Category Archives: Food Products

Heinz to put food titan Kraft on a diet.

By now most, if not all, people in the food industry know about the marriage of two titans to form the 5th largest food company in the planet. I found this article in the New York Post by Josh Kosman (link to article here) which gives a nice summary of what to expect next. “Ketchup…

General Mills looks to sell Green Giant frozen vegetable business

At this stage, it is difficult to know whether a deal will be done. Pinnacle Foods, the owner of the rival Birds Eye brand in the US, has been touted as a possible buyer. Would France-based Bonduelle, another supplier of canned and frozen vegetables, also be interested? We’ll be following the story and we’ll keep…

ILWU v.s. PMA costing millions of dollars to exporters in the USA

I think not many people are aware of the huge cost the International Longshore and Warehouse Unions (ILWU) versus the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) dispute is inflicting to USA West Coast exportes, it’s MILLIONS of dollars and hundreds of layoffs. And this is just the beginning, end consumers still demand the product so they are…

Nearly 5.5 million kilograms of frozen vegetables destroyed by fire

The fact that nearly 5.5 million kilograms — or 12 million pounds — of frozen vegetables and unpacked goods were destroyed in the fire could make for a tighter pea market. Link to Original Article:www.cbc.ca Bonduelle CEO Daniel Vielfaure says the company will rebuild its heavily damaged food-processing plant in Tecumseh, Ont. — if part…

ConAgra Foods Acquires Chinese Potato Processor TaiMei Potato Industry Limited

Here’s a copy of ConAgra’s latest acquisition announcement, a very interesting $93 million move after just finishing a $200 million expansion of its Lamb Weston frozen potato plant in Boardman, Oregon. Seems like ConAgra is putting a lot of attention to the Asian market. OMAHA, Neb.– (BUSINESS WIRE) — Jul. 14, 2014 — As part…

Victory For Consumers: General Mills Announces That Original Cheerios Are Now Non-GMO

We’ve always come access the statement that there is no harm in eating GMO foods, as a matter of fact lots of foods currently in your supermarket shelves could be GMO, have GMO ingredients or have traces of GMO ingredients. The problem as I understand it is that during the natural cross pollination process of…

China moves farmers into cities – You are Welcome Vietnam!

China is pushing ahead with a sweeping plan to move 250 million rural residents into newly constructed towns and cities over the next 12 years — a transformative event that could set off a new wave of growth or saddle the country with problems for generations to come. A Japanese newspaper reported that farmers in…

Worst Draught in 25 Years?

Will this be the worst draught in 25 years? How will it impact corn and soybeans the two major crops grown in the Midwest? It started with last years draught in Texas and now has expanded to a much larger area in the Midwest. Will Mother Nature come to the rescue? Already we have seen…

Angry Mom’s Take On Nutella

This is an interesting article from Bloomberg. Mom’s are fighting back against corporate giants for advertising junk, sugary foods to our kids. Can we win this battle against the food giants of the world? I sure hope so. Click here to read the post.

Meat From Human Feces?

Would you eat human excrement? In Japan the question was raised, how to handle the excess sewage mud. Tokyo sewage posed the question to Japanese scientist and they discovered that it was high in protein. They were able to extract the proteins, and create a “meat”, 63% protein, 25% carbohydrates, 3% lipids and 9% minerals….