All news articles for June 2020

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LDC sets responsible soy sourcing targets for 2020 and beyond

By Jane Byrne

Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC), in its latest sustainability report, stressed the strides it has made towards more sustainable soy production practices in Brazil - individually, by incentivizing soy farmers to conserve native vegetation through preferential...

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Special Edition: Gut health and immunity

Yeast culture can boost intestinal health of aged layers

By Jane Byrne

Yeast culture supplementation improved the performance of aged laying hens, potentially through the upregulation of intestinal digestive enzyme activities and intestinal health-related gene expression, finds a study.

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Special Edition: Gut health and immunity

Insect meal may impact immune response in broilers

By Jane Byrne

Polish researchers found that small amounts of full-fat mealworm derived meals added to the diet of broiler chickens can improve growth performance and change selected immune system traits.

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News in Brief

Danish fishmeal producer sees layoffs

By Jane Byrne

Danish fishmeal and fish oil producer, FF Skagen, says increased competition and smaller quotas mean the company has to trim its fishmeal department.

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Netherlands: Nitrogen emissions policy criticized as weak

By Jane Byrne

The Dutch government’s plan to reduce nitrogen-based pollution lacks ambition, according to the final report from the Advisory Council, a committee set up to advise the Dutch officials on such emissions reduction.

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Krill meal maker’s private share sale ‘oversubscribed’

By Jane Byrne

Krill products producer, Aker BioMarine, is looking to raise 2.15 billion Norwegian crowns (US$225m) in a private share sale valuing it at 8 billion crowns, followed by a listing of the company’s stock on Norway’s Merkur Market.

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