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Cola is king in Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia

Soft drinks may not be to the taste of the world’s government authorities, but they remain extremely popular among ordinary citizens in the lower Asia-Pacific. 

Guest essay

The outstanding India-IRRI partnership

At the time of establishing the International Rice Research Institute (Irri) in 1960, Dr Sterling Wortman of the Rockefeller Foundation seriously considered India as a potential location for the institute. However, Los Baños in Laguna, Philippines, was chosen as its main location based on many factors.

Aussie dairy Murray Goulburn proposes AU$500m initial public offering

Australian dairy cooperative Murray Goulburn has revealed plans for an initial public offering (IPO) of a unit trust it hopes will raise AU$500m.

Kiwifruit-derived supplements may boost bowel health for healthy people: RCT data

Daily consumption of supplements containing kiwifruit-derived nutritional ingredients may increase bowel movements in healthy individuals, says a new study from New Zealand.

First shipment of Australian SADA Fresh milk arrives in China

SADA Fresh, the milk brand created by the South Australian Dairy Farmers Association (SADA), is set to debut in China.

Chocolate heavyweights back Indonesian sustainable cocoa program

Mondelēz, Mars, Nestlé Barry Callebaut and Cargill are backing a three-year sustainable cocoa program in Indonesia, which aims to reduce poverty and greenhouse gas emissions.

$86m factory now operational as distribution broadens

Beijing and beyond: Capri-Sun expands operations in China

Capri-Sun is expanding its presence in China, announcing a partnership with Reignwood Group that will give it the necessary sales and distribution muscle. 

Patties testing claims berries were not the source of hep A infections

The Australian food manufacturer whose frozen berries were reportedly at the centre of a hepatitis A outbreak in March has claimed its products were negative for the virus after it conducted testing.

Spotlight

Food industry technology may help critically ill patients
New Zealand

Food industry technology may help critically ill patients

Technology used in the food industry to measure the antioxidant properties of edible plants, tea and wine...

Only 20% of India's farmers are insured, with many unaware of practice
India

Only 20% of India's farmers are insured, with many unaware of practice

Fewer than one-fifth of India’s farmers are insured, a practice that exposes the vast majority of pastoralists...

Majority of packaged foods found to be unhealthy Down Under
Nutrition

Majority of packaged foods found to be unhealthy Down Under

Less than half of all packaged foods available in New Zealand and Australia in 2012 met nutritional...

Back to the future: When hi-tech turns to old-fashioned viticulture
Australia

Back to the future: When hi-tech turns to old-fashioned viticulture

A South Australian vision of a vineyard of the future is already producing results in viticulture today.

Fish oil during pregnancy could boost baby’s immune system
Australia

Fish oil during pregnancy could boost baby’s immune system

An Australian study has found evidence that women can help their babies develop strong post-natal immunity by...

Cargill’s drones to begin testing in Malaysian oil palm plantations
News in brief

Cargill’s drones to begin testing in Indonesian oil palm plantations

Cargill is on track to make its goal of completely sustainable palm oil supply by 2020, the...

Regulate our industry fairly, demands complementary medicines industry
Australia

Regulate our industry fairly, demands complementary medicines industry

The representative body for the complementary medicines industry has responded to the government’s medicines review by calling...

Food security gulf opening up in indigenous Australia
Australia

Food security gulf opening up in indigenous Australia

New data has revealed an alarming rate of food shortages among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Ageing Asia-Pacific driving global dietary supplements growth
Asia-Pacific

Ageing Asia-Pacific driving global dietary supplements growth

Asia-Pacific is expected to dominate the global dietary supplements market for the rest of the decade to...

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