Australian dairy sector faces major drop in export income
Australia's dairy industry will see export earnings drop by more
than 24 per cent to under A$2 billion (€1.2bn) in 2006-07 as a
result of the sharp reduction in output because of the drought,
government research predicts.
New snack products tap on-the-go trend in China
Popcorn is one of the fastest growing products in China's emerging
snack food market, according to new data from Euromonitor.
Globalisation boosting Australian food industry
Globalisation is creating a challenging environment for Australia's
food industry but has also opened up new markets with strong
potential, finds a new report.
China clamps down on corn use in biofuels
China will restrict the use of corn for producing biofuel in a bid
to keep corn prices down and protect its growing food industry.
Chinese economy boosts food industry
China's food industry has grown a further 23 per cent during the
first ten months of the year, helped by a buoyant economy and
supportive government policies.
Korean food makers to cut trans fats, say officials
South Korean snack and fast food makers are considering reducing or
even eliminating the use of trans fats by the end of 2008,
according to a report.
World's largest vinegar plant under construction in China
Two Singaporean firms, Tee Yih Jia Food and Super Coffeemix, are
working with Chinese firm Jiangsu Hengshun Sauce and Food on
building the world's largest vinegar factory in Zhenjiang city,
Asia's organic food industry coming of age
Asia's organic food industry has surged in recent years, with a
marked increase in both consumption and production in the region,
shows a new report.
New food processing park to boost Vietnamese exports
Vietnam's first industrial park catering solely to food processors
is set to boost the country's position in value-added products for
export markets, says the project's founder.
McDonald's New Zealand changes to healthier oil
McDonald's New Zealand said yesterday that it would replace its
frying oil with a blend that is lower in saturated fat and
virtually trans-fat free.
Chinese consumers concerned about food safety
Chinese consumers are worried about the safety of their food and
want the government to do more to improve quality standards,
suggests a new survey.
Asian Citrus eyes new taste for juice in China
Asian Citrus, China's largest orange plantation owner, is readying
to launch high-value, freshly squeezed orange juice for wealthier
Chinese consumers happy to spend more on convenient food products.
Fonterra to set up dairy farm in China
New Zealand dairy co-op Fonterra said today that it will set up a
best practice dairy farm in China to provide quality milk for
Shijiazhuang SanLu, the Chinese dairy in which it holds a 43 per
China delays GM rice, again
China, the world's biggest rice producer and consumer, has further
delayed the introduction of genetically modified rice amid growing
concerns about biosafety.
Australian food firms urged to avoid GM canola
Environment campaigner Greenpeace is urging Australian food makers
to resist use of genetically modified canola, which has entered the
market in the wake of a sharp drop in domestic output.