March 23, 2016

23/03/2016: Oilseed and Grain news

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Some Midwest grain elevators refusing Dicamba-tolerant soybeans
Monsanto’s Dicamba-tolerant soybean is set to be commercialized this season however, many Midwest grain elevators are warning that they will not accept grain including the Roundup Ready 2 Extend trait before it receive full approval from the EU.

Oil price slump prompts closure of Saudi agriculture trader
Three year old Saudi agricultural commodities trader, Tharawat Business will close down this month as the kingdom’s economic growth slows.

General Mills to begin nationwide labelling of GMOs
Following the inability of the US Congress to reach an agreement on national requirements for GMO labeling, General Mills will begin nationwide GMO labeling on its products in order to comply with a labeling law scheduled to go into effect in Vermont this July.

Cornell University awarded US$24m to combat global wheat loss
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded US$24 million to Cornell University to fund multi-national scientific partnerships to combat wheat loss in areas of conflict across the Middle East and Africa, and to develop heat resistant strains of the grain.
      
Aqua Capital acquires animal nutrition company 'Yes'

With the support of Aqua Capital, Yes plans to become the first company in the world to produce four types of prebiotics for livestock.

First shipment of non-GMO corn from Ukraine arrives in India
PEC Ltd, India’s state-run trader, has received its first shipment of non-GMO corn from Ukraine – the first such shipment to arrive in India in sixteen years.
 
 

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