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Two new barley plant genes discovered

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Two new barley plant genes discovered

By Millie Thwaites

A group of international researchers have discovered two new genes in the barley plant that will shed light on the history of agriculture and also bring new capabilities to barley breeding programs.

Givaudan has invested €11.5M in the Tokyo centre

Flavour firm opens in Japan

By Nicholas Robinson

Givaudan, a global flavour and fragrance house, has pumped more than €11.5M into a new Tokyo-based technical centre.

65+ population to almost double to 1.1bn by 2030; protein seen as a big opportunity

Food industry fail? Elderly nutrition

By Lauren Bandy

The food industry is missing a billion euro trick when it comes to ageing population, says Lauren Bandy, senior nutrition analyst at Euromonitor International.

Firms combine for anti-ageing

Japan signs Alga Tech deal

By Nicholas Robinson

Alga Technologies, an Israeli-based astaxanthin producer, has signed a deal to supply Fujifilm in Japan with AstaPure, which will be used in the firm's Astalift skin care products.

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Far East digest

By RJ Whitehead

Health ministry blamed for doing too little to prevent gutter oil scandal