Plus: Chinese GM foods ‘as safe as traditional foods’, says agriculture ministry; New production plants underway for Coca-Cola; Basketball star brings ‘differentiated’ energy drink to Hong Kong and Macau; and Hong Kong to review online food sales regulations.
Vitamin D supplementation may cut the risk of asthma exacerbation in children but it does not impact respiratory infections in healthy children, a review has found.
Leading convenience retailers in Asia generated more than US$130bn in sales in 2014, through a combination of higher sales from existing stores, as well as significant new-store expansion, according to research carried out by UK-based IGD Retail Analysis.
To help address the growing threat of dwindling honey bee populations, Australia’s government research organisation is leading a global initiative to investigate the causes of their decline.
Lagging Chinese demand and the impact of the Russian embargo are likely to put "considerable pressure" on FrieslandCampina's sales in the second half of 2015.
Plus: Vietnam toughening stance of food safety violations; Singaporeans getting more responsive to healthier food options; Philippines releases dietary guidelines.
Turmoil in global financial markets has hit food companies’ share prices and could directly impact exporters, according to a leading analyst.
Fonterra has moved to strengthen its position in China's kids' milk market with the launch of a vitamin-enriched "ultra-premium" product.