Despite the use of trace minerals to supplement the diets of ruminants, swine and poultry is a universal practice, the market varies widely in terms of quality, safety, consistency, bioavailability and value to producers.
Another company developing algal ingredients is set to make a splash in the market. San Diego-based Cellana has finished its development phase and is close to entering full scale production, according to company officials.
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.
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.