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Canadian home hydroponics start-up finds UAE distributor

Urban Cultivator has appointed Italian Food Masters as its sole distributor to supply its hydroponic gardening appliances to consumers and food service operators in the United Emirates.

Iranian meat suppliers experience export problems to CIS

Despite hopes from Iranian meat exporters that they could increase supplies to the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), deliveries to the region, including most of the post-Soviet Union area, are...

Elopak enters Japanese market with Pure-Pak carton

Elopak has partnered with Nippon Paper Industries to launch its Pure-Pak carton in Japan.

Spotlight on Turkish regulation: 'It's an easy market to enter'

Harmonisation of Turkish and EU food law make it an easy and attractive market for foreign companies, but on issues that affect public health - such as nutrient profiles, health...

Australian dairy industry gets nitrogen cash boost

Australian dairy is one of four agricultural industries that will benefit from a government-funded Rural Research and Development for Profit project to improve the efficient use of nitrogen.

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Courts, controversy and CSR – the palm oil story

There were more twists and turns this week in the controversy surrounding the IOI group, which was suspended by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) last month.

Genomics pioneer set to beef up Australian cattle industry

Genomic selection could provide massive productivity gains to the Australian beef industry now that a Queensland University genomics expert is focusing his research on improving the A$5bn (US$3.7bn) a year...

Australia

JV partner forces SunRice to put ASX listing plans on ice

Australian rice exporter SunRice has been forced to hold off on a planned ASX floatation until one of its joint-venture partners has carried out a review.

Palm oil spike drives continued rise food prices for April: FAO

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has said global prices of key food staples rose for the third consecutive month in April, after four years of previous decline.

Nearly $10,000 worth of meat stolen last month in Auckland

Almost NZ$10,000 worth of meat was stolen from grocery stores and food retailers in the city of Auckland, New Zealand, for the month of April. 

News in brief

Beijing releases reserve pork

Chinese news agency Xinhua revealed that Beijing has released 3.05 million kilograms (kg) from its frozen pork reserves into the market in an effort to ease pork supply pressure and...

India

High temperatures cause lentil prices to double

Indian lentil prices have more than doubled over the last year, with reduced production volumes in the 2015-16 season contributing to a 117% year-on-year cost increase.

India

Godrej Nature’s Basket appoints new chief

Avani Davda will take over as managing director of Godrej Nature’s Basket, the speciality food chain chain, while her predecessor, Mohit Khattar, will take on a new group-level role at...

Government must free infrastructure to boost India’s competitiveness

India could save up to US$50bn a year an be more competitive in global market if the proportion of GDP spent on warehousing and infrastructure were reduced from 14% to...

South Asia radius

Vimto returns to India as Nichols signs production deal with Iceberg

Vimto, an iconic global beverage brand, is due to make a comeback in India after its British manufacturer, Nichols Plc, agreed licensing terms with Delhi-based Iceberg foods.

News in brief

Chinese scallop prices soar after EU lifts import ban

News that the European Union has ended a 19-year ban on imported Chinese scallops buoyed prices by 23% in April.

New corn policy could prompt shift in Chinese agri-production

By cancelling the corn temporary purchase and storage policy after eight years, Chinese authorities may have precipitated a seismic shift in the country’s corn and its deep-processing industries through this...

Bird's-eye vine view could show stresses in wider Aussie agriculture

A project in South Australia’s Coonawarra region has brought remote sensors and aerial imagery to maximise irrigation efficiencies in one of Australia’s most famous wine growing areas.

Judges rule on what constitutes a ‘New Zealand made’ supplement

Just making a product in New Zealand is not enough to earn it a "New Zealand made" label, the country’s Commerce Commission has warned.

Founding member AstaReal withdraws from NAXA

Founding member AstaReal has withdrawn from the Natural Algae Astaxanthin Association, while at the same time the association announced a new member, Chinese company Yunnan Alphy Biotech Company, Ltd.

China’s pork imports booming

China’s pork imports more than doubled in March 2016 as environmental regulation slammed the brakes on domestic production for the country’s largest producers.

North Korea faces increased food uncertainty as production dwindles

Food security is expected to worsen in North Korea, where total production of cereals, soybeans and potatoes is estimated to have fallen in 2015—the first drop since 2010.

How to shut down the illicit ginkgo trade

Research into the adulteration and poor manufacturing practices of ginkgo products has highlighted the need to reign in unregistered food supplements containing the botanical. 

Chinese beef firm blames falling prices for first-quarter loss

One of China’s most ambitious cattle breeders and genetics companies, Xinjiang Tianshan Animal Husbandry Bio-engineering Co, has blamed a fall in beef and mutton prices for what it predicts is...

Soapbox

Bugs: A strange case of amnesia

Please don’t get me wrong, I am not a fervent entomophagist; I am just passionate about edible insects as a new food industry. 

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