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Europe/Asia: Universities, institutions partner on agro-food sector

The University of Porto, five European universities and eight institutions of Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar will partner to strengthen international collaboration and entrepreneurship in...

Europe: Seasonal chocolate in demand, report

Research finds seasonal launches accounted for 25% of global chocolate new product launches in 2016, the biggest area of chocolate new product development (NPD),...

Europe/Asia: ‘Triple burden’ on nutrition, FAO

Economic growth and rising per capita incomes have all but wiped out hunger in Europe and Central Asia. As countries become more affluent, changing...

Americas: Study finds infant cereals lack consistent nutritional content

For parents around the world, premixed infant cereals—also known as complementary foods—can be a vital source of the solid food needed for healthy child...

World: Consumers would pay extra for ingredients they recognize

As many as 73% of consumers are happy to pay a higher retail price for a food or drink product made with ingredients they...

Asia: FOA releases labeling scheme for mountain products

FAO's Mountain Partnership and Slow Food have launched a voluntary product label for mountain goods that is meant to improve market access for small...

Asia Pacific: Bosch to pump €80M into Southeast Asia

Bosch has planned to "invest around €80 million (US$89.44 million) in Southeast Asia" in 2016, according to Peter Tyroller, the member of the Bosch...

Asia Pacific: Foodservice franchise seeks partners to expand into region

All-American restaurant franchise Johnny Rockets is seeking area developers for expansion into Thailand and Vietnam. "The popularity of American culture and cuisine in Southeast Asian...

World: Africa should improve output of tree, root crops not mimic...

African countries cannot blindly adopt food policy initiatives that spurred the Green Revolution in Asia as a way to promote agricultural development, according to...

Asia Pacific: Arla Foods to open office in Malaysia to serve...

Arla Foods is integrating its markets in China and Southeast Asia in a new regional market called Business Unit Asia located in Kuala Lumpur,...