21-Nov-2014 - ConAgra Foods has opened its first plant in China, a Lamb Weston potato processing plant in Shangdu, Inner Mongolia, giving the company in-country supply capabilities to strategic customers in China.
21-Nov-2014 - It’s the last the day of the 2nd International Conference on Nutrition in Rome. The Pope and the Queen of Spain were among global leaders to address the congress yesterday, urging real change to better protect the earth’s ecosystem and feed its inhabitants.
21-Nov-2014 - Genetically modified crops offer ‘large and significant’ benefits in both developed and developing countries, according to a new meta-analysis.
21-Nov-2014 - Jean-Guillaume Prats, Moët-Hennessy Estates and Wine CEO, says he believes great wine produced in California’s Napa Valley will rival the finest Bordeaux in future years.
21-Nov-2014 - Seaweed is well-researched, sustainable and effective, according to an expert. So what is stopping it from really taking off as a salt replacer?
21-Nov-2014 - British starch specialist Ulrick & Short has developed a glaze for meat products and pies, which it claims can cut costs compared to other available glazes.
21-Nov-2014 - The global drive toward more meat and dairy consumption could increase diet-related disease and boost greenhouse gas emissions by 80%, but other dietary patterns could provide answers, claims a study published in Nature.
21-Nov-2014 - Mandatory salt reduction may save more in healthcare costs than the current voluntary system, say the authors of a study published in Value in Health.
20-Nov-2014 - Welcome to our live blogathon from day 2 of the 2nd International Conference on Nutrition. It is 22 years since the Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) organised the first event of this kind back in 1992. Pope Francis and the Queen of Spain are speaking today!
20-Nov-2014 - Market pre-eminence has reduced food to a commodity subject to financial speculation, Pope Francis told attendees at a major nutrition conference in Rome this morning.
20-Nov-2014 - Bigger isn't necessarily better when it comes to achieving international success, argues Barney Wallace from OC&C Strategy Consultants in this guest article.
20-Nov-2014 - Wine Vision 2014 brought together the glitterati of the wine world - including the likes of Moët-Hennessy Estates and Wine president and CEO - Jean-Guillaume Prats - to discuss issues including the future for premium wine, retailer and supplier relations and branding innovation, with a focus on defying established concepts. Take a sneak peak at the action!
20-Nov-2014 - Fresenius is staying tightlipped on reports it and Permira, a European private equity firm, have teamed up in an attempt to acquire Danone's medical nutrition business.
20-Nov-2014 - Obesity costs the world nearly as much as armed conflict and needs a coordinated response from industry and governments, urges a new report from the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI).
20-Nov-2014 - The EU’s central science agency has rejected a health claim submission linking prunes (Prunus domestica L) with normal bowel function in under-3s for a lack of infant-specific data. A carbohydrate-based claim was also rejected while zinc and selenium submissions won positive opinions.
19-Nov-2014 - The European Commission (EC) has pledged €28m (US$35m) in financial aid for Baltic milk producers “particularly adversely affected” by the Russian embargo.
19-Nov-2014 - For three days this week, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is hosting the biggest nutrition congress of its kind to confront the global problem of malnutrition. 170 countries have committed to reduce a problem that affects over 2bn people worldwide as signatories to the Rome Declaration on Nutrition.
19-Nov-2014 - Unilever will be able to guarantee 100% sustainable palm oil for its European food business by the end of this year, it has announced.
19-Nov-2014 - Mirabeau En Provence owner Stephen Cronk says the desire for a direct consumer connection inspired him to record a 50 second YouTube video that's won the Rosé producer a staggering 8m+ views to date.
19-Nov-2014 - French dairy giant Lactalis has entered the race to acquire Arab Dairy Products Company with an offer that tops all earlier bids for the Egyptian cheesemaker.