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Brazilian meatpacker BRF SA – one of the country’s largest food processors – has agreed to invest $20m in China’s pork company Cofco Meat Holdings and form a strategic partnership.
New Zealand’s Waitkaki Biosciences continues to enjoy considerable success in the US, and recently launched three new ingredients derived from kiwifruit, blackcurrant, and greenshell mussels.
China has the lowest level of malnourishment of all Asian developing countries, while only three nations are hungrier than India, according to the latest Global Hunger Index report, which put the Far East giant in overall 29th place out of a ranking of 118.
Research appears to show that supplementation with taurine - an additive commonly found in energy drinks - improves symptoms in young people suffering a first episode of psychosis (FEP).
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the China National Centre for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) are to sign an agreement on food safety next month.
The Middle East’s packaging industry is undergoing rapid transformation with increasing demand for sophisticated automated solutions.
New research from New Zealand suggests that people managing type 2 diabetes should walk after carb-heavy meals to gain the greatest blood sugar-lowering benefits.