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Delivering appropriate food from farm to fork, safely and in time, is no mean feat in parts of the world with poor infrastructure and extreme weather conditions. It requires close cooperation between actors at every stage in the chain.

Quality quest: China interested in ‘clean’ aspect of Australian feed barley

China is showing increased interest in Australian feed barley as buyers seek out clean, disease-free grains, according to an industry expert.

Bangladesh to tighten regulation on foreign poultry giants

Bangladesh is mulling controls over foreign investors in the country’s growing poultry industry after local rivals said they fear being swallowed by overseas companies.

Americana saga ends after Alabbar’s Adeptio pulls out

The on-again-off-again sale of a majority stake in Kuwait Food Co, otherwise known as Americana, to a Gulf-based consortium has been scrapped by the Al Kharafi family, bringing to an...

UAE sends food worth $4bn to landfills each year

Homes and restaurants in the UAE toss out food worth an estimated AED14.7bn (US$4bn) each year, according to the Emirates Environmental Group. The waste is then dumped in the country’s...

India: Punjab planning 'state-of-the-art' pork facility

The government of India’s semi-autonomous Punjab region is planning to build the country’s most advanced pig-processing facility as India’s consumption of pork and reliance on meat imports both continue to...

China re-imposes anti-dumping duties on US chicken

US white-feather chicken meat imported into China will face “anti-subsidy duties” for five more years, China’s ministry of commerce has announced. 

Natural ingredients in India: The four hurdles facing suppliers and manufacturers

Indian food manufacturers face four fundamental hurdles when it comes to expanding their use of natural ingredients, in addition to the extra cost that they can incur.

Bureaucracy holding back India’s huge agricultural research potential

India has one of the best-staffed agricultural research and development systems in the world and, with ongoing financial support, and is poised to lead the way in combatting hunger and...

No ‘economic justification’ for regulation, Australian meat processors claim

A report commissioned by the Australian Meat Processor Corporation (AMPC) has argued economic policy would have no impact on the balance of power in Australia’s beef sector.

Logistics the biggest headache for India’s food and drink SMEs

Logistics infrastructure is the major stumbling block hampering the efforts of India’s food and beverage SMEs as they seek to expand and tap into growing consumer demand, business leaders have...

Official hails Indonesia’s F&B industry as ‘strongest in Asean’

A senior Indonesian official has proclaimed his country’s food and beverage industry as the strongest competition in the burgeoning Asean Economic Community.

Singapore

Collaboration begins to study crucial Asian bee populations

CropLife Asia will partner with the Asian Apicultural Association to support the study of bee species and populations in Asia and collaborate in developing a harmonised method to survey pollinators...

Fodder trends: drop in Australian cattle in feedlots

The number of slaughter cows across Australia on feed has fallen year-on-year, according to a feedlot survey by Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA). 

Africa and Asia set to become UK’s biggest suppliers in wake of Brexit

Africa and Asia could take the EU’s place as exporters of fruit and veg for the UK following Brexit, retailers say.

Aus-NZ labelling proposal may persuade public that palm oil is ‘toxic’

A proposal to force companies to notify consumers if their product contains palm oil is likely to mislead the public and imply that it is toxic and best avoided.

Palm oil plantations moving in on lowland forests can damage ecosystem functions

Replacing tropical lowland forests with oil palm plantations can damage 11 out of 14 functions of a healthy ecosystem, some of which will be irreparable, researchers say.

Animal welfare is under the spotlight in Australia

Australian meat companies could lose out in Asian markets if they focus too much on animal welfare, Dawson Bradford, president of the West Australian Pork Producers’ Association (WAPPA) has warned. ...

Commission releases draft report on Fonterra’s base milk price calculation

New Zealand’s Commerce Commission has released its draft report on Fonterra’s base milk price calculation for the 2015-16 dairy season.

India

Vegetable prices soar as wholesale-retail price gap reaches 80%

Limited distribution of commodity vegetables has translated to substantial price rises, with no improvement in sight, according to an Assocham study.

Wild Himalayan fruits provide nutritional and nutraceutical opportunities: Study

A study of wild edible fruits found in the Himalayas indicates they are a rich source of antioxidants, with researchers concluding they can help meet the nutritional needs of the...

Cadbury pulls ‘discriminatory' TV ad in Australia

Mondelēz has been ordered to pull a TV ad in Australia for Cadbury Picnic that featured a fast-speaking Indian man.

Australian researchers discover four new chilli pathogens

Scientists in Melbourne have identified four new pathogens previously not found in Australian chillies, raising the stakes for the country’s quarantine and disease resistance efforts.

Philippines FDA sets out to fast-track licensing and registration

Authorities in the Philippines are poised to cut the time it takes for manufacturers of processed foods and health products to secure operating licences and product registrations following calls for...

Fonterra adopts new palm products sourcing standard

Following discussions with Greenpeace and supply partners, Fonterra has adopted a new standard for sourcing of palm products.

Silver Fern Farms members vote in favour of Shangai Maling deal

Members of New Zealand co-operative and the country’s largest meat processor Silver Fern Farms have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a partnership with Chinese food operator Shanghai Maling.

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