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RSPO members agree on new palm oil standard

18 hours ago

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has revised its certification standards including new requirements on deforestation and protection of peatlands, human and labour rights.


US to review tariffs on Argentine biodiesel

23 hours ago

A US decision to review tariffs imposed on Argentine biodiesel could mean a revival for the country’s exporters, the biodiesel chamber of Argentina says.


Malaysian minister speaks out against UK supermarket’s anti-palm oil advert

November 19, 2018


Malaysian Minister for Primary Industries Teresa Kok has spoken out against UK supermarket Iceland’s controversial TV advert depicting an orangutan telling the story of how her home was destroyed by palm oil cultivation.


Viterra takes over largest canola processing facility in North America

November 19, 2018

Canadian grain and oilseed handler Viterra has taken over the largest expeller-press canola processing facility in North America in Warden, Washington, USA as part of its assumption of full ownership of Pacific Coast Canola (PCC) on 1 November.


EPA introduces new restrictions on Bayer’s dicamba herbicide

November 16, 2018

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on 31 October that it will allow the use of Bayer AG’s controversial dicamba weed killer for another two years but with additional restrictions in place, Reuters reports.


USA on brink of storage crisis for soybeans

November 15, 2018

Storage costs for US soyabeans are expected to be at a premium this season as the commodity will need to fight for space along with corn and wheat crops, according to World Grain.


Iceland anti palm oil advert deemed “too political”

November 15, 2018

British supermarket Iceland’s Christmas advert portraying the environmental issues related to palm oil has been deemed “too political” and banned from broadcast.


USA approves cultivation of GM cottonseed

November 14, 2018

US regulators have approved the cultivation of a GM cotton plant, which could act as a protein-packed food source in countries suffering from malnutrition, Reuters reports.


Waste cooking oil recycled as a fertiliser

November 13, 2018

Waste cooking oil from food establishments has been used to make a controlled-release fertiliser which results in less wasted nutrients and better plant health, reports The Lead South Australia.

 


Belgium updates definition of cream

November 12, 2018


Belgium has updated its definition of cream with a new draft regulation that lowers the minimum fat content of cream, whipped cream and light cream.


Pakistan to build new grain terminal

November 09, 2018

State-run Pakistan National Shipping Corporation (PNSC) is planning to build a new terminal in Karachi to ease pressure on the country’s only dedicated grain and oil seed facility at Port Qasim.