Researchers from American Purdue University, in collaboration with Dow Agrosciences, have discovered a novel soyabean gene that could provide resistance to a fungal disease that costs farmers millions in lost crops.
The US Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) is supporting the inclusion of highly refined ingredients (HRI) – such as oils and sugars – derived from bioengineered crops in the mandatory labelling standard for genetically modified foods.
China is expected to produce 4.4M tonnes more soyabeans in the 2017/2018 season, a boost in production not seen in many years, Artem Hammerschmidt, a senior analyst at Oil World told the Black Sea Oil Trade conference in Ukraine on 19 September.
Increasing health consciousness among consumers and producers’ focus on research and development (R&D) are set to drive the growth of the edible oil market in the coming years, a new market study finds.
The UK government’s planned 2% cap on crop-based biofuels could be “disastrous” for the country’s farmers and ethanol and feed producers, playing into the hands of foreign high-protein feed exporters, according to Vivergo Fuels.
China Communications Construction Co Ltd (CCCC) – China’s largest port construction and dredging company – is expected to sign a deal on 31 December to build a grain handling terminal in the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina, the China Daily reported on 5 September.
Global agri and food company Bunge Limited acquired on 12 September a 70% ownership interest in specialty oil firm IOI Loders Croklaan in a US$946M deal that would expand Bunge’s portfolio in tropical oils.
Canadian agri supply chain developer Pipeline Foods has launched its global operations, with a goal to build sustainable supply chains for non-GM and organic grains, oilseeds and food/feed ingredients.