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South Asia radius

India has potential to be one of world’s biggest food processors

By RJ Whitehead

With nearly a tenth of the world's arable land and a fifth of its irrigated farming, India is one the world's largest producer of milk, pluses, ginger, bananas, guavas and mangoes. It also ranks second in the world for rice, wheat, vegetable...

Yuzu, a sour fruit, is cultivated mainly in Japan and Korea. ©iStock

Underwater shockwaves improve antioxidant levels in yuzu juice: study

By Gary Scattergood

Underwater shockwave pre-treatment improves the antioxidant functionality of yuzu fruit juice, confirming its potential for use in a wide-range of food applications and leading to the possible establishment “of a new field of industrial technology,” a...

The Nestlé Lanka Kurunegala Factory. Pic: © Nestlé Lanka

Nestlé Lanka opens $3.4m UHT milk plant

By Jim Cornall

Nestlé Lanka has opened a new UHT milk plant in its factory in Kurunegala, Sri Lanka. The new production facility cost LKR500m ($3.4m) to construct.

Tetra Pak already has production facilities in Singapore, India and Japan

Tetra Pak invests $110m in Vietnam factory

By Rachel Arthur

Tetra Pak is investing in a new regional manufacturing facility near Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, prompted by increased consumption of liquid dairy and fruit-based beverages across Asia Pacific. 

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