First mad cow case confirmed in Slovakia
Tests from a German laboratory confirmed Slovakia's first case of
mad cow disease on Thursday, proving fears that the brain wasting
affliction has spread further into Eastern Europe.
Total ban on MBM in Japan
The Japanese government is to temporarily place a total ban on the
distribution of imported and domestically produced meat and bone
meal (MBM), an animal feed suspected of causing mad cow disease,
government sources said yesterday.
Tokyo admits ignoring Europe's mad-cow warning
The Japanese government made a huge blunder in ignoring a European
Union report warning of a mad cow disease outbreak in Japan, the
Japanese Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries minister admitted.
Flax for human consumption: seed or oil?
Lately, numerous studies have been published regarding the health
benefits of flaxseed otherwise known as linseed, one of the oldest
cultivated plants used by man.
Protein ingredients - the market
The European protein ingredients market will grow at a compound
annual growth rate of 4.9 per cent to reach over $9 billion by
BSE: Japan faces public fears
On September 12, Japan's farm ministry began checking feed plants
and asked local authorities for a nationwide inspection in an
attempt to ease public concern over Asia's first suspected case of
"mad cow" disease.
UK milk chemical free
Levels of mycotoxins in milk are all within the legal limits and
the majority has no detectable levels, a UK Food Standards Agency
Meal ban forces rise in meat prices
Retail prices of livestock and poultry are expected to increase in
the Philippines as local producers predict a possible rise in the
prices of animal feeds due to the import ban on meat and bone meal
imposed by the Agriculture department.
US states, Aventis into agreement regarding StarLink
17 US states said they have entered into a second agreement with
the French-German biotechnology group Aventis CropScience to
compensate farmers whose corn was tainted by the company's
gene-altered StarLink variety.
China dominant soybean importer
China is the dominant destination for world exports of soybeans and
soybean meal, the American Soybean Association reports this week.
No StarLink traces in pig tests
After a round of tests on the safety of unapproved StarLink corn as
animal feed, the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and
Fisheries has found no evidence of health risks from pigs fed on
the biotech product.
Scrapie triggered BSE suggests new research
U.K. research published on Thursday said that an entrenched sheep
disease, scrapie, could have triggered mad cow disease, whose human
form has killed more than 100 people, primarily in Britain.
Italian and French growers interested in Beghin-Say
Italian farmer's associations and the French sugar beet growers's
group CGB have expressed interest in buying Beghin-Say.
ADM to sell lignin-rich linseed products
ADM will produce and sell flaxseed-derived products for use in
pharmaceuticals, functional foods, animal feed and veterinary
Future sugar substitute under revision
The next generation of low-calorie sugar substitute could be a
linear four-carbon sugar alcohol called erythritol, ...
First BSE case hits Greece
Greece said on Monday it had confirmed its first case of mad cow
disease and had destroyed the herd to which the five-year-old dairy
S.Korean companies imported banned corn
According to the Korean Food & Drug Administration (KFDA), five
South Korean companies used banned Starlink corn to make edible
corn starch and they...
Eridania Beghin-Say demerger approved
The General Assembly of the Eridania Béghin-Say Group, held on June
25, 2001, under the chairmanship of Stefano Meloni, voted almost
BSE measures responsibility of all
An international conference on mad cow disease on Thursday urged
all countries to take preemptive measures to combat the fatal,
ADM swaps stakes with AGP
The American grain processing giant Archer Daniels Midland Co.
claims it is to acquire Ag Processing Inc.'s stake in the U.S. and
Edible vaccine to combat E coli
Scientists announced this week that they are developing an edible
vaccine that could stop the E. coli bacteria where it starts - in
cattle and other...
Japan and Russia partially lift bans on meat
The Hungarian Government is pushing for a full lifting of the ban
on meat and food product shipments to Russia, according to Péter
Balás, Deputy State...
MBM ban expected to continue
The European Commission has submitted to the Member States a
working paper on the future strategy on the use of meat-and-bone
meal (MBM) in Europe which...
Aventis nutrition business to go
Franco-German giant Aventis SA (AVEP) is near completetion of its
animal nutrition business. The business is to go for around 300
million euros ($268...
Vitamin E venture for BASF
Chemical giant BASF announced last week that it is to double its
vitamin E production capacity to 20,000 metric tons per year.
The move is part...
Organic fish farming certificates-the debate continues
A task force composed of members of the organic food and seafood industry representatives last week submitted two long-awaited reports to the National...
Science helps BASF increase Vitamin B2 production
German chemical giant BASF claims to have significantly optimised the
biotechnological production of vitamin...
EU Commission authorises the acquisition of Agribrands International by Cargill
The European Commission has granted regulatory clearance to the
acquisition by Cargill Inc. of Agribrands International, a
U.S.-based producer and marketer...
Eastern Europe to harmonise anti-mad cow efforts
Central and east European agriculture ministers agreed at a meeting
on Thursday to harmonise efforts to keep their countries free of
mad cow disease....
Japan finds banned corn in US imports
Japan is to ask the United States to explain how genetically
modified corn banned in Japan has again been discovered in imports
from America, a Health...
Japan confirms Starlink presence in human food products
The Health and Welfare Ministry in Japan confirmed on Wednesday
that U.S.-grown genetically modified corn banned for consumption in
Japan has been mixed...