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.
Farmers hit out at dairy attacks
The UK National Farmer's Union (NFU) has hit out at 'fashionable'
environmental criticisms of dairy and other livestock-based farming
it claims are based on outdated exaggerations.
Demand for GM foods growing with food prices, say supporters
Rising food prices are set to increase acceptance of genetically
modified crops for food use, opening up new markets for US
products, say proponents of the technology.
US agricultural exports predicted to rise
High raw material and energy prices, a continuing weak dollar, and
growing global demand for food will push up agricultural exports,
according to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Canola proteins could boost meat succulence
Proteins from canola could boost the moisture and succulence of
processed meats, suggests a new study from Canada.
Health and wellness opens doors for hydrocolloids
The increasing demand for healthy, low-fat products has provided
new innovation opportunities for manufacturers of hydrocolloids.
Higher yield soybean approved in Pacific markets
Monsanto has been given permission to use a new herbicide resistant
soybean crop which offers improved yield in Japan, Taiwan and the
Cost crises compounds organic milk lull
Organic milk production in the EU market could become increasingly
constrained during 2008, as rising feed costs are forcing some
farmers to quit the market, says an industry expert.
Wheat trials begin for UK organic bread boost
Field and baking trials of new UK wheat crops are currently
underway, as part of a project to boost the country's organic bread
Ethanol not to blame for food price hikes, says report
There is little connection between corn ethanol production and food
price inflation, according to a statistical analysis by Informa
ARS adapts Asian soybean for US market
Scientists have discovered new edamame soybean varieties that are
sweeter than types imported from Asia, which could prove a new
healthy and oriental ingredient for food manufacturers.