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Agriculture, Farming & Raw Materials
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20 August 2014

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China has seen a surge in domestic demand for germanium, particularly from its fibre industry following the country's implementation of its Broadband China Strategy. In addition, the expansion of t...

Agriculture, Farming & Raw Materials
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20 August 2014

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Although the first biopesticide - Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) - was first isolated in 1901 in Japan (and re-discovered in Europe in 1911), farmers did not start to use it until 1920, and the first ...

EU dairy producers have been hit particularly hard by the Russian ban on EU agricultural imports. One of the European companies that felt the impact of sanctions the most is Finland's Valio. Finlan...

BHP Billiton - the world's largest mining company - is reported to be ready to divest its manganese business in order to focus on its core operations. The move has been anticipated by the market af...

South Africa is a country of contrast. On the one hand, the country has abundant mineral resources and is a major producer and exporter of a diverse range of minerals. The country is a leading expo...

Given the wide use of neonicotinoids in the farming sector, concerns are being raised about the possible direct and indirect effects on honey bees and other pollinators. Research published t...

China has become the world's largest producer and consumer of copper. Given the fact that copper finds extensive use in manufacturing equipment (eg power generation and transmission) and infrastruc...

London copper prices remain steady as supply tightens. At the same time, Chinese copper imports fell by 8% in June against the previous month. This development comes as Chinese banks reduced lendin...

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...

Agriculture, Farming & Raw Materials
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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...

Agriculture, Farming & Raw Materials
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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 ...

Agriculture, Farming & Raw Materials
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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, ...

Agriculture, Farming & Raw Materials
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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...

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