Inside Coffee & Cocoa International, July 2014...
- Cocoa processors want more from Indonesia
- Further consolidation on the cards following Jacobs Douwe Egberts deal
- Study outlines major challenges facing the coffee sector
- Government policy could cripple Ecuador's soluble industry
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|COFFEE CONSUMPTION GROWING FASTEST IN ASIA|
Following Japan in the 1960s, other countries in the region have since followed. Asia in recent years has seen the fastest regional increase in coffee consumption in the world.
|MUCH TO BE DONE TO ACHIEVE SUSTAINABLE COCOA CHAIN|
Much more needs to be done if the International Cocoa Organization, working with all interested parties along the supply chain, is to have a real impact in the area of sustainability.
|NCA TACKLES IMPORT DELAYS AT US PORTS|
The National Coffee Association (NCA) in the US has drawn attention to an issue it has addressed concerning 'agricultural inspections' at ports of entry into the US.
|PATRICK POIRRIER ELECTED PRESIDENT OF CAOBISCO|
At its recent General Assembly in Amsterdam, CAOBISCO elected Patrick Poirrier, CEO of Cemoi as President, with a two year mandate. He succeeded Tobias Bachmueller.
|ECOM ATLANTIC REBRANDS MAXIMUS COFFEE GROUP|
ECOM Atlantic has announced that its subsidiary, Maximus Coffee Group LLC, has been rebranded as Atlantic Coffee Solutions (ACS).
|NCA PROVIDES FURTHER INPUT INTO FMSA PROCESS|
The comments are the latest round in the NCA's ongoing campaign to influence implementation of FSMA, which creates the biggest change in US food safety policy since the 1930s.
|FOOD SECURITY IN COFFEE FARMING COMMUNITIES "IMPROVING"|
Researchers re-examine the livelihoods of smallholder coffee growers in Central America to understand how farmer welfare has changed in since studies in 2007.
|EFSA RESTATES CONCERNS ABOUT ACRYLAMIDE|
The European Food Safety Agency has confirmed previous evaluations that acrylamide in food potentially increases the risk of developing cancer for consumers in all age groups.
|NGOs CALL ON ROASTERS TO "TAKE MORE RESPONSIBILITY"|
Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have called on the leading 10 coffee roasters to play a more active role in driving demand for sustainably-produced, certified coffee.
|CME TO LAUNCH COCOA CONTRACT|
CME Group has confirmed that it plans to launch a London-based cocoa contract in the coming months, in a direct challenge to IntercontinentalExchange.
|COCOA EXTRACT MAY COUNTER ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE|
A preparation of cocoa extract called Lavado may reduce damage to nerve pathways seen in the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease long before they develop symptoms, claims study.
|NESTLE OPENS CHOCOLATE FACTORY IN EGYPT|
Nestlé has inaugurated its first confectionery plant in Egypt to produce 'Crunch,' the company's first chocolate snack to be made in Egypt.
|COULD YOU RUN YOUR CAR ON COFFEE?|
Research from the Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies at the University of Bath in the UK shows that waste coffee grinds could be used to make biodiesel.
|RUST CONTINUES TO AFFECT GUATEMALAN CROP|
The US Department of Agriculture's Global Information Network estimates Guatemalan coffee production for MY-2013/14 will drop by about 19 per cent compared to 2012/13.
|PRODUCTION IN EL SALVADOR FALLS STEEPLY|
El Salvador's coffee production is expected to drop to 507,000 bags in 2013/14, a 59 per cent decrease from 2012/2013.
|COCOA FERMENTATION REQUIRES BOTH BACTERIA AND YEAST|
A team of researchers from Germany and Switzerland are attempting to understand the fermentation of cocoa in greater depth.
|WATTAM JOINS BCA AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR|
The British Coffee Association recently announced the appointment of Martin Wattam as its new Executive Director.
|THIRD-PARTY VERIFICATION FOR COCOA LIFE PROGRAMME|
Mondelez International's new approach will measure the impact of Cocoa Life on farmers and their communities, and progress towards its objective: creating thriving cocoa communities.
|HAWAIIAN COFFEE FARMS SETTLE THAI WORKER LAWSUIT|
The US Equal Employment Opportunity has announced the settlement of a national origin and race discrimination case with four Hawaiian farms.
|CLIMATE CHANGE COULD AFFECT HAITIAN COFFEE FARMERS|
Currently, coffee grows at altitudes ranging from 400m in the north of the country to 1,300m in the south. That suitable area will climb to higher elevations, where the climate is cooler.
|SOLIDARIDAD PRESENTS PLAN FOR FUTURE COCOA FARMING|
Certification alone is not enough to protect the future of cocoa farming and of chocolate says Solidaridad, which says it believes in a "market transformation approach."
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