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.
India will have the second largest childhood obesity problem by 2025 in what has been described as “the greatest threat to future generations.”
Most fake news stories in China concern food safety, according to a online verification team set up by Tencent.
Locally prepared ready-to-use therapeutic food is the best option for tackling severe acute malnutrition among Indian children, a trial has found.
A graphic advertisement showing how alcohol can work its way through the bloodstream and increase the risk of cancer has proved to be the most persuasive commercial of its type. ...
Poor social support, economic disadvantage and frailty have been identified as key factors for low dietary variation and therefore poor nutrition among elderly Japanese adults.
A proposal to offer tax breaks to several business segments including the food industry is being considered in Egypt in a bid to encourage much-needed overseas investment in the country.
An agreement between India’s food regulator and an American regulatory consultant will provide the FSSAI with access to a database of over 70,000 international standards governing food, additives and contaminants.
A large number of Korean infants and young children still develop iron deficiency anaemia despite increased breastfeeding rates, improvements in public health and a rise in iron-fortified food, a recent study...
China’s top lawmakers has again voiced its determination to beef up food-safety supervision this year, and ensure food quality meets “international levels”.
Ninety percent of Indian children are not getting the proper nutrients crucial for their development, a new survey has found.
The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao’s advance on the global halal market continues as it prepares to sign an agreement with Islamic authorities in America.
Gulf states are being urged to look to an Andean super-food beloved of hipsters as a staple crop at a time when groundwater supplies are dwindling and and remaining sources...
India’s food regulator will clamp down on the traceability organic foods with new standards to ensure the organic status of product claims.
Greater consumption of fresh fruit is associated with a lower incidence of diabetes, as well as reduced complications in people who already have the condition, a large-scale observational study of...
A mystery illness responsible for the deaths of more than 100 children a year in the northern state of Bihar has been identified as lychee poisoning.
White House representative Sean Spicer has confirmed Chinese president Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump did discuss expanding beef exports, amid rumours China has relaxed restrictions on US beef.
All but four out of 9,200 food samples tested for adulteration by Hong Kong government’s Centre for Food Safety in the last year have been found to be satisfactory.
China’s food regulator has outlined the measures it has been taking to promote safety in the wake of numerous adulteration scandals.
The International Rice Research Institute will work more closely with the UN’s agriculture agency to support sustainable rice production in developing countries in a bid to improve food security.
Companies will not shoulder the increased cost of a selective tax that could increase the price of soft drinks by half once it is introduced in six Gulf countries.
Syrian agricultural production “can and should be kick-started” after the huge damage it has endured during years of fighting.
The UAE will soon begin negotiations with South Korea over allowing produce with local halal certification to be recognised in the emirates.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has banned a number of live bird and poultry product imports from Croatia, following an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).
Weight gain in the years leading up to conception can triple the risk of gestational diabetes, with the odds also increased for mums-to-be who gain weight but still maintain a...
Today the European Parliament voted to implement tough new palm oil resolutions, which if enforced would see its elimination from use in biofuels and enforce stricter regulations on production and...