Argentina’s national food health and quality service Senasa is working to update regulations in order to facilitate the import of US soyabeans into the country for the first time in more than 20 years.
The global use of US rendered fat is now mostly for biodiesel and renewable fuel, as well as for the oleochemical industry, with 40% of all US rendered fat exports utilised for biodiesel and renewable diesel production, according to the National Renderers Association (NRA) US market report, published in the April 2018 edition of Render magazine.
Russian antitrust authority Federal Anti-Monopoly Service (FAS) has given a green light to German chemical firm Bayer’s planned US$62.5bn merger with the American agrichem developer Monsanto, despite an earlier six-month delay on the decision.
Malaysian agri-commodities firm and palm oil producer Felda Global Ventures (FGV) is upgrading its ‘No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation’ sustainability policy in an effort to boost its sustainability drive.
An Arkansas judge has allowed six farmers to spray Monsanto’s controversial dicamba-based herbicide on their crops after a 15 April cut-off date despite concerns over its potential to cause damage to surrounding crops not engineered to tolerate it.