Chinese consumers are practically getting free meals as a result of brutal battle among China’s food-delivery apps
- Published: Wednesday, 25 April 2018 07:14
China’s tech companies are known to offer especially generous subsidies to take over niche markets. The upshot for users is that, from time to time, they can enjoy nearly free services. Such was the case with ride-hailing before Uber stopped competing against local rival Didi and became a stakeholder instead.
- Published: Wednesday, 18 April 2018 07:43
Chickens at a farm in China's Hebei province wear electronic trackers to count the exact number of steps they take before they are sold.PHOTO: SINA.COM.CN
SHIJIAZHUANG (Hebei) - A farm in China is taking the idea of free-range chicken seriously - each fowl wears an electronic tracker to count the exact number of steps it takes.
"We don't sell them until they have taken over one million steps, roughly 160 days," said chicken farm manager He Xiaofei.
- Published: Wednesday, 18 April 2018 07:36
SINGAPORE: Demand for rockmelons has fallen sharply in Singapore following a recent listeria infection outbreak in Australia, with some suppliers reporting a fall in sales of between 50 and 90 per cent.
- Published: Tuesday, 17 April 2018 03:07
Acacia / Arabic gum is a natural gum consisting of the hardened sap of various species of the acacia tree.
Alland & Robert, France based supplier of food additive Acacia gum has done a study on the nutritional knowledge about Acacia gum, in the UK, Germany, Japan, and the USA, through the polling organisation Toluna. Company finds huge misunderstanding about Acacia Gum uses, according to its study.
- Published: Tuesday, 17 April 2018 03:02
Not all halal certified foods are halalan-toyyiban, which is a more comprehensive method of international standards compliance that is universally acceptable. PIC BY FAHMI YUSOF
HALAL is an Arabic word connoting a state of permissibility for objects or actions according to Syariah principles.
The Quran states that: “Eat of what is on earth, lawful and good” (2:168). This verse implies that humanity is expected to eat, use and act in accordance with what is not only permissible but also good, pure or wholesome. The verse expresses the godly commandment using two important words, namely “halal” and “toyyib”.
- Published: Monday, 16 April 2018 03:58
While both wild and farmed salmon are generally healthy options, the determining factor lies in how you want to prepare your salmon.PHOTO: THE NEW PAPER FILE
It is often assumed that wild seafood is healthier because it comes from natural sources, while farmed seafood contains parasites and genetically modified organisms (GMOs). But that is not the case, according to Mr Jon Erik Steenslid, regional director of the Norwegian Seafood Council of Southeast Asia. We speak to the seafood expert to reveal some surprising facts about farmed salmon.
- Published: Monday, 16 April 2018 03:10
Cambodia's National Fruit: Chicken Egg Banana
Start-ups including a Cambodian firm that produces a unique banana sugar and a Vietnam cricket protein company are among the 23 businesses selected to take part in the Mekong Agritech Accelerator (MATCh) programme.
The chosen cohort includes 13 startups from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam, and 10 international firms proposing agritech solutions for these country markets.
- Published: Monday, 16 April 2018 02:57
In the 1970s, undernutrition was a common problem in the urban slums and poorer regions of Sao Paulo in southeastern Brazil. Brazilian health crusader Carlos Monteiro, who was practising medicine in these pockets then, recalls the large number of stunted children he dealt with.
- Published: Monday, 09 April 2018 04:52
With more than 50,000km of coastline Indonesia is surrounded by salt water, and yet it spends tens of millions of dollars every year on imports of salt. PHOTO: REUTERS
JAKARTA (REUTERS) - Indonesia's efforts to protect farmers from imports have sometimes gone spectacularly wrong, creating shortages of staples such as rice and beef, and playing havoc with markets.
- Published: Monday, 09 April 2018 04:39
Fried chicken with traditional chili sauce is served with rice at an ayam geprek restaurant in Jakarta. (Photo by Wataru Suzuki)
JAKARTA -- A cheap, super-spicy dish of pounded fried chicken with chili sauce called ayam geprek has become all the rage in Indonesia. Restaurants that specialize in it have sprung up over the past year, shaking up the fast-food industry and challenging the dominance of Kentucky Fried Chicken.
- Published: Monday, 09 April 2018 04:17
Che Abdullah said that Kelantan has the country’s second-most cattle exports, adding that it was the first state to export lembu sado bred from prized European stock. — Picture by Choo Choy May
KUALA LUMPUR, April 5 — The Kelantan government is reportedly planning for Quran recitals to be held near locally-reared lembu sado, an imported breed, in the hopes this will help produce meat of similar grade to Japan’s famed Kobe beef.
- Published: Tuesday, 03 April 2018 04:06
A pickup in the economy and growing demand from the planet’s largest youth population are boosting fast-food sales in India. (Bloomberg pic)
Shares of India’s Domino’s Pizza operator Jubilant Foodworks Ltd. have more than doubled in the past year as the country’s biggest quick-service outlet benefits from a surge in online orders for home pizza delivery.
NEW DELHI: McDonald’s Corp. has a problem in India and its rivals are loving it.
Even as the world’s largest restaurant chain tries to woo Indian stomachs with such menu items as the McAloo Tikki (a potato and pea patty on a bun), a legal dispute with a key franchisee partner has put it on the back foot. Shares of India’s Domino’s Pizza operator Jubilant Foodworks Ltd. have more than doubled in the past year as the country’s biggest quick-service outlet benefits from a surge in online orders for home pizza delivery.
- Published: Tuesday, 03 April 2018 02:55
Cover of la Farfa, a Japanese magazine geared specifically to plus size women. Photo: Buzzfeed
Eating dinner alone could be a significant contributor to obesity among adolescent Japanese girls, a study has found.
In the town of Ina in the Saitama prefecture of Japan, a health promotion programme is run as part of its community health services in addition to the annual national health check-ups.
- Published: Tuesday, 27 March 2018 06:55
The Indian subsidiary of Japan-headquartered company currently imports aji-no-moto from its Thailand factory which mainly serves to the South East Asian countries.
Bangkok: Japanese food processing and seasoning company Ajinomoto would tap social and digital media to create awareness about safe consumption of its monosodium glutamate (MSG) seasoning product in India, a top company official has said.