All news articles for December 2016

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Singapore

Sugar, sweeteners do not have different effects on appetite

By RJ Whitehead

The body’s natural eating rhythms compensate for the calories reduced by using natural or artificial non-nutritive sweeteners, researchers have found after comparing the habits of people taking four different types of sweetener, including sugar.

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Australia

Enzymes key to why some crops can weather extremes better than others

By RJ Whitehead

Research to develop food crops that produce bigger yields and cope better with drought has identified a key enzyme that might explain why sorghum and millet are more productive and can withstand extreme conditions better than wheat and rice.

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This week Down Under

Cider sales boom as festive early-adopters swap brands

By RJ Whitehead

Cider is not only Australia’s fastest-growing alcoholic beverage by far, its consumption also spikes dramatically during the southern summer months, market research suggests.

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India

FSSAI orders energy drinks to comply to regulations

By RJ Whitehead

India’s food regulator is gearing up to impose a limit on caffeine contained in energy drinks. From July 1, manufacturers will be compelled to comply with FSSAI regulations, according to a notification published last week.

Kazakhstan has seen a steady rise in organic meat production this year

Kazakhstan eyes export of organic meat to Asia

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Kazakhstan may become one of the largest organic meat exporters in Asia, establishing export supplies of up to 360,000 tonnes (t) of organic beef and lamb per year, primarily to China.