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2014-09-23 12:24:22

Company endorses U.N. declaration on deforestation NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At the United Nations' Climate Summit in Manhattan today, Cargill will join dozens of other companies, governments and civil society groups from around the world in supporting the New York Declaration on Forests. The declaration is unprecedented in its scope. The endorsers pledge to do their part in slowing, halting, and reversing global forest loss, while enhancing food security for all. "We want to...

2014-09-15 12:22:36

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Taking an important step forward in its commitment to sustainable palm oil, Cargill is becoming a member of The Forest Trust (TFT), the international non-governmental organization that partners with companies to build responsible supply chains. "We are proud of the work we've done with TFT over the last year and very pleased to become a member," said Cargill's Vice Chairman Paul Conway. "TFT has been instrumental in helping us get the work done...

2014-09-06 08:20:17

JAKARTA, Indonesia, Sept. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Frost & Sullivan is optimistic on growth in Indonesia's crude palm oil market due to the consumption in the emerging markets such as China and India in spite of the recent downturn in prices which will be short lived. Mr. Chris de Lavigne, Global Vice President, Consulting, Frost & Sullivan said that the average consumption of vegetable oils at 19 kg/ capita in China and 14 kg/ capita in India remains well below that of the West that...

2014-08-17 23:01:31

Transparency Market Research published a new report "Global Esters Market: Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020" to its report store. Albany, New York (PRWEB) August 17, 2014 Esters are chemical compounds containing carbonyl group adjacent to ether linkage. These are usually synthesized from organic or inorganic acids by dehydration with alcohol. Naturally occurring esters include fats, oils and triglycerides. Major types of esters include...

2014-08-13 23:08:48

The 3rd Palm Oil Africa conference coming to Accra, Ghana on 13-14 October, 2014 promises vital updates on Africa’s lucrative palm oil business, and expands focus, this year, to include rubber and cocoa investments. Accra, Ghana (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 The movers and shakers of the African palm oil industry along with the cocoa and rubber investors and stakeholders are gearing up for the African edition of CMT’s Palm Oil series, which offers vital industry dialog on ‘Mounting...

2014-08-11 20:24:52

RnRMarketResearch.com adds "Fats and Oils Market by Type [Vegetable Oils (Palm, Soybean, Sunflower, Rapeseed, Olive), Animal Fats (Lard, Tallow, Butter)], Application (Bakery, Confectionery, Salad Dressing, Snacks & Savory, Spreads) & Geography - Global Trends & Forecast to 2019" global research report to its store. DALLAS, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The fats and oils market is projected to reach $230 billion by 2019. In 2013, Asia-Pacific was the largest market. The Indian...

Need For Vegetable Oil Means Trouble For Africa's Great Apes
2014-07-11 03:00:36

Cell Press The vegetable oil found in your popcorn or soap might not be ape friendly, and the situation appears likely to get even worse, according to an analysis in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on July 10. The growing demand for vegetable oil has already led to the conversion of Southeast Asian forest into oil palm plantations, bringing trouble for orangutans in particular. If guidelines are not put in place very soon, researchers say the spread of those large-scale...

VIR Gene Gives Reliable Visual Cue For Oil Palm Fruit Ripeness
2014-06-30 03:00:37

Canale Communications A genetic discovery by a team of scientists from the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB), aided by scientists from Orion Genomics, paves the way for increased production of palm oil, which accounts for 45 percent of the world's edible oil, while also helping to conserve sensitive wild habitats at risk of being turned into agricultural land. In the study published in the journal Nature Communications, the scientists identified the VIR gene as responsible for fruit...

2014-06-30 04:21:42

Malaysian Palm Oil Board and Orion Genomics researchers contribute to discovery that will improve palm oil yields on existing agricultural lands, protecting rainforest KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia and ST. LOUIS, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A multinational team of scientists from the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) and Orion Genomics today announced the publication of a paper in the journal Nature Communications identifying a gene, called VIR, that is responsible for turning the skin of...

2014-06-04 08:23:16

-Developed in Consultation with United Nations Development Programme and World Wildlife Fund DEERFIELD, Ill., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mondelez International today published its sustainable palm oil action plan, which prioritizes suppliers that meet the company's sustainability principles and requires suppliers to achieve traceability by the end of 2015. In addition, suppliers must publish sustainable sourcing policies and implementation timelines by the same date....


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'