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Unique fatty acids in flower seed oil could improve renewable lubricants

19 hours ago

A US-Chinese research team has discovered an unusual seed oil component in an ornamental flower that could lead to the development of more effective lubricants based on renewable plant oils.


China retaliates against US tariffs with edible oil duty

September 20, 2018

The USA and China have once more traded blows in the ongoing trade war, with China retaliating against new US tariffs by imposing duties of its own on a number of US food products, including soyabean oil.


Soyabean farming threatens Brazil’s Cerrado savannah

September 20, 2018

Continuing conversion of Brazil’s Cerrado savannah into farmland is directing deforestation away from the Amazon rainforest but, at the same time, may be fuelling climate change and causing damage to watersheds.


La Coop Fédérée acquires 50% stake in W-S Feed & Supplies

September 19, 2018

Canadian agri-food cooperative La Coop Fédérée (LCF) has agreed to acquire a 50% stake in its compatriot Ontario-based animal feed producer W-S Feed & Supplies.


Bunge Loders Croklaan changes palm oil products portfolio to low 3-MCPDE

September 18, 2018

In anticipation of future EU legislation, vegetable oils and fats producer Bunge Loders Croklaan (BLC) has converted its entire palm oil food portfolio to have low 3-MCPDE levels.


US invalidates two krill oil patents held by Aker Biomarine

September 17, 2018

The US Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board has found that certain patents related to krill and krill oil held by Norwegian Aker Biomarine in the country are unpatentable.


Canadian team develops method to turn fatbergs into biogas

September 14, 2018

A Canadian team of researchers from the University of British Columbia (UBC) has devised a new method that can turn the fatbergs plaguing the sewers of many major cities into renewable biogas fuel.


Canadian Pacific registers 25.8M tonnes of grain transported in 2017/18

September 13, 2018

Canadian railway operator Canadian Pacific (CP) moved 25.8M tonnes of western Canadian soyabeans, grain, grain products and other non-regulated principal field crops during the 2017/18 crop season.


G3 opens two new Canadian grain elevators

September 12, 2018

Canadian grains and oilseeds trader G3 Canada has opened two new grain elevators in the province of Saskatchewan as part of its plan to increase its grain origination network in western Canada.


ADM buys Brazilian soyabean processing facilities

September 12, 2018

Global agritrader Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) has agreed to purchase various assets of Brazilian agri-food firm Algar Agro, including two oilseed processing facilities, to enhance its position in the Brazilian meal and bottled oils markets.


Canada to phase out ‘bee-killer’ neonicotinoid pesticides

September 11, 2018

Canada’s health ministry Health Canada is planning a phase-out of two neonicotinoid herbicides that have been linked to death of aquatic insects and honey bees.