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Ingredients in focus

DSM’s innovation expansion mirrors Singapore’s new might as a food hub

Asia-Pacific food companies have developed a greater focus on innovating over the last few years, said DSM’s regional human nutrition head Pieter Nuboer at the opening of the company’s new nutrition innovation centre in Singapore. 

China considering ban on infant formula advertising: Reports

China is considering a ban on the advertisement of infant formula, according to reports from the country. 

Feature

Grain of truth: Kangaroo Island's pristine produce

Through innovative marketing, a South Australian grain company has used its remote location as a powerful brand statement, not the disadvantage it used to be.

Green algae combo may counter obesity-linked metabolic changes: Study

A mixture of green algae extracts may lower body fat and improve lean mass in rats fed a high carbohydrate, high fat diet, says new study.

Rising productivity in China's swine sector to support better feed demand in 2016

The Chinese pig sector’s demand for feed will remain under pressure for the remainder of the year but is expected to be higher in early 2016, said Rabobank.

News in brief

Fresh produce safety project leaders announced

A joint proposal has been named as the successful bid for a literature review to improve safety of Australian and New Zealand produce by the Fresh Produce Safety Centre (FPSC).

Grub’s up as FAO tweets insect infographic

Putting insects on a plate is the subject of a new infographic posted on the social networking site Twitter by the Food and Agriculture Organisation, as pressure mounts to make the protein more acceptable to EU consumers.

Murray Goulburn acquires Australian pizza cheese brand Caboolture

Australian dairy cooperative Murray Goulburn has acquired pizza cheese brand Caboolture for an undisclosed sum.

Spotlight

Food industry technology may help critically ill patients
New Zealand

Food industry technology may help critically ill patients

Technology used in the food industry to measure the antioxidant properties of edible plants, tea and wine...

Only 20% of India's farmers are insured, with many unaware of practice
India

Only 20% of India's farmers are insured, with many unaware of practice

Fewer than one-fifth of India’s farmers are insured, a practice that exposes the vast majority of pastoralists...

Majority of packaged foods found to be unhealthy Down Under
Nutrition

Majority of packaged foods found to be unhealthy Down Under

Less than half of all packaged foods available in New Zealand and Australia in 2012 met nutritional...

Back to the future: When hi-tech turns to old-fashioned viticulture
Australia

Back to the future: When hi-tech turns to old-fashioned viticulture

A South Australian vision of a vineyard of the future is already producing results in viticulture today.

Fish oil during pregnancy could boost baby’s immune system
Australia

Fish oil during pregnancy could boost baby’s immune system

An Australian study has found evidence that women can help their babies develop strong post-natal immunity by...

Cargill’s drones to begin testing in Malaysian oil palm plantations
News in brief

Cargill’s drones to begin testing in Indonesian oil palm plantations

Cargill is on track to make its goal of completely sustainable palm oil supply by 2020, the...

Regulate our industry fairly, demands complementary medicines industry
Australia

Regulate our industry fairly, demands complementary medicines industry

The representative body for the complementary medicines industry has responded to the government’s medicines review by calling...

Food security gulf opening up in indigenous Australia
Australia

Food security gulf opening up in indigenous Australia

New data has revealed an alarming rate of food shortages among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Ageing Asia-Pacific driving global dietary supplements growth
Asia-Pacific

Ageing Asia-Pacific driving global dietary supplements growth

Asia-Pacific is expected to dominate the global dietary supplements market for the rest of the decade to...

Ex Greenpeace boss: FMCG firms will drive sustainability for palm oil
Exclusive interview: Paul Gilding, former executive director of Greenpeace

Ex Greenpeace boss: FMCG firms will drive sustainability for palm oil

The “viciously complex” issue of palm is dependent on FMCG companies like Unilever mobilising their consumers to...