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Seaweed in focus

What will it take to make Indonesian seaweed competitive?

Indonesia has ambitious plans to add value to its seaweed industry – but its success could depend on the outcome of an ongoing tug-of-war between industry and government.

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This week Down Under

Food standards watchdog finds no safety issues in GM corn strain

Indian trade

South-South trade will be key to feeding Southeast Asia

With regional soymeal demand expected to grow by two-thirds in the next five years, investment in growing “South-South trade” is vital for shoring-up Southeast Asia’s feed supplies, says Rabobank.

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South Asia radius

Maggi controversy rages on while Maharashtra reviews test results

Australia

Study calls on supermarkets to offer incentives for early week shop

Mondays and Tuesdays are the best bet for buying groceries, whereas three more much shopping is done an a Saturday, Australian market research has found.

From hemp and turmeric to artisan dairy-free ‘cheese’: Nine natural food trends for 2015

From veggie powders to sprinkle on your food to artisan dairy-free ‘cheeses’ made from nuts, Sterling-Rice Group (SRG) selects nine natural food trends it predicts will inspire packaged foods and...

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China direct

Xi orders greater vigilance over public safety

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Dateline Southeast Asia

FairPrice extends waste-reduction pilot

Going halal: Can manufacturers appeal to all consumers?

The European halal market is booming and set to grow – but manufacturers must appeal to Muslims without alienating non-Muslim consumers if they want to maximise sales , say experts.

Thailand

Thai rice stocks could help market keep El Niño in check

Current weather patterns in Southeast Asia reinforce meteorologists’ belief that a strong El Niño is already taking place, but still the rice market is indifferent, says a leading rice researcher....

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Coveris expands into Australasia with acquisition

Coveris Holdings has acquired Elldex Packaging Solutions to expand into Australasia.

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South Asia radius

IFPRI: Iron-rich pearl millet reduces iron deficiency in children

Adept Technology receives $1m order for Lynx AIVs

Adept Technology has received an order of more than $1m for its Lynx autonomous intelligent vehicles (AIVs).

China

China now world’s second most obese nation

Now with one in every four people in the country being overweight, China has placed second in the list of countries with the largest number of obese inhabitants, leading analysts...

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This week Down Under

Bargains work on most Australians, though Aldi bucks the trend

Premium promise: Indian bread market to hit $0.81bn by 2020

Sliced white bread remains king in India but there is huge promise in premium as consumers become more experimental and health conscious, says a ValueNotes analyst.

Free NutraIngredients and FoodNavigator online event - June 3, 14:00 Paris time

Big debates, big issues: Is the food industry winning the war against weight?

As the ‘globesity’ health footprint grows and power weight management brands struggle to stay relevant in an age where smartphone apps deliver personalised solutions, join us next week for a...

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2015

How to succeed as a start-up in Europe (and not get swallowed by Big Food)

Start-ups have faced tough times along with the rest of the European food industry in recent years as a tight economy and ever tighter regulations have bitten deep.

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South Asia radius

Bread market expecting to see double-digit growth

Guest article

Euromonitor runs rule over recent nutraceutical award winners

Market analyst Euromonitor International dissects recent NutraIngredients Awards winners to provide category perspective from sustainable omega-3 to healthy ageing in this guest article.

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UC Davis signs deal to establish Chinese food safety center

The University of California Davis (UC Davis) has signed an agreement with officials from a Chinese city to coordinate research and training activities in food safety.

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AB InBev opens Vietnam brewery to embrace beer potential of Southeast Asia

Anheuser-Busch InBev says Vietnam is the ‘next turning point’ for growth in Southeast Asia, as it officially opened its first brewery in the country yesterday.

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Far East digest

Honey butter chips craze boosts potato prices

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Dateline Southeast Asia

Malaysia joins the food secure, though far behind Singapore

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Dateline Southeast Asia

Malaysia dining at top-table of food security

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