South East Asia

Petra Foods eyes premium space in Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore after finalizing $950m cocoa ingredients sale to Barry Callebaut

Petra Foods regroups for premium push in South East Asia

By Oliver Nieburg

Petra Foods has reported growth in its consumer goods division in its second quarter (Q2) results and says it is planning to capitalize on the growing middle classes in Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore with premium products.

Ramakrishna Mallampati demonstrates how pollutants can be removed with produce peels

Singapore scientist devises water purification system through peels

By RJ Whitehead

A PhD candidate at the National University of Singapore has devised a way to purify water using the peels of apples and tomatoes. This is the first time that the peels of the two fruits have been used to remove different types of pollutants in water. 

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