Impossible Foods product development associate scientist Kyle Okada measures plant-based burgers tailor-made for Burger King at a facility in Redwood City, California.  |   REUTERS/Jane Lanhee Lee photo

Fast food restaurant chain warms up to meatless burger

(Reuters) — Vegetarian burgers may finally be getting the recognition they need to go mainstream. In April, Burger King and Silicon Valley startup Impossible Foods announced the rollout of the Impossible Whopper in 59 stores in and around St. Louis, Missouri. To mark the launch, the burger giant released a hidden-camera-style promo video showing the […] Read more

Bayer announced in February that farmers in France and Germany were turning over thousands of hectares of rapeseed crops after traces of a GMO variety grown in Canada were detected in batches of seed sold in Europe. | Flickr/Miwok photo

French rapeseed farmers destroyed 18,000 hectares over GMO risk – Bayer

PARIS, (Reuters) – French farmers destroyed a total of 18,000 hectares of rapeseed, more than double the area initially expected, following the discovery of a non-authorised genetically modified organism (GMO) in seeds, German group Bayer said. Bayer announced in February that farmers in France and Germany were turning over thousands of hectares of rapeseed crops […] Read more

Viterra is the second canola exporter to have its registration cancelled, after Beijing halted shipments from top exporter Richardson International earlier this month. | File photo

China widens ban on Canadian canola imports to second firm, Viterra

BEIJING, March 26 (Reuters) – China expanded its ban on Canadian canola imports on Tuesday to include shipments from Viterra Inc, the latest development in a wider trade dispute between the two countries. Viterra is the second canola exporter to have its registration cancelled, after Beijing halted shipments from top exporter Richardson International earlier this […] Read more


The U.S. has some 200 ethanol plants capable of producing 1.06 million barrels per day, and about 100,000 to 140,000 bpd of capacity has been taken off line due to the floods, according to three traders who track operations. | Reuters photo

Floods shut nearly a sixth of U.S. ethanol production

MEAD, Neb./NEW YORK, March 22 (Reuters) – Massive flooding in the U.S. Midwest has knocked out roughly 13 percent of the nation’s ethanol production capacity, as plants in Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota have been forced to shut down or scale back production following the devastation. Production facilities owned by large companies like Archer Daniels […] Read more

Russia’s agmin ready to work with grain export union

MOSCOW, – Russia’s Agriculture Ministry is ready to work with the existing union of grain exporters, but it would still like to change how exporters work and for there to be tougher quality controls on grain exports, ministry officials said on Wednesday. The agriculture ministry said last month that it planned to set up a […] Read more


The United States and Brazil on Tuesday announced steps aimed at lowering barriers to agricultural trade, focusing on wheat, pork and beef. The United States is Brazil's largest wheat supplier outside of Mercosur. | File photo

Brazil-U.S. wheat deal catches major supplier Argentina off guard

BUENOS AIRES/SAO PAULO, (Reuters) – Farmers in Brazil and Argentina are concerned about Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s agreement to import 750,000 tonnes of wheat from the United States and other countries outside the Mercosur trade bloc without applying the 10 percent tariff that is usually levied on such purchases. Wheat growers in Argentina’s Pampas farm […] Read more

A U.S. jury on Tuesday found Bayer AG's glyphosate-based weed killer caused a man's non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in a bellwether trial that may help determine the course of hundreds of similar cases. | File photo

U.S. jury finds Bayer’s Roundup caused man’s cancer

March 19 (Reuters) – A U.S. jury on Tuesday found Bayer AG’s glyphosate-based weed killer caused a man’s non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in a bellwether trial that may help determine the course of hundreds of similar cases. The finding by the unanimous jury in San Francisco federal court clears the way for that same jury to determine […] Read more




As of late March 11, only Richardson had reported losing its China import licence, but other grain companies and exporters had reported sales bogging down for a few months.
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Sector hopes to contain canola ban

MONTREAL — Farmers and the rest of the canola industry are watching anxiously to see if China extends an import ban beyond Richardson International. As of late March 11, only Richardson had reported losing its China import licence, but other grain companies and exporters had reported sales bogging down for a few months. Richardson vice-president […] Read more