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Supermarket toddler meals found to contain a day’s worth of salt

Australian toddlers are consuming their entire recommended daily salt intake in just one meal, a study of supermarket meals has found. 

India’s food trends: What’s hot and what's not

Indian consumers are increasingly aware that all fats are not bad, are demanding more products that offer “complete wellness” and are becoming increasingly opening to exploring alternative proteins and natural sugars.

Gäyo Kopi seeks to expose 'underbelly' of fraudulent Kopi Luwak coffee

Detroit-based startup Gäyo Kopi has introduced wild-certified Kopi Luwak coffee (sourced from wild civets in Indonesia) to the US market, completing pre-order shipments of the rare imported coffee this month, the company said. 

India’s omega-3 deficiency a potential ‘public health crisis’

India’s “shockingly low” level of EPA and DHA intake is storing up a potential health crisis, especially because life expectancy and therefore the rate of chronic illness is forecast to rise considerably over the coming decades.

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Syngenta, ChemChina deal sees US approval

China National Chemical Corporation’s (ChemChina) offer to buy Syngenta for $43bn has passed US review by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS).

No ‘economic justification’ for regulation, Australian meat processors claim

A report commissioned by the Australian Meat Processor Corporation (AMPC) has argued economic policy would have no impact on the balance of power in Australia’s beef sector.

Thailand: chicken sector to boost standards following abuse claims

Two government departments in Thailand alongside the Thai Broilers Processing Exporters Association (TBA) will improve conditions in the chicken industry, following claims of modern-day slavery.

Asian demand for processing technology buoys global market

China, India and Saudi Arabia’s growing markets are spurring global demand for food processing machinery, which is expected to grow at an annualised rate of around 8% until 2020.

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