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New Zealand's natural products sector pegged at over NZ$1bn

NZ natural products market bursts through billion dollar mark

By Kacey Culliney

New Zealand’s natural products industry has exceeded revenues of NZ$1billion (US$823.2m) which highlights the significance of this sector and its growth potential, especially in exports, according to an industry expert.

Indians altering dietary habits, says Nielsen

Indians altering dietary habits, says Nielsen

By Ankush Chibber

A new survey by global research firm Nielsen reveals India’s urban citizens are altering their dietary habits as lifestyle changes send obesity rates rocketing.

Innovative exports to drive growth in Singapore's food industry

Singapore: Innovative exports to drive growth

By Jennifer Phang & Kacey Culliney

The focus for manufacturers in Singapore needs to be on the export market, and in particular functional and health foods, according to industry official.

Halal food industrial estate for Thailand

Thailand jumps on Halal bandwagon

By Jennifer Phang

Thai trade authorities are working closely with local food manufacturers to set up a halal food industrial estate in the south of the country, a region with a large Muslim population.

70% of Indian milk is contaminated with water, detergent and more, a survey has found

Most milk sold in India adulterated

By Ankush Chibber

A national survey in India has revealed almost 70% of the milk sold and consumed in India is adulterated by contaminants such as detergent and skim milk powder. But water was the biggest contaminant.

New Zealand can hit government targets and triple its export market

New Zealand can triple exports over next 15 years: Report

By Kacey Culliney

New Zealand’s food and beverage sector does have the growth potential to reach government targets of tripling exports over the next 15 years, with opportunities in processed foods and beverages, according to report.

The Chinese green dates market grew 25% between 2009 and 2010

Chinese green snacks to triple to US$570 million by 2014

By Jennifer Phang

The Chinese green snacks market will triple in value from 1.2 billion yuan (US$190 million) in 2010 to 3.6bn Chinese yuan (US$570 million) by 2014, according to research from the University of Science & Technology in Beijing.

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