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Infrastructure needs to keep up with India’s dairy production gains

Milk production in the world’s biggest dairy producing country continues to grow quickly, with India seeing an increase of around 19% in the five years from 2006 to 2010.

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Aus and NZ must have guts to nuke alien invaders

Isolated from the rest of the world, New Zealand and Australia are critically at risk from alien invaders of the most threatening kind: biological pests from overseas that prey on the countries’ indigenous and vulnerable agricultural produce.

China to keep up high grain production tempo

China will continue to maintain a high rate of self-sufficiency in major grain output in order to achieve its food security target over the next decade, according to an official government-backed report.

North Korean Emmental production training reports 'not true': French college

French training institute the National Dairy Industry College (ENIL) has rubbished reports it has agreed to school a North Korean delegation on the art of cheese making.

Gravity-free probiotics

Space…The final frontier for Yakult probiotics? 6-year study confirmed

Probiotic pioneer Yakult’s little bottles are to feature in a 6-year, gravity-free study at the International Space Station (ISS).

Don’t waste taste, say researchers with new technique to study chewing

How do food processors know how much salt is needed to give peanuts the best flavour and how much goes to waste? An Australian research team hopes to provide the answer after developing a new 3D modelling technique to show how flavour particles react to chewing.

Japan to get vegetable-flavoured ice cream tubs from Häagen-Dazs

Häagen-Dazs is calling on Japanese consumers to eat their vegetables after announcing the launch in May of two new, veggie-influenced ice cream flavours.

Hard and crunchy = fewer calories?

Consumers perceive foods that are either hard or have a rough texture as having fewer calories, says a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research.

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Putting the joy back in US juice: Mintel’s top trends for $15.5bn market from BeverageDaily.com

Tropical flavors may help US juice brands stem sales losses, according to Mintel, which notes a raft of recent launches using tastes popular in exotic destinations where some consumers have roots.

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Building for the future: DSM on lessons from Food Vision 2014 from FoodNavigator.com

Industry needs to ‘dramatically innovate’ if it is to come up with sustainable solutions to feed the world, says James Bauly of DSM, as he summarises his take away messages from the event.

‘Astonished’ US lawyers: Controversial powdered booze could follow vodka tampon fad from BeverageDaily.com

US attorneys Lehrman Beverage Law say they are ‘astonished’ that 58% alcohol by weight powder Palcohol has been approved for US sale as brandowner Lipmark predicts an autumn 2014 launch.

Banning chocolate milk sees drop in pupil's dairy intake from DairyReporter.com

Banning chocolate milk from schools may reduce overall milk consumption and increase waste, a US study suggests. 

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FSANZ toughens stance on cyanide harm from apricot kernels

FSANZ toughens stance on cyanide harm from apricot kernels

Food Standards Australia New Zealand, the industry regulator in the Antipodes, has strengthened its cautionary stance on...

Sydney oysters found to act as sensitive contamination indicators

Sydney oysters found to act as sensitive contamination indicators

Sydney rock oysters could have a role as biomonitors of the health of waterways, acting as sensitive...

Food-secure Oz needs greater productivity if it wants to stay that way

Food-secure Oz needs greater productivity if it wants to stay that way

While Australia is currently one of the most food secure nations, its agriculture system must increase production...

Fake duck blood investigation leads to more Chinese consumer anger

Fake duck blood investigation leads to more Chinese consumer anger

The exposure by a Chinese newspaper of a family-run business that has been selling fake duck blood...

Fears of Indian mango shortage after only 50% of crop is harvested

Fears of Indian mango shortage after only 50% of crop is harvested

India’s national fruit may break the bank later year with mangoes for domestic consumption in short supply...

FDI, combined with agri reforms, is the way to fix Indian supply chain
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FDI, combined with agri reforms, is the way to fix Indian supply chain

Everybody goes on about India’s vexing issue of food storage, FoodNavigator-Asia included. The trouble is nobody has...

Major breakthrough for Scotch in battle to beat Aussie fraudsters

Major breakthrough for Scotch in battle to beat Aussie fraudsters

Scotland’s whisky industry is celebrating a “major breakthrough” in Australia, where this the spirit was registered as...

World’s longest-running rice research project marks 150th harvest

World’s longest-running rice research project marks 150th harvest

The International Rice Research Institute is marking the 150th harvest of its Long-Term Continuous Cropping Experiment (LTCCE),...

Asia produces nearly half of world’s greenhouse gases from agriculture

Asia produces nearly half of world’s greenhouse gases from agriculture

Developing nations in Asia are responsible for 45% of the world’s greenhouse gases, with overall emissions from...

Aussie rules football league criticised for its stance on supplements

Aussie rules football league criticised for its stance on supplements

The Australian Football League’s release last month of a new list of prohibited treatments has been criticised...

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