You are what you eat…and also what your mother ate, according to
new research in the UK that sheds new light on the obesity issue
and the impact a maternal diet can have on an offspring's life
An end to Europe's unofficial five-year ban on new biotech crops
could be imminent as the Commission backs proposals to import a new
GM sweetcorn. Ministers in the EU 15 have three months to decide on
the fate of the biotech...
Despite higher raw material prices Corn Products International, a
US maker of corn syrups sweeteners, saw profits and sales rise for
the year, citing sales in North America and a better price-product
mix as key factors responsible...
International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF) reports continuing job
cuts and a drop in profits for fourth quarter. But stronger flavour
sales in North and South America helped offset a weaker scenario in
Kraft Foods has said that it will close down its only production
facility in Hungary and move production elsewhere. The company has
hinted that production of confectionery and coffee could shift to
Slovakia and Austria.
There was a time when a widespread wheat shortage spelt inflation,
and a global shortage meant global inflation. This year, with
stocks at a 30-year low and wheat prices soaring, it is possible
consumers may never even notice. All...
Wheat has always been an integral part of Russian agriculture and
its food industry. However, a limited domestic market, reduction in
Russian livestock and a slow down in the consumption of bakery
products is forcing the industry...
Since 1998, the Observatory on Loyalty Cards at the University of
Parma in Italy has been monitoring the progress of 40 loyalty card
schemes operated by retailers across Europe. In a report for
Retail, Cristina Ziliani...
Stronger sales in North America and developments in the dairy
industry helped beat the impact of dollar-euro currency conversions
in the first three months of the year. Weak growth in Europe, South
America and Asia saw overall earnings...
Higher raw material prices, a tighter competitive market place and
uncertainty over HFCS contracts in the US sees UK carbohydrates
ingredients company Tate & Lyle announcing a disappointing
trading update for the third quarter.
Higher world populations and changes in dietary patterns - notably
in emerging economies - are leading to a steady increase in food
demand which will have a positive impact on world grain prices,
says a grains analyst this week.