Minneapolis, MN, United States
Minneapolis, MN, United States

Cargill, Inc., is an American privately held, multinational corporation based in Minnetonka, Minnesota, a Minneapolis suburb. Founded in 1865, it is now the largest privately held corporation in the United States in terms of revenue. If it were a public company, it would rank, as of 2013, number 9 on the Fortune 500, behind Valero Energy and ahead of Ford Motor Company.Some of Cargill's major businesses are trading, purchasing and distributing grain and other agricultural commodities, such as palm oil; trading in energy, steel and transport; the raising of livestock and production of feed; producing food ingredients such as starch and glucose syrup, vegetable oils and fats for application in processed foods and industrial use. Cargill also operates a large financial services arm, which manages financial risks in the commodity markets for the company. In 2003, it split off a portion of its financial operations into a hedge fund called Black River Asset Management, with about $10 billion of assets and liabilities. It owned 2/3 of the shares of The Mosaic Company , one of the world's leading producers and marketers of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients.Cargill declared revenues of $136.7 billion and earnings of $2.31 billion in the 2013 fiscal year. Employing over 140,000 employees in 66 countries, it is responsible for 25% of all United States grain exports. The company also supplies about 22% of the US domestic meat market, importing more product from Argentina than any other company and is the largest poultry producer in Thailand. All of the eggs used in McDonald's restaurants in the US pass through Cargill's plants. It is the only producer of Alberger process salt in the US, which is used in the fast-food and prepared food industries.Cargill remains a family-owned business, as the descendants of the founder own over 85% of the company. As a result, most of its growth has been due to reinvestment of the company's own earnings rather than public financing. Gregory R. Page, who is not part of either the Cargill or MacMillan families, is the executive chairman of Cargill. He succeeded former Warren Staley as CEO in mid-2007, as Staley reached Cargill's mandatory retirement age of 65, before he in turn was succeeded by David W. MacLennan. Wikipedia.

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Cargill Inc. and University of Campinas | Date: 2017-04-05

The present invention is inserted in the sector of edible oils and fats. Basically, it relates to a vegetable fat food composition used in making food products, such as dough, margarines, cookies, ice creams, melanges, broth in cubes, sweet creams and fillings for food products such as cakes, biscuits, bonbons, and the like. And more specifically, it relates to the production of fats with low contents of saturated fatty acids based on vegetable oils and structuring agents rich in monoacylglycerols.


Monatin and certain stereoisomers of monatin, such as R,R monatin and S,R monatin, as well as salts thereof, are produced using polypeptides and biosynthetic pathways. These polypeptides and biosynthetic pathways are also useful in the production of R-2-hydroxy-2-(indoly-3-ylmethyl)-4-keto glutaric acid, an intermediate that is formed in certain monatin synthesis pathways, including some biosynthetic pathways.


Patent
Cargill Inc. | Date: 2017-01-25

Pellets, consisting of dried compressed proteins and a moisture content of maximum 12%, are described. These proteins comprise vital wheat gluten. A process for preparing these and the application in fish feed is described as well.


Patent
Cargill Inc. | Date: 2017-05-03

The present invention relates to a steeping process for reducing the phytate in kernels of cereals and/or pulses using endogenous phythase. The kernels are steeped in water whilst avoiding germination and then dried. The steeped kernels and/or flour made therefrom are used in food, feed, pet-food, and/or cosmetics.


A fermentation process for fermenting a starch hydrolysate containing 60-98 weight percent of glucose based on total carbohydrate and 0.3-5% weight percent of isomaltose based on total carbohydrate to a non-ethanol fermentation product is carried out. The method comprises: a) forming a fermentation broth containing the starch hydrolysate and a genetically modified microorganism containing i) an exogenous gene encoding transporter capable of transporting isomaltose ii) an exogenous gene encoding an enzyme capable of converting isomaltose to glucose; and b) fermenting the starch hydrolysate in the fermentation broth to produce a non-ethanol fermentation product. This fermentation process may be carried out as a single step fermentation or a batch process. The genetically modified microorganism may contain an exogenous gene encoding an enzyme that catalyzes the formation of a product other than ethanol.


Patent
Cargill Inc. | Date: 2017-04-19

Disclosed is a method of feeding an animal as a part of its feed ration a composition having vitamin E and a polyphenol source. The animals can include an avian or porcine animal.


Patent
Cargill Inc. | Date: 2017-03-29

A binder composition comprising a cold water soluble starch material and a plasticiser for use in the preparation of coating compositions.


The invention relates to a carbohydrate composition characterized in that it has a dextrose equivalence of from 20 to 25 and further characterized in that it has a fibre content of from 10 to 90% by weight of the composition on dry basis. The invention further relates to a process for making a carbohydrate composition. Further the invention relates to a food, feed, pet food, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and industrial products comprising the carbohydrate composition of the present invention and other ingredients and to the use of the carbohydrate composition of the present invention.


Patent
Cargill Inc. | Date: 2017-02-08

A starch-based release coating composition and methods of making the same.


Patent
Cargill Inc. | Date: 2017-05-10

The invention relates to a process for separating one or more carbohydrate from a composition wherein separating is done through radial chromatography. Preferably, the invention relates to a process for separating at least two carbohydrates from a composition wherein separating is done through radial chromatography, and wherein each of the at least two carbohydrates are collected in a purified form. The present invention relates to the use of radial chromatography for the separation of one or more carbohydrate from a composition and obtaining the one or more carbohydrate in a purified form.

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