Sales have increased by almost one-third for Manuka Health in the last year

Opening of biggest manuka plant reflects growth in honey's popularity

27-Nov-2014 - New Zealand’s biggest honey plant has opened its doors to help ease pressure on one manuka producer by tripling its production.

Weight stigma a worse problem than expected, some report cases daily

Weight stigma a worse problem than expected, some report cases daily

27-Nov-2014 - Overweight and obese people experience many more episodes of being stigmatised in their everyday lives than has until now been realised, with most suffering almost daily negative treatment, a study led by the University of New South Wales shows.

Silliker site at Eagle Farm, Brisbane

Silliker seals Australian deal to boost food testing

27-Nov-2014 - Silliker Australia has acquired DMG MicroLabs to enable it to tap into the ‘growing opportunity’ in the food testing market.

Indofood will acquire all trademarks and designs related to Danone's popular Milkuat kids brand.

Danone agrees to sell Indonesian fresh dairy business

26-Nov-2014 - Danone has agreed to sell its Indonesia fresh dairy business to local food and beverage firm Indofood (ICBP) for a reported 250bn Indonesian Rupiah (US$20.5m, €16.4m).

Boston Therapeutics expands Asian markets for Sugardown ingredient as company scrambles to raise capital

Boston Therapeutics expands Asian markets for Sugardown ingredient as company scrambles to raise capital

26-Nov-2014 - Boston Therapeutics Inc. has announced a new marketing deal for its recently-launched Sugardown blood sugar management ingredient that will expand the potential distribution in Asia. The deal comes at an opportune time as the company is scrambling to find additional capital.

It is hoped the new fisheries programme will help stabilise the livelihoods of fishermen

India’s ‘blue revolution” needs port infrastructure rethink

26-Nov-2014 - Showing a renewed focus on the fisheries sector, India’s government is preparing to launch its “blue revolution” programme as a means to revitalise the industry. 

Wealthy Aussies don’t just opt for champagne—they’ll guzzle anything

Wealthy Aussies don’t just opt for champagne—they’ll guzzle anything

26-Nov-2014 - High earners in Australia are not only more likely to drink more champagne, but also more beer, wine and spirits than their less affluent neighbours, according to Roy Morgan Research.

Indian agrifood demand to rise by 136% by 2050

Indian agrifood demand to rise by 136% by 2050

26-Nov-2014 - Demand for agrifoods in India will rise by 136% by 2050, according to a report by the Australian department of agriculture’s research centre, Abares.

Can reducing candy bar sizes put a squeeze on sales?

Reducing portion sizes: Cutting calories or cheating consumers?

25-Nov-2014 - Shrinking a confection is a surefire way to reduce calories, but can it aggravate consumers and even discourage sales?

'Much of this growth is expected to be driven by ongoing concerns over worldwide obesity levels,' said Jonathan Thomas from Leatherhead

Functional foods market is expected to grow 25% by 2017: Leatherhead

25-Nov-2014 - The global functional food market is forecast to reach $54bn (€43bn), an increase of 25% compared to the last available data from 2013, says Leatherhead Food Research.

Last week's FTA has been seen as a watershed for trade between Australia and China

China-Australia FTA will provide fillip for Aussie organics

25-Nov-2014 - Last week’s free-trade agreement between China and Australia will potentially complement existing agreements between the two countries by boosting access for Australia organic wines, dairy products and possibly meats to Chinese consumers.  

Often called the “master antioxidant”, glutathione is a tripeptide present in nearly all body cells

Setria Glutathione approved for use in Australia

25-Nov-2014 - Australia’s Therapeutics Goods Administration has approved Setria Glutathione for use as a “therapeutically active ingredient in adults”. 

Australia’s biosecurity could be in for a shock

Australia’s biosecurity could be in for a shock

25-Nov-2014 - European honey bee colonies wiped out and an invasion of a devastating wheat disease are just two of the potential biosecurity threats facing Australia, according to a report released by Australia’s research agency.

China still hunting for brands that can compete overseas

China still hunting for brands that can compete overseas

24-Nov-2014 - China is failing to produce enough consumer brands for a globally competitive brand name to emerge, says Wall Street brokerage Bernstein’s research arm in a joint report with the Interbrand consultancy.

Orange juice consumption in fourth year of decline

Orange juice consumption in fourth year of decline

24-Nov-2014 - Over 1.5 million fewer Australians are drinking packaged fruit juice in an average week compared with just four years ago, analysis by Roy Morgan Research has revealed.  

A high intake of herbs and spices could be beneficial for the heart, according to new research that finds food cooked with a blend of spices and herbs has potential health benefits.

Not just for flavour: Herbs and spices backed for heart health

24-Nov-2014 - Antioxidant-rich spices and herbs could help to improve triglyceride concentrations and other blood lipids, according to new research.

Stakeholders have agreed targets for better nutrition, food security and civil rights as set out in the Rome Declaration on Nutrition which has been released this week

Live from the 2nd International Conference on Nutrition (#ICN2) in Rome: Day 3

21-Nov-2014 - It’s the last the day of the 2nd International Conference on Nutrition in Rome. The Pope and the Queen of Spain were among global leaders to address the congress yesterday, urging real change to better protect the earth’s ecosystem and feed its inhabitants.

The new IFF flavors creative center in Jakarta, Indonesia, incorporates advanced sustainability principles covering heat, water and emission management

IFF expands emerging markets footprint with new state-of-the art facilities in Indonesia and Chile

21-Nov-2014 - International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) has opened a state-of-the-art flavors creative facility in Jakarta, Indonesia; and will open a sales office and applications laboratories in Santiago, Chile, on November 26.

Chinese President, Xi Jinping (left centre), and New Zealand Prime Minister, John Key (right centre), unveiling Yili Oceania Production Base.

Yili to invest NZ$400m in New Zealand dairy projects

21-Nov-2014 - Chinese dairy giant Yili plans to invest NZ$400m in a series of processing and packaging projects at what has been dubbed the “world’s largest integrated dairy base.”

BASF sells Norwegian omega-3 business to US firm

BASF sells Norwegian omega-3 business to US firm

21-Nov-2014 - BASF has sold its Norwegian, “natural fish oils, medium-concentrated omega-3s, and customised bottled fish oil” plant to Pennsylvania firm Marine Ingredients for an undisclosed sum as the German ingredients and chemicals giant switches its focus to high-end omega-3s.