Monday, May 21, 2012

News and Notes for Monday May 21, 2012

Palm Oil Has Biggest Weekly Loss in 5 Months on Europe Concerns
Bloomberg--Palm oil had the biggest weekly decline in more than 5 months, on concern that Europe's worsening crisis may stall global economic growth and cut demand for commodities. Read more.

Resale pressure drags edible oil in dull trade
Business Line--Trade in edible oil markets remained dull on Friday as the market tracked weak foreign and domestic futures. Investors reduced riskier bets amid fears over Greece's political stability. Read more.

Algae cultivation could boost UK industry
Phys.Org--There is an increasing appetite from the government, businesses and the public for green energy technologies but there are currently very few UK companies with the expertise and capacity to cultivate algae for commercial uses. Read more.

Argentina Sends Letter to EU Trade Head on Spain Biodiesel Ban
Bloomberg--Argentina has “deep concern” about Spain's decision to restrict biodiesel imports after the South American nation took control of the local unit of Repsol YPF SA. (REP) The move will affect 10 percent of its biodiesel exports to the European Union. Read more.

Why Omega-3 Oils Help at the Cellular Level
 ScienceDaily--Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have peered inside a living mouse cell and mapped the processes that power the celebrated health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids.  Their findings suggest it may be possible to manipulate these processes to short-circuit inflammation before it begins, or at least help to resolve inflammation before it becomes detrimental. Read more.


General Manager – Edible Oils and Fats Asian agricultural commodity group is growing their presence in the Edible Oil and Speciality Fats markets across the Asian Pacific region. Read the job posting.

Abstract Alerts

Physicochemical and microbiological characterization of linolenic acid-rich oils from seeds of two tropical plants: Corchorus olitorius L. and Hibiscus sabdariffa L.   
Lessoy Zoué, Micael Bédikou, Betty Faulet, Jean Gonnety and Sébastien Niamké.African Journal of Biotechnology Vol. 11(39), pp. 9435-9444, 15 May, 2012. Read the abstract.

Upcoming Events May 21-28, 2012
See the AOCS Events Calendar.

21-22 The Science of Science Communication
Washington, D.C., USA

22-24 Vitafoods Europe Conference 2012
Geneva Palexpo, Switzerland

23-24 Round Table on Responsible Soy Association
London, United Kingdom

23-24 2012 Home and Personal Care Ingredients Exhibition and Conference
Istanbul, Turkey

25-26 Global JojobaWorld 2012
Jaipur, India

25-28 80th European Atherosclerosis Society Congress
Milan, Italy

26-30 10th Congress of the International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids (ISSFAL)
Vancouver, British Columiba, Canada

27-29 Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology 50th National Conference
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

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