Danisco's board yesterday rejected a proposal to cleave the company
into two businesses, one for sugar and the other for ingredients,
because of on-going EU sugar reform. But the plan remains on the
table for the longer term.
Syngenta has developed a variety of sugar beet for cultivation in
tropical climates that is expected to boost output and farmer
income, and has initiated two products to develop its use for food
and biofuel in India.
UK ingredients manufacturer British Sugar has developed a new
liquid sugar product, suitable for both bakers and confectioners
and designed to re-introduce traditional golden syrup to a modern,
more health-conscious, market.
A 'low sugar' claim does not necessarily mean 'low calorie' or
'better for you', said the US Sugar Association, in its latest
attempt to recapture a part of the market lost to the growing