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US meat industry wants Asia deal as Trump kills TPP

The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) has called on President Donald Trump to negotiate a bilateral trade deal with Asia after he withdrew from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

South Asia radius

India has potential to be one of world’s biggest food processors

With nearly a tenth of the world's arable land and a fifth of its irrigated farming, India is one the world's largest producer of milk, pluses, ginger, bananas, guavas and...

Fonterra and LIC develop online data tool Agrigate

Fonterra and Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC) are in the final stages of developing an online tool, Agrigate, designed to help farmers improve their farm performance by using their existing data.

Australia

Hemp food pioneer hopes legalisation will bring sky-high growth

Currently consigned to pet food aisles, or products branded “for external use only”, hemp may soon be sold as a food in Australia, which in turn is on the cusp...

World’s largest halal firm eyes stock market float

Brazilian meatpacker BRF plans to capitalise its new halal subsidiary OneFoods and may look to raise funds via a stock market flotation.

Olam flexes its ‘soft power’ through approach to certification

The world of produce certification has shifted considerably in recent years, with a raft of new sustainability marks entering the market and “raising the benchmark of what is happening on...

China

Treasury Wine Estates awarded Ben Fu trademark after legal battle

Treasury Wine Estates has won a landmark legal dispute in Beijing over its right to use the Chinese transliteration as a brand name for its flagship Penfolds wine.

Indian colours giant Roha continues expansion into Europe

Roha has acquired the Italian flavour manufacturing group Essential.

Nestlé Lanka starts work on new facility

Nestlé has laid the foundation stone of a new manufacturing facility at its factory in Pannala, Kurunegala, Sri Lanka.  

News in brief

Chinese firm wins EU ‘supercritical’ astaxanthin approval

Chinese supplier BGG’s has won EU novel foods approval for two astaxanthin forms through its new European HQ in Lugano, Switzerland.

China imposes 'punitive' DDGS anti-dumping tax, US looks to new markets

The US Grains Council (USGC) is ramping up international sales expansion efforts for US generated dried distiller’s grains with solubles (DDGS) after a slowdown in Chinese sales due to a...

Australia

Vineyards test virtual gate in a bid to keep grape pests out

Software initially developed to safeguard the Canadian poultry industry is now being trialled by Australian wineries to help keep pests and diseases out of premium vineyards.

Farming returning to Mosul even as fighting continues to ravage city

Thousands of the poorest residents of the war-torn region around Mosul, along with hundreds of thousands of other struggling Iraqis, are being given the chance to earn for themselves again...

Europe donates millions to Yemen to boost food production

The European Union has committed €12m (US$12.7m) in support of efforts to tackle rising hunger among the 14m food-insecure residents of strife-torn Yemen.

Shares down as Bellamy’s returns to trading

There have been changes at Australian formula makers Bellamy’s as CEO Laura McBain has stepped down and been immediately replaced with former COO Andrew Cohen taking over in a temporary...

India

Minister to monitor dreaded food inflation ahead of bumper harvest

The government has made maintaining stable prices of all essential food items a priority this year in a bid to manage food inflation and temper unrest.

Chinese domestic formula companies floundering amid stiff competition

With more than 100 infant milk powder manufacturers established and thousands of product lines launched in the last 30 years, overcrowding in the segment appears to have hit Chinese businesses hard.

Relief for PureCircle as Chinese stevia held at US border released

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has released shipments of refined stevia from PureCircle coming in from China that had been held at the border based on allegations that they...

Chinese farms face new environment tax

China’s pig sector looks set to be restrained by a new environmental tax to pay for proper handling of effluent.

DEFRA’s food export policy to China under fire

Environment secretary Andrea Leadsom’s plan to export more British food and drink products to China has been criticised by a panel of industrialists from the sector, members of which claimed...

New Zealand sheep milk PGP program kicks off

Building an environmentally, socially and economically sustainable industry to meet the growing demand for sheep milk products is the goal of a new sheep milk Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) program...

New pollution licences could spell danger for Chinese sweeteners firms

The Chinese government’s drive to increase environmental protection by issuing so-called “pollutant discharge licences" stands to damage the local sweetener industry.

Soapbox

Edible insect industry group set up to support Southeast Asia

In the last few years, dozens of edible insect start-ups have popped up in western countries to supply a new wave of interest in bugs as food. This market is...

University uncorks major winery expansion in South Australia

Plans for a major expansion of Australia’s biggest teaching winery have been released for the first time.

Australia

Wineries race to the sun in bid to cut power costs

Dozens of wineries in South Australia have been harnessing the sun’s power for purposes beyond growing grapes.

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