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State of Hawaii advances BioTork Agricultural and Energy Initiative

State of Hawaii advances BioTork Agricultural and Energy Initiative

The State of Hawaii recently passed legislation to assist in funding a zero-waste project that converts crops, crop residues, dedicated energy crops, and agricultural waste into economically and environmentally sustainable biofuels and value-added co-products. Hawaiis Department of Budget and Finance is now authorized, with the approval of Governor Neil Abercrombie, to issue special purpose revenue […]

The Philippene Ambassador visits BioTork

The Philippene Ambassador visits BioTork

BioTork, LLC had the esteemed pleasure of hosting H.E. Jose Cuisia, Jr., Philippine Ambassador to the United States at BioTork’s facilities. The main objective of Ambassador Cuisia’s visit which took place end of June was to learn more about BioTork’s technology and how it can be utilized to develop industrially robust strains of micro-organisms that […]

SUPA BC – The rice variety with benefits

SUPA BC – The rice variety with benefits

Whether boiled, fried, mixed with coconut milk or spiced with cloves, rice is a common feature at meal times in Zanzibar. In fact, the island’s appetite for rice is so large that farmers cannot grow enough to meet demand and 80 per cent of rice consumed needs to be imported. But according to agricultural experts, […]

Cargill expands wheat processing plant in Russia

Cargill has invested $100 million dollars in its Starches and Sweeteners facility in Efremov, Russia, upgrading its wheat processing plant and adding state of the art equipment and technology. The plant will process 500,000 tonnes of wheat a year – almost doubling its original capacity and creating additional market opportunities for farmers in the Tula […]

New boost for research and development in biobased performance materials

New boost for research and development in biobased performance materials

Some three to six million euros will be available in the Netherlands for research and development into biobased performance materials (BPM) over the next four years. The team in charge of the Top Sector for Chemicals (defined by the Dutch government as an investment priority) has approved a continuation of the BPM R&D programme which […]

Cash crops enhance food security

Cash crops enhance food security

Crops sold on markets (‘cash crops’) are an integral part of strategies to improve food security at farm household level in developing countries. By selling their surplus production, agricultural households generate income that improves access to food. Research by LEI Wageningen UR, commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, shows how farmers choose to […]

Peruvian pomegranate farm becomes first in Latin America to achieve Rainforest Alliance Certification

Peruvian pomegranate farm becomes first in Latin America to achieve Rainforest Alliance Certification

The Rainforest Alliance announces Peruvian pomegranate farm Fundo Teresita, owned by Agroinversiones Valle y Pampa Perú S.A., has earned Rainforest Alliance certification, becoming the first pomegranate producer in Latin America, and the second in the world, to meet the comprehensive standards of Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN). To achieve certification, Fundo Teresita adopted practices that conserve […]

Haglöfs donates trees with a new app

Haglöfs donates trees with a new app

This spring the outdoor company Haglöfs is launching an app which aims to connect the consumer’s outdoor activities with tree planting in East Africa. The project is run in cooperation with Vi Agroforestry, and represents yet another side of Haglöfs’ sustainability efforts. Being aware and taking responsibility are long-established watchwords for Haglöfs. Topics such as […]

Nataïs, the European leader in popcorn, takes hold in South Africa

Nataïs, the European leader in popcorn, takes hold in South Africa

The Nataïs Company, the European leader in popcorn, is creating a subsidiary company in South Africa to continue its international development. Nataïs Popcorn South Africa shall also allow the Gers Company to secure its sources of supply so as to provide solutions for its export customers. Year after year, the “made in Gers” popcorn continues to seduce international […]

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