Category Archives: Agricultural news

European program to promote sorghum launches in the summer of 2017

After the first European Sorghum Congress in 2016, which was held in Bucharest, Romania, the main priority of the participating experts and people actively working in the sorghum industry was to establish a European sorghum sector. Their goal is to have a strategic plan for the development and promotion of this grain in Europe. The… Read More »

New GMO potatoes obtain approval for human consumption in 2017

GMO foods began to be increasingly more present in our lives, whether we realize it or not. Genetically modified crops are specifically designed for human or animal consumption, using the new technologies of molecular biology. Most of them have a modified DNA structure (adenosine triphosphate, the substance that holds genetic information) in order to win… Read More »

Oversupply of cocoa may affect the price of chocolate

The International Cocoa Organization draws the attention to the crisis of overproduction of cocoa on the world market. The Organization’s estimates show that cocoa production would rise this year by 15%, leading to a surplus of about 264,000 tons. It is just the beginning of a crisis that could spill over into subsequent years. The… Read More »

No more Dutch cows in Turkey

Political tensions between Turkey and the Netherlands are now affecting the economic relationship between the two countries. Disputes on diplomatic level emerged from the Dutch government’s decision to ban ministers from Turkey to conduct a campaign in favor of extending the power of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. As a result, Bulent Tunc, the chairman… Read More »

Deal of the year in the agricultural industry: ChemChina acquires Syngenta

  The year of 2017 is marked by a transaction with a huge impact on how world agriculture will look like in the coming years. Thus, the national company of chemicals in China, ChemChina will end this year the acquisition of a majority stake in Syngenta, one of the largest leading agricultural companies. Currently, ChemChina… Read More »