Milling & Grains

Could nanotechnology protect grain stores from pests?

Could nanotechnology protect grain stores from pests?

By RJ Whitehead

University of Adelaide researchers have been using nanotechnology and the fossils of single-celled algae to develop a novel chemical- and resistance-free way of protecting stored grain from insects.

Ethiopia maize fields. Picture courtesy of World Vision.

DuPont and USAID in food security deal

By Rachel Arthur

DuPont and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) have announced an agreement to extend its Advanced Maize Seed Adoption Programme and improve global food security. 

The dwindling European corn borer, GM maize & soybeans, and the effects of global warming on wheat

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The dwindling European corn borer, GM maize & soybeans, and the effects of global warming on wheat

By Maggie Hennessy

Shrinking populations of a historically damaging corn pest could mean significant savings for Eastern US farmers, a genetically engineered grain cell wall invertase could significantly improve grain yield and quality, the EFSA GMO panel deems a GM soybean...

ADM has agreed to pay a total of $54m in criminal and regulatory penalties for the case of bribery, it says it has responded 'in the right way'

ADM subsidiary fined for bribery

By Maggie Hennessy

Alfred C. Toepfer International (ACTI), an overseas subsidiary of Archer Daniels Midland Co., agreed to pay $17.8 million in fines after pleading guilty in a federal court in Illinois to bribing Ukranian officials, according to the US Department of Justice.

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Commodity suppliers should have ‘what if’ strategies

By Mike Hogan

This year was a period of transition for the grain, food, and feed markets from a big-picture standpoint, on the heels of a marked shift in recent years to supply outweighing demand. As this is expected to continue into 2014, suppliers should plan for...

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