STRONG POSITION: WA is the dominant lupin supplier to the world. Photo: Department of Agriculture and Food

Science leads business on lupins

The news last month that CBH Group was shutting down its Lupin Foods subsidiary after failing to find a buyer shows that commercial requirements and scientific advancement do not always connect neatly.

Started in 2012, Lupin Foods had developed some processing technology that produced a flake to make the legume seeds more suitable for human consumption.

But a review last year of CBH’s strategy led to Lupin Foods’ demise.


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Wouldn't be the result of an allergic reaction to lupins by any chance?

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1st-CBH Group$3.72bn
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