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Soapbox - guest column

A body of proof for complementary medicine

Traditional and complementary medicines are widely used around the world and despite being frequently criticised for making unjustified clinical claims remain, the field remains one of the fastest growing areas of healthcare. 

Far East digest

Korean junk food consumption halves in last decade

Plus: Aclyramide found in all brown sugar samples tested by Taiwanese authorities; and Taiwan gets new GMO labelling regulations.

South Korea adopts UAE halal certification

South Korea is hoping to establish a strong export trade in meat with the United Arab Emirates, and has announced it will adopt the Emirate’s halal certification system to help ease the process. 

Fonterra forms Ethiopian JV to launch its first African consumer product

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra has partnered with Ethiopian manufacturer Faffa Foods to launch its first African consumer product.

Dateline Southeast Asia

Vietnam's fizzy drinks market going great guns as category escapes tax

Plus: Brunei to investigate rise of NCDs in the country; Vietnamese ‘ignoring nutrition’, health institute warns; and weakening rupiah giving food industry a dilemma.

Feature

Biosecurity plant to produce 50m sterile flies a week to wipe out pest

Upgraded biosecurity measures to combat fruit fly will be introduced in Australia, bringing added confidence to international trade markets.

News in brief

Chinese-based, packaging equipment manufacturer in $5m US expansion

Tech-Long USA has announced a $5m expansion in Gwinnett County, Metro Atlanta, Georgia, creating 130 jobs over 10 years.

Lewis Road Creamery partners with premium Kiwi brands to extend flavoured milk offering

New Zealand dairy Lewis Road Creamery has extended its flavoured milk offering after the success of its collaboration with a popular Kiwi chocolate brand. 

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