Tate & Lyle completes China polydextrose facility expansion

CHINA - Tate & Lyle, a leading global provider of speciality food ingredients and solutions, has announced that the expansion of capacity and process upgrades at its polydextrose facility in Nantong, Jiangsu Province, China have been completed. According to the company, the expansion increases capacity at the facility in Nantong by more than three times…

Govt orders repatriation of imported genetically modified maize

NIGERIA – The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) says it has, in conjunction with the Nigerian Customs Service, ordered that the genetically modified (GM) maize consignment illegally imported into Nigeria be sent back. Dr Rufus Egbegba, the Director-General of NBMA, said this in a news conference on Tuesday in Abuja. “In view of the information…

India freezes requests to commercially release GM mustard

INDIA - India has frozen requests to commercially release a locally developed genetically modified (GM) mustard, an environment ministry document released on Tuesday showed, amid stiff opposition to lab-altered food from activists and politicians. But the environment ministry’s genetic engineering appraisal committee (GEAC) has deferred approval despite a panel the ministry supervises giving GM mustard…

EU Court refuses GMO ban by states unless risks are proven

EUROPE - The European Court Of Justice has ruled against the banning of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) by member states, unless serious risks of evidence to health and the environment are proven. This judgement closed a three-year long case that had been brought by Italy in 2013. Italy had asked the European Commission to adopt…