Food makers using soybeans suffered further price increases last
month as a worsening drought reduced production in Brazil and
pushed US soybean prices in February up around $1 a bushel, said
the USDA this week.
Privately owned Gelnex, which pioneered the production of type A
pork skin gelatin in South America, has recently opened a beefskin
gelatin plant in Brazil. Philippa Nuttall spoke to the
company's CEO about the challenges the...
GM soy crops are guaranteed in Brazil, the world's second largest
soy producer after the US, as the Lula-led government forces
through another provisional measure allowing GM plantings for the
2004-05 soybean crop.
A new chocolate bar made from cocoa from sustainable plantations
was launched in New York late last month by the Rainforest
Alliance, which has high hopes of building on the growing awareness
of ethical products among today's...
Brazil, the number two soy producer after the US, has again delayed
voting on a bill regulating the use of genetically modified
organisms, suggesting that the Lula-led government might repeat
last year's temporary amnesty for...
Firm changes to the heavily criticised European sugar regime are
unlikely to have a significant effect on the world sugar market,
and that prices are likely to remain low, a US sugar industry
analyst tells an international sweetener...
Europe's retailers are among the most international in the world,
but one market where they are still under-represented is Latin
America. Yet as the region's economies begin to strengthen after
several difficult years, the...
Confirming reports earlier this month, the American Soybean
Association said this week that unfavourable weather conditions for
the first three months of the year have knocked soy crops in South
America. No sign of a let up in price...
Dutch retail group Ahold has finally negotiated the sale of its
Argentine unit Disco - to Cencosud, the Chilean retailer which had
originally agreed to buy the company back in November. After
withdrawing entirely from the Asian market...
Dutch retail group Ahold has confirmed that its Brazilian unit
Bompreco has been bought by giant US retailer Wal-Mart, bringing to
an end several months of negotiations and clearing the way for the
sale of its other Brazilian unit,...