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La Coop Fédérée acquires 50% stake in W-S Feed & Supplies

6 hours ago

Canadian agri-food cooperative La Coop Fédérée (LCF) has agreed to acquire a 50% stake in its compatriot Ontario-based animal feed producer W-S Feed & Supplies.


Bunge Loders Croklaan changes palm oil products portfolio to low 3-MCPDE

September 18, 2018

In anticipation of future EU legislation, vegetable oils and fats producer Bunge Loders Croklaan (BLC) has converted its entire palm oil food portfolio to have low 3-MCPDE levels.


US invalidates two krill oil patents held by Aker Biomarine

September 17, 2018

The US Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board has found that certain patents related to krill and krill oil held by Norwegian Aker Biomarine in the country are unpatentable.


Canadian team develops method to turn fatbergs into biogas

September 14, 2018

A Canadian team of researchers from the University of British Columbia (UBC) has devised a new method that can turn the fatbergs plaguing the sewers of many major cities into renewable biogas fuel.


Canadian Pacific registers 25.8M tonnes of grain transported in 2017/18

September 13, 2018

Canadian railway operator Canadian Pacific (CP) moved 25.8M tonnes of western Canadian soyabeans, grain, grain products and other non-regulated principal field crops during the 2017/18 crop season.


G3 opens two new Canadian grain elevators

September 12, 2018

Canadian grains and oilseeds trader G3 Canada has opened two new grain elevators in the province of Saskatchewan as part of its plan to increase its grain origination network in western Canada.


ADM buys Brazilian soyabean processing facilities

September 12, 2018

Global agritrader Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) has agreed to purchase various assets of Brazilian agri-food firm Algar Agro, including two oilseed processing facilities, to enhance its position in the Brazilian meal and bottled oils markets.


Canada to phase out ‘bee-killer’ neonicotinoid pesticides

September 11, 2018

Canada’s health ministry Health Canada is planning a phase-out of two neonicotinoid herbicides that have been linked to death of aquatic insects and honey bees.


US FDA approves sugar from first GMO sugarcane variety

September 10, 2018

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved raw and refined sugar produced from Brazil’s first genetically modified (GM) sugarcane variety as safe, approving it for sale in the USA.


India approves Adani Wilmar bid for Ruchi Soya

September 07, 2018

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has reportedly given the green light to Adani Wilmar’s bid to purchase the struggling Indian edible oil producer Ruchi Soya.


Palm oil in Africa could threaten primates

September 06, 2018

Expansion of palm oil production in Africa could pose a significant risk to the continent’s already endangered monkeys and apes as their habitats are also prime oil palm cultivation land, a new study finds.