DuPont has opened an innovation center in Johnston, Iowa, where its scientists can collaborate with customers and other partners on everything from addressing global food security and next generation high-oleic soybean varieties to the latest applications...
The biofuels policy in the US is resulting in soaring global food prices, along with unprecedented high input costs for the food industry, and needs to be changed, according to chairman and CEO of Kraft Foods, Irene Rosenfeld.
The US chicken industry has expressed disappointed that the Enviromental Protection Agency (EPA) rejected a waiver on ethanol production and are urging legislators to take action over rising input costs, as a processor freezes operations.
Biofuel subsidies should not be singled out for blame when it comes to rising corn prices, as the underlying driver is the high cost of oil, according to a new study commissioned by the Farm Foundation.
The OECD and FAO have today released their Agricultural Outlook for
2008 to 2017: Food prices will come down as temporary factors are
resolved, but longer-term factors will cause them to settle above
Rising food prices are exacerbating the food versus fuel debate in
Canada's breadbasket region, where critics say ethanol is diverting
valuable commodities away from food markets and proponents say
market economics will prevail.
The use of biomass for fuel should not jeopardise the food supply,
EuropaBio has proclaimed, but more European investment is needed in
second generation technology that does not compete with food