More than seven in 10 of senior Asia-Pacific food executives polled said food safety would have the biggest impact on consumer preference this year.
An extract of three herbal roots marketed for menopause is to be evaluated as a novel food ingredient in the European Union.
South Korea’s consumer regulator is warning consumers not to buy weightless pills over the internet from foreign sources after it discovered alarming amounts of banned drugs following an investigation into...
With two-thirds of Asia’s farmland now owned by just a handful of landowners, United Nations-backed policies to promote corporate agricultural production have been blamed for displacing farmers.
Banning plastic packaging is not a “viable option”, Indian businesses have warned ahead of an official meeting that will discuss a possible ban.
New Zealand is treating the sodium monofluoroacetate (1080) infant formula contamination threat - detailed in blackmail letters to Fonterra and Federated Farmers - as "live."
A new tool is helping reduce the cost and time of transporting cattle in Australia, which can account for up to 40% of the market price.
Millions of dollars are urgently needed to help disaster-struck Nepalese farmers resume preparations for the imminent rice sowing season, FAO has warned.
Farmers must play a greater part in China’s development through better links between urban and rural areas, the country’s president has told the Communist Party’s policy chiefs.
The University of Canterbury’s school of health sciences is conducting ground-breaking research into a Renaissance medico-pharmaceutical text that could hold invaluable recipes for healthy nutrition.
The process to harmonise health supplement regulations in Asean nations is close to completion with the news that nearly 90% of the initial targets for agreement had now been achieved.
The standing committee of China’s National People’s Congress, the country’s top legislature, has voted to adopt an amendment to the food safety law that proscribes the heaviest penalties yet to...
General practitioners need to gain a better understanding of complementary medicines, especially now that the Australian health minister, Sussan Ley, has announced a collaborative governance arrangement for future GP training. ...
New Zealand’s food ministry has been accused of “dereliction of duty” by the opposition for what the Labour party called its failure to monitor toxic chemicals in red meat.
Two powerful influences in Australian industry, Family Business Australia and the Australian Made Campaign, have joined in partnership at a time when labelling is a cause of heated debate.
Kellogg will run the voluntary health star rating system across its entire cereal range in Australia and New Zealand by the end of 2015, kick-starting with a handful of products...
China is considering a ban on the advertisement of infant formula, according to reports from the country.
The Alliance for Southeast Asian Nations’ (ASEAN) harmonised health supplement framework will be up and running by the end of the year after over ten years in the making. ...
Brands are using social media to ‘normalise’ alcohol consumption as an integral part of a sporting experience, according to a study from Australia’s Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education.
Dietary approaches from ration balancing to plant extract supplementation could boost milk yields in developing countries while supporting a reduction in methane emissions, said a leading Indian researcher.
Technology used in the food industry to measure the antioxidant properties of edible plants, tea and wine could be adapted to monitor the oxidative stress of critically ill patients in...
The Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC) has denied claims of corruption and widespread export of palm oil from illegally deforested land.
Australian supermarket major Coles must pay A$2.5m in penalties over false and misleading ‘fresh’ claims on its par-baked products, a federal court has ruled.
An Australian study has found evidence that women can help their babies develop strong post-natal immunity by taking fish oil capsules during pregnancy.
The representative body for the complementary medicines industry has responded to the government’s medicines review by calling for regulation that reflects risk, protects consumers, safeguards quality and promotes industry best...