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China invests heavily in Dubai food hub

Dubai Food Park will feature a Chinese food processing cluster following a pledge to invest AED1.35bn (US$367m) by Ningxia Forward Fund Management Company.

Singapore’s war on diabetes: $5 screening test latest weapon in the armoury

After calling on soft drink firms to slash sugar content, and encouraging the development of more functional ingredients, the latest addition to Singapore’s so-called 'war on diabetes' is $5 screening tests for people aged 18 to 39 who are deemed to have high diabetes risk.

Savola aims to claw back revenues through Almarai share sale

Savola Group will sell 2% of its stake in the Gulf's biggest dairy company in a bid to shore up its dwindling returns. 

Kiwis disregarding the impact of diet choices on cholesterol

People in New Zealand need to be more aware of how increasing polyunsaturated fats, dietary fibre, and plant sterols in their diets can help cut cholesterol.

Tokyo Olympics spurring dairy protein demand in Japan as wider region anticipates double-digit growth

The 2020 Olympics, 2019 Rugby World Cup, and the ageing population are contributing to ‘huge demand’ for protein products across Japan's sports nutrition and functional food space.

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India gets agri-business and food-tech startup accelerator

Plus: SL food prices now 35% higher than in India; and Keventer raises $25m to fund expansion.

Minister paints rosy picture of India’s food processing future

In a thinly veiled dig at the previous government, India’s top food processing official said the Modi administration is on track to fulfil its pledge to open 42 mega food parks.

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WATCH – Chr. Hansen: 2017 ‘one of our best ever years’ for probiotics in APAC

Chr. Hansen says it has experienced one of its best ever years for APAC probiotics sales, driven by demand from infant nutrition firms and deeper consumer understanding across the region.

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