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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. 

China direct

Plans to audit 5,000 standards meets with Chinese media approval

Plus: Cargill opens development centre in Shanghai to cover most food streams; SIAF aquaculture offshoot given green light to expand with $36m loan; and Local acquisition will help vertically integrate Ingredion’s China business.

3D printed meat opportunity analysed by Australia

3D printed meat technology could be the “next big advancement” for the protein industry, according to a research paper published by Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA). 

Focus on food synergies to boost bioavailability, urge researchers

A greater emphasis should be placed on enhancing the bioavailability of key nutrients in foods by focusing on synergies to help fight under nutrition, say researchers from the Indian Council of Medical Research.

Australian baskets find foothold in premium oyster farming markets

Oyster baskets that improve farming efficiency while growing a higher quality product are helping an Australian company penetrate international markets.

Iron deficiency more prevalent in Australia than people think

One-in-ten non-pregnant young women in Australia have an iron deficiency, which is also estimated to be highly prevalent in indigenous communities, researchers say.

New Zealand export lambs due to drop

The number of lambs bred for export from New Zealand is expected to drop 2.7% in 2016-17.

Dateline Southeast Asia

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.

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