Uganda considers rice import ban to improve domestic production

UGANDA - Uganda’s government is considering to stop importation of unprocessed rice by processors so as to improve the domestic supply, reports the Monitor. The consideration has been informed by a survey revealing that the country has a capacity of processing 7,158 metric tonnes per day, a situation arising from the increased number of rice…

Bunge names Robert Coviello new executive VP and chief strategy officer

USA – Bunge Ltd has appointed Robert Coviello as the company’s new executive vice-president and chief growth and strategy officer effective Jan. 1, 2019. Coviello will report to Soren Schroder, chief executive officer (CEO) at Bunge Ltd. He will drive the development of Bunge’s strategic plans, working alongside the executive committee to evaluate strategic alternatives…

Bunge adds lentil functional flour to portfolio of clean label ingredients

USA – Bunge Ltd.’s North American operating arm, Bunge North America has introduced pulse based, lentil functional flour to its portfolio of clean label ingredients. The new product is said to be rich in protein, can act as a substitute for modified starches and provides a range of nutritional benefits. Made with non-GMO lentils, water…