“The transfer of carotenoids from the microalgae to the egg yolk provides an additional benefit for microalgal supplementation, next to the enrichment with n-3 LC-PUFA,” wrote the researchers. Photo: iStockPhoto

Microalgae supplements show hen egg enrichment potential

By Stephen Daniells

Supplementing the diet of laying hens with the microalgae Phaeodactylum tricornutum and Isochrysis galbana boosted the omega-3 and carotenoid profile in the yolk of the eggs, says a new study from Belgium.

Cargill to expand its poultry processing plant

UK firm wants to be more transparent after Horse Meat scandal

Cargill in $56m chicken processing expansion

By Jenny Eagle

Cargill will roll out a £35m ($56m) phased investment plan over the next three years to upgrade its technology and improve machinery at its chicken processing plant in the UK.

Monsanto's MON810 corn is the only commercially successful GM crop cultivated in Europe - but it accounts for less than 1% of European-grown corn

Monsanto pulls European GM crop applications


Monsanto has denied media claims that it is pulling out of Europe – although it has said it will withdraw pending applications for four genetically modified crops in the EU.

The venture has generated over €8m in post-tax profits each year since 2009

Irish firm sells 50% stake in Austevoll fish oil JV


Irish company Origin Enterprises has sold its 50% stake in its fish and omega-3 oil JV, Welcon Invest AS, to its Norwegian JV partner, Austevoll Seafoods for €93m (740m NOK) as it focuses on agricultural activities.

[Left to right]: Prof Gerald Fitzgerald, APC deputy director; Prof Gerry Boyle, director Teagasc; Sean Sherlock, TD, minister for science and innovation; prof Fergus Shanahan, director APC; Dr Sally Cudmore, APC general manager; prof Mark Ferguson, director General, Science Foundation Ireland and chief science advisor to the Irish Government; Dr Michael Murphy, president UCC

Irish microbiota research centre to receive €50m boost


The Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre (APC) in Cork, Ireland has received a €36m investment from the Irish government that will fund its research activities for at least another six years, its GM told us this morning.

UK starch byproducts project underway

UK starch byproducts project underway

By Rod Addy

Europe's largest byproducts company Soltens is working with UK frozen food firm Lamb Weston on a project to divert potato co-products from waste to other uses.

Serbia orders measures to control aflatoxin level in milk

Serbia orders measures to control aflatoxin level in milk

By Mark Astley

The Serbian government has ordered dairy farmers in the country to implement “necessary” measures to control aflatoxin levels in the milk they produce in response to a mass recall of dairy products and widespread safety concerns.

EC approves animal meal in fish food

EC approves animal meal in fish food

By Rod Addy

The European Commission (EC) has approved the use of pork and poultry meal for fish feed, flying in the face of UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) recommendations.

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