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US approves GM cotton for human and animal consumption

9 hours ago

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a genetically modified (GM) cotton variety for human and animal consumption, paving the way for a new protein-packed food source and a meal for animal feed.


Indonesian palm oil executive arrested in connection with murder of two activists

14 hours ago

An Indonesian palm oil executive was arrested on 8 November for allegedly ordering the killing of two journalists involved in a dispute between the company and local residents, Reuters reports.


Researchers develop frost-resistant canola

November 08, 2019

Researchers at the University of Calgary, Canada have developed a gene-based technology to produce canola plants that can withstand late-season frost and still produce high-quality seed.


Cargill, Maersk Tankers and Mitsui to reduce GHG in shipping

November 07, 2019

Global agribusiness giant Cargill has partnered up with Maersk Tankers and Mitsui & Co to accelerate the reduction of greenhouse gases (GHG) within shipping.


World olive oil cultivation area decreases

November 07, 2019

The global surface area of olive trees cultivated for commercial purposes has decreased for the first time in 22 years.


Indonesia palm oil exports fall

November 06, 2019

Indonesian palm oil exports fell in August as Indian traders reduced shipments due to high import duties, Reuters reported on 17 October.


China, India, Indonesia to account for 40% of future biofuel production

November 05, 2019

China, India and Indonesia will account for 40% (15bn litres) of biofuel production growth between 2019 to 2024, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).


Olive oil producers react to US tariffs

November 04, 2019

The North American Olive Oil Association (NAOOA) and 80 other US trade organisations have asked the US Trade Representative (USTR) to exempt tariffs on European products shipped before 2 October.


Fuels of the Future 2020 taking place in Berlin

November 01, 2019

The International Congress for Renewable Mobility "Fuels of the Future" will start its 17th round on 20-21 January 2020.


PAHO plans to remove trans fatty acids from industrial food production

November 01, 2019

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has agreed to eliminate trans fatty acids (TFAs) from industrial food production by 2025 to reduce cardiovascular disease.


Sunoil buys scandal-hit Dutch Kampen biodiesel plant

October 31, 2019

Dutch used cooking oil biodiesel (UCOME) producer Sunoil has bought bankrupt Biodiesel Kampen’s plant for an undisclosed price.