Glencore sets its sights on US grain traders

After striking deals in Russian oil and Congolese copper mining, Glencore has set its sights on the US grain-trading industry. The company sold half of its agriculture division to two Canadian pension More »

Functional Flour is a New Growth Opportunity

Having enhanced nutrient quantities, functional flours offer added benefits to consumers. The flour types used in this growing market are analyzed, as well as applications, market drivers, restraints, and revenue shares and More »

Grains Council meets in Panama to talk global trade

Members of the U.S. Grains Council’s Advisory Teams met this past week at the organisation’s International Marketing Conference in Panama City, Panama, to set direction and priorities for the council’s global activities. More »

High levels of contaminants found in spilled railway grain

After finding elevated levels of contaminants in grain along the railway in Banff and Yoho national parks that may be harmful to wildlife eating it, researchers suggest a speedier removal of grain More »

AHDB: Do you farm in an NVZ?

Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (NVZs) for 2017 to 2020 came into effect on 31 December 2016. For the majority of people there have been no changes to their designation and they continue to More »


Antimicrobial resistance remains high, say EU report 

Bacteria found in humans, animals and food continue to show resistance to widely used antimicrobials, says the latest report on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in bacteria by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Centre for Disease...
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Bahri and Bunge to Form Ocean Freight Joint Venture

Bahri Dry Bulk Company (“BDB”), a subsidiary of the Bahri Group, the national shipping arm of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Koninklijke Bunge B.V. (“Bunge”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bunge Limited, a global agribusiness and food company, announced they have...
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Vortex Commemorates its Founder and Industry Innovator

Vortex announces the passing of its founder, Loren Neil Peterson. He was 87. Peterson was very familiar to many in the bulk material handling industry. Peterson’s career in dry bulk solids began in the 1950s...
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AB Vista expands ruminant expertise with new appointment

AB Vista continues to grow its ruminant business with the appointment of Nelson Ferreira to the company’s Brazilian team, in the new role of Ruminant Business Manager. Waldemar Rieping, AB vista’s business director for Latin...
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AHDB Recommended Lists booklet now online

The print edition of the AHDB Recommended Lists for cereals and oilseeds (RL) is now available. The release of the print edition follows last November’s launch of the summary tables online, and brings the latest variety performance data into...
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Five of DuPont Danisco bakery enzymes permitted for use in Indonesia

With this new regulatory approval, DuPont can now offer an extensive range of enzymes to the Indonesian bakery and flour milling industry. The Indonesian National Drug and Food Control Agency, Badan Pengawas Obat dan Makanan...
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US producers struggling to keep up with rising demand for organic, non-GMO grains

Increasing consumer demand for organic and non-GMO foods led to a sharp rise in organic grain imports in 2016 — prompting food manufacturers to explore new incentives for U.S. growers transitioning to organic production, according...
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Grow Your Future at IDDBA 17

The International Dairy Deli Bakery Association’s 53rd annual event, IDDBA 17, will be held in Anaheim, CA, at the Anaheim Convention Center, June 4-6. Registration and hotels are now open. IDDBA 17 brings together today’s leaders...
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AIB International & ImEpik Launch Online Course for Preventive Controls

AIB International is pleased to announce the release of HARPC Online, the latest addition to a growing portfolio of FSMA compliance solutions. The course – developed by ImEpik – is held on AIB’s online platform,...
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A Downside of Gluten Free

A gluten-free diet may have a downside: increased blood levels of arsenic and mercury, according to a preliminary report. Researchers analysed data on 7,471 participants in a larger national health study, of whom 73 reported...
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In rare move, China in talks to sell corn to Japan

China’s COFCO Corp is in talks to sell a small cargo of corn to Japanese trading house Mitsubishi Corp, two sources said on Friday, a rare foreign sale of grain from the world’s No. 2...
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Only three Agriculture staff assigned to Brexit issues

The Department of Agriculture has been accused of having a “lack of contingency plans” to safeguard farmers and the Irish agri-food sector from a hard Brexit. In response to a parliamentary question asked by Fianna...
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Famine hits parts of South Sudan

UN agencies warn that almost 5 million people urgently need food, agriculture and nutrition assistance War and a collapsing economy have left some 100,000 people facing starvation in parts of South Sudan where famine was...
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CBH elections see incumbents returned

The results from District 2 were down to the wire but Morawa grower Rod Madden and Vern Dempster from Northam have been re-elected in the CBH director elections. In District 2 Mr Dempster was returned with...
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