Asia's culinary triangle could contain a powerful component to combat the growth of human colorectal cancer cells. Presenting their findings...

Gene the answer to common mould

An insidious fuzzy grey mould that often coats refrigerated strawberries and many other plants during growing and storage could be prevented by a gene identified...

Protecting knowledge

The protection of intellectual property rights (IPR) is essential not only for researchers to work willingly together on innovative research, but also in order to...

Fruit extracts to face challenges

Manufacturers of fruit and vegetable extracts, increasingly used to flavour natural and functional foods, need to better standardise their products to help customers compare brands,...

Falling margins eat into DSM profit

Dutch industrial chemicals maker DSM said on Monday its profit in the second quarter had fallen 75 per cent lower than in the same period...

Private labels go premium

Sales of private label consumer packaged goods are a large and growing global phenomenon, but some parts of the world are far more advanced than...

Red wine ingredient fights lung disease

Reaping the growing virtues of resveratrol British scientists find that this powerful component of red wine could not only damp down the inflammatory process in...

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