The results of controversial field scale GM wheat trials in the UK have been published this week. The experiment conducted in 2012 and 2013 aimed to show that wheat with a genetic modification to produce aphid disrupting pheromone EßF could play an important role in aphid control. EßF is an alarm pheromone released by aphids […]
EU Aims to Compromise on GM Crops
The European Union is to apply the principle of “subsidiarity” and allow individual member states a greater say on the regulation of GM Crops. The move will allow member states to decide whether or not GM crop varieties can be grown or used for food and feed on their territories. The European Commission will still […]
Oilseeds Market Update
A bigger than expected oilseed crop in Latin America is likely to offset a poor harvest within India. The USDA also report that US farmers will plant an extra 1 million acres of soyabeans in 2015/16 compared with 2014/15, mostly replacing corn across the corn belt, and cotton across some of the Southern States. US […]
Recent USDA reports on the oilseed market show the impact of falling oil prices and tariff rate changes in the EU – with falling prices for bio-diesel driving down demand for palm oil in Malaysia and Indonesia. These developments clearly show the inter-dependency of food and energy markets.