- Published: Tuesday, 14 November 2017 03:02
Asia is primed to drive the sales of global organic products between 2020-2030 as consumer understanding and government support grows, claims an industry pioneer in India.
Raj Seelam is the founder and CEO of Sresta Natural Bioproducts which sells organic ingredients and finished products under the 24 Mantra brand.
- Published: Tuesday, 14 November 2017 02:19
Players in the agro-business have been urged to export shelled peas into the South-East Asian market to boost the country’s foreign currency reserves dwindle, ZimTrade has said.
In its newsletter, ZimTrade said the demand for fresh garden peas in Malaysia was increasing and exporters should take advantage of that to earn the country the much-needed foreign currency. “ZimTrade is urging Zimbabwean exporters to take advantage of the opportunities available to supply shelled peas into the South-East Asian market. The demand for fresh garden peas in Malaysia is increasing,” it said.
- Published: Thursday, 09 November 2017 03:24
The latest participant in our ongoing ‘Tech for Social Good’ series is Yimishiji, an online farmers’ market in China that is one of six organisations to be awarded a Social Impact Fellowship from GLG. Receiving the Fellowship means that winners are given two years free-of-charge of access to GLG’s consultancy network of more than 500,000 experts in order to help them develop and grow.
- Published: Thursday, 09 November 2017 03:08
Founder and CEO Alva Lim (far left) together with her team at Agora Food Studio in Dili, Timor-Leste.
Alva Lim wants eating with the seasons to be fashionable again. She’s the Founder and Director of Agora Food Studio in Dili, Timor-Leste, working to revitalize Timorese cuisine by promoting the country’s heritage crops and inspiring new healthy food traditions. “We focus on training people’s palettes to taste food and using what is in season to create beautiful combinations, rather than through a recipe based approach,” says Lim.
- Published: Wednesday, 08 November 2017 02:31
Suntory Beverage & Food and PepsiCo have agreed to create a soft drink joint venture in Thailand, helping Suntory expand its beverage business in the country.
Suntory will acquire 51% of the shares in International Refreshment (Thailand) Co, a PepsiCo operation, for 33bn yen ($289.63m). The venture will be renamed as Suntory PepsiCo Beverage (Thailand) Co. Ltd.
- Published: Wednesday, 08 November 2017 01:52
Danone has installed a vast rooftop solar system at its Zhongshan factory in China, which will save 55,000 tons of CO2 over its lifetime.
The project is Danone’s first solar PV (photovoltaic) project in China.
Asia Clean Capital (ACC) designed, constructed and funded the system and will undertake the long-term system maintenance.
Electricity from the solar systems will be provided to Danone at competitive rates.
- Published: Wednesday, 08 November 2017 01:47
S&W, a Del Monte company, is launching clear fruit cans in stores in Seoul, South Korea, and Shanghai, China.
S&W Fine Foods International, a Del Monte company, is rolling out clear fruit cans for its products sold in Seoul, South Korea, and Shanghai, China.
The firm says the use of Milacron’s Klear Can shows consumers the quality and freshness of its pineapple products at the time of purchase.
Milacron CEO Tom Goeke said: “After years of development and strong positive consumer results, we’re excited to have S&W Fine Foods International on-board as a partner to launch the Milacron Klear Can in key global markets. We are also thrilled about the prospect of transforming the metal can industry.
- Published: Wednesday, 01 November 2017 06:49
Major Malaysian retailer group Bison is accelerating its move into food manufacturing by partnering with two Japanese firms to produce bakery and ready-to-eat convenience goods.
Bison has 220 outlets under its myNEWS.com. brand and operates the WHSmith stores within Malaysian international airports.
- Published: Wednesday, 01 November 2017 03:29
A drop in Chinese imports is expected to cause a global oversupply in pork meat.
According to the Rabobank Pork Quarterly report for Q4 2017, the global pork supply is expected to increase further, mainly driven by China, the US, Canada, and Brazil. Pork imports to China alone were down by 27% in the first eight months, but are expected to rebound later on in the year.
- Published: Tuesday, 31 October 2017 09:38
If you’re one of those who patiently studies new additions in supermarkets and grocery stores, you would notice that year after year, more snacks, meals and foods are being fortified with protein.
Certain snacks now come in ‘high in protein’ flavors and even some cereals are now ‘enhanced with protein’.
This article takes a brief look at what exactly is protein made off and offers a few insights on what it can do for your body, and we don’t just mean building muscles like Arnie.
- Published: Tuesday, 31 October 2017 06:30
Cheaper production costs and higher quality products have led foreign companies to dominate most Chinese dairy markets, but high margins and booming demand have put local firms in pole position in the yoghurt market.
Having touched US$55bn last year, the dairy market is now second only to America.
- Published: Tuesday, 31 October 2017 06:25
Takefumi Hashimoto, executive officer, Yamaya Communications Inc, receives the halal certification for the mentaiko, with the different forms of the product displayed.
The product certified by Majelis Ulama Indonesia (MUI), the Muslim authority of the country, is now sold in AEON supermarkets in Indonesia. Whole mentaiko, also known as mako, is being sold in packs of about 70g to 100g.
PT Kanemory Food Service, a halal-certified operation, was consigned to produce the halal mentaiko by its group company in Indonesia, PT Kanematsu Trading Indonesia.
- Published: Tuesday, 17 October 2017 06:43
By Ricebowl Asia
Almost every human being in planet Earth has heard or tried Indian Food. Their spicy and flavourful dishes are known to evoke fiery tongues along with sweaty foreheads and are generally not for people with a sensitive tummy. Modern day Indian cuisine in certain cities now adopts a less spicy approach to their meals so that their cuisine can cater to all.
Contrary to popular belief, traditional Indians do not eat their food in stages. Food is often served on a one giant plate with little bowls of dishes in them, called a thali, with the sweet dishes enjoyed following the savoury good stuff. The dishes you find in the Starter section of a restaurant menu is usually just snacks and/or street food. Keep this in mind the next time you’re browsing through a menu at an Indian restaurant!
- Published: Thursday, 05 October 2017 04:18
SINGAPORE: At this hawker centre, cash is king.
Hungry customers queue up for food, clutching their wallets or holding a fistful of cash. Stallholders take the money and quickly count out the change, opening drawers or reaching into containers for coins.
This could be a scene played out at any hawker centre in Singapore. But at this one, there is a difference: Banners and signs put up around the centre proudly proclaim the Tanjong Pagar Plaza Market and Food Centre to be Singapore’s first QR Code payment hawker centre. Almost every stall displays a QR code that customers can scan using their various banking apps to make payment for their meals.