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.
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.
Cargill Inc. | Date: 2016-09-19
The present invention provides various combinations of genetic modifications to a. transformed host cell that provide increase conversion of carbon to a chemical product. The present invention also provides methods of fermentation and methods of making various chemical products.
Cargill Inc. and Branhaven LLC | Date: 2016-05-16
Provided herein are methods to discover and use single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) for identifying breed, or line and breed, or line composition of a bovine subject. The present invention further provides specific nucleic acid sequences, SNPs, and SNP patterns that can be used for identifying breed or breed combinations for Angus, Holstein, Limousin, Brahman, Hereford, Simmental, Gelbvieh, Charolais and Beefmaster breeds. These patterns can be utilized to manage animals in a feedlot to obtain optimum performance based on known characteristics of specific breeds and identify animals for breeding in selection programs. In another aspect, these patterns can be used to ensure labeling on breed specific branded products.
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.
Cargill Inc. | Date: 2016-10-24
Sweetener compositions comprising particular glycoside blends are described in this paper. The glycioside blends comprise rebaudioside A, rebaudioside B, and/or rebaudioside D in various proportions. The sweetener composition can also include one or more bulking agents or other ingredients. The sweetener compositions can be used in foods and beverages.
Cargill Inc. | Date: 2017-05-17
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.
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.
Cargill Inc. | Date: 2017-06-14
A barrier coating composition comprising a starch material characterised in that the starch material has a weight average molecular weight of 50.000 to 1.000.000 Dalton and a glass transition temperature (Tg) of no more than 120C.
Cargill Inc. | Date: 2017-02-24
A method for the purification of lecithin, comprising the steps of: a. reducing the viscosity of lecithin to a viscosity of less than about 10 Pas; than b. mixing the lecithin with granulated active carbon; then c. separating the lecithin from the granulated active carbon and recover purified lecithin. Lecithin substantially free of poly-aromatic hydrocarbons, and a food or feed product comprising said lecithin.
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: BBI-RIA | Phase: BBI.VC3.R9-2015 | Award Amount: 4.46M | Year: 2016
MACRO CASCADE will prove the concept of the cascading marine macroalgal biorefinery i.e. a production platform that covers the whole technological chain for processing sustainable cultivated macro-algae biomass also known as seaweed - to highly processed value added products. The macro-algae biorefinery will be capable of processing multiple feedstocks, by deploying a range of mechanical, physicochemical and enzymatic pre-processing and fractionation techniques combined with chemical, enzymatic or microbial conversion refinery techniques for generation of a diversity of added-value products for industries within food, feed, cosmetics, pharmaceutical and fine chemicals. Algae based products for food, feed, cosmetics, pharmaceutical will be tested and documented for their bio-activities and health properties. The participation of two major industries and five SMEs demonstrate a significant commercial interest in the outcome MACRO CASCADE. The MACRO CASCADE approach contributes to the zero waste society as the left-over residuals from the biorefinery process can be used for fertilizers and bio-energy.