Several US Senators have called on the Obama administration to make the approval process for GM products a focus in upcoming trade talks with China.
Egypt has signed two agreements with United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) including helping to create the Egyptian Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
Singapore health officials will launch the county’s first Diabetes Action Plan next year in response to the City State being identified as having the second-highest proportion of diabetics among developed...
Aldi and Menora must regularly test to prove products labelled as 'oregano' are what they say they are, following action from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).
Palm oil certification body RSPO needs to avoid becoming the next victim of the anti-globalisation and anti-establishment backlash that is sweeping the globe by getting closer to local growers and...
Young cancer patients in Delhi, India, will soon get nutritional support from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) as part of their treatment regime.
Two supplements have been banned from sale by the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention after receiving advice from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Plans have been announced to install objective carcase measurement (OCM) technology across all AUS-MEAT registered slaughter facilities in Australia.
A new research centre to develop more efficient and sustainable food technology is in the pipeline at a Singapore university.
The antipodean food regulator is surveying opinion on an application by a natural sweetener company to permit a wider range of steviol glycosides for use as intense sweeteners.
Haze from slash-and-burn agricultural has returned to Southeast Asia this year. Is it enough to wait for regulators to bring the (mainly palm oil) culprits to justice? Asian resource legal...
RSPO co-chair and boss of Malaysia’s United Plantations Berhad, Dato’ Carl Bek-Nielsen gave a measured address at the opening of the organisation's RT14 conference in Bangkok.
Obesity has overtaken smoking to become Australia’s biggest public health challenge, one of the country’s most senior health practitioners has warned.
Researchers in Vietnam have argued that routine screening of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients could avoid the development of malnutrition and its associated risks, costs and complications.
European universities are to work with The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) on food safety.
A new low-cost test to measure early-stage infant malnutrition that is suitable for use in areas with limited electricity and little health expertise has been developed by University of Sydney...
The state of Maharashtra is considering imposing a so-called “fat tax” on fast food in a bid to push residents into eating more healthily.
The past few years have been tumultuous in the food industry, with unfortunate food safety incidents eroding consumer trust in the supply chain and governing bodies stepping up to implement...
The Indian food regulator has amended the national food regulations to include a definition for carbonated fruit beverages, much to the disappointment of beverage makers, who are still reeling at...
Dubai authorities are believed to have closed almost half of all the emirate’s shawarma stands after new food safety and hygiene regulations came into effect at the start of this...
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will undermine seafood safety in the US, according to Food & Water Watch.
Dubai Municipality is to hold a forum to investigate ways to address the obesity issue among the emirate’s schoolchildren, according to officials.
India’s food regulator has singled out Goa as a potentially model state for promoting food safety habits among consumers.
The government will soon introduce a scheme to develop crop-specific infrastructure that is designed enable farmers to become entrepreneurs and start their own food-processing or cold-chain transportation businesses.
A flagship policy to tackle child malnutrition in Uttarakhand, India, has been hit by a nationwide eight-week strike of Aganwadi health workers.