From regulation to public health campaigns, the priorities of governments, industry, civil society groups and other stakeholders feed into the policies and programmes that influence eating habits in Asia.
Indonesia’s president has urged the fertiliser industry to support food companies in working to achieve food security and broaden exports.
As Singapore’s National Environment Agency launches a campaign to curb food wastage, it was revealed that residents each dumped roughly 150kg of food last year.
Support for a Philippines tax on sugary soft drinks to boost government coffers and rein in an increase in lifestyle is growing as legislation passes through parliament.
All but one of India’s states and territories will be subject to the new National Food Security Act by March next year.
A final report by an independent review panel on how to streamline regulations in Australia’s complementary medicines sector has stressed the importance of cutting red tape.
Indonesia’s forests are being ravaged by forest and peatland fires that are sparking a public health and environmental crisis – but how responsible is the palm oil industry?
An alarming number of China’s elderly have been found to suffer from weight-related conditions following a study that covered six provinces in the country.
More than a dozen Taipei hypermarket outlets will be fined for their failure to declare their disposal methods for expired produce, the city’s Department of Environmental Protection has announced.
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Australian childhood obesity rates could be transformed if families were to make seemingly small changes to their lifestyles, researchers have found.
Provincial governors have been warned that they will be held accountable for any lapses in China’s food security strategy after the cabinet made them responsible for its enactment.
NEC Corporation, the Japanese IT and networking technologies company, has developed a solution to analyse large-scale farming as part of a corporate programme to help increase agricultural efficiency.
A workshop on food safety for developing countries including capacity building guidance has been held by the FAO and IAEA at the RAFA symposium in Prague.
Facing significant changes from increased environmental regulation, New Zealand’s livestock farmers should start to plan ahead, Rabobank has warned.
Thailand’s government is considering measures to regulate the advertising of soft drinks, including green tea, which it says is behind the country’s soaring sugar consumption.
The head of a body that represents New Zealanders with diabetes has hit out at arguments that a tax on sugary products would help prevent the spread of the disease.
The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) has entered into three partnerships to boost food safety.
Taiwan’s health ministry has been censured by lawmakers for what has been seen as its disappointing reaction to an edible oil scandal last year.
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Nine out of every 10 Australians believe the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes should be made legal, according to a survey.
Overweight Koreans may live longer than those who are underweight, possibly due to better awareness of the risks they faced, research has found.
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