McDonald’s China to Reduce Palm Oil Usage in Favor of Healthier Sunflower and Canola Oil

McDonald’s stores in China will change the cooking oil they use starting next year, despite an increased cost, and introduce new menu items including fruits and vegetables, the Beijing Times reported on Friday [15 July 2016]. Phyllis Cheung, the CEO of McDonald’s China, said the fast-food giant is testing new cooking oil and plans to

China’s Sinoma, a Cement Equipment and Engineering Company, to Purchase Edible Oils from Kazakhstan

China National Materials Group Corporation Sinoma recently announced it will buy annually a range of agricultural products from Kazakhstan, according to the press service of the Kazakh Ministry of Agriculture. This year, China will purchase sunflower in the amount of 50,000 tonnes, 80,000 tonnes of flaxseed, 100,000 tonnes of oilseed rape as well as vegetable

Kazakhstan Begins Supplying China with Edible Oil via the Almaty-Xi’an Cargo Train Route

A cargo train arrived at northwest China’s Xi’an city on Saturday [26 March 2016], carrying 2,000 tonnes of organic cooking oil imported from Kazakhstan. The Chang’an Train, loaded with 1,000 tonnes of sunflower seed oil and 1,000 tonnes of rapeseed oil, set off from Almaty of Kazakhstan on Monday. The journey is the first regular

Bulgaria to Export Nearly US$2 Million Worth of Sunflower Oil to China

“Klas Oil” Ltd. signed a contract for sunflower oil export to China, worth 1.5 million Euro [~US$1.96 million]. This transaction took place within the Bulgarian-Chinese Business Forum with the leading Chinese company China Sinopharm International Corporation…Full-text article: BlackSeaGrain June 2013 Key point Sinopharm International Corporation is China’s largest importer of vegetable oil by market share