Global agriculture and trade for most commodities are set to centre
on developing countries in the next ten years - a prediction that
gives weight to food industry strategies to build a presence in
The swell of the tide against trans fats has reached new levels in
recent months, as fast food group McDonalds has switched to using a
blend of canola, corn and soybean oils to cook fries and other deep
Lower input non-organic and organically produced milk has been
found to contain significantly higher levels of beneficial fatty
acids, vitamins and antioxidants compared to higher chemical use
sources, a new UK study claims.
Two major players in the US healthy oils market are joining forces
to develop a DHA oil from canola, which could lead to the launch of
a new, cost effective source of the blockbuster ingredient down the
UK-based ingredients giant Tate & Lyle has dipped into its independent €30+m venture capital fund to the tune of €3.5m to partner with a Belgian start-up researching the gut health and antioxidant properties of bran fibres.
Chefs have long had a role to play in the food industry's
development of new products, but ingredients companies are placing
greater emphasis on how their sensory skills can be used to prepare
foods that are more appealing to...
The OECD and FAO have today released their Agricultural Outlook for
2008 to 2017: Food prices will come down as temporary factors are
resolved, but longer-term factors will cause them to settle above
USDA scientists are continuing to expand the potential of a gum
produced from corn fibre to replace gum arabic as emulsifiers in
beverages, with a new study pinpointing the emulsifying properties
of the gum.