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News Flash: March 24, 2016

INDUSTRY Back to square one on federal GMO labeling, as Pat Roberts’ bill is defeated in the Senate Sen. Pat Roberts’ GMO labeling bill (S. 2609) has been defeated in the Senate (48:49), as lawmakers proved unable to hammer out a compromise that all stakeholders could get behind in the race to create a federal […]

NIOP: News Flash March 3, 2016

INDUSTRY US feed groups, growers applaud as GMO labeling bill moves into Senate Several US feed grower and producer groups are supporting the initial process of a voluntary, federal labeling plan for products that have or include bioengineered traits. Feed Navigator BIOFUEL Agreement to increase transparency in global biofuel trading Platts, the leading independent provider […]

NIOP: News Flash February 25, 2016

INDUSTRY South Africa to ease some GM crop rules to avert food crisis South Africa will relax some of its tough rules on genetically modified crops so it can ramp up maize imports from the United States and Mexico to avert a potential food crisis amid a severe drought, officials said. Almost 90 percent of […]

News Flash: February 18, 2016

INDUSTRY Biotech, the answer to edible oil shortage Plant biotechnology has boosted yields in 29 countries. It can usher self-sufficiency and improve nutritional outcomes. The Indian edible oil industry is the world’s fourth-largest after the US, China and Brazil, accounting for close to 9 per cent of global oilseeds production. India’s consumption of edible oils […]

News Flash: February 11, 2016

INDUSTRY Cos must explore Africa for producing pulses, oilseed: Govt In a bid to address domestic shortages, Indian companies should consider investing in Africa for production of pulses and oilseeds, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said today. India is dependent on import of pulses and edible oils due to a huge supply-demand gap. It imports […]

News Flash: February 4, 2016

INDUSTRY TPP approval could offer tariff reduction, increased demand for US feed Negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) were concluded in the fall, but US feed manufacturers are still waiting for the deal to get final approval. The proposed agreement involved 12 countries including Australia, Canada, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Vietnam, Chile, Brunei, Singapore, New […]

News Flash: January 28, 2016

INDUSTRY GA Ag Commissioner Urges USDA to Designate Cottonseed as “Other Oilseed” “We are from the government, and we are here to help,” said Commissioner of Agriculture Gary W. Black Most citizens consider such a phrase satire at best and a flagrant insult at worst. Yet, falling commodity prices have stimulated a warranted plea for […]

News Flash: January 14, 2016

INDUSTRY US feed crops see drops in yield and price, but some record ending stocks remain Corn crop yields and prices dropped in Tuesday’s World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report , but ending stocks rose. The report was put out by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and offered a look at both domestic […]

News Flash: January 7, 2016

INDUSTRY Food and Beverage Industry Outlook: Five Important Issues for 2016 This year could shape up to be as turbulent as 2015 or more so. Five main concerns food processors will face in 2016: the 2015 Dietary Guidelines, GMOs, business consolidations, animal welfare and more moves to clean labels. Food Processing Congress approves increased food […]

NIOP News Flash: December 17, 2015

INDUSTRY Philippine government to challenge ban on GMO imports ordered by top court The Philippine government said it will challenge a ban on GMO imports ordered by the country’s top court, after the ruling rattled global markets this week over the threat of disruption to millions of tonnes of soybean meal shipments. Last week, the […]