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Dateline Southeast Asia

Consumer awareness driving sea-change in modern slavery

Plus: Chemical pesticide use in Vietnam has increased 5,000-fold in two decades; One-quarter of region’s deaths are from heart disease; Thai health ministry urges sugar sachet size reduction to 4g; and More agriculture funds needed despite Philippines government’s ‘radical progression'.


Moonlighting winemakers exploit thirst for boutique gin

The growing demand for boutique gin has seen a steady increase in Australian winemakers working on the side as distillers.

Huishan Dairy 'taking legal advice' after Chinese milk safety alert withdrawn

Chinese dairy Huishan is "taking legal advice" after the withdrawal of a food safety alert relating to a batch of its fresh milk. 

Ending world hunger is ‘linchpin’ for sustainable development, says FAO chief

Food security, nutrition and sustainable agriculture are vital to achieving the entire set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, FAO director-general José Graziano da Silva has warned.

Syntax China to sell Michelman HP Indigo presses

‘Rapid development of Chinese digital printing market’

Michelman has signed a distribution agreement with Syntax Technology, in Beijing, China, to sell its HP Indigo presses.

This week Down Under

Supermarkets fall out of favour for new legion of supplements buyers

Plus: Battlers and Bundy: Why does the Sunshine State love its rum?; Kiwi exporters call for enhanced FTAs with Asia; and Regulator calls for submissions for salmonella bacteriophage and GM corn.

Rabobank: More Indians adopt branded rice as modern retail takes off

A report on thebranded Indian rice industry has forecast strong growth in the segment as an increasingly less price-sensitive market continues its move away from preferring commodities to labels. 

Asian tastes: Out with the old, in with the new trends

Jane Barnett, a Mintel analyst, looks at some of the most pressing current consumer trends in Asia-Pacific while bidding a not-so-fond farewell to the nutritional villains of the last year.

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