Danisco consolidates Shanghai operations
Danish ingredients group Danisco today inaugurated a new
application and research facility in China, which the firm hopes
will help it further expand operations in an "important growth
China makes non-spread GM rice
Genetically modified rice that can be killed if it accidentally
spreads to conventional fields has been developed by a team of
Barry Callebaut takes majority stake in Malaysian cocoa firm
Swiss chocolate company Barry Callebaut is to purchase a 60 per
cent share of Malaysia's KL Kepong Cocoa Products in a move
designed to increase its sourcing capacity in Asia.
Kraft attacked over China relocation plans
A labour union at Kraft's Chinese division said the firm violated
labour laws by not adequately informing its employees about the
relocation of its headquarters in the country, according to local
Higher yield soybean approved in Pacific markets
Monsanto has been given permission to use a new herbicide resistant
soybean crop which offers improved yield in Japan, Taiwan and the
China moves to stem grain exports
China's Ministry of Finance yesterday said it will scrap the
13 per cent tax rebate on grain exports to keep the products within
the country, a move that could put more pressure on other markets
around the world.
China price hikes affecting global food chain
Special edition: Food prices
Food and ingredient prices are growing at a faster pace in
China than anywhere else in the world, having serious
repercussions for business both domestically and on an
India gives boost to vanilla farmers
The Indian ministry of commerce is taking steps to help its vanilla
farmers following a dip in world demand for the natural
Vietnam pushes for cocoa market growth
Vietnam looks set to become one of Asia's primary cocoa producers,
with the government pledging to invest 40 billion
dong (€1.8m) in the country's burgeoning cocoa trade, according to
local news reports.
Nutracea looks to tap Southeast Asian rice production
Nutracea announced it has received an opening purchase order from
network marketing company the Cosway Corporation for launch of its
stabilized rice bran in Southeast Asia.
Australia pledges extra cash for drought-stricken farmers
Processors world-wide fear wheat shortages, as reduced crops this
summer have led to the government pledging extra funding for
farmers to keep supply levels high.
Australian and New Zealand health claims update
An update on proposed health claim regulations in Australia
and New Zealand, which could have far-reaching results for
European companies, will be given at a conference later this month.
GM Thai rice on sale soon?
A biotechnology boom will soon hit Thailand as the
authorities move towards removing a ban on the field testing of
biotech products, according to a new report.
Asia could face food harmonisation difficulties, warn group
A move to harmonise food supplement law across ASEAN countries
could become as complex as those being tackled in the EU, a
consultancy group has warned.
China withdraws credit from polluting companies
A blacklist of polluting companies, including two well known food
processors, was issued by China's environmental watchdog yesterday,
which denies bank loans in attempt to punish those that flout