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India

Indian agrifood demand to rise by 136% by 2050

Demand for agrifoods in India will rise by 136% by 2050, according to a report by the Australian department of agriculture’s research centre, Abares.

Australia

Wealthy Aussies don’t just opt for champagne—they’ll guzzle anything

High earners in Australia are not only more likely to drink more champagne, but also more beer, wine and spirits than their less affluent neighbours, according to Roy Morgan Research.

India

India’s ‘blue revolution” needs port infrastructure rethink

Showing a renewed focus on the fisheries sector, India’s government is preparing to launch its “blue revolution” programme as a means to revitalise the industry. 

Functional foods market is expected to grow 25% by 2017: Leatherhead

The global functional food market is forecast to reach $54bn (€43bn), an increase of 25% compared to the last available data from 2013, says Leatherhead Food Research.

Special Edition: Cutting calories in confectionery

Reducing portion sizes: Cutting calories or cheating consumers?

Shrinking a confection is a surefire way to reduce calories, but can it aggravate consumers and even discourage sales?

Australia

Australia’s biosecurity could be in for a shock

European honey bee colonies wiped out and an invasion of a devastating wheat disease are just two of the potential biosecurity threats facing Australia, according to a report released by Australia’s research agency.

China-Australia FTA will provide fillip for Aussie organics

Last week’s free-trade agreement between China and Australia will potentially complement existing agreements between the two countries by boosting access for Australia organic wines, dairy products and possibly meats to Chinese consumers.  

Yili to invest NZ$400m in New Zealand dairy projects

Chinese dairy giant Yili plans to invest NZ$400m in a series of processing and packaging projects at what has been dubbed the “world’s largest integrated dairy base.”

Spotlight

Will hemp replace fish as the king of omega 3?
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Will hemp replace fish as the king of omega 3?

As decades of unjustified prohibition and persecution continues to lose its grip, hemp is rapidly regaining the...

China still hunting for brands that can compete overseas
China

China still hunting for brands that can compete overseas

China is failing to produce enough consumer brands for a globally competitive brand name to emerge, says...

Lemon myrtle: Aboriginal functional favourite revived by Sydney Games
Special edition: Functional Foods

Lemon myrtle: Aboriginal functional favourite revived by Sydney Games

An indigenous Australian tree plant, used for tens of thousands of years by Aborigines before being forgotten...

How India secured a WTO deal with the US, and what it means
India

How India secured a WTO deal with the US, and what it means

After months of angry negotiating had brought India and the United States to a tense impasse, the...

Bush tucker will only catch on when it becomes more productive
Australia

Bush tucker will only catch on when it becomes more productive

Australia’s “bush tucker” industry needs a new business model that includes commercial cultivation in order to reach...

Maintaining standards as market demands natural medicine discounts
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Maintaining standards as market demands natural medicine discounts

Through the gradual process of rationalisation, corporatisation and sophistication, the world’s supplements manufacturers are now bringing an...

Grapes (and wine drinkers) owe a debt to 30m-year-old viruses
Australia

Grapes (and wine drinkers) owe a debt to 30m-year-old viruses

Researchers in Queensland have been toasting the prehistoric viruses that they’ve found are partly responsible for the...

China introduces ‘nutritional supps’ category in health foods reform
China

China introduces ‘nutritional supps’ category in health foods reform

China’s food and drug regulators have embarked on modernising the country’s health food industry by releasing two...

India could be the next China for food and drink

Manufacturers urged to take passage to India

India could be the ‘new China’ for food and drink manufacturers looking to increase margins and supply...

Hong Kong the gateway to China’s promising craft beer market
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Hong Kong the gateway to China’s promising craft beer market

It’s hard to stress how important it is for craft brewers to get their product into greater...

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