Is China key to restarting global agriculture talks?
China could play a vital role in the resumption of the Doha Round
of trade talks, according to the World Economic Forum's China
Business Summit 2006.
Falling sugar prices hit Australia's CSR
CSR, Australia's largest sugar producer, downgraded its profit
forecast last week, blaming falling global prices and adverse
weather for an anticipated downturn.
China to start making ice wine
China's biggest wine producer Changyu has set up an alliance with
Canadian ice wine maker Aolos to build what is expected to be the
largest ice wine estate in the world.
Yili expands milk powder production
China's biggest dairy group Yili will build a CNY208 million
(€20.7m) milk powder factory in northwest China, it revealed last
Thai food exports on the rise
Thailand's food exports will increase significantly next year
thanks to improvements in product quality, as well as improving
economies in its main export markets, predicts the
government-backed National Food Institute (NFI).
Chinese confectioners weigh up options to counter sugar hikes
Chinese confectionery firms are gearing up to raise prices, some
for the second time, ahead of the peak sales season kicking off
China to revise infant formula standards
China's food authorities are revising standards on infant formula
in the light of recent research into infant nutrition.
South Korea recalls contaminated farm produce
South Korea has begun to recall tons of agricultural produce grown
on land near disused mines, after a survey found high levels of
lead and cadmium contamination.
Australian dairies invest $15m in innovation
Australian dairies will drum up A$15 million in funding over the
next three years to support a new innovation centre that will be
tasked with finding ways to better compete with a challenging
China to set standards for tea drinks
China's food authority is working on new standards to lift the
quality of ready-to-drink tea beverages, a booming segment of the
Palm oil prices to rise, says Malaysia
Palm oil could cost about 10 per cent more next year, according to
the Malaysian government, as interest in its use for biofuel
continues to grow.
Yili forges ahead as Bright loses share in China's dairy sector
Chinese dairy Yili, one of the country's top two, has increased
sales and profits in the first six months of the year despite
rising raw material costs, reinforcing its market share in the
fast-growing dairy sector.
Australia, NZ bakers face further fortification
Bakeries in Australia and New Zealand may be required to use only
iodised salt in the future, if a proposal from the countries' food
regulator is approved.
Obesity rising at alarming rate in China
China has huge potential as a market for healthy foods if the
government increases its attention to the mounting obesity problem,
says an expert.
South Korean firm creates novel soy soup snack
Hanmi Whole Soymilk Co has launched a new soy-based soup on the
South Korean market, using novel packaging to differentiate the
product in the increasingly competitive soyfoods market.