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Probiotics on a charge in Asia, but players must get more organised

Probiotics on a charge in Asia, but players must get organised

With predicted growth of 15 to 20% imminent, probiotics in China and South Asia are destined for big things. But, according to Russell Ward, research director of food analyst Giract, a number of other factors must come into play before the segment reaches...

The US ambassador, in national dress, preparing to sign the agreement

US-Indonesia pact aims to improve food knowhow

The US Agency for International Development has entered into a partnership with the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) to help address food security and conservation.

NZ funds research for improved seeds and plants

NZ funds research for improved seeds and plants

By RJ Whitehead

A new research programme being co-funded by the New Zealand government and a Chinese-owned seed company sets out to improve seed and plant species for farmers, improve animal productivity and minimise environmental impacts.

Prawn prices continue to rise

Prawn prices continue to rise

Latest figures from commodity analyst Mintec reveal that prawn prices continued to rise in August following the outbreak of early mortality syndrome on the Pacific Rim.

Private agri-groups to develop SE Asian rice supply

Private agri-groups to develop SE Asian rice supply

By RJ Whitehead

Agribusiness companies from the Philippines, Myanmar and Thailand have formed a consortium to develop a Southeast Asian rice supply chain using the proprietary hybrid and premium rice technology.

Carlsberg denies Heineken APB takeover drove Singha deal

Carlsberg denies Heineken APB takeover drove Singha deal

By Ben Bouckley

Carlsberg has agreed a strategic partnership with Singha Corporation, and tells BeverageDaily.com it is confident the new venture will succeed where a previous Thai partnership with Chang Beverages failed amidst legal acrimony in 2005.

Eric Soubeiran is planning for expansion on the back of Fundooz's success

Danone to expand experimental Indian business unit

By RJ Whitehead

The experimental business unit that is dedicated to rolling out new Danone products for the masses in India has been deemed a success and will be expanded to other cities across the country.

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