June 20, 2013

20/06/2013: Nibulon plans to increase grain harvest; merchandiser buys grain to make feed; consistent food labelling in UK

Nibulon, one of the largest producers and exporters of grain and oilseed in Ukraine, plans to harvest over 400,000 tonnes of grain in 2013, compared to 300,000 tonnes in 2012.

Well-fed hogs are healthy hogs, and quality grain is one way the swine become suitable to take to market, such as Smithfield Foods. Finding the food, however, is the work of David Hull from Williamsburg.

“I buy all of the grain we use to produce feed at the Waverly mill of Murphy-Brown LLC for their hogs,” said the merchandiser. “We’re the largest hog producer in the world. Waverly alone uses about eight million bushels of grain annually, and on the East Coast it’s about 80 million bushels annually.”

A new consistent system of front-of-pack food labelling is to be introduced in the UK, the government says.

The system, which provides nutritional information through colour coding, will be used to show how much fat, salt and sugar and calories are in each product.

As the system is voluntary, only 60 percent of foods will be covered.
Grains, the largest food group in many nutriti...
Grains, the largest food group in many nutrition guides, includes oats, barley and bread. Cookies, however, are categorized as sugars. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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