Red and golden delicious apples grown in Washington will now be allowed into China

China opens doors to all US apples, ending 2012 ban

27-Jan-2015 - China’s food watchdog will allow the import of all US-grown apples in a move that could be worth US$100m a year to the American apple industry. 

More supermarkets in India show that convenience is at a premium

New premium tastes behind doubling of India’s food market by 2020

27-Jan-2015 - India’s food market will nearly double in size between 2014 and 2020, with the premium segment among the biggest gainers, a report by Boston Consulting Group has revealed. 

Review dispels long held beliefs about Australian drinking problems

Review dispels long held beliefs about Australian drinking problems

27-Jan-2015 - Australians are not in fact drinking more alcohol and cases of drink-fuelled violence are not on the up, in spite of longstanding beliefs in the contrary, if an industry analysis is to be believed.

F&N extends ASEAN Nestlé canned milk brand licenses

F&N extends ASEAN Nestlé canned milk brand licenses

26-Jan-2015 - Fraser and Neave (F&N) has extended a series of licenses to manufacture and distribute several Nestlé canned milk brands in South East Asia.

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'Great need for good nutrition' in malnourished Myanmar: ANZ Nutrition

26-Jan-2015 - Functional beverage firm ANZ Nutrition has developed two "competitively priced" dairy drinks "to boost the health status of Myanmar people."

Omega-3 capsule concentration is mostly mislabelled, say researchers

Omega-3 capsule concentration is mostly mislabelled, say researchers

26-Jan-2015 - Most of New Zealand’s omega-3 fish oil capsules have less fatty acid that the level shown on the label, scientists have found. 

Fucoidan boost performance and slows tiring during exercise: Mouse data

Fucoidan boost performance and slows tiring during exercise: Mouse data

26-Jan-2015 - Dietary supplementation with fucoidan from seaweed may delay fatigue during fatigue and boost overall endurance, says a new study from Taiwan.

Umami taste sensitivity linked to physical health in the elderly

Umami taste sensitivity linked to physical health in the elderly

26-Jan-2015 - There is a close relationship between a person’s perception of umami flavours and their appetite and physical health, according to new research.

Where does the potential for edible insects really lie?

Does the edible bugs trend have the legs to succeed?

23-Jan-2015 - Not a week goes by without media headlines talking about the potential of insects to help feed the world. But where does that potential really lie?

Codium fragile (Dead Man's Fingers) is a source of siphonaxanthin

Carotenoid from green algae shows ‘potent’ anti-fat activity

23-Jan-2015 - A carotenoid from green algae called siphonaxanthin may inhibit the development of fat cells and the build-up of fat in fat tissue, suggests new research from Japan. The compound could be a novel ingredient for use in weight management supplements, said the researchers.

Asia cocoa processing nosedives 17.2% in Q4

‘Dramatic decline’ in Asia cocoa grind as emerging markets slow

23-Jan-2015 - Asia’s cocoa grind dropped 17.2% in the fourth quarter after an economic slowdown in China, adding another cocoa processing decline to the world jigsaw.

Carolyn Barker AM is chief executive of Endeavour Learning Group, which has eight campuses in Australia and New Zealand

Some wellness jobs haven't even been invented yet

23-Jan-2015 - An essential input into the natural health supply chain is the provision of well-educated and sound practitioners—just as is the case of those who seek corporate jobs in wellness, media, policy and government.

China Resources Snow Breweries' (CRSB's) Snow Beer is a key Chinese brand; CRSB is a JV co-owned by SAB Miller and China Resource Holdings

Chinese rain strikes sales but SAB Miller predicts return to 'normal state of play'

23-Jan-2015 - SAB Miller says the knock-on effects China’s wet summer continued to hold back the group’s performance in Q3 2014, but tells BeverageDaily.com it is confident the market will bounce back, while its pending JV in Africa will enlarge its soft drinks platform.

Zeelandia is already established in India with its bakery ingredients

Zeelandia completes Brics strategy with Indian joint-venture

22-Jan-2015 - Zeelandia and Fine Organics have set up a joint-venture for India and its neighbouring markets under the name Fine Zeelandia to sell mostly locally produced baking ingredients.

Carlton Draught was named Australia's most popular beer by the Roy Morgan study

Australia Day study assesses which beer drinkers are most patriotic

22-Jan-2015 - Almost 7m Australian adults drank beer at least once in any given month, with over three-quarters of these being men and nine out of 10 choosing at least one local brew, according to a study released in time for Australia Day.

It is often so smoggy in Chongqing that it is hard to see the buildings across the Jialing river clearly

Smog blamed on smoking bacon, city bans practice ahead of new year

22-Jan-2015 - The culinary practice of smoking bacon, a traditional method of preserving pork, has been banned in the Chinese city of Chongqing after being blamed for much of its noxious air.

A potential dietary solution to type 2 diabetes could save the NHS €97.93m a year, according to the researcher behind an ongoing five-year study

Could the future of type-2 diabetes treatment be prescription diets?

22-Jan-2015 - In the future doctors could prescribe low calorie diets to reverse type-2 diabetes, not tablets and surgery, according to one scientist conducting a 5-year study on such a strategy.

Evidence continues to bolster polyphenols' blood sugar management story despite murky mode of action

Evidence continues to bolster polyphenols' blood sugar management story despite murky mode of action

22-Jan-2015 - Although the mechanism of action is somewhat unclear, polyphenols have a solid and growing body of research backing their effect on the regulation of blood sugar levels, experts say.

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Zen and the Art of Japanese Beverage Packaging...

21-Jan-2015 - As EP Resources reports on a changing Japanese beverage landscape marked by a C-store surge, report author Stuart Hoggard talks trends including taller, slimmer bottles, and a willingness among global giants such as PepsiCo to let local partners manage this complex market.

Blame game: Supplements have been fingered once more for a doping infringement but are the facts surrounding the case contaminated?

On the spike: The curious case of a contaminated sports supplement

21-Jan-2015 - ‘Don’t take sports supplements, they can’t be trusted’ was the takeaway message from Welsh track stars Rhys Williams and Gareth Warburton after the recent UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) tribunal agreed steroids got into their blood streams via contaminated sports drink powders. But is the sector really to blame?