A suggestion by India’s prime minister for all fizzy drinks to have at least 2% natural fruit juice content has baffled many beverage manufacturers.
With various emerging Asian markets now considering legislation or tighter regulation of sugar in soft drinks, one of the key issues of the regional beverage industry in 2016 might well...
Trade bans following recent bird flu outbreaks in France will not just affect China’s white bird breeding stock imports over the coming months, but also the global market structure. ...
China’s worsening environmental problems have garnered massive attention from the international community (writes Paul O’Brien of Chemlinked).
China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) recently announced that it is starting anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations regarding imports of US distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS).
Melbourne researchers have conducted the first ever trials of smart pills that measure intestinal gases inside the body. The results reveal some unexpected ways that fibre affects the gut.
A civil lawsuit accusing Nestlé, Cargill and ADM of aiding and abetting child slavery on Ivorian cocoa farms has again thwarted attempts to have the case thrown.
One junk food-eating generation can pass on the metabolic disorders it gains from an unhealthy diet to the next, researchers have found in a study that bucks Darwinian convention.
A woman from the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen has died after she became infected with the deadly H5N6 bird flu strain, Hong Kong’s Health Department has said. ...
A law has been tabled in the Philippines that will require food manufacturers to label their products with nutrition information.
Hundreds of factory workers have been hospitalised in the latest incident in Vietnam of mass food poisoning caused by eating at a staff canteen.
By studying bird vomit, Lachlan McLeay believes he has developed an approach to gauging sardine abundance in Australian waters.
An iPhone app has been designed to help grape growers make informed decisions over the quality and price of their grapes.
India’s food regulator may end the practice of requiring manufacturers to gain approvals for products that have been deemed safe elsewhere, according to media reports.
“Best before” could be replaced with “Expiry date” on food labels as the traditional marking has no relevant meaning, India’s food and consumer affairs minister has said.
China has announced new procedures which its hopes will ease co-operation and reduce confusion between the multitude of agencies in the country responsible for food safety.
Consumers in New Zealand and abroad should take confidence in the way a criminal blackmail threat to contaminate infant formula with a pesticide was handled, the country’s food ministry has...
Four traditional farming systems in Bangladesh and Japan have been acknowledged by the United Nations for their importance to global agriculture.
The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) will publish maps of all its members’ palm oil plantations – with the exception of Malaysia – in the hope closer monitoring will...
A New Zealand report has set out a series of actions to ensure the dairy industry's future food safety capability, building on the 'good shape' of the sector in 2015.
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will provide millions of dollars in funding to reduce rural poverty and increase the incomes of thousands of households and smallholder families in...
Two landmark free-trade agreements involving China came into effect this weekend. Twenty per cent of trade with Korea will now become tariff free, while almost all Australian goods will enter...
Sweetened drinks shouldn’t even be subject to excise duty, never mind an elevated sugar tax, according to the Indonesian drinks industry.
The chief executive of Lipa Pharmaceuticals has been named president of the Australian complementary industry’s representative body.
New Zealand’s grocers have welcomed a bill that will allow zero-alcohol and very low alcohol beers to be sold alongside full-strength beers in supermarkets.