GM starch and corn oil are cleared for use in European food
formulations after Brussels gives the green light on a genetically
modified maize line from US biotech giant Monsanto, reports
General Mills is the latest food manufacturer to report a decline
in net profit this year, and again the blame goes on raw material
price hikes and fierce competition in the retail sector writes
Despite tough new rules on GM food labels, food makers will stick
to non-GM alternatives as new evidence from the UK shows British
consumers will continue to refuse to buy foods containing biotech
Europe is installing a new production line in Timashevsk,
Russia to produce 83mm diameter food cans for Bonduelle, the
European leader in processed vegetables. The move is part of
Bonduelle's attempt to maximize...
Ministers in the EU recently blocked a move by biotech giant
Monsanto to launch a GM corn onto the market but finding a
favourable response in less cynical countries the firm said
yesterday that Argentina had given the green light.
There are signs that rising commodity costs are pinching the length
of the food chain with US cereal product maker General Mills
warning that, despite strong fourth quarter figures, the soaring
costs will have an impact in the near...
As rising cereal prices continue to squeeze profit margins for food
industry participants, food technologists in the US are working on
teasing out new functionalities from the cheap, easy to grow, and
resilient crop sorghum, reports...
French starch supplier Cerestar, a subsidiary of US agri-giant
Cargill, will tackle the stagnant European bakery market rolling
out a new generation of cold water swelling starches targeted at
bakery products with fruit, cream or...
After months of political wranglings GM sweetcorn could be on the
supermarket shelves by the end of the year with the European
Commission poised to end the five year unofficial ban on
genetically modified foods, writes Lindsey Partos.
Favourable news for the pro-GM camp as a team of British scientists
claims that genetically modified (GM) maize is less damaging to
wildlife than conventional varieties. At the same time, leading UK
organisations call on Tony Blair...