FoodNavigator-Asia will introduce a new monthly, multimedia feature in 2019 to shine the spotlight on the region’s innovators who are pioneering the food and beverage sector’s transformation to industry 4.0.
San Francisco-based JUST - best-known for its plant-based eggs and mayo – has struck a deal with Japanese Wagyu beef producer Toriyama, and meat and seafood supplier Awano Food Group, to develop, sell, and market cell-cultured Wagyu beef products.
Opportunities in the Chinese wine market remain “exciting and plentiful” with consumption forecast to continue to grow at 6% per annum for the next five years, according to Wine Australia. At this pace the country will break the 3tr litre barrier by 2022.
Sri Lanka has been accused of backtracked on its fight against diabetes after implementing a 40% reduction in its sugar tax, amidst public outcry describing the move as ‘insane’ and ‘racing backwards’.
The Alibaba Group has teamed up with Malaysian durian supplier BEHO Fresh to sell Malaysia-sourced Musang King durians to China via e-commerce, on the back of soaring consumer demand for the ‘King of Fruits’.
The Ministry of Health Singapore (MOH) is considering multiple measures to reduce Singaporeans' sugar intake from sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs), including the introduction of a sugar tax and a complete higher-sugar drinks ban.