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Fonterra’s ingredients business keeps up with vast region’s fast pace

When I speak to Fonterra’s Hamish Gowans, he had just been asked by a potential customer if the cows that produce the milk for the New Zealand dairy ingredients co-operative are fed on grass. 

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Vietnamese consumers frugal with food but splash out on healthy drinks

Plus: Cargill starts $50m expansion of Thai broiler processor; and Proposed salt tax slammed by lawmakers.

Pomegranate push gets ready to bear fruit in Australian wine region

A sustainable farming company is building one of the world’s largest privately-owned pomegranate gene banks to help revive the potentially lucrative industry Down Under.

Amnesty report fallout: Another blow for RSPO?

Amnesty International’s report is another dent in the reputation of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) as three of the suppliers on Wilmar's operations were RSPO-certified. 

Fermented tea could help protect the liver from high-fat diet damage

Water extracts of a fermented tea, known as Pu-erh tea, could help to reduce oxidative stress and protect the liver against damage caused by a high fat diet, research in rats has found.

Milk containing only A2 protein doubles disease-fighting antioxidant GSH: Study

Cow's milk containing only A2 protein has been shown to increase the antioxidant glutathione (GSH) that may help strengthen the body's disease-fighting power. 

New prebiotic combination enhances calcium, magnesium and iron absorption

A novel combination of prebiotic galacto-oligosaccharides could significantly improve absorption of certain minerals, according to new research in rats.

Saudi PIF acquires half of Adeptio soon after Americana sale

Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund has made a rare foray into into the food industry after concluding a deal to buy half of Adeptio Holdings, which recently acquired a 67% stake in Kuwait Food Co., otherwise known as Americana.

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