US agribusiness firm Cargill has received approval from the US Department of Agriculture to grow a biotech canola variety in the USA that produces omega-3 fatty acids, which can be used to replace fish oil in aquaculture feeds.
Exports of Caribbean essential oils to the EU has grown by 33% in the past year due to rising concern about sustainability and ethics in personal care products, according to the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) on 31 July.
European scientists have called on the newly-elected European Parliament and European Commission (EC) to rethink genome editing technology restrictions, exactly a year after the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that plants obtained through the technology should be considered genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
The UK Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) says UK consumers should continue to ensure that saturated fats account for “no more than about 10%” of daily calories after revising reviewing advice handed down from 1994.
Brazil’s National Agency for Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP) announced on 6 August that it has approved the sale and use of B15 biodiesel and is raising the minimum blend of the fuel from 10% to 11%, from September.