After several years of spectacular growth caused by meat-related
food scares, the UK vegetarian food market is expected to show a
slowdown this year. But the wide variety of products now available
will maintain the interest of even...
A patent battle has ended with a US court giving chemicals giant
DuPont the commercial rights for a patented gene that could one day
lead to healthier vegetable oils for food preparation, according to
reports in the US press.
Philip Green, the British retail entrepreneur, has reacted angrily
to reports in the UK press over the weekend that his Trackdean
Investments company was no longer interested in bidding for the
Safeway supermarket group. The Competition...
ICA, the Swedish retail group, has changed its name and simplified
its structure in order to meet the challenges facing the
supermarket sector in the Nordic region. The fact that it has
dropped the name Ahold is no reflection on that...
Americans' knowledge of genetically modified foods remains low and
their opinions about its safety are just as divided as they were
two years ago, according to a new survey released last week by the
Pew Initiative on Food and...
The spread of cola brands from the US to the rest of the world
could be copied by the spread of health drinks and iced tea and
coffee westwards from Japan, claims a new Datamonitor report. But
if cola growth is slowing, reports of...
A drive in the US to reduce foodborne disease E.coli could
be paying off with data from the department of agriculture (USDA)
showing a drop in the number of ground beef products tainted with
A few weeks after food ingredients company Danisco achieved a place
in the Dow Jones Index for sustainability, the company announced
this week that it is now also listed in the FTSE4 Good Global
As evidence mounts that trans fatty acids could be harmful to our
health, consumer organisations have placed the issue high on their
agenda, calling for industry to help tackle the problem. A new
study suggests a decline in consumption...
Our run up to the Food Ingredients Europe exhibition in Frankfurt
continues with a look at the selection of ingredients nominated by
the jury for the most innovative food ingredient award. Winners
will be announced at the show.
Not for nothing does the acronym of Friends of the Earth spell
'foe' - the environmental organisation has been the most vociferous
critic of UK supermarkets for years. Its latest broadside concerns
pesticide levels in fruit...