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.
Environment campaigner Greenpeace is urging Australian food makers to resist use of genetically modified canola, which has entered the market in the wake of a sharp drop in domestic output.
Asia's biggest dairy, Japan's Meiji, has started shipping pasteurized milk directly to Shanghai from Japan, the first time a foreign dairy has supplied fresh milk to the rapidly growing market.
Australian foodmakers, already facing higher wheat prices, can expect to pay higher prices for canola oil for several months, as drought leaves the country in short supply.
Myanmar's edible oil crop is set to expand with a US$12.3 million loan to increase productivity and quality.
Australian orange growers have warned that supplies of the fruit will be tight this year as frost followed by a severe drought has caused a sharp drop in the Valencia...
Food miles, the trendy catchphrase alluding to pollution caused by food exports, is 'a red herring' that detracts from serious environmental issues to be faced by food producers, says Fonterra's...
Food processors in Vietnam can expect to see higher quality raw materials and lower prices on imported ingredients as the country becomes a full member of the World Trade Organisation.
Poultry processors in Australia are expected to implement 'significant price increases' for chicken meat, as drought leads to surging grain prices, a major production cost for the country's chicken farmers.
China will remove the import duty on Indonesian cocoa from 1 January next year, a move likely to increase demand for the beans from the world's third biggest producer.
Buyers of Australian dairy products are facing uncertainty over future supplies and pricing as the country's farmers weigh up the impact of a prolonged drought on their output.
Australian wheat production may reach less than 10 million metric tons this year, less than half of normal, due to drought and late-season freezes, according to industry experts.
McDonalds New Zealand announced last week its intention to increase nutritional labeling with percentage daily intake (%DI), following a similar announcement by McDonalds Australia.
Thailand is likely to start developing genetically modified crops in order to maintain its competitive edge in the global food export business, said an official from a government science body...
China could play a vital role in the resumption of the Doha Round of trade talks, according to the World Economic Forum's China Business Summit 2006.
CSR, Australia's largest sugar producer, downgraded its profit forecast last week, blaming falling global prices and adverse weather for an anticipated downturn.
Chinese confectionery firms are gearing up to raise prices, some for the second time, ahead of the peak sales season kicking off next month.
Palm oil could cost about 10 per cent more next year, according to the Malaysian government, as interest in its use for biofuel continues to grow.
Chinese dairy Yili, one of the country's top two, has increased sales and profits in the first six months of the year despite rising raw material costs, reinforcing its market...
Up to 10 per cent of sugar cane in China's key sugar growing region may have been damaged by the typhoon that hit southern provinces last week.
New Zealand's meat promotion board launched an appellation for beef sold in the important Korean market this week, in a bid to differentiate its meat from its sizeable competitors, Australia...
China will have to produce 500 million metric tons of grain by 2010 to meet domestic demand, even as the amount of farmland continues to shrink, said the Ministry of...
Sugar growers in the Philippines are calling on the public to boycott Kraft's Tang and Kool-Aid brands because the US firm refuses to pay a sugar import tariff on the...
The Philippines is seeking to boost production of dried cocoa beans under a 10-year plan designed to reduce its dependence on imports and target new export markets.
Australia's citrus growers have lowered export forecasts in the wake of one of the worst frosts to hit the country.
Milk producers in the Philippines are urging the government to increase liquid milk tariffs to 18 per cent from the current 3 per cent to help them grow the young dairy industry.