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Monash University's Mark Wahlqvist

Study labels food security as important as world peace

By RJ Whitehead

New research suggests that securing a sustainable supply of nutritious food to feed the world’s fast-growing population is as big an issue as fighting wars, preventing disease and saving the environment.

Cookies show promise for global growth

Latin America and Asia to dominate global bakery

By Kacey Culliney

As bakery growth flattens in Western economies, Latin America and Asia Pacific are two emerging markets that are set to dominate global bakery growth, an analyst suggests.

Go East: Inside Asia’s evolving health claims laws

Go East: Inside Asia’s evolving health claims laws

By Shane Starling

The substantiation and transference into law of varying kinds of data backing food supplements, herbal products and other healthy foods remains a major hurdle in evolving Asian food regulations, an expert has said.

As fish consumption soars, the pressure is on to feed the globe sustainably...

Aquaculture growth: The "double-edged sword"

By Kacey Culliney

With fish consumption rates soaring and wild fishing stagnating, efforts must be pumped into the sustainable growth of aquaculture, a new report suggests.

Researchers analysed 235 global rice grains for GI levels

Rice gene discovery opens doors for low-GI products

By Kacey Culliney

Research has identified the key gene that determines the glycemic index (GI) of rice, opening up opportunities to develop low-GI rice and rice-based products to reduce the risk of type-2 diabetes, according to the researchers.

Ingredia Benexia China

DISPATCHES FROM VITAFOODS EUROPE 2012

Ingredia takes chia to natural-focused China

By Kacey Culliney from Geneva

China’s trend towards natural ingredients with health benefits should ensure the success of Ingredia’s chia product for bakery, the firm has said.

Giant Shanghai ingredients show expresses Asia's healthy evolution

On the road in China

Giant Shanghai ingredients show expresses Asia's healthy evolution

By Shane Starling in Shanghai

For someone more acquainted with ingredients expos in Europe and the US, walking around the vast halls of Food Ingredients Asia-China (FIC) in Shanghai today made me realise what a small percentage of the continent's nutrients industry fills those...

This is a fundamental change in how countries do business with one another, says Lynn Dornblaser

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2012

Trend spot: Asia skips EU & US to deal direct with Latin America

By Kacey Culliney from Geneva

There has been a fundamental and significant shift in global business moves, with Asia now bypassing EU and US markets to work directly with Latin America and this is a trend set to stay, according to Mintel analyst.

Mintel Asia Pacific basic nutrition insight at Vitafoods Europe 2012

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2012

All eyes on what Asia does best: Basic nutrition, says Mintel

By Kacey Culliney from Geneva

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) rulings on health claims has caused a ‘softer’ market approach from EU manufacturers and Europe can learn a lot form Asia on what it does best – basic nutritional ingredients like vitamins and minerals, says Mintel.

The GM rice problem: Food fraud from China?

The GM rice problem: Food fraud from China?

By Kacey Culliney

Genetic modification is an on-going problem in Asia’s basmati rice network and it is a problem that importers need to be vigilant in curbing, according to an industry expert.

Asia's natural, healthy cultural heritage is driving natural colour demand, says Chr Hansen CEO

Natural colours suit Asia’s dietary heritage: CEO of Chr Hansen

By Kacey Culliney

Chr Hansen recorded an 11% surge in sales across Asia Pacific in its H1 results, with natural colours proving strong for business; underpinned by a cultural dietary heritage favouring healthy food choice, according to CEO of the company.

China and India: the acid in Givaudan's flavour portfolio

Givaudan: flavoursome in China and Japan

By Kacey Culliney

Givaudan’s sturdy presence in China and Japan has helped secure strong Q1 results for its flavour division; with a 9.4% sales increase in Asia Pacific markets.

Cargill’s new Asia unit eyes China and India

Cargill’s new Asia unit eyes China and India

By Ankush Chibber

With India and China firmly in mind, Cargill has launched ‘Cargill Specialty Asia’ to serve its portfolio of specialty food ingredients and application capabilities, including texturisers and health and nutrition ingredients.

Stevia used to enrich aquaculture feed and drive production

Stevia-nourished seafood, a novel usage

By Kacey Culliney

US farm management company, Stevia Corp, has formulated stevia-supplemented fish feed in a bid to drive sustainable aquaculture and increase production volumes across Asia.

Thailand emerging as a new CSPO producer...

Thailand: The new ‘frontier’ of CSPO production

By Kacey Culliney

Malaysia and Indonesia are renowned as strong production players in the certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO) market but Thailand is emerging as the new frontier in Asia Pacific, according to the secretary general of RSPO.

There's no soy drought for Asia Pacific...

Soy foods surging at a 6.4% CAGR in Asia Pacific

By Kacey Culliney

Rapid development underpinned by large population bases in China, India, Indonesia and Korea is driving fast growth of soy foods in Asia Pacific, with an overall surge pegged at CAGR 6.4% for the region, according to a report.

Probiotic drinking yoghurts slide a little, spoonables ride better

Probiotic drinking yoghurts slide a little, spoonables ride better

By Shane Starling

Sales of probiotic drinking yoghurts like Yakult and Danone Actimel are flatlining or dropping in most western European markets, and even in Japan where the concept was born, but BRIC markets are surging, and spoonables are shining brighter.

Taiwan bans poultry product exports amid bird flu outbreak

Taiwan bans exports amid bird flu outbreak

By Kacey Culliney

Taiwan has placed a ban on all poultry product exports and almost 60,000 birds from two farms in the wake of a bird flu outbreak in two farms.

China is driving Asia Pacific emulsifiers market

China spurring growth in Asia’s emulsifier market

By Kacey Culliney

Asia Pacific will see a 9% CAGR in its emulsifier market until 2017, fuelled by China, driven by a sustained demand for natural emulsifiers and low-fat foods in a burgeoning processed foods segment, according to a report.

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