Chinese R&D bearing fruit for DSM
Leading vitamin maker DSM is tapping into Chinese scientific
prowess to help it beat competition from players within this very
Severe drought threatens food security in Western China
Several provinces in western and northern China are facing food
shortages due to a prolonged drought that has left hundreds of
reservoirs dry and tens of thousands of wells either dry or nearly
empty, reported the UN's Food and...
Vietnam pepper exports surge on global shortage
Vietnam's pepper exports surged during the first quarter of the
year, accounting for more than 60 per cent of the global total,
according to the International Pepper Community (IPC).
Australians too busy for lunch
Almost two thirds of Australians eat takeaway food for lunch every
week and one in three skip the meal altogether, finds a new survey.
Mengniu to boost brand awareness with Disneyland deal
China's Mengniu dairy says it has been named the sole dairy
supplier to Hong Kong Disneyland, as well as the American
entertainment park's hotels.
China boosts global pear production
The world's pear crop will reach a record high during 2005-06,
thanks largely to China's increased output.
Fruit prices surge in Chinese market
Fruit prices in China are not likely to fall next month, after
rising by about 20-30 per cent in most regions.
Koreans buying less Coke and other soft drinks
Beverage sales in South Korea were down 6 per cent during 2005, as
consumers drank less juice, coffee and Coca-Cola.
Kimchi exports on the rise
South Korean kimchi exports have jumped in the first 10 months of
the year, after the media reported it may have a preventative
effect against avian influenza.
Value-added food and beverage exports from NZ on the rise
The proportion of value-added food and beverage products exported
from New Zealand has continued to rise steadily against commodity
products, with the value-added sector enjoying growth of nearly 10
per cent in the past five years.
Palm oil demand driving orang-utan to extinction
A UK lobby group is targeting the Malaysian and Indonesian palm oil
industries, claiming that intense farming of plantations is
threatening the orang-utan with extinction.
FiAsia draws industry to Kuala Lumpur
Food Ingredients Asia opens in Kuala Lumpur next week, attracting
food makers from all over southeast Asia and beyond.
Lion Nathan challenges Coopers' statements
Australian brewer Lion Nathan has responded to last week's
objections by Coopers, the subject of a hostile takeover by the
firm, with similar claims of foul play.
Foster's sale highlights wine consolidation trend
Foster's has taken a streamlined approach to 'brand Australia' on
the world wine market, announcing two wineries will be sold off as
the firm tries to realise cost-savings from its Southcorp buyout.
Better prediction of sugarcane crops will help growers and sugar suppliers
More productive sugarcane varieties can be delivered two to three
years earlier, say Australian scientists, helping the sugar
industry maintain its productivity and sustainability.