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Malaysia: Manufacturer-backed sugar hike rejected by government

By RJ Whitehead

Malaysia will not increase the market price of sugar, despite a request to do so from one of the country’s most prominent companies and pressure from consumers’ associations to introduce a de facto sugar tax.

Fonterra is turning dairy waste from its Edendale plant into fertilizer for local farmers

Fonterra generates fertilizer from wastewater

By Jim Cornall

New wastewater treatment technology at Fonterra’s Edendale site in New Zealand is turning dairy waste into fertilizer that is being used on local pastures. 

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India

Regulator cracks down on illegal packaged drinking water manufacturers

By RJ Whitehead

India’s food regulator has directed state food safety officials to identify cases where packaged drinking water brands do not carry either the FSSAI or Bureau of Indian Standards’ certification marks, and take strict action in cases where the regulations...

Low-cost tools to solve large-scale water problem

Dateline Southeast Asia

Low-cost tools to solve large-scale water problem

By Richard Whitehead

Climate change and the overuse of water in agriculture means water scarcity poses a growing threat to farmers, households and industry in Vietnam. 

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