China clamps down on corn use in biofuels
China will restrict the use of corn for producing biofuel in a bid
to keep corn prices down and protect its growing food industry.
Chinese economy boosts food industry
China's food industry has grown a further 23 per cent during the
first ten months of the year, helped by a buoyant economy and
supportive government policies.
Asia's organic food industry coming of age
Asia's organic food industry has surged in recent years, with a
marked increase in both consumption and production in the region,
shows a new report.
New food processing park to boost Vietnamese exports
Vietnam's first industrial park catering solely to food processors
is set to boost the country's position in value-added products for
export markets, says the project's founder.
China's VV Group seeks higher profits as soymilk sales fall
VV Group, China's leading soymilk producer, has bought a stake in
an alcohol maker as it looks for more profitable business to
counter falling soymilk sales.
Cadbury to expand chocolate crumb production in NZ
Chocolate giant Cadbury will spend NZ$20 million (€10.3m) to expand
production of chocolate crumb in New Zealand, allowing it to meet
forecast growth in demand from the Asia-Pacific region, it
Malaysia merges palm oil firms to boost production
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
HFCS set for long-term growth in China
China's corn sweetener producers are embarking on a new stage of
growth, with a recent upsurge in capital investment allowing them
to offer significant volumes of value-added products.
China's health foods market set for growth
China's health foods market is small compared to developed nations
but it is set to grow rapidly with government encouragement and
New markets fuel NZ dairy but rising costs to slow growth
New consumers of dairy products in the Middle East are taking a
greater share of New Zealand exports, and will continue to be one
of its major growth markets, predicts a new report.
Zhongpin expands capacity in north-east China
Chinese meat processor Zhongpin has signed an agreement to lease a
production facility in Heilongjiang province, significantly
boosting its production capacity and expanding its presence in the
China unveils plan to boost food industry profits
The Chinese government has announced a five-year plan for its food
industry, designed to make the dairy, beverages and other sectors
Coffee culture thriving in Hong Kong
Coffee culture is thriving in Hong Kong with close to one third of
residents now purchasing ready-to-drink coffee outside of the home,
according to a new survey.
Asian Citrus boosts profits with supermarket deals
Asian Citrus, the Chinese orange plantation owner, said its
full-year pretax profit rose 17 per cent, helped by new direct
supply contracts with supermarket chains in China.
Asia's rising wealth boosts alcohol makers
Asia's elite are drinking more wine, champagne and imported beer as
their growing spending power makes them increasingly important for
the luxury goods industry.