Nestle set to launch first organic products in Brazil in coming weeks

By Gram Slattery

SAO PAULO, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Nestle SA will launch
its first organic food line in Brazil in the coming weeks, an
executive told Reuters, as the world's biggest food company
makes a global push to capture growing interest in healthy and
organic products.

Brazil executive manager for dairy and cereals, Carine
Malher, said Nestle was planning to sell 1 million boxes of
organic oatmeal and oat bran products in the country this year.

TABLE-Japan's use of corn in animal feed rises in December

TOKYO, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Japan's use of corn in
animal feed rose to 47.4 percent in December from a year
earlier, preliminary data from the Ministry of
Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries showed on Tuesday.
Below is a table based on preliminary data from the
farm ministry for Japan's compound feed shipments in
tonnes and each grain's percentage share in feed
production:

REFILE-GRAINS-Soybeans firm 1 pct to 7-month high

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SYDNEY, Feb 20 (Reuters) - U.S. soybean futures rose 1
percent on Tuesday to hit a near seven-month high as dry weather
across key producing regions in Argentina crimps production from
one of the world's largest exporters.

GRAINS-Soybeans firm 1 pct to 7-month high

U.S. soybean futures rose 1 percent on Tuesday to hit a near
seven-month high as dry weather across key producing regions in
Argentina crimps production from one of the world's largest
exporters.

Mosaic Co phosphate producer says quarterly revenue rises 12 pct

Feb 19 (Reuters) - Mosaic Co, the world's largest
producer of finished phosphate products, on Monday reported a 12
percent rise in net sales driven by higher potash and phosphates
prices.

Plymouth, Minnesota-based Mosaic sold 2.5 million tonnes of
diammonium phosphate in the fourth quarter at an average price
of $348 per tonne, up from $317 per tonne a year earlier.

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