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.
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.
Asia’s beverage market will experience unprecedented growth, taking two-thirds of global incremental consumption by 2021, according to figures from Canadean.
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.
The New Zealand Food Safety Science and Research Centre has been officially launched.
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.
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.
South Australian health authorities have re-issued a warning on mung bean sprouts almost a month after saying they were safe to eat.