Bioenergy

Food Industry Anxious over Rising Rapeseed Demand

[NutraIngredients.com/Europe] A growing conflict between the food industry and biofuel manufacturers over rapeseed oil supply will be resolved at EU parliamentary level, as members decide the future of edible oil distribution. Rapeseed oil, for margarines, sauces, and general food use, has become the focus of heated debate between the European food sector and biodiesel advocates. Biofuel producers blend the oil with conventional diesel to provide a greener alternative for the EU transport sector. …Skeptics claim the food industry will suffer as it competes for limited resources of rapeseed. …