Asian grocery boom

Asia is expected to be the biggest engine of growth in the grocery market, exceeding the sales of Europe and North America combined in five years, according to the UK-based research organization Institute of Grocery Distribution (IGD).  The organization also said that the drivers of global growth include inflation, population, and rising incomes. According to

China to complete product quality traceability system by 2020

China will complete its product quality traceability system by 2020, which will include key products such as farm produce, food, medicine, special equipment, dangerous materials and rare earth. The system will provide important information including sources, destinations and accountable persons in reinforcing product quality and safety.  It is expected that the system will raise quality

Agriculture department, NFA launch rice, corn blend

THE Department of Agriculture (DA), together with the National Food Authority (NFA) and the Philippine Maize Federation, Inc. (PhilMaize), targets for a healthier and more practical staple food as they launched Bigas-Mais Blend at Sasa Wharf last week. “The rice and white corn combo is a healthier choice for the rice-eating Filipinos as corn contains

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,