Inside Coffee & Cocoa International, September 2014...
- Roasters help train next generation of coffee farmers
- Rwanda ramps up effort to tackle potato taste defect
- Manufacturers respond to desiccant guidelines from cocoa federation
- EFSA restates concerns about effect of acrylamide in coffee
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|FORTIFIED COFFEE COULD IMPROVE HEALTH|
Scientists at Rio de Janeiro University say they believe that coffee could be fortified with minerals and 'micronutrients' in order to improve health.
|STUDY SAYS ACRYLAMIDE IN COFFEE NOT A HEALTH RISK|
Researchers at the University of Kaiserslautern in Germany have concluded that acrylamide formed in coffee when it is roasted is not a risk to human health.
|NO SLOWDOWN IN RATE OF DEFORESTATION DUE TO COFFEE|
Global coffee production is growing by about 2 per cent annually, but it is not clear where this extra coffee is coming from.
|CLIMATE CHANGE COULD AFFECT BOTH ARABICA AND ROBUSTA|
Scientists at CIAT in Colombia say climate change will adversely affect production of Arabica and Robusta in coming years, to the detriment of current dominant producers.
|CQI AND WORLD COFFEE RESEARCH JOIN FORCES|
WCR and CQI have announced the formation of a coalition. The two organizations, whose missions are closely aligned, have agreed to work together towards a common goal of quality improvement and research.
|CLIMATE CHANGE COULD HAVE BIG IMPACT ON BRAZIL|
A paper presented at the 2014 ASIC conference in Colombia in September suggests that climate change could one day make much of Brazil unsuitable for coffee farming.
|KEY ROLE FOR ICO RESPONDING TO CLIMATE CHANGE|
The International Coffee Organization to play a leading role in alerting the world to the challenge posed to coffee from climate change and in helping stakeholders to meet it.
|UK MAINTAINS LOW PROFILE IN COMMODITY SECTOR|
The British government is having to face up to the prospect that two of the world's most prestigious international commodity organizations may shut up shop in London.
|WORLD COFFEE RESEARCH SHIPS FIRST PLANTLETS|
The first shipment of coffee plantlets from WCR to test farms in 19 countries is being distributed, marking a major milestone for the International Multi-Location Variety Trial.
|EBOLA FORCES AGITERRA TO CURTAIL COCOA ACTIVITY|
As a result of the Ebola outbreak and the associated precautionary restrictions on travelling in Sierra Leone, the company has curtailed its activities in the region.
|IMPACT OF EBOLA COULD BE "CATASTROPHIC"|
The economic impact of the Ebola epidemic could grow eight-fold, dealing a potentially catastrophic blow to the already fragile states, says World Bank.
|REGULATORS INCREASING FOCUS ON CAFFEINE|
The NCA in the US says there is a growing focus by regulators on caffeine, which recently led it to file comments with the Food and Drug Administration.
|DIVERSITY GENERATES HIGHER RETURNS|
The World Agroforestry Centre says diversifying production could help cocoa farmers in West and Central Africa increase the value of their agroforestry systems.
|HERSHEY EXPANDS LEARN TO GROW PROGRAMME|
The Hershey Company has unveiled a three-year programme expanding its cocoa farmer training and community initiatives in Cote d'Ivoire.
|COFFEE GENOME SEQUENCED|
An international study has sequenced coffee's genome. The results were published in the 5 September 2014 issue of the journal Science.
|PROBAT BRINGS COFFEE AND COCOA INDUSTRIES TOGETHER|
More than a 100 delegates from nearly 40 countries came together on the day preceding Interpack 2014 to discuss trends, strategies and global prospects for the coffee and cocoa industries.
|SEMINAR ON COCOA PROJECTS SET FOR ACCRA IN OCTOBER|
The ICCO is to hold an International Seminar on the Development, Implementation and Evaluation of Cocoa Projects in Accra, Ghana, 14-17 October 2014.
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|NEW ADVERTISEMENT SALES EXECUTIVE AT C&CI|
Coffee & Cocoa International is pleased to announce the appointment of Silvia Luneia as Advertisement Sales Executive.
|BRUCE GOLDSMITH ELECTED CHAIRMAN OF NCA|
Bruce Goldsmith, President of Baronet Coffee, was recently elected Chairman of the National Coffee Association (NCA) in the US.
|WEIDENHAMMER COMPOSITE CANS HAVE 'PEEL-OFF' TOP|
WPG's new generation of impermeable containers can be used to safely package perishable products and oxygen-sensitive bulk goods such as coffee.
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