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Ministry: Hiked import tariffs not a means to swell Indonesian coffers

Ministry: Hiked import tariffs not a means to swell Indonesian coffers

Guest article

Food industry fail? Elderly nutrition

The food industry is missing a billion euro trick when it comes to ageing population, says Lauren Bandy, senior nutrition analyst at Euromonitor International.

Blendhub Corp. to open 40 factories in the next 3 years as processed food sales reach $8tn in 2016

Blendhub Corp. has set up its third Portable Powder Blending plant (PPB) in Mexico, after Spain and India, as it plans to open 40 factories in the next three years...

Dateline Southeast Asia

Quarter of a million tonnes of food wasted during Ramadan in Malaysia

Malaysia: Quarter of a million tonnes of food wasted during Ramadan

Indonesian-sourced tuna linked to Salmonella illnesses

Osamu Corporation is recalling all of its frozen tuna sourced from one processing plant in Indonesia because samples have been found to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Dateline Southeast Asia

Thai fishermen prolong strike after government impounds vessels

Thai fishermen prolong strike after government impounds vessels

Dateline Southeast Asia

Aggressive food marketing throwing up weighty problem in Philippines

Aggressive food marketing throwing up weighty problem in Philippines

Dateline Southeast Asia

Malaysia’s baby food market closes in on half-billion-dollar value

Malaysia’s baby food market closes in on half-billion value

China, India, Brazil and South East Asia in high spirits for liquor, says spiritsEUROPE

Growth for spirits lies in export markets such as China, India, Brazil and South East Asia as EU consumption slumps, says trade association spiritsEUROPE.

Dateline Southeast Asia

Age causing diabetes to soar in Singapore; some groups not managing it

Age making diabetes rates soar in Singapore; Indians and Malays not managing condition properly

Scientists discover how to make sustainable palm oil profitable

Scientists have found an ‘optimal point’ at which switching to sustainable palm oil production methods actually becomes profitable.

Barry Callebaut to set up Indonesia compound plant to supply biscuit maker GarudaFood

Barry Callebaut has announced it will establish a chocolate plant on the premises of Indonesian biscuit firm GarudaFood to supply it 10,000 metric tons of compound chocolate per year.

Consumers care about how products are produced and their environmental impact

APP reports an increase in the availability of PEFC certified products, following certification in Indonesia

Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) has announced an increase in the availability of PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) certified products, following certification in Indonesia.

Region in focus: Dateline Southeast Asia

Malaysia facing digestive health time bomb

Malaysia facing digestive health time bomb

Benecol enters China

Finnish food-agriculture giant Raisio has launched its cholesterol-lowering, plant stanol-based Benecol brand in China in a powder form via mostly medical channels in its big coastal cities.

Seaweed in focus

What will it take to make Indonesian seaweed competitive?

Indonesia has ambitious plans to add value to its seaweed industry – but its success could depend on the outcome of an ongoing tug-of-war between industry and government.

Southeast Asia

FAO ties up with Ikea to boost forestry certification in Vietnam

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations and commercial partner Ikea of Sweden will work together to promote forest certification schemes to develop more sustainable plantations in Vietnam. ...

Indian trade

South-South trade will be key to feeding Southeast Asia

With regional soymeal demand expected to grow by two-thirds in the next five years, investment in growing “South-South trade” is vital for shoring-up Southeast Asia’s feed supplies, says Rabobank.

Mondelez’s sustainable palm oil plan: “We want the whole supply chain to transform”

Mondelez International is on track to meet its goal of sourcing 100% traceable palm oil by the end of the year after reaching 70% traceability in 2014, says global director...

Region in focus

Dateline Southeast Asia

FairPrice extends waste-reduction pilot

Thailand

Thai rice stocks could help market keep El Niño in check

Current weather patterns in Southeast Asia reinforce meteorologists’ belief that a strong El Niño is already taking place, but still the rice market is indifferent, says a leading rice researcher....

Adept Technology receives $1m order for Lynx AIVs

Adept Technology has received an order of more than $1m for its Lynx autonomous intelligent vehicles (AIVs).

Region in focus

South Asia radius

Bread market expecting to see double-digit growth

News in brief

AB InBev opens Vietnam brewery to embrace beer potential of Southeast Asia

Anheuser-Busch InBev says Vietnam is the ‘next turning point’ for growth in Southeast Asia, as it officially opened its first brewery in the country yesterday.

Region in focus

Far East digest

Honey butter chips craze boosts potato prices

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