Maputo / MZ. (aa) Mozambican authorities are withholding 36.000 tonnes of wheat destined for Zimbabwe pending payment of 15 million USD owed by the government for the grain. Government and milling industry sources have disclosed that the country´s grain monopoly, was unable to pay for the release of the wheat stocks.
Seoul / KR. (yhn) Imported baking mixtures and half-made pastries contain ten times more trans fat on average than those made with local ingredients, a Korean government report says.
Chisinau / MD. (itt) Moldova plans to turn to foreign countries for assistance in the wake of a severe drought scorching the farmlands here, President Vladimir Voronin said. Arid weather has driven Moldovan agriculture into a desperate situation.
Ulan Ude / RU. (itt) Head of the Russian Federal Statistics Service Vladimir Sokolin told Itar-Tass in an interview that the growth of grain and bread prices has no economic reasons, it has been caused artificially by stirred up inflationary expectations.
Georgetown / GY. (cn) Guyana, like other countries in the Caribbean and other parts of the world, has been experiencing price increases for certain commodities as a direct result of global changes.
Moscow / RU. (mn) Some days ago, bread prices began to go up in the Russian regions following a steady and widespread rise in flour prices. Average wheat prices have jumped by seven to ten percent over the last few weeks. The consequences soon became visible in bakeries.
Brussels / BE. (fed) Recently there have been many articles in the media highlighting the worldwide increase in demand of food, feed and fuel. This demand is creating an ever growing need for agricultural products, however, it is obvious that higher yield alone would not satisfy the increasing market requirement …
Brussels / BE. (cb) The recent increase in prices of raw materials is a major concern for the chocolate, biscuits and confectionery industry of the European Union (EU), as this covers many of the main raw materials used by our industry – reports CAOBISCO.
Bagsvaerd / DK. (nz) Novozymes is entering a new partnership with the Center for Sustainable and Green Chemistry and the Department of Chemical Engineering at The Technical University of Denmark (DTU).