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Egypt smashes wheat target, continues buying

By Eliot Beer

Egypt has exceeded its domestic wheat-buying target, paying farmers for more than 4.3m tonnes, but plans to keep purchasing wheat until the end of the season as reformers look to the future.

FSSAI returns to court in bid to reinstate Maggi ban

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FSSAI returns to court in bid to reinstate Maggi ban

By RJ Whitehead

In the latest twist in the long-drawn-out Maggi noodle saga, India’s food regulator has petitioned the Supreme Court to quash an earlier ruling to lift a ban on the popular instant noodles brand.

Saudi Arabia aims to eliminate domestic wheat production to safeguard its water supplies

Saudi minister slams bread wastage

By Eliot Beer

The Saudi minister of agriculture has criticised the high level of wasted bread in the country, saying 35% is thrown away, during the opening of a new US$218m flour mill in Al-Jamoum.

One of the biggest challenges was farmer resistance to the new system, Mondelez said

Egypt wheat farming scheme boosts harvests 10%

By Eliot Beer

An Egyptian wheat farming education programme from Mondelez and Care has seen farmers boost their wheat crops more than 10% each year, with some doubling their harvests.

Kellogg cereals will have health star ratings between 1.5 and 5

Kellogg Australia adopts health star ratings

By Kacey Culliney

Kellogg will run the voluntary health star rating system across its entire cereal range in Australia and New Zealand by the end of 2015, kick-starting with a handful of products in June.

Australian high-protein wheat could be ‘industry standard’ in 10 years

Protein-rich wheat could open new markets

Australian high-protein wheat could be ‘industry standard’ in 10 years

By Nicola Cottam

Australian scientists are close to releasing a new batch of protein-rich wheat suitable for harvesting in low-quality soil, giving growers in Australia and parts of China and Africa—the opportunity to produce quality dough for bread-making.

Saudi poultry to soar 52% by 2018

Saudi poultry to soar 52% by 2018

By Eliot Beer

Saudi Arabia's poultry production will rise 52% over the next four years, as the country's total agricultural sector is set to hit US$1.7bn in value, according to a new report.

Salt-tolerant durum wheat variety developed in Australia

Salt-tolerant durum wheat to drive yields, Australia

By Kacey Culliney

Australian scientists have developed a salt-tolerant durum wheat variety that can increase yields by 25% in salty soils; the most significant environmental issue facing Australian agriculture today, according to CSIRO.


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