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Australia

Lab-developed PERKii probiotic readies for sale after VC backing

A lactose-free probiotic fruit drink developed by scientists in Australia has managed to secure sufficient investment for it to be launched across the country's beverage market.

China direct

China slams reports that companies are selling human flesh to Africa

Plus: Chinese consumers getting healthier, losing taste for Western fast food; DSM to expand hydrocolloids business in China; and Chinese pork prices surpass five-year peak.

What will global beverage consumption look like in 2021? Region by region data

Unprecedented growth for Asia beverage market

Asia’s beverage market will experience unprecedented growth, taking two-thirds of global incremental consumption by 2021, according to figures from Canadean.

Taiwan's president Tsai Ing-wen sworn in as drug-fed pork tensions rise

Tsai Ing-wen has been sworn in as Taiwan’s first female president, promising to push for dialogue with China, but the leader faces continued pressure over US pork imports.

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Food safety focus for New Zealand research centre

The New Zealand Food Safety Science and Research Centre has been officially launched.

Che bello! Australian Tuscans getting as good as the originals

A wine region over 15,000 kilometres from Tuscany is emerging as a primo producer of Italian varieties and styles, and has even matching the Italians at their own game.

Prunus mume extract significantly benefit liver functions over placebo

The Asian plum of the rosaceae family, has been studied for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and liver protecting properties. A study funded by Swiss company Stragen Pharma looks deeper into how this plum extract can benefit the liver.

Bean sprout warning reinstated after Salmonella findings

South Australian health authorities have re-issued a warning on mung bean sprouts almost a month after saying they were safe to eat.

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