Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) and the Meat Industry Association (MIA) has commissioned research to show the importance of the sector to the New Zealand economy ahead of the country’s general election in September.
India has repeatedly stressed that the country’s agricultural sector will emerge unscathed from and even achieve growth amidst the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, but injurious fearmongering and a severe locust threat seem to suggest otherwise.
Australia and Indonesia have finally ratified a bilateral Free Trade Agreement (FTA) after 15 years of discussion, but cold chain issues and live cattle disputes are clearly still holding food trade back for the South East Asian nation.
Plant-based meat firm Karana is bidding on its whole-plant and minimal-processing approach to product innovation to help it stand out from the crowd as it gears up to launch its jackfruit-based pork in Singapore.
International freight service operator DHL Global Forwarding has been appointed to be part of the new air freight network established by the Australian government to facilitate exports during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Philippines has become the latest country worldwide, and the 12th in the Asia Pacific region, to fully lift all import bans and measures on Japanese foods previously restricted due to nuclear radiation concerns.
The Bureau of Customs – Manila International Container Port (MICP) has seized a container of food after it tested positive for African Swine Fever (ASF) in order to prevent further spread of the disease.
Singapore is looking into developing a comprehensive regulatory framework to govern novel food production for human consumption in the country, which would cover new items such as cell-based meat and alternative proteins.
The alternative protein-based foods industry and government in Australia are at odds over the use of terms such as ‘milk’, ‘meat’ and ‘seafood’ to label these, with tensions rising after the issue proceeded to high-level ministerial discussions.
The Spanish pig sector has seen more than 2 million tons of white pork exports worth €5m exported across five continents recently, according to the Spanish Inter-professional Agri-Food Organization for White Pork (Interporc).
In the wake of several controversial recent studies that have linked meat consumption with increased cancer risk, an equally contentious series of reviews have found there are very few health benefits to cutting out meat protein.