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EPA introduces new restrictions on Bayer’s dicamba herbicide

19 hours ago

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.

 


Cargill launches canola alternative to fish-based aquafeed

November 08, 2018

Cargill is launching a new alternative to fish oil-based aquafeed to relieve pressure on wild caught fish.


Total delays La Mede biofuel refinery start-up

November 08, 2018

French oil and gas giant Total SA is delaying the start-up of its 500,000 tonnes/year biofuel refinery in La Mede to the first quarter of 2019, Reuters reports.
 


World olive oil production to rise by 28%

November 07, 2018

Global olive oil production is forecast to rise by 28% for 2017/2018 compared to the previous year, according to provisional figures by the International Olive Council (IOC).


Global vegetable oil production to reach reach record high of 204M tonnes

November 06, 2018

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has projected a record high global vegetable oil production of 204M tonnes for 2018/19, with supplies of palm and soyabean oils seeing a particularly sharp increase, says Germany’s Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants (UFOP).