UK proposes CO2 labelling for products
In a bid to push processors and other manufacturers to reduce their
greenhouse gas emissions, the UK government yesterday unveiled a
proposal to put "carbon footprint" labels on all products.
Danone spills details on Chinese Evian scare
Danone revealed yesterday that five containers of its Evian bottled
water have been detained in China after failing quality control
V&S targets China for strong spirit growth
China's spirits industry continues to entice some of the world's
leading beverage groups with Sweden's V&S group becoming the
latest multinational to tap the market through a new joint venture.
Food and drink prices on the rise
Prices for food and drink have risen sharply in the UK over the
last year, in a sign that higher input costs are increasingly being
passed down the supply chain.
EU switches wine reform focus
Plans to rip out 400,000 hectares of vines to drain the EU's
bulging 'wine lake' will be watered down to put greater emphasis on
marketing wines abroad, Commission officials have confirmed.
Novozymes centralises procurement to free R&D funds
Novozymes is centralising its procurement facility in a bid to
ensure transparency and consistency, and make savings that it plans
to plough into more research and development.
Soy nuts may cut womens blood pressure
Using soy nuts as their source of protein in a healthy diet reduced
blood pressure in postmenopausal women by up to 10 per cent, says a
new study from the US.
Fresh health fears hit benzoate in soft drinks
Common preservative sodium benzoate, widely used in soft drinks and
other foods, is again at the centre of health concerns after
research emerged linking it to cell damage.
No deal in international coffee talks
Coffee processors and producers will have to wait another year for
a new International Coffee Agreement after talks over the last week
failed to make a breakthrough.
Temperature sensor built for rugged use
A new rugged temperature device is designed for high moisture
environments, where the sensor is subject to continuous freeze and
Apple juice, bananas may lower childhood asthma
Increased consumption of apple juice or bananas may prevent
childhood asthma, says new research from England that adds to an
ever-growing body of science linking easy breathing to apples.
Press releases for the press?
In a world where getting your name out there is called branding,
and branding in turn equals better market share, some companies
will go to great lengths to draw attention to their name. With
information sources driven by open-access...
Additive designed to strengthen biodegradable PLA
A new additive on the market can improve the performance of a
biodegradable polymer used for food packaging, its manufacturer
Coca-Cola to pay $4.1bn for health-drinks maker
Coca-Cola will pay $4.1bn (€3.05bn) to acquire Glacéau and its full
range of health-based water brands, including Vitaminwater.
Soil Association mulls over ban on organics by air
The UK's Soil Association is to publish a consultation document
this week that suggests a ban on labelling produce flown into the
country as organic - a move that could compound the existing
shortage of organic supplies.