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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...

GM maize for Europe? Pest management breakthroughs and cost-effective enrichment method hold promise for industry

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GM maize, disease control and grain enrichment

By Nicola Cottam

A newly developed GM maize may soon be available in Europe, scientists uncover promising findings in the quest for disease prevention and exome designs prove cost-effective in grain enrichment.

South African maize cartel inflates prices, fuels GM

South African maize cartel inflates prices, fuels GM

By Maggie Hennessy

A select group of companies continue to commandeer the entire South African maize value chain, fueling continued production of genetically modified grain and squeezing the country’s poorest residents, according to a report from nonprofit organization...

POP! Gourmet Popcorn founder David Israel:

Big intervew: David Israel, Founder and CEO, POP! Gourmet Popcorn

Who makes Oprah’s favorite gourmet popcorn? Meet the king of pop…

By Elaine WATSON

In year one of launching its first retail products, POP! Gourmet Popcorn notched up sales of almost $1m. In year two, it’s looking at $3-4m. Next year, it's aiming for $10m, says founder David Israel, who’s on a mission to turn the bland stuff we...

European distribution should boost business, says Mmmh! Michel

Mexican snack pellet firm plans Europe distribution

By Kacey Culliney

Distribution in Europe will broaden business to include snacks companies that can’t buy a complete pellet container imported from Mexico, exports director of Mmmh! Michel says.

Looking into what fibres impact end bread quality...

Fibre-enrichment formulation challenges: Study

By Kacey Culliney

Enriching breads with wheat bran, resistant starch and locust bean gum results in favourable tasting products but can reduce volumes and lengthen mixing times, study finds.

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