South America

The FAO says consumption of arracacha may predate that of the potato in parts of South America

EFSA rejects novel foods status for arracacha root

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has rejected a novel foods application for the South American root vegetable arracacha xanthorrhiza after the applicant failed to provide sufficient information.

Does the long-term future of cocoa lie outside West Africa? Photo Credit: WCF

Origins

Could West Africa lose its cocoa crown?

By Oliver Nieburg

ConfectioneryNews asks industry leaders if cocoa production will gradually move closer to the burgeoning chocolate markets of China and Brazil or whether West Africa will always be the king of cocoa.

Asia and US lead stevia prospects, high hopes for Europe

Asia and US lead stevia prospects, high hopes for Europe

By Emma Edwards

Rising health concerns, all-natural credentials and growing regulatory approval are all driving stevia’s rapid market growth, finds a new report from Zenith International, which forecasts worldwide sales will more than triple in volume by 2014.

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