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Freedom Foods has "ceased detailed discussions" with US dairy giant Dean Foods on their failed joint bid to acquire the a2 Milk Company (a2MC).
Cargill has not yet decided if it will appeal a ruling by South Korea’s competition authority claiming the firm was part of an animal feed price rigging cartel over several years.
Diageo hopes its non-alcoholic Guinness will improve fortunes in Indonesia, with the alcoholic beverage giant saying the beverage is addressing market trends in the country, and legislation which now bans the sale of beer in some stores.
Supplements of chromium picolinate may help to control blood sugar levels in people with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes, says a new study from Brazil.
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Australia’s natural health lobby has welcomed the latest data that shows Australian complementary medicines exports to Asia have more than doubled in the last year.
German pharmaceutical company, Pharmalink, is moving from pharma to food with a contaminant-free seafood flavouring made from green-lipped mussels.