All news articles for January 2013

BASF has said there is a lack of market acceptance in Europe

BASF stops seeking EU approval of GM potatoes

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

BASF has said it will stop seeking approval of its genetically modified (GM) potato varieties in the European Union after a decade of research and investment, citing uncertainties in the regulatory environment.

'Campylobacter is cleverer than we thought': food scientists

Campylobacter is smarter than we thought: scientists

By Laurence Gibbons

Campylobacter is smarter than scientists thought as it is able to alter its “swimming behaviour” inside human bodies to find food, according to new research by scientists at the Institute of Food Research (IFR).

Hybrid Consumer: Basic spending on groceries but room for luxury goods, says Rabobank

Premium, value or bust, says Rabobank

By Oliver NIEBURG

Confectioners must position themselves in the premium or value segment or face sales meltdown as consumers alter spending habits, according to Rabobank.

Two of United Spirits' leading brands (Picture Copyright: Diageo)

Diageo faces struggle to make United Spirits pay: Analyst

By Ben BOUCKLEY

The potential upsides in Diageo’s potential acquisition of a majority stake in India's United Spirits (USL) are clear but achieving acceptable profitability from the business may be tricky, according to one analyst.

Fair trade supply is on the up, says the new report

Fairtrade demand spurs rapid increase in supply

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Fairtrade International has said the number of farmers and workers benefitting from the system increased by 13% in 2011 as the food and drink industry continues to pledge its support, according to a new report.

DEFRA secretary Owen Paterson has urged the French agricultural ministry not to block reform of the EU sugar regime

DEFRA seeks French support to scrap sugar quotas

By Mike Stones

The government has urged the French agricultural ministry not to block reform of the EU sugar regime, which could unlock lucrative markets for UK food and drink exports around the world.

Weetos are not a high fat, sugar or salt food, according to the FSA

ASA rejects Weetos advertising complaints

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The UK’s Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has rejected complaints that Weetos advertisements encourage poor nutritional habits and an unhealthy lifestyle for children.

The biggest topic for nanotech research is nanostructures, nanoparticles and nanomaterials

Nanotech concerns highlight core research needs

By Rod Addy

Public concerns about nanotechnology in food processing highlight important areas for further research, according to a US paper just published in the journal Nanobiotechnology.

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