ThaiBev Bets Big in Vietnam With $4.8 Billion Brewery Stake

Thai Beverage Pcl is doubling down on Vietnam after it partnered with a local company to buy a $4.8 billion stake in the country’s largest brewer, a key step for the company controlled by billionaire Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi as it seeks to dominate Southeast Asia’s beverage market.  Vietnam Beverage, the local unit which ThaiBev holds a stake in, said

Food scientist industry link attacks unfair: professor

Nutrition scientists must not be “pilloried” for working with industry on research projects that could lead to advances in public health and a reduction in obesity, a leading academic in the field has argued. Original article can be accessed here:

Purple tomatoes and red aubergines, new, more nutritious vegetables

Researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Science have been working on the development of new varieties of fruits and vegetables, with unusual colors but with additional nutritional values. These scientists created colorful fruits and vegetables after introducing beetroot genes into tomatoes and eggplants. These purple-red vegetables have additional nutritional value. They contain about 60% more

Global Coffee Platform Broadly Outlines Farmer Income Potential in 11 Producing Countries

“A newly study from the Global Coffee Platform provides a broad outline for improving farmer incomes throughout the global coffee sector through yield improvements, quality improvements, training, and empowering women farmers, among other opportunities. The study, described by the group as a “scan” of the current and potential conditions in 11 key coffee-producing countries, was

Non-alcoholic beverage market expected to grow by 2022

Summarized by Natacia Ann I. Esguerra Functional beverage market is seen to be growing at 4.4 percent annually and will reach US$2,090 billion by 2022. Non-alcoholic beverages play an important role in people’s daily lives. The industry produces a wide range of beverages such as carbonated soft drinks, syrup concentrates, energy drinks, juices, teas, coffee,

Push to increase longan exports

Summarized by Joy Kristel L. Orzales The Cambodian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries announced its plan to expand the country’s longan exports to new markets. The ministry is currently working on export requirements such as sanitary and phytosanitary requirements to reach countries with strict policies. Cambodia yields about 20,000 tons of longan annually from