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United Kingdom’s “Innovation Oscar” goes to Bühler’s optical sorting

Bühler has won this year’s Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation in recognition of its pioneering research into camera technology used in sorting machines. The Queen’s Award is the highest award for British businesses which have excelled in the fields of international trade, sustainable development, or innovation. Bühler has received the United Kingdom’s most prestigious innovation award – the Queen’s Award …

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ADM opens the largest flour mill in North America

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) celebrated the opening of its new, state-of-the-art flour mill in Mendota, Illinois. It is the largest flour mill ever built from the ground up in North America. “Our growth investment to design and build a cutting-edge production facility from the ground up highlights our commitment to growth for our customers, our shareholders and the state …

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Kazakhstan sets sight on increasing its wheat exports to China

Kazakhstan could potentially more than triple wheat exports to China, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said during the sixth meeting of the Kazakhstan-China Business Council in Beijing. Kazakhstan, Central Asia’s largest grain producer, and Russia, one of its main competitors in wheat exports via the Black Sea, have long sought to sharply increase wheat and other agricultural exports to China. Kazakhstan …

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Currency crisis in Lebanon threatens wheat supply

Lebanese millers said wheat stocks had fallen to a dangerous level, warning the country may face a supply crisis unless dollars needed to import the grain are supplied at the official rate, the National News Agency reported. In a statement, the Lebanese millers’ association urged officials to find a solution for dollars to be supplied at the official price “so …

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China opens soymeal market to Argentina

China allows the import of soymeal livestock feed from Argentina for the first time under a deal announced by Buenos Aires, an agreement that linked the world’s top exporter of the feed with the top global consumer. The pact was signed by Argentine and Chinese officials in Buenos Aires on 11th September. Beijing has been loathe to accept Argentine meal …

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Black Sea grains newcomer Gemcorp has big ambitions to expand

The riches on offer by supplying Black Sea grains around the world is proving too hard to ignore for Gemcorp Capital LLP, a financial and trading company in London. The company won contracts in Ethiopian tenders in April to supply 900,000 tons of wheat, and will mainly source supplies from Russia, Ukraine and Romania. That’s about as much as Louis …

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GEA shows excellence at Gulfood Manufacturing in Dubai

GEA will present their process expertise, technology leadership and customer-centric services for a wide range of food processing industries at this year’s Gulfood Manufacturing fair in Dubai from October 29 – 31, at booth D1-64, A1-64 in hall 1. Key processing equipment and packaging exhibits will demonstrate the benefits of automation; optimal process control; as well as the efficient use …

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Symaga expands into new markets

Symaga, a Spanish family-owned business with an international scope, specialized in designing, manufacturing and marketing of galvanized steel silos, strengthens its growth rate by expanding its export destinations and consolidating itself as a reference company in storage projects worldwide. Bendigo is the location of one of Symaga’s strategic references for this year. The project of a new feed factory for …

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Germany set to ban glyphosate from end of 2023

Germany has said it will phase out the controversial weedkiller glyphosate because it wipes out insect populations crucial for ecosystems and pollination of food crops. The German government has agreed to ban the use of the controversial weedkiller glyphosate. Austria has already banned the chemical, which has been linked with cancer. Use of glyphosate will be banned in Germany from …

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Nestlé aims to eliminate greenhouse gases across its supply chain

Nestlé, the world’s largest food supplier, pledged to effectively eliminate green house gas emissions across its massive global supply chain by 2050, the company announced. Nestlé has pledged to reach zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, a goal that requires many changes from the world’s biggest food producer and the farmers it works with. By helping protect its supply …

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