- Published: Friday, 10 February 2017 08:47
Food scientist Steve Witherly claims MSG is perfectly safe and stands fully behind his “Supersalt” mixture featuring nine parts salt, one part MSG, and a bit of disodium inosinate.
- Published: Friday, 10 February 2017 08:42
Having risen to become one of the world’s biggest producers of halal food, Thailand is now seeking to invest in halal production in neighbouring Cambodia.
No evidence of link between fruit and veg consumption and reduction in overall cancer cases: Major Japan study
- Published: Friday, 10 February 2017 08:37
There is insufficient evidence of a link between fruit and vegetable consumption and a reduction in the number of overall cancer cases, according to a pooled analysis of large-scale cohort studies from Japan.
- Published: Tuesday, 24 January 2017 06:12
Two of Japan’s biggest conglomerates are planning huge expansion of their ‘beef bowl’ fast food chains across China in order to compensate for low growth in a saturated Japanese marketplace.
- Published: Tuesday, 24 January 2017 06:10
Brands will place more emphasis on smaller pack sizes in 2017, according to Euromonitor International.
- Published: Tuesday, 24 January 2017 04:15
A new study indicates that Korean teenagers who regularly consume energy drinks are at “great risk” of mental health problems, particularly when consumed in combination with junk food, researchers claim.
- Published: Tuesday, 24 January 2017 04:12
It’s no secret that the world has been consistently getting more and more fat over the years. In nearly every country obesity rates are on the rise and millions of people are dying from obesity-related issues every year.
- Published: Thursday, 19 January 2017 07:22
Ready-to-eat therapeutic foods designed to boost the nutritional status of people with HIV in Thailand should contain clear health claims, be manufactured in a soft, or liquid form, and be easy to carry, a study conducted by the World Food Programme has reported.
- Published: Thursday, 19 January 2017 07:20
While long treasured for its medicinal properties in Asia, a new Taiwanese review has drawn attention to four species of the fungi Cordyceps, highlighting the mushrooms’ potential as a functional food targeting metabolic, liver, sexual, and bone/joint disorders.
- Published: Wednesday, 18 January 2017 03:14
Reports from Japan suggest officials are weighing up imposing stricter rules for the mandatory labelling of food items containing genetically modified foods.
Probiotics and Alzheimer’s: Personalised nutrition tipped to become crucial area of treatment research
- Published: Wednesday, 18 January 2017 03:11
Modulation of gut microbiota through personalised diet or probiotic intervention will increasingly become a key focus for treating brain disorders including Alzheimer’s Disease, Chinese academics have concluded in a new review.
- Published: Tuesday, 17 January 2017 08:15
ALBA: The US$44bil palm oil industry, under pressure in Europe after authorities listed the edible oil as a cancer risk, has found a vocal ally in the food sector: the maker of Nutella.
- Published: Tuesday, 17 January 2017 08:12
The US Grains Council (USGC) is ramping up international sales expansion efforts for US generated dried distiller’s grains with solubles (DDGS) after a slowdown in Chinese sales due to a trade dispute.
Aquatic plant potential: Why duckweed could become a source of protein and omega-3 beyond South East Asia
- Published: Tuesday, 17 January 2017 07:35
Duckweed has long been consumed as an inexpensive protein and source of omega-3 in three South East Asia countries, but now researchers are questioning if it has the potential to be adopted by south Asian and even Western consumers too.
- Published: Wednesday, 04 January 2017 07:52
In the last few years, dozens of edible insect start-ups have popped up in western countries to supply a new wave of interest in bugs as food. This market is now in need of regulation, promotion and support.