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From shopping mall to office block: Singapore’s micro-farms

Just 25 “micro-farms” could stimulate an agricultural economy in Singapore and produce some 750 tonnes of vegetables a year.

Prebiotic and antioxidant-packed white chocolate: 'A promising opportunity for industry'

Adding prebiotics and an antioxidant source to white chocolate can alter its taste and texture, but a new sensory analysis reported that consumers still ranked it highly, with researchers concluding it provides new product opportunities for industry.

China direct

Sino-Singapore food park signs two new deals

Plus: FAO praises ‘Belt and Road’ project.

‘High-tech’ Indian slaughterhouse officially opened

Kerala-based protein packer Meats Products of India has opened a “high-tech” slaughterhouse in a remote part of the country.

Low levels of carotenoids linked to Parkinson’s disease risk and progression: RCT

Low levels of alpha-carotene, beta-carotene and lycopene contributed to increased risk and progression of Parkinson’s disease, a new study reports.

NZ: 1,000 animals unfit to travel slaughtered annually

A thousand animals unfit to travel are sent to slaughter annually in New Zealand (NZ), the country’s Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) has told this site.

News in brief

FSSAI and GFSP urge food safety investment in Asia

Public and private sectors across South Asia have signalled their intent to support increased investment in food safety.

Dateline Southeast Asia

Malaysia: Manufacturer-backed sugar hike rejected by government

Plus: Indonesia granted $600m irrigation loan from the ADB, and Tetra Pak opens Singapore innovation centre.

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