The Indonesian government is currently reviewing its laws on
artificial sweeteners and will consider banning them from food if
expert evidence suggests they present health risks, according to a
Indonesia's food and beverage exports will grow by between 10 and
15 per cent this year, surpassing the US$2 billion in earnings
previously forecast for 2006, according to the Indonesian Food and
Beverage Producers Associations...
Three Malaysian oil plantation firms are to merge to create the
world's largest listed palm oil producer, accounting for 6 per cent
of global production, revealed adviser CIMB Investment Bank
Environmental campaign group Greenpeace is warning that the food
supply in the Philippines could be at risk from illegal GM rice
contamination originating in the US and China, with potentially
damaging costs to manufacturers in extraction.
Thailand is likely to start developing genetically modified crops
in order to maintain its competitive edge in the global food export
business, said an official from a government science body last
Thailand's food exports will increase significantly next year
thanks to improvements in product quality, as well as improving
economies in its main export markets, predicts the
government-backed National Food Institute (NFI).