Soda More Popular than Coffee among S. Koreans: Survey

Soft drinks are the most popular drink consumed by Koreans, followed by coffee, a survey showed. The survey by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs revealed 26.8 percent picked soda as their most favored drink, trailed by coffee at 17.6 percent. Beverages for water supplement came next at 17.3 percent, followed by fruit beverages at

Indonesia to increase palm oil production to 42 million tons by 2020

As the world’s biggest exporter of palm oil, Indonesia plans to increase production to 42 million tons by 2020 to maintain its global lead, according to a top industry player. Indonesian Palm Oil Producers Association (GAPKI) chairman Joko Supriyono said in New York on Wednesday that Indonesia had a lot of room to increase production,

Indonesia’s Retail Rice Market Slows Down Due to Risk of Obesity: Mintel

The retail rice market in Indonesia has experienced a slow growth rate over the past five years as urban Indonesians increasingly avoid high carbohydrate intakes due to an increased risk of obesity, research from global market intelligence firm Mintel showed. According to Mintel’s “Food and Drink report” published on Thursday (22/09), compound annual growth (CAGR)

Bird flu crisis over, PH agriculture chief says

The bird flu crisis is over, Philippine Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol said on Saturday, September 2, following his lifting of a 7-kilometer radius ban. In a Facebook post, Piñol said he was “lifting the quarantine restrictions in the 7-kilometer Controlled Area Radius around the town of San Luis, Pampanga and in Jaen and San Isidro towns in Nueva

Indonesia to talk at UN forum on palm oil

The Indonesian Palm Oil Association (GAPKI) will attend an upcoming summit on the development of the oil palm sector at the United Nations headquarters in New York. Palm oil is Indonesia’s main non-oil and gas export, contributing US$18.5 billion in exports last year. The sector also absorbs more than 5 million workers and encourages economic growth in rural areas.