Strategic partnerships with ingredients suppliers, not simple vendor contracts, will prove critical to the success of environmental programs like carbon emission reductions and sustainable sourcing, says a procurement expert....
The USDA has said global wheat supplies for 2014/15 will hit record highs, which is good news for stability but quality will be critical for industry, says an analyst.
Excess moisture and cooler weather has reduced protein levels in Canada winter wheat and hit cereal crop volumes, says the executive director of Winter Cereals Canada.
Ingredients giant Tate & Lyle has said that group operating profit from Q1 fell below expectation after it was hit by poor weather and exchange rates.
Wheat yields are looking good and prices are on a downward trend but manufacturers shouldn’t get their hopes up yet, according to one market analyst.
Ardent Mills – the mega joint venture of ConAgra Mills and Horizon Milling – has commenced operations and claimed a new era in the grain industry.
Sustainable palm oil trader GreenPalm will use this year’s European Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Summit as a platform to urge key players in the EU palm oil industry...
Challenging weather conditions in various countries, coupled with continuing political tensions in the Black Sea region have made food markets more volatile, according to the FAO's first major forecast for 2014.
Elevated levels of carbon dioxide can block plants' absorption of nitrates, leading to foods and crops with a reduced nutritional quality, new field trials have found.
There are large supplies of cereal and record trade levels set for 2014, but world wheat production will drop by 2%, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
Pistachios – most associated with snacking in the consumer’s mind – could be finding their way into many a food product as an ingredient over the next few years, says...
Continued unrest in the Ukraine – the breadbasket of Europe – could cause the country's wheat prices to rise and harm exports, warn analysts.
A new website has been launched to supply breaking news for the global animal feed industry – a sector that was valued at $500 billion last year.
A majority of EU member states voted against approving a genetically modified (GM) maize variety for cultivation in Europe at a Council of Ministers meeting on Tuesday – but the...
Strong global wheat stocks and weaker prices have given bakers breathing space to innovate and manufacturers should continue investing in R&D in 2014 too, a commodities analyst says.
Two years on from the disastrous UK wheat harvest, wheat processors and bakers should see the market return to healthy yields and prices, according to a cereals analyst.
European bakers should carefully monitor global growing conditions as the trends in major producing and exporting countries are a predominant influence on prices.
Food manufacturing giant Unilever will work with international non-profit Solidaridad to drive the sustainable development of the sugar cane industry in Central America.
Poor UK harvests and a deregulation of Canada’s grain market has meant that Canadian wheat sales to the UK have increased by 50%, but the UK industry says that need...
Kellogg cannot shirk its palm oil responsibility by deflecting attention to its supplier, says RAN following a statement from Kellogg calling for productive talks between its supplier Wilmar and the...
The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has pledged $4.98m to a project working with new genomics tools to develop drought and heat-tolerant sorghum hybrids and promote sustainable farming in...
The price of British oats has plummeted after the largest crop since the late 1970s; good news for manufacturers, a grains analyst says.
Wheat strains resistant to rust damage should improve the quality of Kenyan wheat and also reduce the country’s dependence on imports, the Food and Agriculture Organization says.
The latest wheat harvest in Britain is of good quality which should spell less need for manufacturers to import, a cereals analyst says.
Grain prices have begun to rise sharply as growing fears of a US drought cause concerns over yields.