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Australia

Off the grog: Australian drinking now at a 50-year low

Australians are drinking less alcohol now than at any time in the last 50 years, according to official figures. 

Too much variety may be fuelling the obesity crisis

Big differences in the calorie content for one food type distorts expectations of satiety and energy content leading to overeating - a feature of Western diets that is fuelling the obesity crisis, say researchers.

India

Consumers paying even more even as wholesale prices continue to drop

The wholesale cost of vegetables might have dropped last year, but the price households are paying for their produce rose rather sharply, Assocham has found. 

Xtalks eCongress hosted a 9-part global webinar series on Food Fraud

Complex and globalized food supply increases vulnerability to fraud

The complex and globalized food supply increases the vulnerability of certain products to fraud, according to the National Center for Food Protection and Defense (NCFPD).

Australian ‘True Aussie’ quality campaign boosts exports

Australia’s push to re-define its agricultural produce under a unified name - ‘True Aussie’ that signifies products are clean, green and safe - is helping the country’s meat exporters, claim industry leaders.

Myanmar

KFC hunts for golden egg in Myanmar's new market

US fast food is poised to arrive in Yangon for the first time after KFC was named the first north American chain to open in Myanmar.

New Zealand treating 1080 infant formula contamination threat as 'live': MPI

New Zealand is treating the sodium monofluoroacetate (1080) infant formula contamination threat - detailed in blackmail letters to Fonterra and Federated Farmers - as "live."

Australia

Revolutionary transport model could save cattle hours in road trains

A new tool is helping reduce the cost and time of transporting cattle in Australia, which can account for up to 40% of the market price.