French politicians have dropped the proposed palm oil tax, leading some politicians to say the country is being blackmailed by producer countries. "We are legislating with a knife at our throats," said one.
The palm oil labelling bill in Australia is entering its next phase, with the House of Representatives set to vote on whether it becomes law – and the current government saying it intends to oppose it.
Food industry voices are joining those of politicians in the GM debate, hailing the controversial technology as the answer to the food supply crisis. But the hearts and minds of consumers must still be won.
Ingredients giant Tate & Lyle is considering the sale of its
Food & Industrial Ingredients, Europe (TALFIIE) division, in a
move designed to sharpen its focus on value added ingredients, the
firm announced yesterday.
Developments in the global animal feed industry and their estimated
impacts on international trade in grain will be among the key
topics to be addressed at the UK's upcoming International Grains
Council (IGC) grains conference.
With demand outstripping global wheat stocks, currently at a 30
year low, wheat prices are in for a volatile ride in 2004.
Strategies to minimise the impact of price rises for food
processors could be rooted in risk management and...
The launch of the pan-Euro-Mediterranean (Euromed) system of rules
of origin, fundamental to developing trade and fostering regional
integration, will be top of the agenda at the third Euromed Trade
Ministerial meeting in Palermo,...
Producers of food and non-food products from all over the world
have joined forces to call for tighter protection of geographical
indications ahead of the latest WTO talks in September. But
convincing WTO members to extend the list...
The organisers of Propak China 2003 have said that
"unprecedented levels of support" from Chinese and
international trade bodies, together with space expansion from key
international players, indicate that this year's...
The World Packaging Organisation (WPO) has selected China as the
host for the World Packaging Congress in 2006, officials announced
on Saturday in Beijing. This will be the first time that the
country hosts such a large international...