Badia Farms, a UAE vertical indoor farm, has signed a distribution agreement with Classic Fine Foods, a distributing firm that serves five-star hotels and upmarket restaurants across the Middle East, Asia and Europe.
One of the largest UAE based supermarket chain, the Lulu Group, said the company has increased vegetables and imports from other parts of India and Sri Lanka by 20 tonnes per day following a ban on Kerala products.
Blockchain technology is set to feature strongly at a new Vietnam Food Integrity Centre (FIC), which aims to improve standards in a nation that has been rocked by safety and hygiene issues in the recent past.
Rising atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations will negatively affect the protein, micronutrient, and vitamin content of rice, with potentially disastrous health consequences for the poorest rice-dependent countries in Asia.
An Australian start-up believes it has found a better way to dehydrate all manner of food than freeze-drying, claiming its technology can even unlock the nutrients that are often discarded from processing as sludge and slurry.
An Australian start-up that has developed technology to increase crop yields has won US$100,000 in the second Future Food Asia Award, while Singapore’s Alchemy FoodTech — which develops products to lower GI — was one of four firms to secure a SG$50,000...