Skimmed milk is the source of a new calcium-rich miso to hit the
market as Japan's Agriculture and Livestock Industries Corporation
(ALIC) teams up with two research bodies to develop a new
functional fermented miso derived from...
Chinese soy protein producer American Oriental Bioengineering said
last week that will achieve record profits from sales of its
beverage and soybean protein peptides this year and is on the look
out for potential acquisitions.
Wheat, corn and soybean prices will remain high for much of 2004,
warns the US agency Fitch Ratings, with the industry likely to see
a continual shifting of higher ingredients costs onto the food
manufacturer. But tough negotiations...
As soyoil prices are hit 19 year highs, poor soybean harvests and
increased demand from China take their toll on the world's leading
oilseed processor with Bunge North America announcing that from
early this month it will idle...
Bush administration trade officials were not the only ones to
welcome China's decision to allow a raft of GM products from
biotech giant Monsanto. This week the American Soybean Association
hails the move as 'good news'.
The Solae company has launched a multi-million dollar television
advertising campaign to build consumer awareness of its soy protein
brand and steal sales of meat products, currently increasing with
the popularity of high protein,...
The US-based natural food group Hain Celestial is snapping up
German manufacturer of soy, oat and rice-based drinks Natumi,
expanding its operations in Europe and giving it access to a
non-dairy production facility in the region.
The price of soy ingredients could ease in the next twelve months
for manufacturers and processors as the US government predicts
farmers, on the back of rising soybean prices, will plant more
soybeans for the 2004-05 marketing year.
The market for functional food products has grown steadily for
several years now, focusing primarily on the dairy sector. But
other sectors of the food industry, such as bakery and snacks, are
beginning to see more functional products...