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The new Indonesian president Joko Widodo has signalled that he is ready to begin talks with mining companies and other parties aimed at resolving the difficulties associated with the country's mini...

Last year, nickel prices were at around $14,000 per tonne. The silver-white metal's price path was changed overnight when Indonesia, the world's leading supplier of high-grade nickel ores banned al...

In 2014, the main story in the global base metals markets has been the Indonesian ban on mineral ore exports, which came into effect on 12th January of this year. Given that Indonesia is an importa...

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29 July 2014

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Between 2007 and 2013 the global market for zinc declined at an average annual rate of -5.4%. However, analysts expect that the metal - which is primarily used to galvanise steel - has found a floo...

According to United States Mine Safety and Health Administration, there are over 14,000 operations that mine coal, metal ores and non-metallic minerals in the United States. The mining sector is a ...

The increased importance of sustainable agricultural practices and integrated pest management has led biopesticides to emerge as a critical part of the crop protection market. Currently, United Sta...

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16 July 2014

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Biofertilizers refer to latent or living cells of microorganism strains - in essence, they refer to used digester slurry. Such cells improve crop plants' nutrient uptake through their interactions ...

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11 July 2014

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Although herbicides have been essential tools for decades, agrochemical research indicated as early as 1990s that the crop protection market was approaching maturity and that it was becoming increa...

Meat consumption accounts for approximately a sixth of humanity's food intake. According to the United Nations Food & Agriculture Organization, in 2012, there were 22bn chickens, 966 million pi...

Halal meat accounts for a significant part of the diet of Muslims in the United Kingdom. Industry estimates indicate that around a fifth of lamb in England is consumed by British Muslims. However, ...

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9 July 2014

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The addition of acids or their salts - both organic and inorganic - to feed enhances nutrient digestibility and enhances growth performance of livestock. On top of this, particularly under stressfu...

In recent years China has become the biggest producer of pesticides in the world and a significant exporter. However, most pesticides produced in China are generic products, and the Chinese pestici...

Maize was introduced to Africa in the 16th Century and has since become one of Africa's most crucial and strategic food crops. It is an important staple food and accounts for 30−50% of low-income h...

The world's natural resources are under escalating pressure from increased consumption and growing populations. The global food industry is recognises that continued innovation is required in order...

Good nutrition in industrial livestock production is critical to producing a healthy and marketable product. Feed is the biggest single production input to the livestock industry. In fact feed acco...

Swine feed additives are non-nutritive ingredients that are not required by the animal. No deficiency symptoms will occur as a direct result of not adding feed additives to the diet. However, under...

Choline chloride is primarily used in the livestock farming industry as a feed additive in order to boost growth, improve meat quality and increase feed efficiency. The vast majority (over 95%) is ...

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29 May 2014

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Livestock production is the largest user of land, and livestock production represents around 40% of gross value of global agricultural output. In industrial countries this share exceeds 50% and in ...

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23 May 2014

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As the global population grows and natural resources dwindle, indoor farming is rapidly gaining traction. Indoor farming is seen by some advocates as a solution to feeding the urban population. Ind...

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1 May 2014

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Consumer preference for food in general is driven by such factors as flavour, texture, and other such considerations. In the meat production industry other factors become important, such as the ext...

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