DUBAI- Abu Dhabi's state-backed firm ADQ has established Silal, a new company that will diversify food sources and increase locally grown, raised and produced food, the Abu Dhabi media office said in a tweet.

ADQ has been acquiring businesses in the commodities and agriculture sectors.

Its portfolio includes the General Holding Corp PJSC (Senaat), which has subsidiaries trading in agri-food and industrial assets.

It also owns Al Dahra Holding, an Abu Dhabi-based multinational animal feed and essential food commodities specialist.

(Reporting by Hadeel Al Sayegh; editing by Jason Neely) ((; +971 44536787; Reuters Messaging: