- Published: Wednesday, 13 September 2017 07:28
The organic farm at Picnic Resort in Kompong Seila district, Preah Sihanouk province is the first in Cambodia to be certified as meeting European Union standards. The farm supplies about 58 types of organic produce to distributors in Phnom Penh.
- Published: Wednesday, 13 September 2017 07:24
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand’s pig farmers are urging the government to resist pressure from the United States to open up its $3.5 billion pork market as U.S. President Donald Trump seeks to reduce U.S. trade deficits.
- Published: Thursday, 01 June 2017 08:42
Two in five urban Chinese are currently consuming more nuts and seeds compared to half a year ago.
Snacking is often perceived as a quick and convenient, sometimes ‘rewarding’ alternative to the conventional meal times and today, more and more consumers are starting to align their focus on their health, generating a big opportunity for healthy snacks. Mintel’s new report suggests that two in five (40%) urban Chinese consumers eat more nuts and seeds today compared to six months ago. Driving the rise of demands of healthy snacks, 58 percent of consumers say that nuts and seeds taste good and 44 percent say they are convenient to eat, with a miniscule 9 percent claim nuts and seeds are unhealthy.
- Published: Thursday, 01 June 2017 08:36
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“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.