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Low-income Australians cannot afford healthy foods

Low-income Australians cannot afford healthy foods

By Ankush Chibber

A healthy diet is for now out of reach for low-income Australians, with climate change affecting the ability of food systems to provide sufficient nutritious and affordable foods at all times new research has revealed.

China now the world’s biggest red wine consumer

China now the world’s biggest red wine consumer

By RJ Whitehead

With consumption almost tripling over the last six years, China has leapfrogged France and Italy to become the world’s biggest red wine market, with surging demand for the variety in stark contrast to that for its inauspicious white counterpart.

How the Asian consumer will change this year

How the Asian consumer will change this year

By RJ Whitehead

Mintel has asked the question “What will consumers be buying into in 2014?” From this, the media intelligence agency has identified some key trends that are set to have an impact on the food and beverage market across the Asia-Pacific region.

Japanese cuisine is trending as the top global food choice, ahead of Thai, Middle Eastern and Italian, claims Euromonitor

Japanese cuisine fastest growing in EMEA

By Kacey CULLINEY

Consumers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) have a taste for Japanese cuisine and manufacturers can tap into this with meal, spice and oil kits, says Euromonitor.

China gorges on Indian buffalo via Vietnam

China gorges on Indian buffalo via Vietnam

India’s buffalo meat (carabeef) exports to Southeast Asia are growing fast, thanks to rising demand in China, even though the world’s second-biggest economy has not officially opened its doors to India in this sector.

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Aging Japanese bring tea polyphenol market to boil

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Aging populations in Japan and Western Europe are expected to boost a world market for tea polyphenols dominated by functional drinks to $367.7m by 2020 says Grand View Research.

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