Food and biotechnology industries in the US breathed a collective
sigh of relief this week as the voters of the US state of Oregon
voiced a resounding 'no' to Measure 27, an initiative that would
have required labels on...
German chemicals group BASF said this week that while on schedule
with its expansion of vitamin E production, first announced in
2001, it was anticipating supply bottlenecks at its Ludwigshafen
plant between now and April next year.
A new study supported by the US National Cancer Research body is
set to investigate recent concerns that a growth promoter widely
used in the US cattle industry could be linked to an increase in
the risk of breast cancer.
The US has complained to the World Trade Organisation about the
recent decision in the EU to tighten the labelling restrictions for
GM products, increasing the likelihood of a new trade war between
the two blocs, warns Friends of...
Greencore, the Irish ingredients and food producer, is predicting a
decline in its net debt for 2002 as its core operations continue to
improve despite continued difficulties in its ambient grocery
EU committee backs Commission proposals to reverse enforced testing
of fish products from China. In March this year Member States
blocked certain Chinese products over fears of banned antibiotic
The European Union Commission has given the go ahead for US-based
Bunge to buy a 55 per cent stake in French competitor Cereol , in a
move that gives the company key production facilities in Europe and
creates the world's largest...
Rice grains with less phytic acid could mean improved nutrition for
the world's malnourished, more nutritious animal feed and less
potential for water pollution from manure, reports the US
Agricultural Research Service (ARS)...
Malaysian plantation group IOI Corp is buying the Unilever group's
speciality oils and fats division for RM814 million (€218.5m), a
move that will give it an instant market presence and manufacturing
facilities in Europe, North...