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Several superfoods are now becoming mainstream in Japan because consumers are acutely aware of the “nutrient powerhouses” and their functional benefits.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has taken the reins in the safety evaluation of Mitsubishi’s novel antioxidant salt ingredient following member state toxicity concerns.
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US technology and retail giants IBM and Walmart, alongside Beijing’s Tsinghua University, will put Chinese pork on a blockchain in a move to bolster food safety and traceability.
Cargill has launched a three-month campaign to help fight child malnutrition in Asia in commemoration of World Food Day.
One of Australia’s first dedicated gin distilleries will begin ramping up production in the next few weeks following the arrival of a new still.
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