Climate concerns form over New Zealand dairy boom
As New Zealand's dairy industry continues to profit from increased
prices, politicians have hit out at the environmental impacts of
the resulting rise in production.
Rising quality of life strengthens Chinese confectionery market
Greater demand, rising incomes and changing consumer habits make
China a strong potential confectionery market, according to a new
New Zealand invests to facilitate food exports
New Zealand today launched a major initiative to boost its food and
beverage exports, including NZ$19m earmarked for new market
development and a roadmap for innovations.
Red Bull's Asian expansion plan questioned
Energy drinks giant Red Bull may need to reconsider its expansion
plans for the Asia Pacific region if it is to capitalise on massive
potential in the area for energy drinks, says a new report by
Asia vital to future of Australian food exports
Special edition: Global food trade
Australia's food and beverage sectors dominate the
country's export market, but with global and regional trade
becoming increasingly competitive, their continued health is far
China to be leading consumer economy, says survey
A new survey of Asian business leaders has tipped China to rival
America as the world's largest consumer economy, as it continues to
witness dynamic growth in its food and industrial markets.
US-South Korea find last minute trade talks solution
South Korea and the US have finally come to an agreement over free
trade talks just hours before a deadline to fast track the measures
was set to expire.
Australian organic standards group yet to be finalised
An Australian standards body working to establish a committee to
rule on organic certification for domestic and imported food
products has denied media reports suggesting that it has finalised
representatives for the group.
China to undergo emulsifier boon, says report
Chinese demand for food emulsifiers is expected to witness strong
growth over the next few years as food processors increase their
usage to meet growing demand in the country for low-fat foods,
according to new research.
Minister sees hope in US-Korean trade dispute
South Korea's assistant agriculture trade minister is confident
that a proposed free trade agreement between the country and the US
will go ahead, despite further disagreements over agricultural
issues relating to the deal.
Tax amendments could hurt Chinese food industry, says expert
A possible move by the Chinese government to repeal tax incentives
for foreign investors could prove a massive setback to the
country's food industry, warns an expert on Asian affairs.
Numico ups Indonesian functional foods investment
Dutch infant nutrition group Numico is to increase its stake in
Indonesian company Sari Husada to capitalise on major growth in the
country for nutrition and health products.
Asia Pacific leads growth in record year for Nestlé
Nestlé's Asia pacific operations led record growth in its full year
2006 results published today, as the company continues to increase
its focus on the global health and well being food sector.
Flat Korean market could prompt Coca-Cola sale
Coca-Cola's Australasian bottler may offload its operations in
Korea, as it reviews its operations in the country amidst declining
sales of its brands, due to consumer health concerns.
Strong results support Asia Pacific Breweries expansion
Asia Pacific Breweries posted a 7.3 per cent rise in organic growth
through its first quarter results, as it increases its presence in
the region to meet growing demand for its products.