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UK: Tate & Lyle underlying profits up 16% but sugar regime costly

UK: Tate & Lyle underlying profits up 16% but sugar regime costly

Tate & Lyle posted a 16% rise in underlying profit yesterday (25 May) with a strong performance from artificial sweetener Sucralose and US growth helping to offset a weaker performance in European markets. However, a one-off exceptional impairment charge relating to changes to the European sugar regime hit profits hard.

How will high fuel costs hit the food industry?

How will high fuel costs hit the food industry?

Crude oil prices may be off the record highs seen recently, but levels over US$60 a barrel are up enough to have a big impact. In the last couple of months company after company, in every sector of the food chain, has warned that fuel costs are going to hit their results. Just what will the damage be? Chris Lyddon reports.

Biodiesel: The future of fuel for the food industry

Biodiesel: The future of fuel for the food industry

The world is waking up to biofuels, increasingly produced from food crops and their waste by-products, and now one of the growing energy alternatives to conventional fossil fuels. As prices for traditional energy rise year on year, and energy watchers warn of oil production peaking around 2010, governments are looking towards food producers to grow the raw feedstock for the fuel of the twenty-first century, as Deirdre Mason reports.