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28851. 11/07/2001
As prices skyrocket, Brazil worried about sourcing non-GM soyBrazil,7/9/2001- Retailers' GM free policies could prove unsustainable assources of non-GM soya dry up and prices rocket, according to reports fromBrazil, a leading source of GM-free soya.Brazil's State Seed Producers and Dealers Association (Apassal) says thatthe country is being flooded with unregistered GM seed from Argentina,where 93% of production is genetically modified. Apassal estimatesplanting of GM grain will reach 45% of soy production in the country thisyear.An NFU spokesman said members were becoming increasingly concerned aboutthe sustainability of the multiples' anti-GM project. He said: "More andmore people are chasing a small quantity of product."Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury have been exploring alternative sources ofnon-GM soy from India, where the soy growers' association is keen to cashin on the growing demand by charging heavy premiums, he added."There are doubts about the cost effectiveness, but they're making a playfor the market. A big trade delegation came over last month."Monsanto communications director Tony Combes said: "It is becoming moreand more unsustainable to source GM free seed and there are heavy premiumson identity preserved seed from the US."The latest report from the US National Centre for Food and AgriculturalPolicy revealed 63% of the US soybean crop planted this year wasgenetically modified.Cargill seed director Martin Douglas said he was aware of illegal plantingin the south of Brazil but remained confident adequate quantities ofidentity preserved GM free product were available from the north for "atleast 12 months if not for some years to come. Certainly there is still apremium on non-GM soya relative to GM, but that premium has actuallydecreased over the last three to four months."Sainsbury said its suppliers were exploring alternative sources to Brazilalthough it was confident its traceability and verification procedureswould ensure no rogue soya would reach shelves.
28852. 11/07/2001
Further boost for local palm oil industry?
28853. 11/07/2001
Investors likely to re-rate plantation sector, say analysts
28854. 11/07/2001
Palm oil exports rebound, prices rise
28855. 10/07/2001
28856. 10/07/2001
28857. 09/07/2001
360 settlers with dreams of being millionaires threaten legal actionJOHOR BARU, July 9, 2001(The Star) - Some 360 Felda settlers areconsidering legal action against a company managing their land if it doesnot fulfil their dreams of becoming millionaires.Eight years ago, they had converted their 1,477ha land in Cahaya Baru, onwhich they had toiled for over 30 years, for commercial use in a RM544mildeal. Each of them was to get over a RM1mil.They then formed Cahaya Baru Development Berhad (CBDB) and receivedbetween RM140,000 and RM200,000 each as part payment in 1996.But the money has stopped coming. So has development on the proposedcommercial and residential project on their land situated next to thenewly-opened Tanjung Langsat industrial zone.At a much-awaited annual general meeting of CBDB last week, the 366settlers failed to get answers on the progress and future development oftheir land.It is learnt that members were upset with the directors for not being ableto submit last year's audited accounts.Abdul Razak Abdul Rahman, whose father had toiled the land for 30 years,said the company had promised to submit the accounts at an EGM in twomonths.He said the settlers had also requested that the company draw up sale andpurchase agreements to avoid complications later."The AGM was supposed to resolve the problem but now the future of thedevelopment is in doubt."We will wait for the EGM in two months' time and if there are still noanswers from the company, we will take legal action," he said, adding thatthe settlers hoped Mentri Besar Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman would intervene.Declining rubber and palm oil prices prompted the settlers to form thecompany in 1993 with the hope that they would get better returns if theland was used for commercial purposes.In April, they were shocked to find the land being cleared for a housingproject they were not aware of. Repeated queries to the company drew ablank.Felda Cahaya Baru is the first land scheme in Johor where settlers optedto convert their land into commercial use.
28858. 09/07/2001
M'sian Glove Makers Not Yet Pro-Active On Latex-Protein Allergy
28859. 09/07/2001
Thursday, July 5, 2001 (The Star) - NOVOZYMES (M) Sdn Bhd, the South EastAsian marketing unit of industrial enzymes producer Novozymes A/S ofDenmark, is keen to collaborate with local companies to develop new valueadded enzyme-based products that will spur their business.
28860. 09/07/2001
Monday, July 9, 2001 - A RESURGENCE in the price of crude palm oil (CPO)has spurred renewed buying interest in plantation stocks in anticipationof a cyclical recovery in the commodity's price.
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