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.
Nestlé has opened three new facilities in Pakistan to give free access for some 30,000 residents in Punjab and Sindh to clean drinking-water.
Ingredion has signed an agreement to buy Shandong Huanong Speciality Corn Development Co. to expand its speciality starch business in the Far East.
Beijing has released a policy document to show how state authorities aim to encourage sustainability in agriculture through improved efficiency and environmental protection.
Fresh food consumption in Asia-Pacific will increase to over 1.4bn tonnes by 2019, according to a study by Technavio as improving technology drives sales from online channels.
Three companies have been ordered to pay 600,000 yuan (US$91,200) to KFC for using social media to spread false rumours about the international fast-food chain in China.
Bakery ingredients supplier Puratos Group is ramping up its presence in Australia and New Zealand with the acquisition of fruit and patisserie fillings business Melbourne Jam Manufacturing Co.
Fonterra is introducing an independent organic milk price linked to market returns for organic products.
The Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) will crack down on member companies claiming to have removed palm oil for environmental reasons.
A closed-loop supply chain and a strong contact network in Asia are behind the success of an emerging premium food company from South Australia.
Dutch researchers have launched a crowdsourcing appeal for a project that will analyse the safety and nutrient content of food grown on Martian and lunar soil - and the findings could...
Dr Roger Campbell, CEO of Pork CRC, is expected to celebrate the competitiveness of Australian pork in a speech he will make later this month.
Fonterra Brands Sri Lanka has announced the construction of its first demonstration and training farm in Sri Lanka.
Sesame seed prices in India, the world’s major producer and exporter, have declined significantly over the last year by over one-third due to increased production and a reduction in demand. ...
India’s prime minister has officially named Sikkim the country’s first fully organic state 13 years after the local legislature set its sights on the title.
Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co. Limited has announced that it has entered into a five-year national private label contract to supply Coles brand Australian cheese.
Globalization, information and innovation will be essential components for dairy cooperatives over the next decade, industry executives said at the 2016 IDFA Dairy Forum.
The lifting of sanctions against Iran will open up new possibilities for the food sector, but growing tensions with Saudi Arabia makes GCC trade less certain.
Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited has reduced its forecast Farmgate Milk Price for the 2015/16 season from $2.97 (NZ$4.60) per kgMS to $2.68 (NZ$4.15) per kgMS.
China’s economy has shown signs of decline and the shrinking rate of growth means the EU may not be able to export the same volume of pork to China as...
Thai skipjack tuna prices fell in December to their lowest level since 2009 due to an expected increase in catches following the end of a ban on fishing aggregating devices...
Evaporative cooling systems are being used in South Australian vineyards as part of a project to protect grapes during heat waves ahead of harvest.
Europe’s beleaguered pig meat market has seen prices fall to its lowest level in a decade, but the sector has capitalised on exports to China, claims AHDB Pork’s market trends...
In a move to boost its online sales in China, Nestlé has entered into a partnership with e-commerce major Alibaba to trade on its Tmail.com platform.
German agribusiness cooperative, Agravis, has bought a 33% shareholding in a German palm products and animal feed trading house.
Convenience stores, often considered a destination for indulgent, unhealthy snacks, could offer a new growth opportunity for better-for-you brands as the channel’s core audience begins shifting slightly towards more health-conscious...