Minneapolis- based Cargill had been in late-stage talks to buy the business, which spans bean pressing in Abidjan in Ivory Coast to fine chocolate making in Belgium. The combined company would have been big enough to rival Swiss chocolate maker Barry Callebaut, the world's largest industrial chocolate producer.» Read More
*BlackBerry shares fall after company abandons sale, replaces CEO. NEW YORK, Nov 4- U.S. stock indexes were little changed on Monday in below-average trading volume, while shares of Blackberry plummeted to a 10- year low after the company replaced its CEO.
*BlackBerry abandons sale plans, to replace CEO. NEW YORK, Nov 4- U.S. stock indexes were little changed on Monday, with shares of Blackberry plummeting to a 10- year low as the day's biggest loser, amid uncertainty over the longevity of the Federal Reserve's massive stimulus measures.
*BlackBerry abandons sale plans, to replace CEO. NEW YORK, Nov 4- U.S. stocks edged modestly higher on Monday in the wake of data showing that business spending dropped sharply in September and amid uncertainty over how soon the Federal Reserve would be comfortable enough with growth to begin scaling back stimulus.
*Cost-cutting to result in pre-tax charges of $1.2 bln- $1.4 bln by 2017. Nov 4- Kellogg Co, the world's largest maker of breakfast cereals, said it would cut about 7 percent of its workforce and slash capacity by 2017, after reporting another quarterly decline in sales in its cereals business.
*BlackBerry abandons sale plans, to replace CEO. Still, U.S.-listed shares of Blackberry tumbled 21.1 percent to $6.13 in premarket trade after the smartphone maker said it was abandoning a plan to sell itself and instead, would replace its chief executive officer.
DALLAS, Nov 3- For more than a century, ranchers and their children have paraded cattle around the dusty show ring at the State Fair of Texas in Dallas, in a rite of passage that is part farm economics, part rural theater.
According to a UN report, the consumption of insects could help fight world hunger, boost nutrition and curb pollution. CNBC visits food futurist Josh Schonwald to discuss, around...cricket quesadilla!
From is Parisian "Lab Store", David Edwards', multi-millionaire inventor discusses the future of food as well as some of his inventions including edible packaging, and inhalable beverages.
CNBC visits Syngenta's U.K. research and development lab to discover what scientists are working on to solve food scarcity problems around the world.
Replacing a ton of cocoa has gone from $2,200 to $2,700, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.
"There is a lot more demand in the world for cocoa and chocolate," said Larry Graham, president of the National Confectioners Association.
A California factory town's attempt to shut down production of Sriracha sauce heads to court until the company gets rid of the plant's smelly fumes.
*UAE wants route into EU market before Serbia joins. BELGRADE/ ABU DHABI, Oct 31- From animal feed to missiles and loans, Serbia is banking on an unlikely alliance with the United Arab Emirates to upgrade its vital farming industry, revive military production and get badly needed cheaper finance.
CHICAGO, Oct 30- Cargill Inc, one of the world's largest beef processors, threw a wrench into Merck& Co.' s plans to reintroduce its feed additive Zilmax, stating it will not accept Zilmax-fed beef into the Cargill supply chain "until we are 100 percent confident the animal welfare issues are resolved."
NEW YORK, Oct 30- When Campbell Soup Co was losing market share to private label brands and smaller competitors in recent years, it could have used another pop superstar like Andy Warhol to try to make its brand hip again, especially with 20- somethings. Investors have embraced the initiatives, pushing Campbell stock up more than 30 percent in the last two years.
*Senate and House back different levels of cuts in new farm bill. WASHINGTON/ LOS ANGELES, Oct 30- One of every seven Americans will take a hit on Friday when a $5 billion cut in food stamps, the first across-the-board reduction in the history of the decades-old federal program, takes effect.
Oct 30- Canadian food processor Maple Leaf Foods on Wednesday reported lower-than-expected results for the third quarter, hurt mainly by weakness in its meat business. The Toronto- based company, one of Canada's biggest pork processors and bakers, said revenue slipped 2.5 percent to C $1.15 billion.
CNBC's Stephane Pedrazzi explores the world of future food with David Edwards, the developer of WikiCells, food that can be eaten in its packaging.
CHICAGO, Oct 29- U.S. drugmaker Merck& Co told Reuters on Tuesday that it plans to bring its Zilmax animal feed additive back for sale in the United States and Canada, after it completes an audit of how the muscle-building cattle feed product is used in the agriculture sector.
CHICAGO, Oct 29- Cattle are entering U.S. packing plants slightly thinner than a year ago as feedlots rush the animals to market to cash in on record-high prices and are no longer feeding them the growth promotant Zilmax, analysts and economists said.