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The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) sugar price index rose by 14% from May to June as the market reacted to a predicted shortage in Brazil.The index reached 359 points, albeit 15% below its thirty-year...

Federal agriculture minister Joe Ludwig last night announced the resumption of the live export of cattle to Indonesia, which was suspended a month ago after a graphic broadcast by ABC’s Four Corners...

MEPs yesterday voted in favour of new laws on how food is labelled throughout the EU, a move they claimed will benefit both consumers and the food industry.The new regulations will see some changes to...

Japanese beverage giant Asahi has announced takeover bids for two major Australasian beverage companies, P&N Beverages and Charlie’s Juices. Asahi, which purchased Schweppes in 2009, has entered...

Nestlé has confirmed it is in talks about a possible takeover of Chinese confectionery company Hsu Fu Chi.The world’s largest food maker said yesterday (4 July) that it was “engaged in preliminary...

Suppliers of stevia today lined up to welcome a ruling within the EU that brings full regulatory backing for the intense sweetener a step nearer. The EU’s Standing Committee on Food Chain and Animal...

Fonterra today announced that it has  raised AU$300 million (NZD $388.3 million) through its first ever issue of corporate bonds in Australia.The bonds are for a five year term, maturing in July 2016....

UK supermarket chain Tesco is launching a healthy-eating range for children in the UK called Tesco Goodness, which is already on sale at its stores in the US.The range is a selection of healthy snacks,...

United Biscuits is expanding its McVitie’s biscuits range in the UK with the launch of the brand extension McVitie’s Quirks.Available for retailers to buy from the middle of the month, Quirks...

Palm oil Bill unworkable and will cost industryA palm oil Bill – which compromises the nation’s food and grocery labelling system – is unworkable in its current form and must be referred...