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Mahou San Miguel establishes Indian beer subsidiary

Spanish brewer Mahou San Miguel announced yesterday that it has established its first international subsidiary in India through the acquisition of 100% of Arian Breweries & Distilleries.

Fruit and veg found to help prevent pancreatic diseases

A University of Auckland research team has found that people who eat both fruit and vegetables will have the best protection against common pancreatic diseases.

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Insect economics: Insect production could utilise global food waste to produce nutritionally better protein

The huge amounts of food and agricultural produce that end up as waste could be used to feed insects and produce high-quality animal protein that is better for environment, according...

Vietnam height initiatives drive drinking milk sales growth: Euromonitor

Vietnamese government initiatives designed to boost the average height of citizens by encouraging milk consumption have contributed significantly to the growth of the country's drinking milk products category in recent...

NZ infant formula exporters have 'actions...to undertake' to meet Chinese standards

Some New Zealand infant formula manufacturers and brand-owners could be temporarily blocked from exporting to China if they are unable to meet the requirements of a new register by May 1.

Exclusive interview: Pat Crowley, director and founder of Chapul

Chapul cricket bars founder: ‘Our marketing approach has been absolute, utter optimism’

As one of the forerunners of the commercialization of edible insects in the US, Chapul, makes its first big push into the national market with its cricket protein bars, founder...

Japan to get vegetable-flavoured ice cream tubs from Häagen-Dazs

Häagen-Dazs is calling on Japanese consumers to eat their vegetables after announcing the launch in May of two new, veggie-influenced ice cream flavours.

Don’t waste taste, say researchers with new technique to study chewing

How do food processors know how much salt is needed to give peanuts the best flavour and how much goes to waste? An Australian research team hopes to provide the...

Special edition: Organic & Non-GMO

The organic food industry has been engaged in a 'multi-decade public disinformation campaign', claims report

Consumers have spent years paying over the odds for organic foods based on the erroneous belief - promulgated by stakeholders with a vested interest - that they are healthier and...

Hard and crunchy = fewer calories?

Consumers perceive foods that are either hard or have a rough texture as having fewer calories, says a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research.

Rice eaters’ diets more in line with Dietary Guidelines: study

Consumers who eat white or brown rice every day tend to have better overall diet quality and nutrient intake, according to a study of five-year data from the National Health...

Major breakthrough for Scotch in battle to beat Aussie fraudsters

Scotland’s whisky industry is celebrating a “major breakthrough” in Australia, where this the spirit was registered as a certification trademark. The move comes after a long battle by Scotch Whisky...

Sustainable palm oil shift is cheaper than bad publicity impact

The cost of moving towards traceable and sustainable palm oil is marginal compared to the long-term effects of negative publicity, says Euromonitor.

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Viagra ice cream, flavoured with Champagne

An ice cream which contains Viagra has been developed by a UK company. 

Mars to source cocoa from India

Mars follows in Cadbury footsteps as it looks to source cocoa from India, a crop that still only accounts for a tiny fraction of world production.

Beer consumption at near 70-year low in Australia

Consumption of beer in Australia has reached its lowest level since 1946, according to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Kiwis could make big grocery savings by avoiding the supermarket

A New Zealand family of four could save as much as NZ$49 (US$41.80) per week by avoiding the supermarket when buying their fruit and vegetables, a new study suggests.

Mineral waters and mixers adding fizz to Aussie bubbly drink market

New market research suggests that Australia’s love of bubbly drinks could now be fizzling out.

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FONA opens innovation centre in Guangzhou

Flavours manufacturer FONA International has opened new innovation centre in Guangzhou, China.

Front-of-pack labelling gets more support in Australia

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation, which is one of Australia’s biggest health unions, has thrown its weight behind a front-of-pack labelling system for food sold in Australia.

NZ Prime Minister has his work cut out in China

New Zealand’s reputation in China as a provider of safe and quality dairy products has taken a heavy blow in recent times, a new consumer confidence survey suggests.

UAE date palm to be given UN honour

Along with the camel and the world’s highest tower, the humble date is one of the most enduring icons of the UAE, and soon it will be recognised for its...

Majority of Singaporeans unable to understand labelling info

Even though Singapore’s obesity rate is steadily rising, a recent poll there has shown the majority of its residents do not read or understand the information printed on food packaging. ...

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DuPont develops kit to mix and match dahi characteristics

DuPont Nutrition and Health has developed a creations kit that allows manufacturers of dahi greater freedom to play with high performing cultures and design curds.

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Innovation watch: Japanese KitKat you can bake

Nestlé has developed a new mini KitKat that can be eaten as a chocolate bar or bake in the oven for two minutes to become like a crispy cookie.

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