Fruit could lower risk of depression in women

Fruit could lower risk of depression in women

18-Dec-2014 - Women who eat fewer than two serves of fruit a day face a greater risk of developing depression, University of Queensland research has found.

William Reed Business Media Holiday video

Happy Holidays 2014 from William Reed Business Media!

18-Dec-2014 - The holidays are fast upon us, so let’s put ‘business’ to one side and get into the festive mood. To keep in the spirit of things, we’ve got a ‘gift’ for you – enjoy. Happy Holidays!

SurePure begins commercial photopurification trials at Indian dairies

SurePure initiates commercial photopurification trials at Indian dairies

18-Dec-2014 - SurePure has initiated commercial trials of its photopurification technology with "key dairy producers" in India.

Asia-Pacific baby formula sales boom despite scandals

Asia-Pacific baby formula sales boom despite scandals

17-Dec-2014 - Hong Kong is the world’s fastest growing market for infant formula, followed by mainland China, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam and Indonesia, latest Euromonitor research shows.

A milk market following a police raid. The courts have secured 122 convictions for milk adulteration this year

Quarter of all milk adulterated, minister promises more effective laws

17-Dec-2014 - More than a quarter of all samples of milk taken across India are adulterated, the country’s health minister has revealed.

China's food safety record is improving as officials call for more support for tip-offs

Food poisoning deaths drop as authorities relax whistle-blower regs

17-Dec-2014 - Less people are dying of food poisoning, though more are getting sick, according to official  health figures released for the third-quarter this year.  

Diet has an important effect on lung health, Auckland researchers have found

High-fibre diet improves lung health in smokers

17-Dec-2014 - Auckland University researchers have found that a diet that is high in fibre helps reduce harmful inflammation in the lungs of smokers.

‘Fatally flawed’ review puts Aus research council’s methods in doubt

‘Fatally flawed’ review puts Aus research council’s methods in doubt

16-Dec-2014 - The methods of Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council have been panned after expert opinion branded its review of evidence on the effectiveness of homeopathy as “shoddy” and “fatally flawed” prior to its publication.

Other donors included Norway, the Netherlands, the EU, Germany and Switzerland

Saudi $52m donation helps WFP resume Syria food aid

16-Dec-2014 - The World Food Programme (WFP) has restarted its support for 1.7m Syrian refugees following a US$52m donation from Saudi Arabia, along with funds from other governments and donors.

Review of bird flu safeguards urged to curb new outbreaks

Review of bird flu safeguards urged to curb new outbreaks

16-Dec-2014 - All parties in the poultry supply chain, including feed producers, need to assess how they can help limit avian flu outbreaks, with no certainties about whether the spread of the disease will be checked in the coming weeks, says an industry specialist.  

FoodNavigator's top 10 articles of 2014

FoodNavigator's top 10 articles of 2014

16-Dec-2014 - Sugar, gluten-free foods, front-of-pack nutrition labelling, and the 'utter nonsense' behind popular diet claims were among the most popular subjects of the year on FoodNavigator. 

Aus-NZ regulator paves the way for GM corn approval

Aus-NZ regulator paves the way for GM corn approval

16-Dec-2014 - Having assured consumers that food derived from a genetically modified corn strain poses no health concerns, the antipodean food regulator is now calling on the public and industry to voice their opinions on whether it should be permitted for consumption in Australia and New Zealand.

Trends for 2015: Asia's mixed bag

Trends for 2015: Asia's mixed bag

15-Dec-2014 - Infant food manufacturers will be celebrating in China as the impact of this year's loosening of the one-child ban is felt; meanwhile, traffic-calming measures in Manila continue to prevent goods from going to export, according to Euromonitor analysts' predictions for the year ahead.

Novasep continues Asia-Pacific expansion

Novasep continues Asia-Pacific expansion

15-Dec-2014 - One year after opening an Indian operation, French additives major Novasep has announced it will open an office in Bangkok to expand its operations in southeast Asia.

FAO: Poor countries must unite to secure food supply

FAO: Poor countries must unite to secure food supply

15-Dec-2014 - The head of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation has urged the world’s poorest countries to work harder with one another to be able to develop in time to meet their food security challenges.

End-of-year health check for complementary medicines industry

End-of-year health check for complementary medicines industry

12-Dec-2014 - Reflecting on the year that has passed, it is surprising how much has changed in the complementary medicines industry in Australia in such a short time.  

Chinese street food chain makes a ‘bing’ impression in Australia

Chinese street food chain makes a ‘bing’ impression in Australia

11-Dec-2014 - Combining a popular Chinese street food with a modern franchise model has turned out well for a South Australian entrepreneur with a solid business plan.

Jorge López-Dóriga, chief marketing offficer, AJE Group says his company aims to 'democratize consumption' with LATAM and Asia hit BIG Cola

‘Our competitors are neither young, nor from emerging nations’: AJE Group on BIG Cola's USP

11-Dec-2014 - BIG Cola insists global brands don’t need a presence in the US or Europe as it says it competes with the likes of Coke and Pepsi by 'democratizing consumption' with fairly priced quality products.

The panel's recommendation was designed to make nutrition labels easier to understand for consumers

Fsanz calls for industry views on amending nutritional labelling

11-Dec-2014 - The antipodean food regulator has called for public and industry comments as it assesses whether to change the way nutrition information is shown on food labelling. 

Modi confidence raises India’s profile among multinational investors

Modi confidence raises India’s profile among multinational investors

11-Dec-2014 - Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s tour of countries including the US, Australia and Japan has significantly helped India’s ambitions to be seen as a promising and stable investment destination, according to a survey of multinational companies.