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India

Wanted: Investment by food processing entrepreneurs to combat wastage

Harsimrat Kaur Badal has called on entrepreneurs to invest in food processing

Entrepreneurs must start to invest more in food processing if the country has any chance of reducing the amount of produce that is wasted, a government minister has warned.

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South Korea

‘Straightforward’ claims process gives Korea advantage over neighbours

South Korea’s probiotic segment has been growing at around 30% over the last two years, and according to one international bioscience major, this lightning rate should continue for another year.

Global hunger is falling, but malnutrition still a big issue, says UN report

The number of hungry people has fallen by more than 100 million over the last decade; however 805 million people around the world are still chronically undernourished, according to a new joint UN report.

Consuming high-fat dairy slashes type 2 diabetes risk: Study

A high intake of high-fat dairy products such as cream could reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a Swedish study suggests.

Australia-China

Minister: Australia’s “food bowl of Asia” no threat to Chinese farmers

Agriculture minister Barnaby Joyce has assured Chinese farmers that Australia is “not a threat” to their livelihoods on a day when two Far East investment groups established a A$3bn fund to invest in Australian agriculture.

Australia

Scientists develop healthier spaghetti while increasing wheat yield

Researchers in Adelaide believe they have found a way to increase yield of the wheat central to pasta production, while their colleagues have discovered how to make a bowl of spaghetti more healthy without compromising its taste. 

Entrepreneur interview: Sanjiv Kakkar, managing director of Himalaya International

Himalaya International: Indian food hasn’t taken off because there’s no standard of identity

The flavors of Asia have no doubt made their mark on American palates—as Chinese, Japanese and Thai influences have made their way from niche to mainstream retail and foodservice outlets. Even tiny Malaysia appears to be moving up the ranks of popular flavors among US consumers. 

Convenience food spurs Asia-Pacific sales growth in packaging technology

Asia-Pacific is driving global growth in food packaging technology due to the rising popularity of convenience foods and branded products, according to research and consultancy firm MarketsandMarkets. 

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New bacterial source of vitamin B12 identified from NutraIngredients.com

Researchers from the UK have identified a new group of microorganisms that may be responsible for much of the world’s vitamin B12 production in the oceans.

AgFeed settles in fraud case brought by US regulator from FeedNavigator.com

Tennessee based feed and pig production company, AgFeed Industries, has agreed to pay $18 million to settle a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) case over fraud allegations, said the US regulator yesterday.

Rabobank’s stark Scotch warning: Independence will hurt whisky industry from BeverageDaily.com

Rabobank believes the short-term impact of Scottish independence on the whisky industry would be negative – affecting access to export markets, foreign exchange, taxation rates and input costs.

‘Soda declines look a lot like those seen for cigarettes’: Analyst from BeverageDaily.com

Soda sales trends in the US look quite similar to those seen for cigarettes, according to one analyst, but she warns that the industry can’t rely on the same pricing power to manage declines.

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Change brewing as Malaysia hops onto craft beer bandwagon
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Change brewing as Malaysia hops onto craft beer bandwagon

Faced with increasing gains across Asia-Pacific, not least in Australia where traditional brewers are fast losing market...

'Ambitious' Asean supplements harmonisation process nearing its goal
Southeast Asia

'Ambitious' Asean supplements harmonisation process nearing its goal

Ten years into the process to harmonise the regulatory framework for nutritional and health supplements among Southeast...

New committee meets in bid to reform 'wasteful' food corporation
India

New committee meets in bid to reform 'wasteful' food corporation

A high-level committee has met for the first time to investigate a restructure of the often-beleaguered Food...

Researchers developing nutrient super pill to combat depression
Australia

Researchers developing nutrient super pill to combat depression

Scientists taking part in a joint study by two Australian universities say they hope their research will...

Queensland team closing in on caffeine-free coffee plant development
Australia

Queensland team closing in on caffeine-free coffee plant development

It will soon be possible to grow premium-quality caffeine-free coffee, tea and cocoa, according to research by...

Industry gets creative to deal with China's supplement regulations
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Industry gets creative to deal with China's supplement regulations

To understand a developing industry, especially one that is moving as fast as the Asian food industry,...

Building site hipsters Down Under behind rise of coffee-flavoured milk
Australia

Building site hipsters Down Under behind rise of coffee-flavoured milk

Australians are well known for fancying the odd flat white, but a new trend suggests they are...

Rat study finds how memories of junk food can change eating behaviour
Australia

Rat study finds how memories of junk food can change eating behaviour

A diet of junk food not only makes rats fat, but also reduces their drive to seek...

China’s ‘willingness to engage’ praised by US health food promoter
China

China’s ‘willingness to engage’ praised by US health food promoter

Chinese regulators’ have been hailed by an American industry representative for showing great “openness” following a multipartite...

It is too early to praise industry for Thai prawn slavery meeting
Insight

It is too early to praise industry for Thai prawn slavery meeting

When in June of this year, British newspaper The Guardian published a damning report tracing fishmeal that...

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