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Exclusive interview: Paul Gilding, former executive director of Greenpeace

Ex Greenpeace boss: FMCG firms will drive sustainability for palm oil

The “viciously complex” issue of palm is dependent on FMCG companies like Unilever mobilising their consumers to act barrack for sustainable production across Asia, a former head of Greenpeace believes.

Australia

Wealth and health: Better-off parents prefer clean-label food

Household wealth plays a big part in determining the healthiness of the food kids are eating, the latest health attitude and food consumption data from Roy Morgan Research shows. 

Can fermented kimchi alter the gut microbiota and influence metabolism?

Consuming fermented kimchi, a source of lactobacilli, may alter the composition of bacterial populations in the gut and affect metabolic pathways for obese women, says a new study from Korea.

Australia

Study: High-cholesterol diet increases spread of prostate cancer

University of Queensland research has shown that a high-cholesterol diet increases the spread of prostate cancer tumours to lymph nodes, lungs and bones.

Would consumers eat animals fed on insect protein?

An EU-funded project is conducting a survey to find out if consumers feel comfortable eating animals that have been fed on insect protein.

New web portal aims to ease entry of US-made supplements, foods into Chinese market

As the middle class continues to grow in China, penetrating this market becomes a priority for US brands.  Negotiating that bewildering process may have gotten a little easier with the launch of a web portal whose express purpose is to peddle ‘Made in USA’ supplements and foods to Chinese consumers....

Korea signs MOU with UAE for Halal, plans to double exports to $1.2bn

Korea has signed a memorandum of understanding with the UAE to develop its Halal food industry, with the aim of almost doubling its current US$680m Halal food exports to US$1.23bn by 2017.

Dutch feed player expands production capacity in Vietnam

De Heus, in its strategy to be a leading player in the Vietnamese feed sector, continues to enhance its production capacity in that Asian country, with construction of its seventh feed plant underway in the Mekong Delta region.

Special Edition: Global Feed Regulation

‘Reforms release a pressure valve of red tape’ - Australian feed sector awaits additive gold rush

Australian feed manufacturers are expecting a glut of feed additives to enter the market following on from a decision to remove any registration requirements for such products in an effort to boost innovation and feed efficiency.

Australia

Sydney overtaking Melbourne as Australia’s coffee king capital

Melbourne might be famous for being the starting point for Australia’s coffee revolution a decade ago, it is now being challenged by Sydney to become the country’s most caffeine-crazed city.

Spotlight

Profs shocked to find herbicides cause antibiotic-resistant bacteria
New Zealand

Profs shocked to find herbicides cause antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Research lead by a team from the University of Canterbury has found that commonly used herbicides can...

Acid from wine tasting can soften teeth ‘within minutes’
Australia

Acid from wine tasting can soften teeth ‘within minutes’

Researchers from the University of Adelaide have discovered that the acid in wine can make teeth vulnerable...

Agriculture almost wiped out in Vanuatu by cyclone Pam
The Pacific

Agriculture almost wiped out in Vanuatu by cyclone Pam

Strong winds, heavy rains and floods in the wake of severe tropical cyclone Pam have caused extensive...

Regulation of complementary medicines needs a 'right-touch' approach
Soapbox

Regulation of complementary medicines needs a 'right-touch' approach

The modern processed products industry that is complementary medicines today does not want no regulation, but can...

Dietitians laud decision not to release celebrity chef’s paleo primer
Australia

Dietitians laud decision not to release celebrity chef’s paleo primer

Australia’s leading nutrition body, the Dietitians Association of Australia, has praised publisher Pan Macmillan Australia for its...

'Reduce drinks packs, not price, and target the bottom of the pyramid'
India

'Reduce drinks packs, not price, and target the bottom of the pyramid'

Beverage brands must appreciate how perceived packaging wisdom in a mature market may be inappropriate if it...

India plans to target ‘very serious issue’ of food adulteration
India

India plans to target ‘very serious issue’ of food adulteration

India has acknowledged the scale of its food adulteration epidemic and has pledged to take steps to...

China’s make-or-break year for food safety reform
Briefing

China’s make-or-break year for food safety reform

We are now in the third month of what could be a landmark year for food safety...

Ficci: India could grow its Asean trade by US$26bn this year
India

Ficci: India could grow its Asean trade by US$26bn this year

India’s exports to Asean grew from US$44bn in 2010 to US$74bn last year, according to a government...

Ecolab positive over China’s food safety progress
China

Ecolab positive over China’s food safety progress

China is making progress as it sets out to improve its failing food safety record, according to...