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Europe’s meat players join trade mission to Asia

European meat and poultry players have joined EU agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan on a “diplomatic offensive” trade mission to capitalise on Asia’s economic growth.

Growth in Asia boosts Heineken's global volumes

Heineken highlights Q3 volume growth in Asia Pacific in an update this morning, with particularly strong growth in Vietnam thanks to Tiger beer.

Blackmores and Bega infant nutrition venture misses targets amid China slowdown

A joint venture between Blackmores and Bega Cheese to supply infant formula across APAC - and in particular China - has missed its sales targets, hitting Bega’s financial performance.

Sri Lankan firm Apeiron partners with POS to develop plant extract manufacturing site

Canadian company POS Bio-Sciences is partnering with Apeiron Lanka Limited in Sri Lanka to develop a manufacturing facility to extract essential oils. 

Cargill’s ‘Hunger Action Season’ aims to tackle child malnutrition for 15,000 Asian children

Cargill has launched a three-month campaign to help fight child malnutrition in Asia in commemoration of World Food Day. 

China does best at reducing Asian hunger; India and Pakistan languish

China has the lowest level of malnourishment of all Asian developing countries, while only three nations are hungrier than India, according to the latest Global Hunger Index report, which put...

Taurine supplementation improves symptoms for young people suffering first episode psychosis

Research appears to show that supplementation with taurine - an additive commonly found in energy drinks - improves symptoms in young people suffering a first episode of psychosis (FEP).

Tate & Lyle to expand Singapore lab amid speciality ingredients focus

Tate & Lyle is to more than double the size of its Singapore laboratory, will new facilities including a pilot plant and wider analytical capabilities.

FREE ONLINE: October 18, 9am Central European Time

1 day to register: Big nutrition event for the smallest humans

Tomorrow NutraIngredients hosts a free half day online event for those invested in infant nutrition in Europe, in Asia and beyond.

Soy protein early in life may help prevent bone loss in adulthood

New research suggests reports that a diet heavy in soy protein isolate during early life can protect against serious bone loss during adulthood. 

Halal Japan: Meet the people convincing food firms to take the Islamic market seriously

With just 100,000 Muslims among a population of 127m, its perhaps little surprise that halal products have not been the top priority for Japan’s food manufacturers.

Turkmenistan meat producer granted bank funds to expand

Turkmenistan-based meat processor Taze Ay has been granted a loan of $800,000 to fund the expansion of its sausage production hub in Mary. 

The conversation on #WorldObesityDay: What is needed to tackle childhood obesity?

World Obesity Day aims to increase knowledge and understanding of the challenge of obesity, and share national experiences of campaigning that works. We bring you best of the conversation from social...

Almost 50m overweight children: China to top the global chart by 2025

China will have 48.5m overweight children by 2025, the largest number in the world, after witnessing the eighth largest global increase in percentage terms over the period 2000-2013.

Tetra Pak: Top 10 markets for 100% juice, 2015 & 2018

The top 10 markets for 100% juice have declined over the last three years, with the exception of China, which has seen CAGR of 11% between 2012 and 2015, according to Tetra Pak.

Bangladesh poultry sector hit by climate change

Bangladesh’s poultry executives claim climate change poses a major management and operational problem as blazing temperatures cause heat stress and incite livestock disease, increasing mortality rates.

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DuPont's Asia nutrition boss: Dow merger will make us faster, flexible and more efficient

In the first of a two-part interview, DuPont’s Asia president for health and nutrition Dr Li Yongjing discusses the initial turbulence created by the ongoing merger with Dow, and explains...

Probiotics to help drive 44% rise in APAC functional foods market by 2026

The functional food ingredients market in Asia Pacific is being tipped to rise from $2.85bn at the end of 2016 to $5.04bn in 2026 with probiotics projected to be the...

Pakistan: UK-funded fortification programme targets women & children

A £48m (€55m) five-year, large-scale fortification programme is being rolled out this month in Pakistan in a bid to combat malnutrition in women and children.

Turkmenistan brewer Berk Group extending into potato chips market

Berk Group, a brewer in former soviet republic Turkmenistan, has secured a loan to expand into the potato chips market.

Calls for Asian sugar tax as Kiwi review awards poor marks to Mexico

The World Health Organisation has asked countries on the west side of the Pacific to consider imposing a tax on all soft drinks in a bid to tackle rising rates...

International Sweeteners Association fights back against highly-critical research review

The International Sweeteners Association (ISA) has hit back at what it claims are the “misleading conclusions” of a review into sweetener industry-funded research which alleged widespread bias .

'Sound science' vital to boost faith in Asia's functional foods and supplements

Asia’s functional foods and supplements industry needs to stop making unfounded health claims, while also better educating policy makers about the sound science behind its reputable products.

FI Asia 2016: The key industry trends hitting the show floor

With FI Asia taking place this week in Jakarta with 15,000 visitors, 650 exhibitors and a host of industry experts in one place, we caught up with Olav Masseling, brand...

'Bias at all levels': Scathing review published into sweetener-funded research

University of Sydney and Ramazzini Institute researchers are claiming widespread bias in industry-funded research into artificial sweeteners, arguing those financially backed by business are far more likely to have favourable results....

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