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Australia

Study calls on supermarkets to offer incentives for early week shop

Mondays and Tuesdays are the best bet for buying groceries, whereas three more much shopping is done an a Saturday, Australian market research has found.

From hemp and turmeric to artisan dairy-free ‘cheese’: Nine natural food trends for 2015

From veggie powders to sprinkle on your food to artisan dairy-free ‘cheeses’ made from nuts, Sterling-Rice Group (SRG) selects nine natural food trends it predicts will inspire packaged foods and...

Going halal: Can manufacturers appeal to all consumers?

The European halal market is booming and set to grow – but manufacturers must appeal to Muslims without alienating non-Muslim consumers if they want to maximise sales , say experts.

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Far East digest

Honey butter chips craze boosts potato prices

Region in focus

Dateline Southeast Asia

Malaysia joins the food secure, though far behind Singapore

India

Funding freeze adds to Greenpeace’s woes as more states okay GM trials

With Greenpeace India reeling after a government-led block to its funding, the number of state governments that have voiced their approval for field trials of genetically-modified crops has grown to...

Gin made with ants: Distillery adds new dimension to insect potential

A UK craft distiller and a Danish food lab have collaborated to produce Anty Gin: a product using the essence of red wood ants and botanicals. 

Australia

Australians still suspicious of long-life milk, survey reveals

Australians still haven’t got a taste for UHT and long-life milk, even it if is widely consumed by much of the rest of the world, and is especially popular among...

Fonterra's impact on New Zealand dairy industry competition to be investigated

The New Zealand Commerce Commission is to investigate Fonterra's impact on competition in the country's dairy sector.

Futurology

Megatrends that could throw the world into freefall

What will the future look like, and how should we respond to changes brought about by disruptions like technology and the changing environment?

Feature

Farmers now trading water on their mobiles in South Australia

Ten years of drought isn't a good thing. It doesn't help the bottom line of farmers or the health of a river system. It does, however, get a lot of...

European 100% sustainable palm oil target is realistic, says RSPO

Reaching the goal of 100% Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO) in Europe by 2020 is a big challenge with significant barriers, says RSPO, but one that is ultimately achievable with...

Australia

Victoria sets out agenda to reduce its salt menace

The total number of deaths caused by high salt intake in Victoria is six times higher than the Australian state’s annual road toll, according to its health promotor.

Southeast Asia

Ingredion introduces ‘super-tasters’ to Singapore development centre

International ingredients developer Ingredion has added a “sensory panel” of trained “super-tasters” to its development centre in Singapore, its second facility in Asia offering the service. 

Australia

Gender stereotype holds true: Mothers do most of the shopping

In the wake of Mother’s Day last weekend, it is worth reflecting on research that has confirmed how many more women than men buy their household’s groceries, with mothers the...

Australia

Off the grog: Australian drinking now at a 50-year low

Australians are drinking less alcohol now than at any time in the last 50 years, according to official figures. 

Special edition: authentic tea tastes

What do scientists say about tea? Black tea and blood pressure; green tea and MRIs

Green tea could improve the quality of MRI scans, while black tea may decrease blood pressure, suggest scientists.

Special edition: Authentic Tea Tastes

What’s next in tea? Functional claims, hot tea pods, and increased attention from Coca-Cola

Major soft drink players are turning their attention to tea as a focal point for innovation and volume growth, delegates at World Tea Expo will hear this week.

New Zealand

Student investigates 400-year-old herbal text for modern lessons

The University of Canterbury’s school of health sciences is conducting ground-breaking research into a Renaissance medico-pharmaceutical text that could hold invaluable recipes for healthy nutrition.

Australia

Drinks companies time social media to coincide with big matches

Alcohol companies have been finding new and sophisticated ways to use the power of social media to pitch drinking as pivotal to the sporting experience, a new Australian study shows.

Acquisition leaves Masan Group a major feed player in Vietnam

The Masan Group has a acquired a 52% and 70% equity interest in Vietnam French Cattle Feed JSC – Proconco – and Agro Nutrition Company JSC – Anco – respectively...

Japan sees commercial success with non-stick yoghurt lid

Morinaga Milk, part of Japanese Morinaga Group, based in Tokyo, has developed 'Toyal Lotus', a non-stick yoghurt lid.

Edible insect potential hinges on identifying optimal diet, say researchers

If edible insects such as crickets are to deliver on their promise of providing a more environmentally-friendly source of protein, they may need to be put on a different diet,...

New TCM collaboration will bring more Chinese remedies to European market

A new collaboration between SU BioMedicine and Diapharm will drive growth in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in Europe by managing the registration and marketing of high quality Chinese products in...

Southern hemisphere

Cola is king in Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia

Soft drinks may not be to the taste of the world’s government authorities, but they remain extremely popular among ordinary citizens in the lower Asia-Pacific. 

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