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FLOUR FORTIFICATION AND ADDITIVES

Populations with widespread multiple micronutrient deficiencies, fortification of staple food is one of the best investments which can make for securing its future because good nutrition is essential for a child’s healthy growth and development, their capacity to learn, and capacity to earn, and be productive without being left behind. As the idea behind fortification isn’t to “cure” micronutrient deficiencies, …

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Fortifying grains: Where do we stand and what is next?

“Life-saving vitamins and minerals should be made available through fortified grains to the billions around the globe who suffer from micronutrient deficiencies. This should be a rallying call to industries, to governments, donors, and other stakeholders. We must continue to enact and enforce fortification legislation and work together to boost quality and coverage of existing programmes and industry can self-regulate. …

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Flour fortification: A simple, cost-effective way to address micronutrient deficiencies worldwide

“While hidden hunger continues to be a public health concern worldwide, staple food fortification offers a long-term approach to addressing these widespread micronutrient deficiencies. It has the potential to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals, societies and nations; effectively combating hidden hunger. With the general health of a population rising, economic benefits – including decreasing healthcare costs and unemployment …

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Increasing focus on vitamin D in flour fortification

“About a billion people around the globe suffer from a vitamin D deficiency. Since the two most important sources of vitamin D – sunlight and nutrition – are often unable to ensure an adequate supply, vitaminization of staple foods has come into the focus of discussion. The milling industry can play a key role in this respect. Premixes with vitamin …

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Increasing demand for bread and bakery products will bolster additive market

“Bread improvers are traditionally used to reduce the time required for flour dough to rise and to enhance its workability. However, with heavy investment in R&D, new applications are emerging rapidly. For instance, when certain enzymes, are added to the dough, it reduces the protein solubility. Thus, they enhance both taste and nutritional profile of the product. Some of the …

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‘We increase our competitive power with high value-added products’

İsmail Kunduracı, Selis Machinery: “Turkey comes in second place following China in grain processing sector in terms of exports. Figures prove this. This is a good thing. However, when we examine the added value per ton on the other hand, although we are above China, we are way behind the European countries. What we manufacture do not have high added value. In …

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‘Turkey has to retain at least 7.5 million hectares of wheat cultivation area for its future’

Ayhan Atalay, Ata Tohumculuk: “Wheat cultivation areas in Turkey is 7,6 million hectares in average. But we expect that this will drop under 7 million hectares according to indicators like fertilizer usage and direct information from farmers. Production of summer substitutes of wheat is going to substantially increase. The wheat is a traditional and strategic product of this region. We have concerns …

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Five things you need to keep in mind in agricultural commodities trading

“Successful trading in agricultural commodities is not only about having a big portfolio of reliable partners, good track record with ‘multinationals’, agile negotiators in the team and high profit margin. It is also about certain processes and steps during negotiating and executing contracts that help to ensure that company’s interests are duly protected if things go wrong. We have summarized …

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Is low oxygen effective against insects in silos?

“Continuous monitoring and early detection of possible failures consist the basis for the establishment of an effective and reliable low oxygen application strategy in silos. In chambers a few sensors may do the work accurately, but when it comes to large bulks in silos the number of sensors should be drastically increased to minimize the chances of having oxygen nests …

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Indonesia: A growing wheat product market

Consumption of wheat flour in Indonesia is increasing rapidly due to the its growing population, increasing per capita income and greater urbanisation. Rather than eating rice three times daily, many Indonesians have switched to eating bread or noodles for breakfast. Continued demand for wheat for feed use and stable flour demand are expected to increase Indonesia’s wheat imports to 11.15 …

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