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Australia

Adelaide to open biggest carbohydrate lab in Southern Hemisphere

A new research laboratory will explore the potential benefits of complex carbohydrates that include natural immune system enhancers and high-quality cosmetics.

Australia-New Zealand

Fsanz calls for opinions on GM potato that produces less acrylamide

The antipodean food regulator has begun public consultation as it reviews whether to allow a potato that has been genetically modified to reduce bruising. 

Could fortified beer and lassi tap into Asia’s soaring protein demand?

Asia’s demand for protein is soaring, but is the Indian market ready for protein-fortified beers and lassi? 

R&D tax boost for Gordagen ahead of US nutraceutical launch

Australian nutraceutical firm Gordagen Pharmaceuticals is preparing to launch its heart health and endurance products in the US by the end of the year.

Saikexing secures $125m to expand in China

China’s number four dairy farming firm Saikexing has secured a $125m loan to reduce environmental pollution, improve food safety, and expand the supply of milk within China.

India: Punjab planning 'state-of-the-art' pork facility

The government of India’s semi-autonomous Punjab region is planning to build the country’s most advanced pig-processing facility as India’s consumption of pork and reliance on meat imports both continue to rise.

China re-imposes anti-dumping duties on US chicken

US white-feather chicken meat imported into China will face “anti-subsidy duties” for five more years, China’s ministry of commerce has announced. 

Australia boosts livestock disease monitoring systems

Australian government and meat industry agencies are boosting their efforts to increase biosecurity for the country’s critically important livestock sector.

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