Bunge banned Syngenta corn ‘to save China trade’


Bunge’s decision to ban corn grown from cutting-edge Syngenta seed – a curb which has sparked a legal battle – was imposed for fear of damaging America’s nascent exports of the grain to China, the crop processor said. Soren Schroder, the chief executive of Bunge’s North America division, said he was "surprised and disappointed" that…

Bunge cuts Brazil cane hopes, citing poor weather


Bunge’s march into Brazilian sugar has been hit by the weather setbacks which slashed expectations for the country’s production, with the group cutting its own cane harvest forecast by 1m tonnes. The group said the downgrade, to 15.5m tonnes, in its harvest estimate reflected "the impact of adverse weather on the development of the sugarcane",…

Grain giant steps up: Bunge could expand further in Altona post-CWB


Bunge Ltd. is spending more than $100 million on a new canola-seed-crushing plant in Altona and may spend countless millions more on other facilities as it carves a place for itself in a post-Canadian Wheat Board world. Soren Schroeder, the head of the global grain giant’s North American operations, said in an interview Thursday Bunge…

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