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Dispatches from World Nutrition Forum in Cape Town

‘Taxing meat is wrong, dangerously wrong’

By Jane Byrne

Policymakers globally have been weighing up the benefits of taxing meat, much in the same way as sugar, carbon emissions and tobacco. However, a Zurich based scientist and entrepreneur believes such a levy on meat would be disastrous.

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Don’t have a cow man: the prospects for feed as lab meat beckons

By Lynda Searby

In the long term, lab meat production could have a “significant” impact on feed consumption, but until there is clarity around the legislative situation and production processes, the full implications are difficult to predict, says one global feed producer.

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US: Feed industry, academic collaboration on safety

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

As concerns about the presence of African swine fever (ASF) overseas continue, a series of questions for swine producers to ask their feed companies about feed origins and feed safety measures are being developed.

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Q1 2019 animal nutrition earnings down for Cargill

By Jane Byrne

Cargill published its first quarter FY 2019 results yesterday. The US agribusiness giant said adjusted operating earnings for the period, ending 31 August, totaled $883m, nearly matching the $888m of last year’s comparative period.

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Bühler looks to optimize feed and food drying

By Jane Byrne

Bühler has launched a cloud-based digital feed and food drying service, MoisturePro, that it says boosts yield, while reducing costs and the environmental footprint of thermal processing in the feed and food industries.

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Call to industry over carryover of veterinary drugs in feed

By Jane Byrne

The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are seeking stakeholder involvement in an advisory meeting and are also looking for data to address the issue of the carryover from feed to food of unavoidable and...

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All change at the top at Louis Dreyfus Company

By Jane Byrne

Ian McIntosh, formerly chief strategy officer at agribusiness giant, Louis Dreyfus Company Holdings BV (LDCH), has been appointed the company’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

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USDA forecasts increase in US wheat exports in 2019

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Economic Research Service released details last week regarding expected trade for agricultural products, including feeds, feed grains and oilseeds.