- Published: Thursday, 01 June 2017 08:36
Compiled by The Ricebowl Asia
“We’re good at publishing obesity plans, but not funding action”: Dr E-Siong Tee, the president of the Nutrition Society of Malaysia described his country’s efforts at improving health in a nation where one-in-two adults are overweight or obese.
- Published: Wednesday, 19 April 2017 07:12
Greater consumption of fresh fruit is associated with a lower incidence of diabetes, as well as reduced complications in people who already have the condition, a large-scale observational study of Chinese people has found.
- Published: Wednesday, 19 April 2017 07:10
Beyond Meat, manufacturer of the “first refrigerated plant-based burger to sit in the meat counter” in America, has begun exporting to Hong Kong as the first step in an export drive.
- Published: Friday, 14 April 2017 03:17
There are more essential fatty acids in the lipids of two species of crickets and a grasshopper from Asia, compared with the yellow mealworm larvae, which is widely reared in Europe for human food.
- Published: Friday, 14 April 2017 03:15
Supplement firms who view South East Asia as one homogenous market are doomed to failure, but there are four key consumer trends common to all markets, according to analysts.
- Published: Friday, 07 April 2017 02:06
Indonesian regulators didn’t have the ‘full picture’ when they slashed the permitted daily limit for omega-3 health claims earlier this year, claims the country’s trade association boss.
- Published: Friday, 07 April 2017 02:04
Studies comparing the differing anti-obesity effects of Asian and American ginseng are urgently needed, it has been claimed, not least because they are thought to have opposite medical effects in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
- Published: Friday, 07 April 2017 01:56
Meat traders from India’s most populous state, Uttar Pradesh, are on indefinite strike to protest the new Hindu nationalist state government’s forced closure of slaughterhouses and meat shops.
- Published: Wednesday, 15 March 2017 04:01
Halal is no longer the sole domain of Muslims, and is instead “a new culture many countries are keen to embrace” as they seek healthier and more sustainable food supplies.
- Published: Wednesday, 15 March 2017 03:58
China’s food regulator has acknowledged that it still faces severe challenges in maintaining food safety, even though it has seen improvements in recent years.
- Published: Wednesday, 01 March 2017 04:38
Chinese police recently seized 300,000 counterfeit chocolate pieces during the 2017 Lunar New Year worth around 700 RMB ($102) per box, after a wedding candy store owner received complaints from local consumers.
- Published: Wednesday, 01 March 2017 04:36
Southeast Asia’s food and drink market will be dominated by four trends this year, according to Mintel.
- Published: Tuesday, 21 February 2017 09:47
Comprising hydrocolloids, protein and starch, the food thickeners market is expected to reach US$15.8 billion by 2022, reports Markets and Markets.
- Published: Tuesday, 21 February 2017 09:45
Crickets could become a functional protein ingredient to rival casein and whey in nutritional beverages and sports drinks, researchers suggest.
- Published: Tuesday, 21 February 2017 07:10
Medical cannabis has gained traction in recent years along the same timeframe that health food trends have sky rocketed. Marijuana is slowly taking its rightful place in the ranks as not only an extremely effective medication, but as a healthy food product as well.