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  • BEIJING/ MANILA, July 20- China's reform of its vast corn sector is spurring a rapid revival of cheaper high-fructose corn syrup, putting it on a collision course with Asian sugar producers in a battle for the lucrative sweetener market. China's producers have also found willing buyers abroad. "HFCS is changing the structure of the sugar industry in China and...

  • Bowery CEO: Digital farming takes root in food industry

    Irving Fain, Bowery founder & CEO, explains how technology is helping to build systems that grow produce year-round.

  • SAO PAULO, July 12- Canada's Brookfield Asset Management has signed an exclusivity agreement to acquire power transmission lines owned by Brazil's J&F Investimentos SA, which is selling off assets to pay a record corruption-related fine, two people with knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday. J&F is accelerating the pace of talks to sell assets as...

  • NEW DELHI, July 7- India, the world's biggest sugar consumer, is likely to raise import duty on the sweetener to 50 percent from 40 percent in an attempt to restrict cheaper flows of the commodity from overseas, a government official said on Friday. Lower imports by India could put pressure on global prices, but will support local prices that have come under pressure...

  • TOKYO, July 5- Japan's labor shortage has pushed job-hopping to its highest since the global financial crisis, as companies scramble for workers with experience in the rapidly-aging economy. Job-hopping goes against the grain of Japan's work culture, where many companies hire graduates and employ them until they retire. But you can't get what you want if you...

  • TOKYO, July 5- Japan's labour shortage has pushed job-hopping to its highest since the global financial crisis, as companies scramble for workers with experience in the rapidly-ageing economy. Job-hopping goes against the grain of Japan's work culture, where many companies hire graduates and employ them until they retire. But you can't get what you want if you...

  • ABC television network, owned by Walt Disney Co, has settled its closely watched defamation lawsuit with Beef Products Inc over news reports on a processed beef product that critics dubbed "pink slime," both companies said on Wednesday. Terms of the settlement, which also covered the Beef Products Inc claims against ABC reporter Jim Avila, were not disclosed.

  • BPI had claimed that ABC, a unit of Walt Disney Co, and Avila defamed the company by calling its ground-beef product pink slime and making errors and omissions in a 2012 report. ABC stood by its reporting, which it has said deserved protection under the U.S. "Throughout this case, we have maintained that our reports accurately presented the facts and views of...

  • BPI had claimed ABC, a unit of Walt Disney Co, and Avila defamed the company by calling its ground-beef product pink slime and making errors and omissions in a 2012 report. ABC stood by its reporting, which it has said deserved protection under the U.S. "Throughout this case, we have maintained that our reports accurately presented the facts and views of...

  • BPI had claimed ABC, a unit of Walt Disney Co, and Avila defamed the company by calling its ground-beef product pink slime and making errors and omissions in a 2012 report. ABC stood by its reporting, which it has said deserved protection under the U.S. "Throughout this case, we have maintained that our reports accurately presented the facts and views of...

  • June 28- Beef Products Inc has settled its defamation and libel lawsuit against American Broadcasting Co and its reporter Jim Avila, the meat processor said on Wednesday. BPI had claimed ABC, a unit of Walt Disney Co, and Avila defamed the company by using the term pink slime and making errors and omissions in its 2012 reporting on what the company calls its "lean...

  • June 28- Beef Products Inc has settled its defamation and libel suit against American Broadcasting Co and its reporter Jim Avila, the meat processor said on Wednesday. BPI had claimed ABC, a unit of Walt Disney Co, and Avila defamed the company by using the term pink slime and making errors and omissions in its 2012 reporting on what the company calls its "lean finely...

  • June 28- South Dakota meat processor Beef Products Inc has settled its defamation and libel suit against American Broadcasting Company and its reporter Jim Avila, BPI said in a statement on Wednesday. BPI claimed ABC, a unit of Walt Disney Co, and Avila defamed the company by using the term pink slime and making errors and omissions in its 2012 reporting on the...

  • SAO PAULO, June 26- The investment arm of Brazil's state development bank BNDES has convened a JBS SA shareholder meeting to remove the controlling Batista family from the meatpacker's management and board, in the latest twist involving the world's No. 2 food processor. BNDES Chief Executive Officer Paulo Rabello de Castro said BNDES Participações SA wants...

  • ABU DHABI/ SAO PAULO, June 16- Shares of JBS SA erased gains on Friday after a source denied that Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund Mubadala Development Co PJSC was arranging partners to make a bid for control of the world's largest meatpacker. Exame, which did not say how it obtained the information, said companies including U.S. food producer Cargill Inc might be...

  • SAO PAULO, June 16- Shares of JBS SA erased gains on Friday after a source denied that Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund Mubadala Development Co was arranging partners to make a bid for control of the world's largest meatpacker. Exame, which did not say how it obtained the information, said other bidders, including U.S. food producer Cargill Inc, might be interested in...

  • SAO PAULO, June 16- Shares of JBS SA jumped on Friday after Brazilian financial magazine Exame reported that Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund Mubadala Development Co PJSC is arranging partners to make a bid for control of the world's largest meatpacker. Other bidders, including U.S. food producer Cargill Inc, might be interested in acquiring certain JBS assets,...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, June 14- The United States and Mexico on Wednesday finalized terms of a sugar trade pact that seeks to resolve a years-long dispute between the governments before a North American trade deal is renegotiated. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo announced an agreement in principle.

  • SAO PAULO, June 14- JBS SA, whose controlling shareholder recently agreed to pay the world's largest leniency fine ever, has hired lawyer Marcelo Proença to become global head of compliance, as the world's biggest meatpacker seeks to turn the page on a massive corruption scandal. Last month, Brazil's billionaire Batista family- which owns over 40 percent of JBS...

  • The changes are part of Elk Point's selection as site of a multibillion-dollar defamation case pitting ABC News against South Dakota- meat processor, Beef Products Inc. The company contends that ABC and reporter Jim Avila defamed it by referring to its signature product as "pink slime" in 2012 broadcasts. ABC is a unit of Walt Disney Co.. While BPI could face an...