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India

Foodpanda to offer money-back guarantee on 45-minute deliveries

India’s biggest online food ordering platform, Foodpanda, has introduced a money-back guarantee that food will be delivered within 45 minutes. 

Iranian doors open, but buyers yet to enter

Sanctions may be lifting but challenges remain for Iranian exporters, according to Pars Emerald Pistachio, which is aiming to focus on quality to expand its international sales.

News in brief

Nutricia withdraws Karicare from Chinese market

Danone Nutricia has stopped supplying its Karicare brand in China more than two years after the New-Zealand made infant formula was at the centre of a botulism contamination scare.

UN General Assembly proclaims ‘Decade of Action on Nutrition’

In a move the United Nations has called a major step towards reducing hunger and improving nutrition around the world, its General Assembly has heralded a “Decade of Action on...

Feature

Cool water key to clean green tomatoes in the Outback

A refrigeration company that first made its name chilling millions of cases of wine has now turned its attention to growing tomatoes in the Australian Outback.

China’s Sunner becomes official McDonald’s supplier

Chinese poultry-focused Sunner Development Group has celebrated with much fanfare its first dispatch this week of value-added and pre-cooked chicken products to McDonald’s. 

Philippines unveils action plan to transform into agribusiness hub

The Philippines government has laid out a blueprint for the country to become a regional agribusiness hub by 2022 through a comprehensive national industrial strategy.

Dateline Southeast Asia

Study: Tropical ecosystems pay the price for underpriced agriculture

While international trade may generate economic benefits to agricultural exporters in the tropics, a groundbreaking study by National University of Singapore researchers reveals that benefits from trade cannot compensate for...

Beef imports rise as China’s growth cools

China’s official beef imports surged by more than 50% last year as a government crackdown on grey market meat bolstered formal trade figures, according to a new report.

This week Down Under

Ancient genes analysed to protect modern wheat

Scientists in Queensland have been undertaking research into ancient wheats in a bid to ensure the crop’s future.

News in brief

New app is latest attempt by government to bring technology to farmers

India’s agriculture minister has launched a mobile app to provide farmers with information relating to best cultivation practices, resource conservation, and new varieties of crops and farm machinery.

Soapbox

Certification, effort of ethics and the Island Life journey

There is no questioning the market appeal of ethically based products. Companies increasingly seek to source raw materials that have been endorsed by any one of a number of certifying...

Mondelēz, Nestlé, Mars and Lindt pledge to use 'sustainable cocoa' for Australian-made chocolate

Australia’s leading chocolate companies such as Mondelēz, Nestlé, Mars and Lindt have all pledged to source only “sustainable” cocoa for domestically manufactured goods, says the Australian Industry Group.

Mondelēz partners in Melbourne hub for research into SE Asian markets

The Asia-Pacific arm of Mondelēz has collaborated with Melbourne University to open a food research hub to learn about consumer behaviour in Asean markets.

Feature

Seafood capital rides high on tuna's back

The small South Australian fishing town of Port Lincoln has boat loads of evidence to support its claim as the seafood capital of Australia.

News in brief

Saboro brand marks Mahindra & Mahindra entry into dairy

The Agri Business sector of Indian multi-national Mahindra & Mahindra, has announced the launch of its first branded dairy products - Saboro.

Kyrgyzstan eyes China as an export market

Chinese meat processors are being courted for investment by a leading destination for the country’s meat exports. 

AgResearch studies could help NZ sheep milk industry

The second Sheep Milk NZ industry conference was held in Palmerston North, New Zealand recently, with more than 200 people attending.

Minister seeks to transform India into a food processing re-export hub

India’s food processing minister has called on international food companies to manufacture their products in India’s “mega food parks” before re-exporting these to a country of their choosing.

South Asia radius

Businesses call for FTA reform as Indian exports continue to fall

Business leaders have called on the Indian government to conduct a thorough review of the country's trade agreements as experts predict this year’s exports will slump to 2010 levels.

Greenhouse gas mitigation potential from livestock sector revealed

Australian scientists believe that the world’s livestock sector could account for up to half of the global agricultural, forestry and land-use sectors’ potential to mitigate greenhouse gases while still maintaining...

Apac must provide the thrust in eradicating global poverty

Asia-Pacific has the potential to lead the world in the complete eradication of poverty and hunger, according to the head of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations.

Dateline Southeast Asia

Indonesia-Australia trade deal expected in 18 months after long wait

After almost four years of stalled talks, it appears that a trade agreement between Indonesia and Australia might be nearing its conclusion.

Murray Goulburn A$300m plant to go ahead

Australian cooperative Murray Goulburn has entered into a framework agreement to establish a supply alliance with global paediatric nutrition company Mead Johnson Nutrition (MJN).

Burger cheese galore at Fonterra Eltham plant

The first slices of cheese have rolled off the new slice-on-slice line at Fonterra’s Eltham plant, in Taranaki, New Zealand.

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