US vegetable oils and fats producer Bunge Loders Croklaan (BLC) has introduced a range of plant-based fats designed to mimick the sensory characteristics of the meat it is replacing, the company said on 29 November.
A US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) panel has recommended the use of a fish oil-derived drug as an add-on therapy for reducing the chance of heart attacks and strokes in high-risk patients with cardiovascular disease.
Brazilian agro-energy investor, the ECB group, has hired international banks UBS and Barclays to act as financial advisors for the funding of Latin America’s first large-scale hyrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) plant, Reuters reported on 11 November.
Despite international outrage against forest fires in Brazil’s Amazon, Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has annulled a 10-year-old regulation banning the expansion of sugarcane planted in the world’s largest rainforest.
The International Maritime Organization (IMO)’s upcoming regulations on ballast water and sulphur emissions have put pressure on ocean freight rates for bulk grain and oilseeds, according to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).