The UK government’s planned 2% cap on crop-based biofuels could be “disastrous” for the country’s farmers and ethanol and feed producers, playing into the hands of foreign high-protein feed exporters, according to Vivergo Fuels.
China Communications Construction Co Ltd (CCCC) – China’s largest port construction and dredging company – is expected to sign a deal on 31 December to build a grain handling terminal in the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina, the China Daily reported on 5 September.
Global agri and food company Bunge Limited acquired on 12 September a 70% ownership interest in specialty oil firm IOI Loders Croklaan in a US$946M deal that would expand Bunge’s portfolio in tropical oils.
Canadian agri supply chain developer Pipeline Foods has launched its global operations, with a goal to build sustainable supply chains for non-GM and organic grains, oilseeds and food/feed ingredients.
The recent Petya cyber attack on Maersk – with 17 APM Terminals, including Los Angeles, Rotterdam and Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust in Mumbai hit, with some forced to close down – underscores the increasing vulnerability of ports and terminals to this threat.
Canadian canola producers have voiced their concern at Health Canada’s, the country’s governmental health organisation’s, proposed ban of the synthetic insecticide lambda-cyhalothrin, also known as Matador.