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Mars’ Vision For Change Project Draws Support From Director General Of The Cocoa And Coffee Council Of Côte d’Ivoire
Mars’ Vision For Change Project Draws Support From Director General Of The Cocoa And Coffee Council Of Côte d’Ivoire
11/21/2014 11:19:04 AM
Last week, the Vision for Change project was honored to welcome Madame Massandje Toure-Litse, Director General of the Cocoa & Coffee Council (Conseil Café Cacao or CCC) of Côte d’Ivoire, for a visit to two participating communities. Madame Toure-Litse is an important partner and supporter of the Mars effort as well as those within the broader cocoa industry to make cocoa …
Bayer CropScience opens Weed Resistance Competence Center in Frankfurt, Germany
Bayer CropScience opens Weed Resistance Competence Center in Frankfurt, Germany
11/20/2014 11:09:52 AM
Herbicide-resistant weeds are a growing global problem. The official opening of Bayer CropScience’s Weed Resistance Competence Center (WRCC) in Frankfurt on 19 November is a major step forward in tackling weed resistance, as it will develop new weed control strategies, and share knowledge within the global community of farmers, agronomists and scientists. Understanding …
Cibus And Rotam Announce Launch Of Their First Non-Transgenic Commercial Product
11/20/2014 10:08:38 AM
Cibus Global, a leader in non-transgenic trait development, and Rotam, a fast growing international company in the crop protection industry, have announced the launch of non-transgenic SU Canola™ (Sulfonylurea Tolerant) in the United States. Rotam has developed two new effective weed control solutions specifically designed for use on SU Canola™. Dave Voss, Vice President, …
Boosts in productivity of corn and other crops modify Northern Hemisphere carbon dioxide cycle
Boosts in productivity of corn and other crops modify Northern Hemisphere carbon dioxide cycle
11/19/2014 1:44:06 PM
Each year in the Northern Hemisphere, levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide drop in the summer as plants "inhale," then climb again as they exhale after the growing season. During the last 50 years, the size of this seasonal swing has increased by as much as half, for reasons that aren’t fully understood. Now a team of researchers has shown that agricultural production may …
UK Research Consortium Explores Use of Analytics to Help Pork Producers Improve Swine Herd Wellness and Production Efficiency
11/13/2014 10:46:19 AM
A consortium of academic and animal health industry partners in the UK, led by Zoetis Inc., is embarking on a pioneering 42-month project that will develop visual imaging methods and digital technologies to help producers improve the health and wellness of pig herds and enhance production efficiency.  The $3 million (USD) project, announced today, is funded by an Agri-Tech …
Will Egg Farmers Give up the California Market Because of Prop 2? Alabama’s Still Fighting
11/13/2014 9:34:22 AM
Giving up sales to California will be difficult, not to mention costly for farmers. Prop 2 may force a lot of hands come January 1. What will the farmers do? What will the consumers do? These are all questions that remain to be answered. Giving up sales to California will be difficult, not to mention costly for farmers . That’s because the Golden State has one of the …
AkzoNobel and partners to explore use of waste as chemicals feedstock
11/12/2014 10:38:46 AM
AkzoNobel is part of a major Dutch partnership working with Canada’s Enerkem to explore the use of waste streams as a feedstock for chemical production and the development of waste-to-chemicals facilities. The collaboration features a number of industry and semi-governmental partners looking to benefit from Enerkem’s proprietary technology that converts waste into …
GenesisSolutions - Upgrading IBM Maximo Asset Management (7.5, 7.6) – A CMMS Best Practice Overview - Webinar
GenesisSolutions - Upgrading IBM Maximo Asset Management (7.5, 7.6) – A CMMS Best Practice Overview - Webinar
11/12/2014 9:00:00 AM
GenesisSolutions is hosting a webinar to discuss the upgrade process for IBM Maximo Asset Management (7.5, 7.6) While 7.5 is a long established platform, version 7.6 has a December 2014 target release date. This event is part of our CMMS Best Practice webinar series. To register for this event,  please click here . Webinar Overview IBM Maximo Asset Management is a …
Barry Callebaut to expand its chocolate plant in Lodz and boost employment
11/10/2014 12:10:08 PM
The Lodz-based chocolate plant of Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, is soon to be expanded to include two additional modern production lines for chocolate manufacturing. The planned investment worth nearly PLN 96m (€ 22.8m) will create 80 new jobs over the coming two years. The plant which was built nearly twenty …
Philip Morris International Inc. Announces New U.S. Tobacco Purchasing Model
11/10/2014 10:07:57 AM
Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) (NYSE / Euronext Paris: PM)  announced its decision to adopt a new leaf buying model in the United States. The company will transition from directly purchasing tobacco through contracts with U.S. growers to purchasing through two suppliers, Alliance One International Inc. (AOI) and Universal Corporation (Universal). This new purchasing …
Online Marketing Company Acquires Kratom Retailer
Online Marketing Company Acquires Kratom Retailer
11/10/2014 5:00:00 AM
When KratomLounge.com opened its doors for business in 2009, they had an excellent business idea: Source the highest quality Kratom leaves from Southeast Asia and offer it to the public for a fair and reasonable price. Unfortunately, the original owners of Kratom Lounge had neither the savvy nor the business experience to effectively manage every aspect of their e-commerce …
Approval of Grape Variety Falanghina
11/6/2014 5:35:52 PM
Falanghina is an native white grape of Italy. The origin of this grape is the Campania  region of Italy in the  area of  Naples, Caserta, Avellino and Benevento. First described by l’Acerbi in 1825 and subsequently by Carlucci in Viala Vermorel 1909.  Its name comes from the expansive canopy of the vine: “Falanghina” is a direct derivative of the Latin noun “falangae” which …
Cargill builds 70th school in Vietnam
Cargill builds 70th school in Vietnam
11/6/2014 10:39:56 AM
Cargill Vietnam today celebrates a major milestone. The company unveiled the 70th education facility built in Vietnam under the umbrella of “Cargill Cares,” an ongoing employee-led initiative which began in 1995. Cargill sponsored the building of the Public Veterinary Clinic at the Thai Nguyen University of Agriculture & Forestry, which will serve as a community veterinary …
ADM Names Juan Luciano Next CEO; Pat Woertz Remains Chairman
11/6/2014 9:25:27 AM
Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) announced today that Juan R. Luciano has been named the company’s next chief executive officer, effective Jan. 1, 2015. He was also elected to the company’s board of directors, effective immediately. Luciano currently serves as president and chief operating officer responsible for leading and running the company’s global operations. …
Barry Callebaut Group to switch its European supply of Cocoa Butter Equivalents (CBEs) to RSPO fully segregated
10/30/2014 10:14:50 AM
The Barry Callebaut Group, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, will switch its sourcing of core Cocoa Butter Equivalents (CBEs) from RSPO mass balance to RSPO fully segregated material across its European operations, as of November 3, 2014. With this sustainable approach, the company aims to lead the confectionery market in offering …

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