Food Industry

Indonesia Launches Its First Red Cooking Oil Facility

In a significant stride for Indonesia’s palm oil industry, production has commenced at the nation’s inaugural red cooking oil facility. The Indonesian Palm Oil Association (GAPKI) heralded the news, indicating a promising future for the sector. Government-Backed Initiative Officially inaugurated by Indonesian President Joko Widodo, the newly operational plant, located in North Sumatra, marks the …

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Soyabean Oil Futures Now Open for Trading on Bursa Malaysia

Futures and options exchange Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Berhad has announced it is now trading soyabean oil futures. The launch of the Bursa Malaysia DCE Soybean Oil Futures (FSOY) contract followed an agreement between the exchange and Dalian Commodity Exchange (DCE) for the licensing of soyabean oil futures settlement price that the companies announced in November. …

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Is Soy Lecithin Halal?

Many people are asking about the halal status of soy lecithin. Islam is the faith of over 1 billion people. In Islam, there is one term called halal, which means the permissible things to do, including food that is permissible to eat. Before we jump into the main discussion on this matter, let’s know more …

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Shipping Fund Proposal Submitted to UN to Meet Marine Sector’s Net Zero Emission Targets

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) presents a collaborative proposal with the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and the Republic of Liberia to the United Nations International Maritime Organization (IMO) for the establishment of a Zero Emission Shipping Fund (ZESF). Accelerating the Transition to Net Zero by 2050 The proposal aims to expedite the shipping sector’s …

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Biodegrable Yet Strong Superglue Alternative Made from Soya

Most adhesives are created from fossil fuels and require countless years to biodegrade, but a novel alternative manufactured from soya plants connects metal, wood, and synthetic surfaces equally as well. A biodegradable glue produced from soya bean oil generates strong bonds that eventually disintegrate, paving the way for more sustainable commercial items, packaging, and sticky …

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Indonesia’s January Drought, Lower Rice Production and Higher Imports

February 2, Jakarta – This season, Indonesian farmer Wardiyono started planting his small rice field in January instead of November as usual. This shift was in response to an exceptionally strong El Nino weather phenomenon causing months of drought. After three weeks, he is concerned because the parched crop has not received enough rain. In …

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Robust Brazilian Soybean Exports Propel China to Unprecedented Import Levels Surpassing 100 Million Tonnes

China set a new record by importing 100.85 million tonnes of soybeans in the marketing year 2022/23, primarily driven by increased shipments from Brazil, as reported by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The surge in soybean imports was a result of a rebound in demand for soybean meal in the swine and poultry …

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Leveraging Calcium Carbonate for Healthy Livestock

The foundation of a productive and healthy farming operation is livestock nutrition. For farmers and ranchers, maintaining the welfare of their animals is essential to sustainable agriculture and not merely a moral issue. In this blog, we examine calcium carbonate, a crucial component that improves livestock nutrition. You’ll learn more about the importance of calcium …

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Global Rice Market Experiences Repercussions from India’s Export Ban

Exporters across Asia and as far south as South America have been forced to consider the potential financial repercussions before increasing their sales as a result of the prohibition on new shipments of non-Basmati white rice from the world’s largest source of the crop. The non-Basmati white rice, which made up almost a third of …

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