Monday, May 28, 2012

News and Notes for Monday May 28, 2012

Widespread Rain in Europe Seen by USDA as Aiding Crop Prospects
Bloomberg--Widespread showers are lifting crop prospects for grains and oilseeds in northern Europe, while locally heavy rain in the Balkan region is boosting wheat and rapeseed, the US Department of Agriculture reported in its weekly weather report. Read more.

Grains and Oilseeds Market Report - 18th May 2012
Farming UK--Canola will have a greater impact for the oilseeds market in the coming season with the potential for Canada and Australia to produce record crops. Read more.

KFC buckets palm oil in Australia
ABC Online--Fast food company Kentucky Fried Chicken has switched from using imported palm oil to Australian canola oil in its Australian outlets. KFC won't reveal the exact amount of canola being purchased, as it says the information is commercially sensitive. Read more.
Olive Council Seeks Bids for Promotional Work in Brazil, China
Olive Oil Times--The International Olive Council (IOC) has called for tenders for the 2012/13 phases of its promotions in Brazil and China, both of which are to emphasize olive oil's health benefits and quality. Read more.

Is Algae DHA As Healthy as Fish Oil DHA?
Food Processing--A review of research earlier this year found mostly good news in this vegetarian source. Read more.

Saturated Fats Speed Up Cognitive Decline in Women
Food Product Design--Women who consume a diet high in saturated fats may experience faster cognitive decline over time compared to women who eat a diet rich in monounsaturated fats found in plant foods according to a new study published in the Annals of Neurology. Read more.

Castor Oil's Health Benefits Tied To Ricinoleic Acid Chemistry
Huffington Post--Castor oil contains fatty acid that may be responsible for purported health benefits, scientists say. Read more.

Hazelnuts: New source of key fat for infant formula that's more like mother's milk
Phys.Org--A "new" nutrient, based on hazelnut oil, also could boost nutrition for babies who are bottle-fed for other reasons. The report appears in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food ChemistryRead more.

Omega-3-acid ethyl esters - Comprehensive patent search
MarketWatch (News release)-- announces that a new market research report is available in its catalog: "Omega-3-acid ethyl esters - Comprehensive patent search." Pipeline Developer is a regularly updated, professional patent search. Find out more.

Heliae Breaks Ground on Commercial Demonstration Facility for Algae Production
MarketWatch (News release)--Heliae, an Arizona-based algae technology company, broke ground today on a commercial demonstration facility that will showcase the scalability and economics of its proprietary algae technology platform.  Read the release.

Algasol Renewables Partners with OriginOil
Domestic Fuel--Algasol Renewables, based in Palma De Mallorca, Spain, has agreed to work with OriginOil on the development of an integrated algae growth and harvesting system. Read more.

Evogene's Subsidiary, Evofuel, and T6 Industrial to Collaborate on Biodiesel Feedstock Production in Argentina
Marketwire (News release)--Evogene Ltd. and T6 Industrial S.A., a leading biodiesel producer in Argentina, today announced that Evofuel Ltd., Evogene's wholly owned subsidiary, and T6 Industrial S.A., entered a collaboration for development of castor bean seeds as a sustainable and cost competitive feedstock for biodiesel production. Read the release.

Upcoming Events / May 28-June 3, 2012
See the AOCS Events Calendar.

29-31 Metabolism, Diet and Disease 2012
Washington DC, USA

30-31 International Dairy Foods Association Dairy Sustainability Symposium
Chicago, Illinois, USA

30-31 Cosmetic Science: The Good, the Bad and the Beautiful
Dublin, Ireland

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