Chinese meat processor Zhongpin has signed an agreement to lease a
production facility in Heilongjiang province, significantly
boosting its production capacity and expanding its presence in the
Increased meat and fat consumption, and lower grain and vegetable
intake has left 60 million urban residents in China overweight and
160 million with high blood pressure, according to a report
released at the weekend.
The rapid growth of China's fast food industry is boosting demand
for frozen French fries and other processed potato products,
helping to offset a downward trend in more mature markets due to
consumer health concerns, reveals...
If the Chinese government gives in to mounting international
pressure to revalue its currency, it could spell the end of cheap
exports, a move that many anticipate would have a knock-on effect
on raw materials costs for the food industry....