Mexico bans genetically modified corn

Mexico bans genetically modified corn

19th January, 2021

Mexico has banned the domestic cultivation of genetically modified (GM) corn and will also phase out GM corn imports by 2024.

TNAU launches high-yielding sunflower variety

TNAU launches high-yielding sunflower variety

18th January, 2021

India’s Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) has developed a high-yielding sunflower hybrid variety which can be grown in rain-fed areas and is moderately disease resistant, UkrAgroConsult reported on 6 January.

UK to launch consultation on gene editing

UK to launch consultation on gene editing

18th January, 2021

The UK government has launched a consultation on the use of gene editing to modify food crops and livestock now that it has left the EU, BBC News reported on 8 January.

Latest issue: January 2021

January 2021

Our January 2021 issue focuses on palm oil, including a look at Indonesia – the world’s top producer of the crop – and the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on prices, demand and supply, with a forecast for 2021.

In a special focus on rendering, we write on how the USA uses rendered protein to produce pet food, helping to reduce food waste.

We report on the global coconut market and how urgent action is needed to promote a sustainable industry.

And we take a look at China, the world’s second largest importer of edible oils, with some of the most well-developed ports globally.

In addition, the January 2021 issue includes a round-up of the latest plants and project developments around the world.

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