Thailand's Saha Pathanapibul PIc, a subsidiary of the Saha Group, has formed a strategic alliance with Raisio, the Finnish health products manufacturer, to introduce Raisio's cholesterol-lowering plant stanol product, Benecol, to the Thai market.
148 inform March 2009, Vol. 20 (3) (IKAR) General Director Dmitry Rylko Doing it Right enlists growers as part- technology involves a series of complex told the Interfax News Agency. Sunflower ners in the effort to ensure that each mathematical equations aimed at develop- oil exports totaled 142,000 MT in Sep- hectare of farmland achieves its maximum ing a “bioactive template” based on certain tember–November 2008, which is signifi- yield potential. The aim is to increase characteristics that distinguish the active cantly higher than the previous full-year farmers’ profitability while reducing the properties of a compound from the inac- record of 76,000 MT seen in 2006. Russia environmental impact of their operations tive properties. exported 52,000 MT of sunflower oil in and helping to ensure good working con- 2007, Interfax said. The main importers of ditions for farm employees. Russian sunflower oil are Kazakhstan, the nnn R&D Netherlands, Turkey, Spain, and Greece. Thailand’s Saha Pathanapibul Plc, a sub- Exporting companies include Sun Prod- sidiary of the Saha Group, has formed a The whey protein β-lactoglobulin may ucts, Yug Rossii, and Aston. strategic alliance with Raisio, the Finnish spontaneously bind the omega-3 fatty acid health products manufacturer, to introduce docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and offer Raisio’s cholesterol-lowering plant stanol nanoencapsulation potential for formu- New ventures product, Benecol, to the Thai market. lators, according to www.FoodNaviga- tor.com. “Israeli researchers report that nnn Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM: Medisyn Technologies Inc. (Min- the whey protein may be a nano-vehi- Decatur, Illinois, USA) and Aliança netonka, Minnesota, USA) will work cle for DHA, and nanocomplexes with Da Terra, an advocate for sustainable with Kraft Foods Inc. (Glenview, Illi- pectin produced transparent dispersion farming in Brazil, have initiated Doing it nois, USA) to develop functional foods. with extended shelf-life for the ingredi- Right, a program to encourage Brazilian Medisyn, which was founded in 1999, uses ent,” the online food news site reported. soy growers to adopt sustainable farming a technology known as “forward engineer- The research appeared in Food Hydrocol- practices. ing” to identify bioactive compounds. The loids (23:1120–1126, 2009). n INSIDE AOCS Excellence, Bunge Ltd. (Bradley, Illinois, USA); Sevim Z. Erhan, center director, Eastern Regional Research Center (ERRC), N
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