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New organic coatings for ice-cream

US Organic Commodity Products, a supplier of organic cocoa and chocolate products in North America, this week announced new certified organic dark and milk chocolate...

European consumers opt for non-GMO oils

Lower crude soyoil prices are not tempting west European consumers, who continue to prefer other soft oils that do not contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs),...

Protein ingredients - the market

The European protein ingredients market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 4.9 per cent to reach over $9 billion by 2007, claim...

Nomination for soy industry leaders

The American Soybean Association (ASA) and DuPont, the American chemical group, are seeking nominees for the 2002 ASA/DuPont Young Leader Program. This program is recognised...

Boomtime for nutritional oils

Martek Biosciences Corp., a Columbian company that makes products from microalgae, reported a 166 per cent increase in sales of its nutritional oils for infant...

NZ dairy industry supports GM research

Recently formed New Zealand dairy processor and marketer Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd wholeheartedly supports the use of genetic modified organisms (GMOs) and stressed this week...

Heinz boosts organic baby range

As the organic trend continues to scale new heights US food giant Heinz has announced the addition of a range of babyfoods. On September 17...

Not so easy for Asian organic farmers

Given the growing list of food safety issues, Asian consumers are joining the global trend towards organic produce. However, it is American, European and Australian...

Indonesia No.1 US soy customer

Indonesia looks like becoming the United States' largest soymeal customer in 2001 as credit guarantees and supply problems from other origins boost U.S. sales, American...

Nestlé India studies fruit-based milk drink market

Nestle India is eyeing the emerging market of fruit-based milk drinks in India, reports The Financial Express this week. Alongside, the company is also conducting...

Exotics and health - new trends in NPD

Health angles and exotic flavours are increasingly used by manufacturers to position new confectionery and alcoholic products, states market analyst Datamonitor this week. According to...

Sports drinks, the battle continues

Coca-Cola Co., the world's No. 1 soft drink company, said on Monday its relaunched Powerade sports drink was gaining momentum and braced to better challenge...

Quaker Oats announces redundancies

Quaker Oats, the Chicago-based food and Gatorade sports drink maker, plans to eliminate about 60 headquarters jobs, as a result of its recent buyout by...

Consumer ingredient branding - first Solae product out

The American science group DuPont unveiled a program to position its healthy food ingredients under the brand Solae. The consumer ingredient brand is based on...

Organic trade fair for Japan

Nuremberg Trade Fairs organisation (NurnbergMesse) announced on Thursday that it is to extend its annual organic trade show to the Far East. The first BioFach...

French organic farming takes a break

According to the last report by the French Observatoire National de l'Agriculture biologique, an entity financed by the French ministry of Agriculture in charge of...

Food agency reacts to UK organic report

Organic food is healthier and safer for the consumer, claims a new report released this week. The study, undertaken by UK organic body the Soil...

Galaxy expands down under

The American producer of health-promoting food alternatives Galaxy Nutritional Foods announced that in August it would start shipping 10 of its healthy Veggie™ brand dairy...

New gums for better oral care

The American consumer products group Procter & Gamble Company and the US chewing gum company William Wrigley Jr. Company announced on August 7 an agreement...

NZ Dairy Foods demands stronger competition measures

Additional measures are needed to protect competition in the domestic New Zealand milk sector, NZ Dairy Foods said on Monday. NZ Dairy Foods is to...

Hain Celestial expands European activities

On August 2, the natural and organic food company Hain Celestial Group announced two new developments to expand the distribution of its brands throughout Europe,...

The £1 billion organic industry

Within the next few years sales of organic food in the UK are expected to top £1 billion. The organic industry is expanding rapidly to...