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Market update: Edible oils in China

By RJ Whitehead

Edible oil consumption has increased in China at a compound rate of over 15% since 2005, according to a new report on the market. 

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Hongkongers warned to avoid unhealthy mooncakes

By RJ Whitehead

Hong Kong authorities have warned the public against buying mooncakes with high levels of sugar, fat and sodium ahead of the Mid-Autumn festival later this month.

Savola accused of dumping oil in Iranian market

Savola accused of dumping oil in Iranian market

By Eliot Beer

Savola Group’s Iranian subsidiary is under fire in Iran for allegedly dumping vegetable oil in the market, a month after MPs attacked the Saudi firm’s investments in the country.

India and China must be part of the green palm oil process

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India and China must be part of the green palm oil process

By Dave McLaughlin, vice-president of agriculture, WWF US

Currently, RSPO certified palm oil represents 15% of global production, and many of the global brands have made commitments to source 100% certified palm oil by 2015.  

Cargill bets big on Indian processing operation

Cargill bets big on Indian processing operation

By RJ Whitehead

US agriculture giant Cargill aims to invest Rs50 crore (over US$91m) towards food processing across its Indian operation over the next two years. This figure also includes a US$73m corn milling unit, the head of its India operation has revealed.

Apac driving demand for global vegetable oils market

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Apac driving demand for global vegetable oils market

By RJ Whitehead

A combination of factors is expected to drive demand growth in the vegetable oils market over the next few years, with demand from the food sector being led by a number of emerging economies, most prominently in the Asia-Pacific region.

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