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Olam flexes its ‘soft power’ through approach to certification

The world of produce certification has shifted considerably in recent years, with a raft of new sustainability marks entering the market and “raising the benchmark of what is happening on the ground”.

Bega's Mondelēz purchase takes Vegemite back into Australian hands

Vegemite will return to Australia after its American parent agreed to sell most of its regional grocery business, including the iconic yeast spread, to Bega Cheese.

SPOTLIGHT JAPAN

Asahi ambitious for more acquisitions despite European buying spree

Japan’s biggest beer firm Asahi is weighing up further European acquisitions following last year’s two bumper deals with AB InBev.

Government funding and nutritional composition leads to high functional food hopes for Malaysian red seaweed

Tropical red seaweed, G. changii, can become an important functional food ingredient and is a prime crop for large-scale commercial farming, according to new research from Malaysia.

Finding the fish: Rethinking nutrition amid modern diets

In a perfect world you would get all the omega-3s you need by eating fish, but less than 10% of Australian adults consume the required level of fish regularly, writes Gerald Quigley.

News in brief

Fuze Tea’s new Aussie campaign focuses on food moments

Coca-Cola South Pacific’s summer campaign for Fuze Tea will focus on matching the ice tea with food and social occasions in Australia.

Student’s start-up supplement bars help reduce anaemia in Indian women

A fortified iron supplement bar given to anaemic women in and around Mumbai reduced anaemia with no reported side effects, according to a study by Duke University researchers and collaborators in India.

This week Down Under

Cross-border sales boom through China’s Tmall Global

Plus: Australia’s generations of fast-food fans; and TWE awarded Ben Fu trademark after Penfolds legal battle.

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