European consumers opt for non-GMO oils
Lower crude soyoil prices are not tempting west European consumers,
who continue to prefer other soft oils that do not contain
genetically modified organisms (GMOs), dealers said on Friday.
Danone buys US functional yoghurt
Groupe Danone, the France-based consumer products company, has
agreed to acquire a slice of the US functional yoghurt leader,
Rhodia reduces earnings outlook for 2001
French based specialty chemicals company Rhodia announced on
Thursday that it had adjusted its 2001 earnings outlook due to the
volatile economic climate.
Nutraceutical firm sells D-glucarate business
Nutraceutix, a US producer of ingredients and technologies for the
nutraceutical industry, is to sell its D-glucarate business to
another licensor of the product, BioChemix.
Organic ingredients co. acquires juice giant
Acirca, Inc., a US organic foods and ingredients company, announced
on Tuesday that it had acquired Mountain Sun, a leading organic
juice maker in the United States.
Benecol maker to focus on life science chemicals
Finnish company Raisio on Tuesday unveiled its long-expected
strategic focus change, saying it aimed to be a life-science
oriented chemicals group and forecasted its turnover to double to
1.6 billion euros ($1.46 billion) by 2005
Organic food safe from economic downturn?
An economic downturn may not hurt the U.K. market for organic food
products, Robert Duxbury, technical manager for organic products at
J Sainsbury PLC told Dow Jones Newswires Monday.
Natural foods company expands
Natural and specialty foods broker Maximum Marketing Inc. has
acquired Choice Sales and Marketing, a food broker based in
Organic programme to improve awareness
US organic company Horizon Organic Holding Corp. this week
announced the creation of the Organic Agriculture Project (OAP), a
project designed to promote the benefits of organic agriculture.
Thai health food looks to the West
Thai health food company Nutri Care Foods Co Ltd has its sights set
on the international market, the company told a press conference on
Phytochemicals focus of conference
Scientists in the UK this week discussed the latest research into
phytochemicals, at a 3-day conference in Norwich, England.
Omega enriched lamb roast?
In the near future the sizzling Sunday roast could also be a major
source of health-enhancing polyunsaturated fats, Australian
researchers reveal this week.
Food supplements - EU harmonisation draws closer
Diverging legislation in Europe relating to food supplements came
closer towards harmonisation on Thursday when the European Council
agreed the proposed Directive on Food Supplements.
Armor proteines launched nutritional website
Milk and whey ingredient company Armor proteines launched this week
a new web site to focus on the nutritional benefits of milk
Dentists warn patients over herbals
Alternative medicine has become an increasingly popular component
of mainstream health care, including dentistry.