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Every year in the US 100-150 people die from food allergy incidences - something that is 'preventable', says a scientific expert on allergens

Dispatches from IFT 2014

Food allergies remain 'major' public health issue

By Kacey CULLINEY

Peanuts, wheat and egg are among several allergens that continue to be a global public health issue, and so industry must act with caution when developing allergen-free products, warns a scientific expert.

World Cup fever takes over food manufacturers

Food and drink brands catch World Cup fever

By Laurence Gibbons

A nationwide World Cup BBQ party beckons, with shoppers set to stock up on food and drink ahead of the England football team’s opening match with Italy on Saturday, Tesco has claimed.

ADM announces major Apac business restructure

Asia-Pacific

ADM announces major Apac business restructure

By RJ Whitehead

American agriculture major Archer Daniels Midland will embark on a plan to restructure its Asia-Pacific operations to take into account changes in the region as incomes grow and diets evolve.

Anti-extravagance and acquisitions in Asia rock global spirits market

Anti-extravagance and acquisitions in Asia rock global spirits market

By RJ Whitehead

Asia’s role in the global spirits market has surprised analysts over in recent months, with moves to curb extravagance in China, Suntory’s acquisition of Beam in January and Emperador’s winning bid to acquire White & Mackay each causing a stir.

Keeping it clean: 3 botanical chiefs pull adulteration weeds

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2014

Keeping it clean: 3 botanical chiefs pull adulteration weeds

By Shane STARLING

Botanical adulteration, like doping in sports, is a problem that can be controlled but never totally resolved, but what is being done about it? Here the world’s biggest botanical players debate their attacks on the problem.

Obesity a threat to global food security: DuPont

Obesity a threat to global food security: DuPont

By Maggie Hennessy

Nearly three quarters (70%) of countries worldwide improved their food security in the past year, according to data from the 2014 Global Food Security Index jointly presented by DuPont and the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). But the global threat obesity...

Grasslands in China's Qinghai Province

Agriculture

FAO and partners unlock carbon finance for herders and grazers

By RJ Whitehead

Poor land management has left large swathes of the world's grasslands degraded—an environmental problem with direct implications for livestock-dependent communities. However, a project has now succeeded in developing a means to give farmers an incentive...

'No concerns': EFSA has given Monsanto the thumbs up for its SDA-rich genetically modified soybean crop.

EFSA gives Monsanto the green light on SDA-rich GM soy

By Nathan Gray

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has delivered a positive scientific opinion on Monsanto’s MON 87769 soybean crop, which has been genetically modified to contain stearidonic acid.

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