Brenntag UK buys glucose syrup business from Cargill
Brenntag UK has purchased Cargill’s packaged glucose syrup business for the UK and Northern Ireland, taking direct responsibility for customers as of next month.
Cargill makes more room for canola supply
Cargill has made a new investment in its high oleic canola program with the move to a new seed facility in Idaho Falls, as it sees more demand for zero trans and low saturated fat oils.
Greenpeace accuses Fonterra of contributing to deforestation
Greenpeace has attacked dairy giant Fonterra for using palm-based animal feed from cleared forests and for pushing an intensive farming model in New Zealand.
New research shows ozone’s effects on oil seed rape
Increased ozone levels as predicted by global climate change experts could cut oil seed rape yields by up to 30 per cent by the end of the century, according to new research.
UK supermarket to open own farm
Morrisons supermarket is set to open a 700 acre farm to research farming efficiency and sustainability in Scotland – and is seeking another site in England.
Science group ‘clarifies’ probiotics definition
The International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP) has released a “clarified definition” of the term ‘probiotic’, which it says will help manufacturers and regulators ensure the proper use of the bacteria.
EFSA confirms GM antibiotic-related gene safety
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has reaffirmed that two antibiotic resistance marker genes, nptII and aadA, pose no threat to humans or the environment.
Irish food safety system condemned after pork dioxin scandal
The current system for monitoring and tracing Irish pork is inadequate and should be overhauled urgently, a highly critical report from the country’s Parliament has said.
Organic conversion label could enable price premiums
Developing an official ‘label’ for organic conversion-grade produce would let farmers secure price premiums while they are going through the organic conversion process, claims a new European study.
Originates jumps in omega-3 supply pool
Florida-based supplier Originates has entered the nutritional lipid space with a selection of marine, plant, gelatin and fiber essential fatty acids it is marketing on purity and quality of supply.
Monsanto files suit against Germany over GM ban
Monsanto has filed a lawsuit against the German government after the EU member state banned planting of its genetically modified MON810 maize last week.
EPAX ready for omega-3 hygiene rules
Norwegian fish oil supplier, EPAX, has had its South American omega-3 fish oil supply approved by a local authority to meet new European Union hygiene regulations, due to kick in on May 1.
Certifier decides against easing organic rules during recession
UK organic farmers will not have the option to switch to conventional animal feed during the recession, the Soil Association has decided, as a consultation raised concern for consumer confidence.
Chávez seizes Cargill rice plant
Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez has taken control of a rice plant owned by a subsidiary of Cargill, according to reports, on the grounds that it does not produce price-controlled basic rice.
Extending existing technologies to tackle food-borne illness
Several controversial measures are needed to “stop reliving history” and ensure the safety of the US food supply, says a leading professor of medicine.