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Gene editing: Amfora sprouts plans for high protein crops

By Lynda Searby

High protein soybean meal for aquaculture could soon be a commercially reality, as US biotech company Amfora embarks on a program to apply its patented gene editing technology to develop crops with an enhanced protein content.

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EU feed additive assessment round-up

By Jane Byrne

July saw a plethora of feed additive reviews published by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). We provide a quick recap.

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BioMar signals its intent in Ecuador

By Jane Byrne

BioMar is looking to accelerate the development of Alimentsa, less than a year after acquiring the majority stake in the Ecuadorian shrimp feed producer; it said it wants to fortify the company in what is a highly competitive market, despite the recent...

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US organic industry takes steps to crack down on fraud

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Preventing falsely labeled organic feed grain use is one element involved in a soon-to-start pilot aimed at addressing the risk of organic fraud in the global industry, said OTA executive director.

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USDA ditches organic checkoff program

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Citing a lack of industry census, the USDA has scrapped efforts to develop a national research and promotion [checkoff] program for US organic production.