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Rooibos gets a kick

Oct 20 2014 16:23

Fans of rooibos and honeybush tea can anticipate more bite with their antioxidants as the local fynbos plants are now being used to make alcoholic beverages.

Agribusiness

Has sugar lost its sweet spot?

Oct 20 2014 20:17

The maker of America's top sugar brand is launching its first no-calorie "natural" sweetener extracted from the stevia plant in Paraguay.

Agribusiness

Whey to go: Dutch cash in on cheese waste demand

Oct 20 2014 09:35

The powerful Dutch dairy industry is scrambling to cash in on exploding demand for whey, a cheese by-product once used mainly in cattle feed.

Agribusiness

Top SA Chardonnay Report released

Oct 17 2014 17:43

Wines from the Stellenbosch district have dominated the 2014 Christian Eedes Chardonnay Report – with seven out of the Top 10 hailing from this region.

Agribusiness

Vines watered underground against climate change

Oct 14 2014 11:30

Treasury Wine Estates is testing technology to water vines underground and is expanding fermentation capacity to combat the impact of climate change.

Agribusiness

SABMiller's Zim beer sales plunge

Oct 13 2014 15:45

SABMiller's Zimbabwean affiliate Delta Corporation has reported a 25% drop in lager sales as slower economic growth hit demand for beer.

Agribusiness

Brazil beef exports up on China, Russia demand

Oct 12 2014 15:15

Brazil beef exports have jumped, in part due to rising Russian demand as Moscow turns away from US and European sources in retaliation against sanctions.

Agribusiness

Sea Harvest launches R125m trawler for W Coast

Oct 09 2014 17:25

This year Sea Harvest celebrated 50 years since its inception and on Thursday it launched its new vessel at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.

Agribusiness

Zeder's investments now R10bn

Oct 07 2014 17:09

Zeder, the listed investment company and investor in the broad agribusiness industry, has achieved strong results for the six months to August 2014.

Agribusiness

Cape farm worker problems concern Ramaphosa

Oct 05 2014 20:00

Changes in the Western Cape's farming sector are affecting farm workers the most, says Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.

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EU farmers get aid to deal with Russian ban

Sep 30 2014 15:03

The European Commission has announced a new set of measures to help fruit and vegetable producers hit by a Russian ban on agricultural imports.

Agribusiness

Little change in SA maize estimate

Sep 25 2014 10:59

South Africa will hardly change its 2014 maize output forecast, a Reuters survey shows, as farmers hold onto crops in the face of prices that have fallen.

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