Unilever to house its sole HQ in the Netherlands | Bunge finalizes $946M acquisition of IOI Loders Croklaan | Nestle "working tirelessly" to reformulate products to meet public health needs
March 21, 2018
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Unilever to house its sole HQ in the Netherlands
Unilever to house its sole HQ in the Netherlands
After almost a century with headquarters in both the UK and the Netherlands, Unilever has chosen its Rotterdam office to serve as the firm's sole legal headquarters. The company will continue to have an office in London, which will house its newly formed Beauty & Personal Care and Home Care divisions, while its Foods & Refreshment unit will be located in Rotterdam.
CNBC (3/15),  The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (3/15),  BBC (3/15) 
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Bunge finalizes $946M acquisition of IOI Loders Croklaan
Bunge has finalized its acquisition of IOI Loders Croklaan for $946 million, giving it a 70% ownership stake in the specialty oil firm. Loders will change its name to Bunge Loders Croklaan and operate as part of Bunge's Food & Ingredients business.
Oils & Fats International (UK) (3/8) 
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Leading Oils & Fats Technologies
Desmet Ballestra delivers tailor-made engineering and procurement services covering each step of the industry, from oilseed preparation and extraction to oil processing plants including refining and fat modification processes.
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BioTechnologies converts sunflower press cakes to high-value plant protein
Russia-based BioTechnologies is using a patent-protected separation method to convert sunflower press cakes into food-grade protein. The soluble powder's amino acid profile is considered an improvement over soy and whey alternatives, and it has an 18-month shelf life, the company says.
FoodNavigator (3/14) 
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USDA scientists find new uses for almond waste
Scientists working in a California-based USDA research lab are finding new ways to recycle the billions of pounds of almond waste produced by farmers throughout the state, including in biofuel, bio-based plastics, beer and cider. Scientists say they are also using the hulls to produce alternative sugars for feeding bees and as a possible replacement for high-fructose corn syrup.
Fast Company online (3/16) 
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Science, Trends & Technology
Study: Bt maize reduces pest population, need for pesticides
A genetically modified transgenic maize introduced in 1996 has been effective in decreasing pest populations and pesticide use, including in nearby plants, a new study has found. "This is the first paper published showing offsite benefits to other host plants for a pest like the corn borer, which is a significant pest for many other crops like green beans and peppers," said study co-author Galen Dively.
The Scientist online (3/13) 
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Researchers track chlorophyll metabolites in dairy cow milk
A team of researchers has discovered a new way to identify the grass content of dairy cow diets using fluorescence spectroscopy, a method that is less expensive than fatty acid analysis. The findings could help the organic industry authenticate grass-fed milk, but researchers say more work is needed before the method is ready for the dairy aisle in grocery stores.
FeedNavigator (3/15) 
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