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Oilseeds boost Bunge Q3

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Agribusiness results based on soybean crush and earnings in grains supported a strong third quarter for Bunge Limited, says CEO.

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Green light for rapeseed meal imports from India to China

By Jane Byrne

China has dropped a ban on rapeseed meal imports from India as the government seeks to diversify sources of protein used in livestock and poultry feed given the trade war with the US, reported Reuters citing Chinese officials.

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No let up in feed demand in Myanmar

By Jane Byrne

The Myanmar livestock feed industry has been growing steadily; the country’s total feed demand in 2018 is likely to increase by 15% from the previous year, and could reach 4 million metric tons (MMT) in 2020, report trade sources.

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Dispatches from World Nutrition Forum in Cape Town

'Will Africa produce the food or will feeding Africa become a global challenge?'

By Jane Byrne

Africa will be home to 25% of the global population in 2050, and the demand for animal-sourced food is projected to be extraordinarily high on that continent in the coming decades, but production will be challenged to keep pace with consumption, says...

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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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Profits at Louis Dreyfus undermined by soy trading strategy

By Jane Byrne

Agri-commodity trader, Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC), has reported a fall in half-year profits, seeing a negative impact from its hedging strategy. It said it had taken a hit on derivative contracts used to lock in margins in its soybean business.

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