Egypt launches new commodities exchange

Egypt launches new commodities exchange

23rd September, 2020

A commodities exchange for wheat, oils, sugar and rice is being set up in Egypt, Reuters reported on 9 September.

Amarin loses appeal for purified fatty acid pill patent

Amarin loses appeal for purified fatty acid pill patent

22nd September, 2020

US pharmaceutical company Amarin has lost its patent appeal for its fish oil fatty acid pill Vascepa, Fierce Pharma reported on 3 September.

Malaysia palm oil producers look to prisons to resolve labour shortage

Malaysia palm oil producers look to prisons to resolve labour shortage

21st September, 2020

Palm oil companies in Malaysia are looking to recruit recovering drug addicts and prisoners to solve labour shortages, Reuters reported on 9 September.

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.