Malaysian Palm Oil Exports to China Struggle to Compete with Indonesian Supply and Cheap Soybean Oil

While Malaysia, the world’s second largest producer of crude palm oil (CPO), is seeking to export more palm oil to China following Prime Minister Najib Razak’s visits to China, it may be a tall order this year, as soybean supplies remain ample and Indonesia, another major CPO producer, still has its competitive advantage over Malaysia.

Sanhe Hopefull, One of China’s Top Private Soybean Processors, to Expand Capacity in Jiangsu and Liaoning

Sanhe Hopefull Grain and Oil Group Ltd, one of China’s leading private agriculture companies, will invest 2 billion yuan ($317 million) in vegetable oil refinery project in Jiangsu province and another 2 billion yuan in a soybean processing plant in Liaoning province, a senior official of the company said on Thursday [10 September 2015]. Shi

China’s Ministry of Agriculture Supports Genetically Modified Food Amid Public Concern

All certified genetically modified foods that are sold on the Chinese market are safe, according to the Ministry of Agriculture. China has established a safety supervision system that covers the complete chain of GM products, including research, production and trading, the ministry said. The ministry will cooperate with other departments to improve legislation concerning GM

Chinese Imports of Brazilian Agricultural Goods Continue to Rise

China was the leading country in the import of farm products from Brazil in July, increasing its share of exports from the sector from 25.5 percent to 32.1 percent, said the Ministry of Agriculture. Figures from the Brazilian Foreign Agro-business Trade Statistics System (AgroStat), cited by the daily newspaper Estado de São Paulo, showed that

China Clarifies its List of Approved GM Commodities

China has so far granted the import of a list of genetically modified (GM) crops including soybean, corn, oilseed rape, cotton and sugar beet, the People’s Daily reported on Monday, adding that these plants have to gain a safety certificate issued by Chinese authorities. This was in a response to public doubt on whether the