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Thai food major admits to paying off journalists, but denies bribery
Thailand

Thai food major admits to paying off journalists, but denies bribery

If it wasn’t bribery, then who was it, Thais have been asking after food conglomerate Charoen Pokphand...

Half of vegetables fail to get top marks in new star labelling system
Australia

Half of vegetables fail to get top marks in new star labelling system

Not all vegetables available in Australian supermarkets will receive a top nutrition rating once a new health...

Codex sets new maximum levels for lead and arsenic
Asia

Codex sets new maximum levels for lead and arsenic

With the safety of infant formula and Asia’s reliance on rice never far from the headlines, the...

Diabetes expert: Rice is obese Malaysia's most dangerous junk food
Malaysia

Diabetes expert: Rice is obese Malaysia's most dangerous junk food

The causes behind the rise in obesity and diabetes in Asia’s most overweight country, Malaysia, are very...

Families throw out 40% of their weekly groceries, study finds
Australia

Families throw out 40% of their weekly groceries, study finds

Australian households throw out an estimated two in every five bags of groceries they buy—a trend researchers...

NGOs commend Coca-Cola for its human rights transparency in Myanmar
Insight

Turning tables: NGOs commend multinational for transparency in Myanmar

In a rare move, NGOs and rights experts commended Coca-Cola for a report it has submitted with...

India leapfrogs EU as world's dominant milk producer
India

India leapfrogs EU as world's dominant milk producer

India is now the world’s biggest milk producer, having overtaken the European Union over the last 12...

Tough year has seen veg growers’ profits plunge by more than 90%
Australia

Tough year has seen veg growers’ profits plunge by more than 90%

Australian vegetable growers are continuing to do it tough, with average profits plummeting, according to the latest...

'Aquatic chicken' could feed billions around the world
Philippines

'Aquatic chicken' could feed billions around the world

A common fish that was said to have fed thousands in biblical times could feed billions of...

China's draft food safety law will open door for supplements exporters
China

New draft law is a step in the right direction for supps exporters

A recent draft reform of China’s Food Safety Law, which is now available for public comment, is...

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