USDA Awards $1.8M To Cornell For Packaging, Beverage Concentrate Research

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture has awarded $1.8 million to two Cornell food science research projects. One project improves the commercial viability of a new food packaging material that actively reduces the need for preservatives, while decreasing food waste; the other Cornell project improves juice and…

Farmers In China Breeding Pigs The Size Of Polar Bears

In a report from Bloomberg News, farmers in the southern region of China, Nanning, the capital of Guangxi Province are breeding pigs weighing over 1,100 pounds (500kg)—as heavy as polar bears. At slaughter, such pigs can be sold for more than 10,000 yuan (S$1900) which is more than three times…

MOU Between Australian And Chinese Meat Industry

A new memorandum of understanding between the Australian and Chinese meat sectors highlights the importance of China to Australian industry and underlines a commitment to collaboration on both sides, according to Australian Meat Industry Council CEO Patrick Hutchinson The MOU is the result of 18 months of preparations and discussions…

Korea Food Week

Major Korean food expo, Coex Food Week, is offering incentives for overseas exhibitors and buyers. The show is expected to attract 60,000 buyers from South Korea and abroad when it runs 20-23 November 2019 in the Coex centre in Seoul. Since its launch in 2006, Coex Food Week has grown…

Food Fraud – Is Track & Trace The Solution?

The boom in sourcing more of our food online could open the floodgates for more unsafe counterfeit products unless the industry acts quickly, claims leading product inspection specialists Mettler-Toledo. “Counterfeit food is a growing problem worldwide, driven in part by the explosion of the digital marketplace. Anyone can set up…

Price Of Onions In Asia Soars As India Bans Onion Exports

Onions are a common ingredient in Asian dishes and are widely consumed across the region. However, extended heavy monsoon rainfall has flooded several states and farms which damaged crops and reduced harvest. With local prices jumping to 4,500 rupees (S$87.70) per 100 kg—the highest in six years, the Indian government…

GlobalData: Plant-Based Meat Market Attracting 3D Printing Firms

Companies behind the fast-developing 3D printing technology have set their sights firmly on working with the rapidly-growing plant-based food industry, writes GlobalData. Andy Coyne, Food Correspondent at GlobalData, says: “If we thought about 3D printing and meat at all, it was probably the idea that at some stage in the…
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