Scientists at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have developed a new genetic modification (GM) method they say can increase the oil yield from oilseeds by up to 15% in laboratory conditions.
German appliance manufacturer Miele is updating the washing machines it hosts at 1,300 McDonald’s restaurants across the UK to pull oil from used mops, towels and cleaning cloths to recycle into biofuel for the fast food giant’s delivery fleet.
India’s oilseed production in 2019/20 is forecast to rise by 8% over the previous year, assuming normal weather conditions, a US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Global Agricultural Information Network (GAIN) report said on 19 April.
German life sciences company Bayer AG has asked California’s Court of Appeal to throw out a verdict ordering it to pay US$78M to a school groundskeeper who claimed the company's weed killers gave him cancer, Reuters reported on 24 April.
Olive oil, butter and essential oils are among a list of EU goods that the USA has threatened to impose US$11bn worth of tariffs on in a long-running dispute over the EU’s subsidy of European aerospace corporation Airbus.