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Kiwi bee decline could cost economy up to NZ$728m a year

New Zealand agriculture stands to lose between NZ$295m and NZ$728m (US$213m-525m) each year if the local honeybee population continues to decline, according to a study into the economic consequences of...

Camel milk producer given VAT exemption for trade with GCC

Dubai-based camel milk producer Emirates Industry for Camel Milk & Products has been awarded a VAT exemption certificate by the UAE’s Ministry of Economy, which the company hopes will help...

‘Urgent action’ needed to tackle Japan’s food waste

Food manufacturers in Japan have made good progress in reducing and recycling food waste, but further efforts are urgently needed across all other stages of the supply chain, especially at...

IOI starts long journey to win back major customers

IOI took just four months to regain its certification by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), but convincing major customers to take it back could take much longer, according...

Australia set for cheap super yield in wheat: ‘It’s the perfect time for feed makers’

Australia is braced for its second largest wheat crop on record, which should garner interest from feed makers given the low price tags this season, an expert says.

FrieslandCampina Asia retains social responsibility practices award

For the second year running, Dutch dairy company FrieslandCampina has picked up the 'Best Use of CSR Practices' award at CMO Asia's 6th Best CSR Practices Awards 2016 in Singapore. 

Australian Natural Proteins to supply pasteurized milk to Fiji

Australian Natural Proteins is planning to expand its operations into Fiji to create a dairy and associated fresh milk production facility.

China and Argentina agree landmark beef deal

Argentina is celebrating the renewal of a beef deal with China, despite a crackdown on antibiotics contamination which saw a large shipment of its meat destroyed by China.

BREAKING NEWS

RSPO lifts IOI's suspension

The Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has lifted the suspension of Malaysian palm oil supplier IOI citing "good progress" made by the group.

Australia

Industry slams call to halt complementary medicine sales in pharmacies

Australia's natural nutrition industry body has come out fighting after a government review into pharmacy regulations in the country published concerns over the sale of complementary medicines.

News in brief

Market update: Oz cattle prices at a six-year high following drought

July has seen Australian cattle prices increase 29% year on year to reach a six-year high, driven by tight cattle supplies. 

Mondelēz appoints ex-Wrigley boss as India MD

Mondelēz International has named the managing director for its India business months after inaugurating a chocolate plant in Andhra Pradesh that will be its largest Asia Pacific plant.

CPF Foods to end migrant abuse in Thai meat sector

Poultry business CPF Foods has partnered with the Thai government to tackle mistreatment of staff in the poultry industry, following modern-day slavery claims at a separate chicken farm. 

Chinese halal meat business helps employ 10,000 families

One of China’s biggest producers of packaged halal meat products is bringing meat factory jobs to one of the country’s poorest regions in a deal with local government that includes...

News in brief

Commodity update: Indian pepper prices continue to surge

Indian pepper prices have surged in recent months, up 13% since the beginning of February and 7% since the start of the year. 

Fonterra predicts reduction in milk collection

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited says there is no change to its forecast farmgate milk price, and that less milk is being produced globally.

Modern-day slavery at Thai poultry farms risks 'polluting' supply chain

Poultry meat importers risk “polluting their supply chains” by relying on Thai producers that abuse workers’ rights and must press them to uphold the law, according to a prominent migrant...

China

Supply restrictions cause sucralose prices to spike

Chinese sucralose prices have been rising sharply this year due to supply restrictions. According to Mintec, the commodities analyst, they increased 47% month on month in June, and 56% from...

Chinese fund eyes Australian investments to supply home health market

A Chinese investment management company will establish a specialist food and agriculture fund worth up to A$1bn (US$760m) in Australia to establish a vertically integrated supply chain between the countries....

Kraft brings Planters Peanuts to China’s competitive snacking nuts market

Kraft Foods has officially introduced its Planters Peanuts brand to China for the first time. 

Mazola signs UAE distribution deal as GCC consumption grows

Global cooking oil major Mazola is placing its focus on expanding even further into the Middle East’s growing non-retail sector by appointing Farm Fresh as its new distributor for food-service...

AIS claims Middle East’s biggest food plant after opening extension

One of the Middle East’s biggest food importers has unveiled the region’s largest production factory. The new Arab & India Spices plant in Ajman was built with an investment of...

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Delayed Indian monsoon causes guar gum prices to rise

Indian guar gum prices have risen 17% month on month, supported by the delayed arrival of the monsoon, which in turn has delayed sowing of the new guar crop. 

Australia

World’s first wine harvested from city’s botanic gardens

Wines made from grapes harvested in a tiny vineyard within a city botanic garden will be launched in South Australia in September.

UK-China free trade agreement of ‘great interest’ to meat sector

A China bilateral trade deal offers "great opportunities" to the UK meat industry, according to The International Meat Trade Association (IMTA).

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