Biofuels Co-Products: Animal Feed

A significant portion of biofuels co-products is in the area of animal feed – often livestock feeding.  Does this naturally raise the question as to whether there is a difference between animal-grade and human-grade food ingredients?  From a strict, regulatory standpoint, the rules promulgated by the FDA are similar but different.  Human food rules are…

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Food Experts

There are many types of food experts, including experts in food ingredients, food additives, food colors, Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) substances, and processing aids; those in dietary proteins, herb and spices, high-value oils, and other substances at risk of adulteration; those in functional ingredients and special nutritional ingredients intended to support human health. Food…

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Biofuels Co-Products: From the Other Side

By Matthew L. Gibson, Ph.D., Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc. “I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now” – Joni Mitchell I’ve been in the ethanol industry, directly, for about half of my career.  The other half has been on “the other side”; that is, in the production of human food – either indirectly (i.e., livestock production),…

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