Higher yield soybean approved in Pacific markets
Monsanto has been given permission to use a new herbicide resistant
soybean crop which offers improved yield in Japan, Taiwan and the
BASF expands GM activities in competitive Asia Pacific
European restrictions on genetically modified (GM) crops have
driven BASF Plant Science to intensify biotech cooperation
activities in Asia Pacific with an agreement with China's National
Institute of Biological Sciences (NIBS).
Asia could face food harmonisation difficulties, warn group
A move to harmonise food supplement law across ASEAN countries
could become as complex as those being tackled in the EU, a
consultancy group has warned.
Unilever upgrades Asian distribution
Unilever continues to step up its operations within Asia with the
inauguration of its new distribution centre in Vietnam.
Red Bull's Asian expansion plan questioned
Energy drinks giant Red Bull may need to reconsider its expansion
plans for the Asia Pacific region if it is to capitalise on massive
potential in the area for energy drinks, says a new report by
Asia vital to future of Australian food exports
Special edition: Global food trade
Australia's food and beverage sectors dominate the
country's export market, but with global and regional trade
becoming increasingly competitive, their continued health is far
Asia Pacific leads growth in record year for Nestlé
Nestlé's Asia pacific operations led record growth in its full year
2006 results published today, as the company continues to increase
its focus on the global health and well being food sector.
Strong results support Asia Pacific Breweries expansion
Asia Pacific Breweries posted a 7.3 per cent rise in organic growth
through its first quarter results, as it increases its presence in
the region to meet growing demand for its products.
China to lead Unilever's Asia Pacific ambitions
Unilever, the world's second largest food company, is to increase
its focus on its Chinese operations to allow the country to meet
its potential as a market leader in the Asia Pacific food industry.
Asia's organic food industry coming of age
Asia's organic food industry has surged in recent years, with a
marked increase in both consumption and production in the region,
shows a new report.
Fonterra to set up dairy farm in China
New Zealand dairy co-op Fonterra said today that it will set up a
best practice dairy farm in China to provide quality milk for
Shijiazhuang SanLu, the Chinese dairy in which it holds a 43 per
Meiji launches fresh milk in China
Asia's biggest dairy, Japan's Meiji, has started shipping
pasteurized milk directly to Shanghai from Japan, the first time a
foreign dairy has supplied fresh milk to the rapidly growing
China to lift tariffs on Indonesian cocoa
China will remove the import duty on Indonesian cocoa from 1
January next year, a move likely to increase demand for the beans
from the world's third biggest producer.
Asia's rising wealth boosts alcohol makers
Asia's elite are drinking more wine, champagne and imported beer as
their growing spending power makes them increasingly important for
the luxury goods industry.
Chinese purchase makes Indian gelatine maker world number 2
Sterling Biotech has emerged as the world's second largest gelatine
producer after making its first international foray to acquire the
gelatine manufacturing facility of Chinese firm China Gelatin.