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Eyeing alternatives – meat companies with stakes in meat-free and cell-based meat

20 Apr 2021

With plant-based products growing in popularity and investment in lab-created products on the rise, we present a guide on how meat manufacturers are investing in the area.

ADM backs start-up making meat out of air

11 Jan 2021

US agri-food giant Archer Daniels Midland and the VC arm of Google owner Alphabet have taken part in the Series A round of a start-up making meat from the elements of air.

Meat processor Marfrig forms PlantPlus Foods joint venture with ADM

27 May 2020

Brazilian meat processor Marfrig Global Foods has entered a new joint venture with a US agri-food business.

New products - McCain takes Brew City brand to UK; Nestle launches lower-sugar chocs; Marfrig's plant-based tie-up with Burger King; Del Monte Foods unveils popping boba snack

30 Aug 2019

This week's batch of new products includes McCain eyeing craft beer demand, Nestle again targeting sugar and US-based Beyond Meat trialling a product with KFC.

Brazil's Marfrig joins meat-free burger ranks in partnership with Archer Daniels

6 Aug 2019

Brazilian meat giant Marfrig is joining the growing ranks of food firms entering the plant-based category.

Bunge chief Soren Schroder to step down in wake of strategic review

10 Dec 2018

Bunge has announced chief executive officer Soren Schroder will step down as search for successor begins.

ADM, Bunge silent on 'takeover talks'

5 Feb 2018

Archer Daniels Midland is reportedly in advanced talks to buy fellow US-based, agri-food giant Bunge.

Archer Daniels Midland cools Unilever spreads bid talk

3 Oct 2017

Archer Daniels Midland has distanced itself from a report in the UK that claimed the US-based agribusiness giant was lining up an offer for Unilever's spreads business.

NGO Ceres' deep dive into water gives food plenty to ponder

15 Sep 2017

A new report from US non-profit Ceres looking at how food manufacturers are addressing water risks points to improvement among some companies but finds many others to be worryingly off the pace. Ben Cooper reports.

Amnesty International - Global brands "profiting" from child and forced labour

30 Nov 2016

Nestle, Unilever and Kellogg are among the companies that are contributing to child labour and human rights abuses, Amnesty International has claimed in a report published today (30 November).

ADM buys private-label pasta supplier Caterina Foods

5 Oct 2016

Archer Daniels Midland, the US-based agribusiness giant, has acquired local pasta manufacturer Caterina Foods.

Why investors are concerned about water risk management

27 Aug 2015

A group of 60 institutional investors has written to 15 food and drink companies urging improvement in how they manage and report on water risk in their own operations and in their supply chains. Ben Cooper reports.

Briefing: Sustainable sourcing - Step change in industry engagement on cocoa

16 Jun 2015

The first section of our management briefing examining how the food industry is working to make agricultural supply chains more sustainable looks at cocoa, a commodity facing grave challenges but now receiving increased and concerted attention from companies following the launch of the CocoaAction collective initiative a year ago.

The prospects for protein: The emerging ingredients

31 Oct 2014

Consumer interest in protein is driving the use of different protein ingredients in a range of foods. Jonathan Thomas looks at the ingredients attracting the interest of food manufacturers as they develop more products to meet growing demand.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food last week

15 Sep 2014

M&A was once more a focus on just-food as consolidation of the food sector continued. US natural and organic food group Annie's was snapped up by General Mills.

US: Child slavery lawsuit against Nestle allowed to proceed

8 Sep 2014

A lawsuit alleging Nestle, Cargill and Archer Daniels Midland "aided and abetted" child slavery in Cote d'Ivoire can proceed after an intervention by an appeals court in the US.

Sustainability Watch: Ceres' latest report on food

30 Jul 2014

Gaining Ground, a report produced by sustainability thinktank Ceres and investment analysts Sustainalytics, compares the performance of 613 US companies and looks at comparative performance across different sectors. Ben Cooper asked Andrea Moffat, vice president of the corporate programme at Ceres and author of the report, how the food and beverage sector is faring.

US: GrainCorp chase hits profits but ADM claims "strong finish" to 2013

4 Feb 2014

Archer Daniels Midland's failed bid to buy Australian agribusiness GrainCorp hit the US giant's fourth-quarter earnings but the company claimed "a strong finish" to 2013 with operating profit up.

just-food's review of 2013: supply chains and sustainbility

6 Jan 2014

Perhaps the biggest story of the year, with the widest impact on the sector, was the horsemeat contamination saga. However, it was ironic the scandal should occur when food companies are placing increased scrutiny on the sustainability of their supply chains. And this year has seen some notable developments as food companies have sought collectively or individually to address sustainability issues in their supply chains.

US/UKRAINE: ADM to settle bribery case

23 Dec 2013

Archer Daniels Midland is to pay US$54m to settle cases of bribery at a subsidiary in Ukraine.

just-food's review of 2013: the year's most-read analysis

19 Dec 2013

Our discussion of Whole Foods' battle to see off newly-listed rivals Sprouts Farmers Market and Fairway, Unilever's ongoing moves to rationalise its portfolio, the impact Chinese demand was having on global infant formula supplies and the continued M&A in the sector were among the most popular analysis articles on just-food this year.

Consuming issues: Why Wilmar palm oil move is good news

13 Dec 2013

The upbeat response to the most recent announcement concerning the sustainability of palm oil owes little to such cultural pre-programming or seasonal hyperbole. The commitment to the sustainable production and sourcing of palm oil made by Wilmar International is, quite simply, extremely good news, writes Ben Cooper.

AUS: ADM deal failure sees GrainCorp CEO join SPC Ardmona parent

2 Dec 2013

GrainCorp CEO Alison Watkins has decided to leave GrainCorp after Archer Daniels Midland's bid to buy the Australian grain merchant was blocked - and she has accepted a job at the parent of canned foods group SPC Ardmona.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food last week

2 Dec 2013

A change at the top of the world's largest retailer grabbed the headlines this week. Doug McMillon, the head of Wal-Mart's overseas business, is to be promoted to become the US retail giant's CEO. Elsewhere, there was a raft of M&A stories. Murray Goulburn made what is so far the highest bid for Australian dairy Murrau Goulburn, Associated British Foods lodged an interest in UK rice brand Tilda and Premier Foods is in talks with private equity over investment in its bread arm.

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words

2 Dec 2013

The battle for Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory continued this week, with the latest twist coming from Australian dairy co-op Murray Goulburn, which increased its offer for the company.

AUS: Australia blocks ADM takeover of GrainCorp

29 Nov 2013

Australia has blocked Archer Daniels Midland's bid to buy local agribusiness GrainCorp.

Sustainability Watch - Timothy Venverloh, Archer Daniels Midland

27 Nov 2013

As one of the largest traders of agricultural raw materials in the world, Archer Daniels Midland is probably a direct or indirect link in more food supply chains than it is possible to quantify. Global sustainability director Timothy Venverloh explains how ADM is setting about making its business and those of the companies it supplies more sustainable.

US: ADM makes pledges to bolster GrainCorp bid

27 Nov 2013

Archer Daniels Midland has revealed a raft of commitments, including infrastructure investment, in a bid to secure approval for its proposed acquisition of Australian firm GrainCorp.

AUS: MPs seek to block ADM's GrainCorp takeover

19 Nov 2013

A group of Australian MPs have joined forces to oppose the takeover of GrainCorp by US agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland.

US: ADM 9M earnings edge up on lower charges

30 Oct 2013

Archer Daniels Midland has booked an increase in net earnings during the first nine months of the year, despite pressure on operating profit, thanks to lower one-time charges










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