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Cargill sticking with ethanol despite challenges

Agribusiness company Cargill Inc is expanding in the corn-based ethanol business despite a sluggish demand outlook for the renewable fuel, the head of the company's corn milling group said on Thursday.

Clean your plate, save the world?

Cleaning your plate may not help feed starving children today, but the time-worn advice of mothers everywhere may help reduce food waste from the farm to the fork, help the environment and make it easier to feed the world's growing population.

Bacardi goes dark, adds flavors in U.S.

Bacardi Ltd is trying to tap more into the dark side of spirits, launching its first cognac in the United States where it is known more for white spirits like Grey Goose Vodka and its Bacardi Superior clear rum.

Beef prices going higher, JBS says

U.S. consumers, already cringing at high beef prices, can expect even more expensive meat later this year due to the smallest cattle herd in more than 50 years, the chief executive of one of the nation's largest meat companies said on Wednesday.

Clean your plate, save the world?

Cleaning your plate may not help feed starving children today, but the time-worn advice of mothers everywhere may help reduce food waste from the farm to the fork, help the environment and make it easier to feed the world's growing population.

Indonesia Q1 cocoa output to slump 60 pct on heavy rains

Heavy rains in the first quarter will lead to a 60 percent slump in Indonesia's cocoa bean output compared to a year ago, an industry group said on Wednesday, although the full-year figure is likely to show a near 10 percent increase.

DuPont sees protein demand lifting soy sales

CHICAGO, March 13 - DuPont says it expects soy supplements to fuel much of the growth in its food ingredients business and for its products to help solve the widespread problem of weed tolerance to pesticides.

Beam considers price increases as economy recovers

CHICAGO, March 13 - Beam Inc has raised prices on some of its alcoholic drinks this year as the U.S. economy shows signs of improving and the company could have more price increases as opportunities arise, according to a top executive.

Quotes from the Reuters Food and Agriculture Summit

Leaders from different walks of the food and commodity sector are joining Reuters reporters at the Reuters Food and Agriculture Summit in Chicago this week. Here are some memorable quotes from our discussions with them:

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