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Fighting back for bread

Bread slices SWith excess carbs in the Western diet increasingly under scrutiny, leading bakery ingredients supplier Anchor Yeast has gone on the PR offensive to illustrate that SA bread offers great nutritional and price value in every slice.

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The first PAUL bakery opens in South Africa

PAUL bakery SThe famous French bakery-bistro has opened its first South African doors in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg...

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Checkers takes aim at Woolies’ convenience food market

Checkers convenience foodCheckers, part of the country’s largest supermarket group Shoprite Holdings, has mounted an onslaught on Woolworths’ lead in the convenience food market. Its mission is deceptively simple: “Match the taste and quality of the market leader at better value”.

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SA conference on quackery and pseudoscience: call for papers

Quackery ConfStellenbosch University is hosting "Quackery and Pseudoscience: How the False Hope business endangers people’s health and wellbeing – and how science communication can counter it", a two-day conference in November, the first of its kind in Africa and the developing world.

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France's Mane acquires stake in local ingredients company

Deli Spices Mane SCape Town's Deli Spices reports a new step in its long-standing JV partnership with global flavour house, Mane, with the French business acquiring a stake, undisclosed, in the local business.
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Now Frutarom acquires SA's Unique Flavors

Unique Flavors SAcquisitive Israeli flavour firm, Frutarom, has acquired South African supplier, Unique Flavors, for R90-million as it edges towards its recently-set target of hitting sales of $2-billion by 2020.

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New twist in Noakes' case

Tim NoakesThe Medical Research Council is expected to probe a senior employee accused of teaming up with "big sugar" to discredit Banting-diet champion Tim Noakes (left), reports the Sunday Times.

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March of the dreaded armyworm into SA threatens maize crop

Army wormsOutbreaks were first reported in West and Central Africa at the beginning of last year. They have since jumped the Equator into Burundi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi and have spread to some of the northern areas of South Africa.

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South Africa’s sugar tax: a bold move, and the right thing to do

SugarThe reality is that the move to introduce a sugar tax in South Africa is necessary because of the scourge of non-communicable diseases and obesity in the country, write three University of Pretoria researchers.

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How big supermarket chains in southern Africa keep out small suppliers

Supermarket SThe food game gives rise to many entrepreneurs full of bright new ideas and concepts - which is all well and fine until it comes to the all important step of getting them to the consumer, as this article highlights.

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Top International Stuff

With major acquisitions of organic baby food and fresh carrot companies, the iconic processed, canned soup company is trying to become a strong advocate for fresh food and ingredient transparency.
The investorswho own Kraft Heinz are upending the food industry...
The spread of exotic grains is evidence that globalisation works — the symptom of a happy trend, and not something to be feared, rebutted or destroyed as much populist thinking today would have it....

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