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Report suggests India’s baby food market is set to soar

Report suggests India’s baby food market is set to soar

A combination of demographic, social and economic factors is helping grow India’s baby food market, which is set to cross the US$250m mark in 2014, a new report has said. 

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Australia

Researchers make progress in finding how wines make drinkers feel

Australia’s wine industry needs to turn to the perfume industry to learn how wines affect a consumer’s emotions, according to a researcher from Adelaide. 

Blog: So you can’t find the right Asian distributor?

One of the more common gripes we hear at FoodNavigator-Asia from international companies looking to sell their products and services in Asia’s vast new market, is the loops they have to jump through to find the right local distributor.

Fonterra and Beingmate unveil China infant formula partnership

Fonterra is prepared to pay NZ$615m (US$514m, €390m) for a 20% stake in Chinese baby food manufacturer Beingmate in its latest attempt to expand its presence in China’s lucrative infant formula market.

India

PepsiCo to double investment in Indian snacks

PepsiCo chairman Indra Nooyi has pledged to double the company’s investment in its Indian food processing operation to add to the sizeable sums it has already spent in the country.

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 it claimed had been caught by workers kept in slave-like conditions, a public relations storm seemed to have broken loose.

China

China's most prominent food scandals so far this year

There is absolutely no doubt that the Chinese authorities are doing everything they can to bring the country's food industry to order, but they are facing a daunting task. We take a look at best-known scandals that have rocked consumers so far this year

Mussels and joints: A homegrown Kiwi advantage

Over half a century ago, Ben Winters Sr arrived in New Zealand from the Netherlands and soon established Aroma NZ, a manufacturer of freeze-dried marine products including green lipped mussels.

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Salt reduction and social inequality? UK reduction policies 'have not reached those most in need' from FoodNavigator.com

Despite overall drops in salt intake over last 10 years, social inequalities in salt intake have hardly changed in the period, say researchers.

‘Small but significant’: Antioxidant vitamin supplements may support healthy arteries from NutraIngredients-USA.com

Daily supplements of vitamins A, C, E, and beta-carotene may reduce the risk of arterial stiffness, with effects most notable in healthy, young individuals, says a new systematic review and meta-analysis.

'We couldn't guarantee a safe Summit': IDF cancels event in Israel from DairyReporter.com

The International Dairy Federation (IDF) World Dairy Summit 2014, scheduled to be held in Tel Aviv in October, has been cancelled as a result of the recent conflict in the nearby Gaza Strip.

Coke fails to disclose use of artificial flavoring and/or chemical preservatives, claims lawsuit

Judge allows class action lawsuit vs Coca-Cola over ‘artificial’ phosphoric acid to proceed, but admonishes money-grabbing plaintiffs from FoodNavigator-USA.com

A class action lawsuit alleging that Coca-Cola misrepresents its flagship product as being free from added preservatives and artificial flavors, has been allowed to proceed by a judge in California.  

Sports Nutrition 2014 delivers business ammunition from NutraIngredients.com

It’s free, jammed full of sports nutrition sector insights – and it’s just days away: Sports Nutrition 2014 .

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Destination China for Australian hemp

Destination China for Australian hemp

China might be one of the world’s biggest producers of hemp, but the quality of the crop...

CII: Lacklustre Indian companies must invest more in R&D
India

CII: Lacklustre Indian companies must invest more in R&D

A chronic lack of investment and incentives has stalled Indian food product development, according to a report...

Human rights due diligence is part of the cost of business in SE Asia
Insight

Human rights due diligence is part of the cost of business in SE Asia

Recently, it seems that not a week goes by without a lead story in the English-language press...

Malaysia forms halal fund to boost its export dominance
Malaysia

Malaysia forms halal fund to boost its export dominance

Malaysia aims to keep on top of the organised halal industry by injecting US$88m into a business...

Drinkers need to be told about the risk of cancer from alcohol
Australia

Drinkers need to be told about the risk of cancer from alcohol

Curtin University researchers are now recommending the adoption of cancer warning labels for alcoholic beverages after a...

Chambers of commerce call for GM field trials
India

Chambers of commerce call for GM field trials

A leading industry body has called on India’s authorities to allow field trials of certain crops as...

Maggie Beer forced to amend misleading labels after ACCC wins action
Australia

Maggie Beer forced to amend misleading labels after ACCC wins action

The celebrity chef at the centre of an Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) ruling on misleading...

Sweet sorghum research project could ‘revitalise the sugar industry’
Australia-China

Sweet sorghum research project could ‘revitalise the sugar industry’

A joint project between researchers in Queensland and China to derive sugars from sorghum could result in...

Virtual bottleshops see steady growth as more Aussies buy online
Australia

Virtual bottleshops see steady growth as more Aussies buy online

Amid news that online shopping while under the influence of alcohol is now a recognised phenomenon, a...

Businesses don’t know how to market to Chinese in the 'Asian Century'
Australia

Businesses don’t know how to market to Chinese in the 'Asian Century'

Though the terms of Australia’s approach to its “Asian Century” policy might need some finessing, there is...

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