The Palm Oil Innovation Group (POIG) has launched a charter for traders and processors of sustainable palm oil that will "break the link between palm oil production and the destruction of forests and peatlands".
Agri-food giant Olam has defended its palm oil operations against accusations they are a 'black box' of secrecy that funnels palm oil linked to deforestation from rogue traders to global brands like Unilever and Nestlé.
The Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) in Germany has outlined strategies for minimising potential health risks from the migration into food of mineral oil from cardboard packs made from recycled paper.
Significantly reduced analysis time to aid fast and reliable throughput are benefits claimed by Thermo Fisher Scientific for two new analytical screening methods to detect oil contamination in fish and oysters.
Cargill’s bid to buy Goodman Fielder’s edible fats and oils business looks to be scuppered by the Australian competition authorities, who say it would be an unacceptable concentration of refining assets in the country.
Canadian natural ingredients company SunOpta has clinched a deal to
begin construction of a new organic and natural oil refinery in
Colorado in a joint venture with Colorado Mills - in spite of its
financial and legal worries.
Biofuels are generally an expensive and ineffective way to cut
greenhouse gas emissions when compared to other policies and are
likely to cause increasing food prices and insecurity, concluded a
UK government report yesterday.
Record oil prices bite hard into earnings for ingredients firms
with Degussa, Germany's third largest chemicals group, warning of
the impact a one dollar price rise for crude oil can have on the
Spearing opportunities in the emerging Russian oil market, US
edible oils giant Bunge has signed off €54 million to build its
first sunflower seed crushing and refining plant in Russia,
writes Lindsey Partos.
Cargill is adding to its growing investment portfolio in Russia
with the announcement that it is to build an edible oil extraction
plant in the Voronezh region, according to regional director Semyon
Hot on the heels of weak third quarter results, US agri-giant Bunge
said on Tuesday that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell
its bakery business to US company Dawn Food Products for $76
million in a bid to focus on the core...