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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.

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Nestlé launches three drinking water plants for local communities

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.

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Ingredion makes acquisition to develop Chinese starch business

Ingredion has signed an agreement to buy Shandong Huanong Speciality Corn Development Co. to expand its speciality starch business in the Far East.

China

Authorities outline plans to boost sustainable farming

Beijing has released a policy document to show how state authorities aim to encourage sustainability in agriculture through improved efficiency and environmental protection.

Report: Changing tastes and online sales drive Apac fresh-food growth

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.

China direct

Court rules six-winged chicken posts harmed KFC’s reputation

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.

Puratos set to expand across Australia after acquiring fillings supplier

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.

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Fonterra introduces new organic payment plan

Fonterra is introducing an independent organic milk price linked to market returns for organic products.

RSPO to crack down on ‘palm oil free’ labels

The Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) will crack down on member companies claiming to have removed palm oil for environmental reasons.

Australia

Company case study: Closed supply chain key to clean, green exports

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.

How can food grown on Mars boost food security on Earth?

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...

Australian pork a ‘force to be reckoned with’

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 constructing Sri Lanka training farm

Fonterra Brands Sri Lanka has announced the construction of its first demonstration and training farm in Sri Lanka.

News in brief

Commodity snapshot: More acreage, wet weather drive sesame prices down

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. ...

Modi names Sikkim as India’s first fully organic state

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.

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Murray Goulburn nabs Coles cheese contract

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.

REPORTS FROM THE 2016 IDFA DAIRY FORUM

Globalization and adaptation: The future of dairy cooperatives

Globalization, information and innovation will be essential components for dairy cooperatives over the next decade, industry executives said at the 2016 IDFA Dairy Forum.

Iran sanctions lifted, but rising Saudi tensions threaten food trade

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 cuts forecast milk price

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.

News in brief

China’s economic slowdown will ‘impact’ EU pork exports

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...

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Thai skipjack prices expected to continue drop due to EU quota

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...

Feature

Orchard process provides cool solution to heat stressed vines

Evaporative cooling systems are being used in South Australian vineyards as part of a project to protect grapes during heat waves ahead of harvest.

EU pig market propped up by China

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...

Nescafé expands e-commerce strategy with Alibaba deal

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.

Agravis 'secures supply' in palm expellers through stake in Wilmar subsidiary

German agribusiness cooperative, Agravis, has bought a 33% shareholding in a German palm products and animal feed trading house.

Health & Wellness 2020

C-stores offer growth opportunity for better-for-you brands

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...

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