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New Zealand's Ministry for Primary Industries  says dairy exports are down, but the future looks strong for the dairy industry. Photo: iStock-Oknopo

NZ ministry predicts strong dairy growth

By Jim Cornall

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) in New Zealand says that while dairy exports are down 6% in the past year, the future looks good.

Shandong is China's third most populous province

Australia

S Australia strengthens China ties through Adelaide food export park

By RJ Whitehead

In a further example of tightening food industry trade links between Australia and China, a South Australia-Shandong consortium has agreed to build an A$70m (US$50m) agricultural consolidation park in Adelaide to supply premium food and wine to China.

Gulfood Manufacturing exhibitors up 35%

Gulfood Manufacturing exhibitors up 35%

By Eliot Beer

Gulfood Manufacturing has seen a 35% rise in exhibitor numbers over its inaugural outing last year with 1,500 exhibitors, and 650 more from three other concurrent food shows.

The proposals amount to an increase of $12.8m across sectors

Consultation on proposed updates runs until 20 February

MPI looks at upping food safety fees

By Joseph James Whitworth

Feedback on changes to fees around food safety and biosecurity, including some increases, is wanted by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI).

Asia-Pacific in 2014: A year of scandals, soul searching and success

Review of the year

Asia-Pacific in 2014: A year of scandals, soul searching and success

By RJ Whitehead

The last 12 months have been turbulent for much of Asia-Pacific's food industry, with regulations, legislation, markets and partnerships continuing to develop in the latest step in the region's economic development.To mark a fascinating year...

Power paradox: Gas export growth will hammer domestic food output

Australia

Power paradox: Gas export growth will hammer domestic food output

By RJ Whitehead

The recent surge in the price of domestic gas will lead to a long and deep malaise for Australia’s food production and processing industries, according to an authoritative cross-industry report on the impact of fuel costs on the country’s economy.

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