India gives boost to vanilla farmers
The Indian ministry of commerce is taking steps to help its vanilla
farmers following a dip in world demand for the natural
News brief: Asia-Pacific tackles BSE, obesity, GM and food prices
China bemoans food prices, Korea fears for its safety
standards, while New Zealand tackles the obesity crisis and
declares GM onions to be scandal free.
Australia pushes for Korean trade deal
Australia must enter into a trade agreement with Korea or face
losing 12.5 per cent of its food and agricultural exports to the
US, a new report warns.
Imports drive down Korean grain production
Korean production of wheat and corn is set to decline as the
country's food industry turns increasingly to imported materials
for its needs, says a new report.
US-South Korea find last minute trade talks solution
South Korea and the US have finally come to an agreement over free
trade talks just hours before a deadline to fast track the measures
was set to expire.
Minister sees hope in US-Korean trade dispute
South Korea's assistant agriculture trade minister is confident
that a proposed free trade agreement between the country and the US
will go ahead, despite further disagreements over agricultural
issues relating to the deal.
Flat Korean market could prompt Coca-Cola sale
Coca-Cola's Australasian bottler may offload its operations in
Korea, as it reviews its operations in the country amidst declining
sales of its brands, due to consumer health concerns.
Korean companies pair up to deliver CZ
Two Korean companies, Eugene Science and RexGene Biotech, have
entered into a contract to develop, produce and market a new
supplement containing Eugene Science's proprietary
cholesterol-lowering ingredient CZ in their own country...
Korean food makers to cut trans fats, say officials
South Korean snack and fast food makers are considering reducing or
even eliminating the use of trans fats by the end of 2008,
according to a report.
South Korea recalls contaminated farm produce
South Korea has begun to recall tons of agricultural produce grown
on land near disused mines, after a survey found high levels of
lead and cadmium contamination.
South Korean firm creates novel soy soup snack
Hanmi Whole Soymilk Co has launched a new soy-based soup on the
South Korean market, using novel packaging to differentiate the
product in the increasingly competitive soyfoods market.
Korea's wine imports surge in first half
Wine consumption in South Korea is set to reach record levels this
year, as consumers learn of the grape beverage's health benefits,
suggests a new report.
Stronger rupiah boosts Indofood profits
The world's leading instant noodle maker Indofood said last week
that its first-quarter net profit rose 48 per cent from the prior
year's same period thanks to an increase in sales and
Asia Pacific Breweries moves into India
Asia Pacific Breweries is making headway in its aim to become the
region's leading brewer, with its first acquisition in the world's
second most populous nation, India.
Profits fall at leading noodle maker
The world's biggest instant noodle maker, Indofood, said yesterday
that its 2005 net profit fell 68 per cent on the prior year to
IDR124 billion (€11.4m).