Sustainable sourcing

Burcon boss Johann Tergesen rang the NASDAQ stock market opening bell as his firm's shares started trading on the exchange last week

Big Interview: Johann Tergesen, president, Burcon NutraScience

Plant protein, the final frontier: From canola to flax, hemp and pea

If there’s a plant with protein in it, Burcon NutraScience has probably had a good shot at extracting it. But is the market ready for flax protein isolate? Elaine Watson caught up with president and chief operating officer Johann Tergesen to find out.

Vilsack calls for innovation and more diversity in US food supply

Vilsack calls for innovation and more diversity in US food supply

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

There is a need for greater diversification of the American food supply and US diets need to change, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said in his keynote speech at the launch of the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition (BCFN) in the United States.

Over one million hectares now produce sustainable palm oil

Sustainable palm oil reaches million hectare mark

By Nathan Gray

The first one million hectares of certified land for sustainable palm production marks ‘a turning point’ for industry, according to the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).

Stotish: This is about 'technology, innovation, and science based regulation'

GM salmon boss attacks senators for ‘misinformed paranoia’

By Elaine Watson

The boss of a Massachusetts-based firm attempting to commercialize genetically engineered farmed salmon has accused a small group of senators opposing the move of “willfully ignoring science-based research” and spreading “misinformed paranoia”.

All four of Cargill’s US palm oil refineries have been audited and certified by the RSPO

Cargill extends sustainable palm oil commitment

By Elaine Watson

Cargill has upped the ante in the sustainable palm oil stakes with a commitment that all palm oil products (excluding palm kernel oil products) it supplies to Europe, the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand will be certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable...

Martek: Onwards and upwards under new ownership

Martek predicts double-digit rise in sales to food & bev market

By Elaine Watson

Martek expects sales of its algal-sourced omega-3s to food and drink manufacturers to grow in the double-digits each year for the next four to five years as it broadens its product range and gains access to new markets and customers post its takeover...

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