Rice, soy, corn, wheat and palm oil are the “new frontier” of climate action, said Oxfam this week, as it published new data detailing the “massive” environmental impact of the world’s major commodities....
To date 75 countries globally have implemented mandatory fortification programmes for folic acid with the aim of preventing neural tube defects (NTDs) in babies. Yet despite growing calls from NGOs, health...
Global cereals supply is set to be the third highest on record in 2016/17, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), but down on last season.
Food importer and processor Western Commodities is ramping up its finished products business following the debut of snack bar brand Good Full Stop.
Cargill is to axe its crop inputs business – comprising seeds, fertilizer and chemicals – in parts of Central and Eastern Europe.
Mondelēz International faces a court case brought by disgruntled employees at its plant in Chicago, half of whom will lose their jobs after the company shifted the factory’s Oreo production...
Massachusetts-based Fancypants Baking Co has redesigned its Crunch Cookies’ packaging to highlight that they are free from peanut and tree nut allergens.
Kellogg has said it was in the process of changing its Australian breakfast cereal packaging before a row broke out over its use of the country’s health labeling system.
Good availability is pushing down the price of some key seed crops – but the situation isn’t so bright for buyers of sunflower seeds.
Fruit bar brand That’s It is launching two new ranges - Zesty and Bites - designed to meet the flavor and health demands of Millennials.
US wheat prices have been tipped to stay down despite a fall in plantings and an expected rise in global consumption.
Flour milling and ingredient business Ardent Mills is hosting a series of meetings with farmers as part of its bid to double US organic wheat acres by 2019.
A microbe developed by The BioAg Alliance – a collaboration between Novozymes and Monsanto – is claimed to have increased corn yields by around four bushels per acre in US field tests.
UK milling, agriculture and engineering business Carr’s Group has said its insurance cover will mitigate the financial impact of storms that devastated parts of northern England and Scotland last month....
UK palm oil imports were 72% sustainable in 2014 – up from 55% in 2013, according to an annual progress report from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).
Food giant Mars has said it will sustainably source 100% of its rice by 2020.
The recent finalization of the Trans Pacific Partnership is good news for confectioners and sugar-using manufacturers across the US, according to Rick Pasco, president of Sweetener Users Association (SUA).
Corn yields are expected to rise again, seeing record highs in many Midwestern states, for the 2015-16 fiscal year.
A group of international researchers have discovered two new genes in the barley plant that will shed light on the history of agriculture and also bring new capabilities to barley...
Genetically modified (GM) crops will not be allowed in Scotland, the Scottish National Party (SNP) has announced.
French grain co-operative Limagrain is using the latest gene selection techniques and advanced computer technology to speed up the development of wheat and maize varieties with characteristics that provide benefits...
More bakers could source more EU wheat as a strengthening dollar and uncertain weather conditions in the US make prices more competitive, says a grains expert.
Canadian farmers are set to benefit from access to the very latest wheat seed varieties with enhanced characteristics, following a new research joint venture (jv) known as Limagrain Cereals Research...
Manufacturers can expect a stable few months on the commodities front with no reason for corn and wheat price increases, subject to weather conditions remaining favorable, says Rabobank.
A sharp drop in sugar prices is the main factor behind a fall in overall global food prices, says the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).