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New Chinese guidelines recommend reducing meat consumption by half

The Chinese government has detailed a plan to reduce its citizens’ meat consumption by half, leading climate campaigners to cheer a policy which they expect will go a long way...

Lindt launches 'shop-in-shop' concept in Hong Kong

Passengers at the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) are now able to pick and mix their favorite Lindor chocolate for the first time, thanks to the recent partnership between Lindt...

China angry with US over WTO poultry dispute

China is upset with the US after it asked the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to check if China complied with a 2013 order to reform its anti-dumping duties on chicken...

China and America play leading role in spreading invasive species

Wealthy countries such as China and America pose the greatest threat to global crop production by being leading sources of invasive species, according to Australian research, which also found that...

Study shows complex Chinese preferences for flavored milk

Companies interested in selling flavored milk in China might find it a little more complicated than simply getting it on the shelves.

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Bamboo shoots may offer prebiotic potential

Newly identified polysaccharides from bamboo shoots have the potential to be used as functional ingredients by industry, say researchers.

Perrigo unloads US supplements business to contract manufacturer

Perrigo has unloaded its US supplements business, with International Vitamin Corporation stepping up as buyer. The deal was seen by one observer as another step in the concentration of US-based...

Guest Article

Navigating complex global rules for soft drinks

For soft drink and fruit juice manufacturers looking to expand into new geographies, understanding global regulations is vital. However, this is no mean feat.

Corn preservation method alters growth performance in pigs, finds Chinese study

Pigs getting a diet with organic-acid preserved corn have higher feed intake and boosted performance, say researchers.

Doctor's Best sold to Chinese company, extending trend in industry

The Doctor’s Best brand of supplements has been sold to a major Chinese ingredient manufacturer, which is part of a trend in the industry, one observer said.

Tip Top dips into China ice cream market

Will Hokey Pokey be a hit in Hangzhou? New Zealand dairy cooperative Fonterra is hoping so, as it tries out its Tip Top ice cream in the Chinese market through...

China tipped for beef boom

A respected brokerage is betting Chinese companies with access to overseas beef supply will make strong profits by importing and selling the red meat this year.

China: Can invasive weed become cattle chow?

An invasive plant becomes a sustainable ingredient when used as an alternative in dairy cattle feed, find scientists.

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CFDA rapped for loopholes and politically incorrect practices

China’s anti-corruption agency has published a report that highlights a raft of alleged failings by China’s food and pharmaceuticals regulator identifies widespread loopholes and derelictions of duty in its practices....

The Craft Beer Clan of Scotland

‘Our quest: To share the finest Scottish craft beer:’ Brewers eye up potential of exporting to Asia

Scotch whisky’s revered reputation is providing an opening for a new wave of Scottish beverages in Asia: craft beer.

Ongoing US lawsuit may add wrinkles to proposed Syngenta, ChemChina sale

An ongoing lawsuit regarding GM corn may add some challenges to the potential sale of Syngenta to ChemChina, says expert.

Changing supply chain

Interconnected diets: Two thirds of crops we consume are result of ‘food globalisation’

'Foreign' crops dominate national food consumption patterns and farming practices, according to new research that finds nearly 70% of fruit, vegetables, legumes and grains in an average country's diet originate...

Artifacts suggest China was brewing beer 1,000 years before Stanford archaelogists once thought

The recent discovery of archaeological artifacts in China suggest that the native Yangshao people may have concocted a beer recipe roughly 5,000 years ago, pushing back the advent of barley...

Hong Kong freezes poultry trade over bird flu fear

Hong Kong has suspended live poultry imports to control the spread of a serious bird flu outbreak after samples from Tuen Mun tested positive for the H7N9 strain.

Japanese consumption, Chinese growth spur global demand for probiotics

Probiotics manufacturers are increasingly witnessing the rising importance of Asia-Pacific as growing awareness of the health benefits of “good” bacteria continue to drive global growth.

Nestlé brings global brands to video in Alibaba anniversary tie-up

Nestlé and Alibaba Group have launched an e-commerce and marketing campaign to bring the Swiss corporation’s brands from overseas markets to China as its celebrates 150 years in nutrition. 

Shanghai officials eye completion of extensive food safety database

Supermarkets will take the lead in a process to merge Shanghai’s various food-monitoring systems into one network in a bid to improve safety management, according to officials.

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NGO accuses China’s water bottlers of depleting Tibet’s resources

Campaigners have rounded on China’s bottled water industry, which they say threatens Tibet’s water resources in a region where glaciers have melted substantially over the last three decades.

Preloaded: Medical macro-nutrients show diabetic benefits

The first clinical study testing medical nutrition therapy as a treatment for gestational diabetes has yielded positive results for Swedish biotech firm Indevex, demonstrating that its patented ‘Preload’ macro-nutrient blend...

‘Major surge’ in US and China wheat stocks predicted by FAO

US wheat stocks are set to grow, according to new forecasts from the United Nations Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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