South Asia

India is investing in probiotic research

India calls for probiotic research for women-children

By Shane Starling

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is calling on researchers to submit projects investigating probiotic benefits in women and children, and has set an August 15 submission deadline.

India is being urged to invest more in functional foods development

India urges greater functional foods investment

By Shane Starling

Indian authorities have urged greater investment in the functional foods sector to join the battle against malnutrition and obesity, and promote wellness among the country’s 1.1bn population.

Weight concerns are driving double digit growth in the Indian supplements market

Indian supplements market to approach €2bn by 2016

The booming interest in food supplements in India will translate into a market worth 107.7 billion rupees (€1.84bn) in 2016 – nearly triple 2009 levels, according to researcher Frost and Sullivan.

Indian PM calls for national food processing strategy

Indian PM calls for national food processing strategy

By Mike Stones

India urgently needs a national food processing policy which incorporates tax breaks for the sector, the nation’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh told a conference of state food processing ministers this week.

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