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UK drawing up post-Brexit GMO regulations

The UK could regulate the use of GM crops on a commercial basis after leaving the EU.

Rinehart consortium ups Kidman bid to A$386.5m

The Sino-Australian group has increased its bid by A$21.5m, with a promise from Australian billionaire Gina Rinehart to buy S Kidman herself if the deal doesn't get FIRB approval.

ACAP leads $3m investment into Vintage Italia

The investment in the maker of Pasta Chips, a 'better-for-you' alternative to potato crisps, is the latest in a series of organic and health food investments.

Rinehart’s Hancock invests $300m in UK fertiliser

Sirius Minerals claims to have the world's largest polyhalite resource, from which it will make fertiliser to export out of the UK.

Forestland Group: ‘a carbon deal is not a free lunch’

Forestland Group, the sixth timberland investment management organisation is the US, is the country's biggest seller of forest carbon credits, according to chief executive Chris Zinkhan. Here, he tells us about the carbon market, and his long-term investor base.

EBRD, EU launch €42m credit facility in Tajikistan

The EU, EBRD and a third institution are financing smaller farming businesses to replace Soviet-era equipment and diversify into new agricultural sectors like honey and dairy.

Tax laws could be more likely to affect farmland prices than Brexit

Estate agents Knight Frank said it was unclear how much impact Brexit will have on values, but said stamp duty could have a substantial effect.

AXA forestry portfolio grows to €130m

The firm has been increased its exposure to European timberland through a property in France, having snapped up several Finnish forests from UPM last year.

Abraaj invests in sub-Saharan African fertiliser company

The firm, which raised $1.3bn for its Africa funds last year, is betting on the increasing use of urea-based fertilisers around the world and Indorama's expansion into African, US and European markets.

New Hope: It is a good time to invest in Aussie beef processing

We asked New Hope's Australia and New Zealand managing director, Nick Dowling, how it plans to invest A$1bn and what he thinks of the country’s beef and dairy industries.

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