Organic conversion label could enable price premiums
Developing an official ‘label’ for organic conversion-grade produce would let farmers secure price premiums while they are going through the organic conversion process, claims a new European study.
Chávez seizes Cargill rice plant
Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez has taken control of a rice plant owned by a subsidiary of Cargill, according to reports, on the grounds that it does not produce price-controlled basic rice.
Mach One acquires Ceres Organic Harvest
Mach One has completed its acquisition of Ceres Organic Harvest. While it will be business as usual for the food side of Ceres, Mach One has its eye on human nutrition in the long term.
EU melamine controls on Chinese soy could affect supply, price
New measures to restrict the import of soy foods into the EU from China may have an effect on soy stocks already in the EU, and push up ingredient prices over the coming months, say industry experts.
Global food markets ‘neither secure nor resilient’
The UK has become increasingly reliant on imported food and its faith in the long-term surety of the global market is misplaced, according to research released by the Soil Association.
Carbon footprint falls highlight greener-milk success - industry
A new US study charting a 64-year fall in the carbon footprint of producing milk in the country, reflects wider global success in adopting sustainable milk production, according to one national dairy association.
Hochdorf takes lupin ingredient into new food types
Hochdorf Nutrifood is extending the application possibilities for its lupin seed-derived ingredient, introducing it as a fat replacer for meat and bakery products as well as a milk and lactose alternative in confectionery.
Cost relief for bakers as bread-making wheat price dips
Costs may ease up for bakers and snack makers as the price of bread-making wheat moves downwards on the back of strong yields.
Martek confident for DHA in foods, despite slow sales
The company yesterday posted its performance for the three months to July 31 2008, which revealed a 12 percent increase in product sales to $83.5m compared to the same period last year.
Supply: Where omega-3 comes from
News focus: Omega-3
In the third part of a series on omega-3, NutraIngredients examines the supply for the three major sources of the nutritional lipid: fish oils, algal oils and plant oils.
Fish oil prices rise on back of vegetable hikes
The soaring price of vegetables is having a knock-on effect on the price of fish oils used by the nutrition industry, says Croda Heath Care, which today announced a double-digit increase in the price of its Incromega range.
International wheat prices could decline, production rise
The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Food Outlook report
published yesterday confirms that wheat prices could decline in the
Rice bran approved as meat enhancer
NutraCea has received approval from the US Department of
Agriculture (USDA) to supply stabilized rice bran as an enhancer
for pulverized meat and poultry products.
Cranberry oil gains GRAS approval
Stability in a range of food and beverage formats and a nutritional
payload that includes omega-3, 6 and 9 oils as well as antioxidants
are being pushed for a cranberry seed oil recently granted GRAS
Arla increases investment in Argentina
Danish dairy group Arla Foods is increasing its investment in
Argentina by a further US$10 million to boost its processing
capacity and target new markets.