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New Zealand dairy farming’s water use under scrutiny

By Oliver Morrison

New Zealand is facing new questions about the impact of its dairy system after research claimed that every litre of dairy milk produced in Canterbury can require up to 11,000 litres of water to dilute the pollution from its production.

Malaysia: Manufacturer-backed sugar hike rejected by government

Dateline Southeast Asia

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. 

Regulator cracks down on illegal packaged drinking water manufacturers

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. 

Coke India bottler fights site wrecking order

Coke India bottler fights site wrecking order

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Coke subsidiary Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages (HCCB) has filed a petition before a district magistrate challenging a government order demanding the destruction of a site in Northern India.

Coke’s Himalaya plant plans spark environmentalists' fury

Coke’s Himalaya plant plans spark environmentalists' fury

By RJ Whitehead

AN agreement between Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages and the Uttarakhand government to set up a Rs600cr (US$110m) manufacturing plant in Dehradun’s Vikas Nagar Tehsil has drawn the rage of local environmental groups.

Oz-NZ proposes WHO bottled water chemical limits

Oz-NZ proposes WHO bottled water chemical limits

By Ankush Chibber

Australia and New Zealand’s food standards regulator is calling for submissions on an application seeking to adopt World Health Organization (WHO) limits for chemicals in packaged water in the region.

Fresh drinking water scarce and health concerns up: India's bottled water sector surges

Bottled water blooms in India

By Ankush Chibber

India’s bottled water industry is poised for stark growth pushed by pure drinking water shortages and a rising awareness of water-related health issues, a new report said.

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