Plummeting prices for the animal feed ingredient lysine and the
costs of restructuring pressurized vitamin C production virtually
eliminated profits at BASF's fine chemicals division this year,
reports Dominique Patton.
Swiss fine chemicals group Lonza said yesterday that it saw strong
demand for its nutrition products during the first half but high
raw material and energy costs continued to erode margins, writes
Dutch chemicals group DSM reported better than expected second
quarter results today, as higher selling prices in its industrial
chemicals unit and lower fixed costs boosted margins, writes
A New Zealand research group plans to create a genetically modified
dairy herd capable of producing 'medicinal milk' that it says may
be used to fight a range of diseases and maintain a healthy immune
system, reports Chris...
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has given a negative
opinion about the safety of BioProtein, but has approved Reuteri
Pig Powder, Econase Wheat Plus and Roxazyme G2 as feed additivies
for various animals.
While food scientists are keen to promote the gluten-free benefits
of sorghum in food formulations, African scientists are set to
design a genetically engineered 'super sorghum' packed with
vitamins and minerals
US-based Tasker Capital, which is attempting to expand its reach
into the food market, will test its anti-pathogen pHarlo technology
at a commercial poultry processor after it received authorisation
this week to do so from the US's...
In a dispute with implications for multinational companies
operating in the EU, a legal advisor to the European Court of
Justice called on judges yesterday to uphold a €43.9m fine levied
against US-based Archer Daniels Midland for...
In a bid to meet a new EU regulation that comes into effect next
year, European feed manufacturers are meeting today in Brussels to
focus on identifying ways to improve the nutritional content of
products of animal origin and the...
Developments in the global animal feed industry and their estimated
impacts on international trade in grain will be among the key
topics to be addressed at the UK's upcoming International Grains
Council (IGC) grains conference.
Demands for both the US and Canada to take responsibility for
genetically modified (GM) food contamination and sign up to the
Cartagena Biosafety Protocol are likely to be frustrated, writes