‘Great potential’ of immature rice grains for nutraceuticals: Study
Immature rice grains may contain ‘a remarkable amount of bioactive compounds’, giving them great potential for applications in nutraceutical foods, according to new research.
Pakistan state plans mandatory iodisation of salt
Pakistan’s Sindh state is set to make the iodisation of salt compulsory in a bid to eliminate iodine deficiency disorders in the state, where over 50 per cent of the population is at risk.
The United Nations is promoting the use of zinc supplements in Nepal to battle acute infant diarrhoea that kills 15,000 under-5s per year in the Himalayan state.
Avesthagen validates commercialization of new vegetarian DHA
India’s Avesthagen Limited has announced the completion of its development of microalgae-derived DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), with the technology validated for commercialization.
India leads the way for meat, ethnic and pretzel snacks – Datamonitor
In the next four years India will lead the way in terms of meat, ethnic and pretzel snacks according to Datamonitor research.
India opens up Isomalt use for more foods
The Indian Ministry of Health has approved the use of Beneo’s low GI Isomalt sweetener in a raft of new food categories, including Indian sweets and more Western-style foods.
Pulverised lime is being added to bleaching agents used in Chinese flour in a bid to cut production costs and boost profits, China state media has reported this week.
FSANZ deems two GM food sources safe
The Australian and New Zealand food safety body has signalled that it sees no safety problems in the consumption of food from two new GM soy and corn crops.
Man arrested two years after Japanese tainted-dumplings scandal
A Chinese man has been arrested on suspicion of poisoning frozen dumplings in Japan two years ago.
India’s food industry held back by cold storage shortfall
A shortfall of 10m tons of cold storage facilities for agriculture produce is holding back the nation’s food industry including its rapidly developing food processing sector, according to a new report from financial specialists KPMG and Assocham; the...
Industrialisation of China threatens global food supply
Global grain markets are facing breaking point because of drought and mass urbanisation in China which is diverting land-use away from crops, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Leeds.
Major international project to boost South Asian cereal production
The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) has announced a $30m collaborative project which aims to boost South Asian cereal production by five million tonnes a year.
Noodles and meat recalled in Japanese food scares
Food scares have been making headlines in Japan with both meat products and instant noodles being recalled in recent days.
Soy boost after melamine scare
Companies are spying opportunities to market soy based products as a replacement to dairy following the melamine milk crisis that hit China and echoed across the globe.
Bumper rice harvest for 2008, FAO
World rice production is set to reach record levels in 2008,
according to the UN Food & Agriculture organization (FAO) which
has quelled fears that sharp price hikes will continue