Argentine crush workers strike over wage demands

Argentine crush workers strike over wage demands

20th October, 2020

A strike to demand the re-opening of salary negotiations has been launched by Argentina’s crushers’ union federation FTCIOD, AgriCensus reported the organisation’s secretary general as saying on 14 October.

European Commission approves GM soyabean from Bayer

European Commission approves GM soyabean from Bayer

19th October, 2020

The European Commission (EC) has approved a genetically modified (GM) soyabean produced by Bayer for food and feed use in the EU, Euractiv reported on 1 October.

Argentina cuts soybean export duties to boost sales

Argentina cuts soybean export duties to boost sales

16th October, 2020

A package of measures to encourage farmers to increase grain sales in the final quarter of 2020 has been announced by the government of Argentina, Reuters reported on 2 October.

Latest issue: September/October 2020

September/October 2020

Our September/October 2020 issue includes an in-depth look at a company which supplies speciality fats, sourced from Indian butter seeds, to confectionery and cosmetics firms worldwide.

In our sustainability feature we include details of Malaysia’s progress towards achieving the certification of its entire palm oil sector.

We also examine how cultured fats can mimic the richness of animal fats in alternative meat products.

In addition, the September/October issue includes features on the rise in popularity of plant-based foods and a report on the crucial role the Australian rendering industry plays in supporting the country’s global meat trade.

OFI’s regular mix of news, event listings and statistics also feature in this issue.