Ajinomoto Co., Inc. (TYO: 2802), is a Japanese company that produces food seasonings, cooking oils, foods and pharmaceuticals. The literal translation of Aji no Moto is “Essence of Taste,” used as a trademark for the company’s monosodium glutamate (MSG).
As of Feb 2009, Ajinomoto produces around 33% of the world’s MSG. Ajinomoto is active in 23 countries and regions worldwide, employing around 24,861 people as of 2004. Yearly revenue stands at US$9.84 billion.
Shrimp leads non-oil exports for the first time Ecuador
Between January and October this year, Ecuador exported shrimp for USD 2.17 billion, an amount that placed this product for the first time, ahead of bananas, generating USD 2.15 billion in sales.