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Some wellness jobs haven't even been invented yet

An essential input into the natural health supply chain is the provision of well-educated and sound practitioners—just as is the case of those who seek corporate jobs in wellness, media, policy and government—though what is unique about this field is that those with an entrepreneurial approach can forge a novel...

Does the edible bugs trend have the legs to succeed?

Not a week goes by without media headlines talking about the potential of insects to help feed the world. But where does that potential really lie?

'Great need for good nutrition' in malnourished Myanmar: ANZ Nutrition

Functional beverage firm ANZ Nutrition has developed two "competitively priced" dairy drinks "to boost the health status of Myanmar people."

Could the future of type-2 diabetes treatment be prescription diets?

In the future doctors could prescribe low calorie diets to reverse type-2 diabetes, not tablets and surgery, according to one scientist conducting a 5-year study on such a strategy.

Carotenoid from green algae shows ‘potent’ anti-fat activity

A carotenoid from green algae called siphonaxanthin may inhibit the development of fat cells and the build-up of fat in fat tissue, suggests new research from Japan. The compound could be a novel ingredient for use in weight management supplements, said the researchers.

Fucoidan boost performance and slows tiring during exercise: Mouse data

Dietary supplementation with fucoidan from seaweed may delay fatigue during fatigue and boost overall endurance, says a new study from Taiwan.

Australia

Omega-3 capsule concentration is mostly mislabelled, say researchers

Most of New Zealand’s omega-3 fish oil capsules have less fatty acid that the level shown on the label, scientists have found. 

‘Dramatic decline’ in Asia cocoa grind as emerging markets slow

Asia’s cocoa grind dropped 17.2% in the fourth quarter after an economic slowdown in China, adding another cocoa processing decline to the world jigsaw.

Chinese rain strikes sales but SAB Miller predicts return to 'normal state of play'

SAB Miller says the knock-on effects China’s wet summer continued to hold back the group’s performance in Q3 2014, but tells BeverageDaily.com it is confident the market will bounce back, while its pending JV in Africa will enlarge its soft drinks platform.

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Smog blamed on smoking bacon, city bans practice ahead of new year
China

Smog blamed on smoking bacon, city bans practice ahead of new year

The culinary practice of smoking bacon, a traditional method of preserving pork, has been banned in the...

Australia Day study assesses which beer drinkers are most patriotic
Australia

Australia Day study assesses which beer drinkers are most patriotic

Almost 7m Australian adults drank beer at least once in any given month, with over three-quarters of...

The niche brewer that’s taking on the big guns at their own game
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The niche brewer that’s taking on the big guns at their own game

Last year was the worst for Australia’s mainstream beer industry since before the Second World War, though...

Government embarks on widespread agri-modernisation initiatives
India

Indian government embarks on widespread agri-modernisation initiatives

More than 140m Indian farmers will receive so-called “soil health cards” over the next three years in...

From Foshu to fusion: What will be big in Japan in 2015
Far East tastes

From Foshu to fusion: What will be big in Japan in 2015

Japanese conglomerate Nagase has revealed its predictions of country’s top food trends for 2015.  Its choices are...

Researchers unravel Tibetan barley genome
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Researchers unravel Tibetan barley genome

Scientists in southern China have mapped the Tibetan highland barley, the country’s staple food, for the first...

Caffeine found to boost soft drinks consumption, industry slams study
Australia

Caffeine found to boost soft drinks consumption, industry slams study

Australian researchers have called for tighter regulation of caffeine after it was found that the addition of...

How hemp seed oil could offer new hope to epilepsy sufferers
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How hemp seed oil could offer new hope to epilepsy sufferers

It is well established that the brain has metabolic requirements that must be satisfied by what we...

Soybean salt tolerance gene identified as crop land gets more saline
Research

Soybean salt tolerance gene identified as crop land gets more saline

With the amount of saline agricultural land expected to double by 2050, a Sino-Australian research effort has...

Feijoa and blackberry could give new focus for inflammation treatment
New Zealand

Feijoa and blackberry could give new focus for inflammation treatment

New Zealand scientists believe that feijoa and blackberry extracts could be central to the development of new...

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