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Rising global demand sees DSM shift vitamin B6 production to China

Global ingredients supplier DSM has started production of vitamin B6 at its new state-of-the-art facility in Xinghuo, China.

Bunge, Wilmar to partner to develop Vietnamese feed chain

Bunge Limited and Wilmar International Limited are set to team up in a joint venture to develop the supply chain of soybean products in Vietnam.

China’s pork imports will hit record highs

Imports of pig meat to China will boom by a third as the government shuts down unsuitable farms and the sow herd shrinks to an historic low, analysts have claimed.

Fund assesses its decentralised approach to Asia-Pacific development

Government representatives and agricultural development specialists have gathered in Hanoi to discuss over two days the International Fund for Agricultural Development’s approach to decentralising its operations in Asia and the...

IPOP disbands: A step backwards for sustainable palm oil in Indonesia?

After less than two years in existence, the Indonesian Palm Oil Pledge has disbanded to the dismay of environmentalists who say its member companies were bullied by the Indonesian government...

NGOs call for soy, palm oil and beef deforestation laws

NGOs have urged the EU to expand regulations that curb deforestation beyond timber to encompass commodities like soy, palm oil and beef. 

Australian pork study finds eco-shelters slash emissions

Australian researchers have found that greenhouse gas emissions from pork farming are more than a third lower if eco-shelters are used. 

Mongolia reports highest-ever livestock count

Livestock numbers in Mongolia reached a record level this year despite harsh climate conditions wiping out more than one million farm animals.

Argentinian billionaire backs new Barossa winery

One of the world’s leading wine consultants has teamed up with an Argentinian oil-and-gas billionaire in a multi-million dollar vineyard and winery development in Australia’s Barossa Valley wine region....

Fonterra switching to Z biodiesel

Fonterra has launched its switch to new Z biodiesel as a foundation customer for the ZBioD fuel.

Australia

Prawn sperm secrets could free aquaculture from brood stock reliance

Discovering the secrets of how one of the world’s most popular prawn species produces sperm and transfers it to create the next generation could help free aquaculture from reliance on...

Asian condiments: Pepper, coriander, chilli prices up; ginger dropping

Pepper prices have declined year on year, supported by ample production volumes seen in Vietnam for the 2016 crop, with early production estimates at 160,000 tonnes, sharply up on the year. 

Dubai’s $44bn industrial strategy targets food sector

Dubai wants to become a key food distribution and production hub for the Middle East, as part of its new 2030 Industrial Strategy which aims to add US$44bn to the...

Ethical labels worth $2bn in UAE market

Sales of products with ethical labels of some sort reached more than US$2bn in the UAE last year, according to Euromonitor, with recycling and preservatives the main areas of focus....

South Asia radius

Doubled Indian tomato prices deliver surge in puree and ketchup

Demand for tomato puree and ketchup has surged by 40% in just the last month due to surging prices and a trend towards easier-to-cook meals. 

New Chinese guidelines recommend reducing meat consumption by half

The Chinese government has detailed a plan to reduce its citizens’ meat consumption by half, leading climate campaigners to cheer a policy which they expect will go a long way...

French MPs drop palm oil tax - but accuse producer countries of blackmail

French politicians have dropped the proposed palm oil tax, leading some politicians to say the country is being blackmailed by producer countries. "We are legislating with a knife at our throats," said one....

China angry with US over WTO poultry dispute

China is upset with the US after it asked the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to check if China complied with a 2013 order to reform its anti-dumping duties on chicken...

298 studies reviewed

Omega-3 intake map shows vast deficiencies & health risks

A new world map of omega-3 levels shows consumption is too low to prevent cardiovascular and cognitive health issues, in many places.

Australian cattle killed with sledgehammer in Vietnamese abattoir

‘Abhorrent’ footage aired in Australia shows what is believed to be cattle unlawfully exported to Vietnam being bludgeoned to death with a sledgehammer.

Corn preservation method alters growth performance in pigs, finds Chinese study

Pigs getting a diet with organic-acid preserved corn have higher feed intake and boosted performance, say researchers.

KKR buys stake in Indonesian poultry major

Singapore-based agri-food company, Japfa, which focuses on supplying protein staples to emerging Asian markets, has announced the purchase by a global investment firm of over 10% of its interest in...

Thailand

JJ-Muntons joint-venture inaugurates Chonburi plant

JJ-Muntons has opened a new 3,000 square-metre manufacturing facility in Thailand, which features one of the world’s biggest vacuum driers.

Singapore

C&C ties up third Asia-Pacific distribution deal in two months

C&C Group has announced yet another new distribution partnership to distribute more of its portfolio brands in Asia with the signing of an agreement with InterBev in Singapore, a subsidiary...

Dateline Southeast Asia

Indonesia’s sugar shortage could cut production over Idul Fitri

A shortage of sugar may force some Indonesian food and beverage companies to cease production ahead of the Idul Fitri celebrations, the chairman of the Indonesian Food and Beverage Association...

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