Monthly Archives: July 2013

Queensland banana grower launches banana vending machine | Australian Food News

See on Scoop.it – The Asian Food Gazette. A banana grower in Queensland has launched a specially designed fresh banana vending machine in a Brisbane food court. See on http://www.ausfoodnews.com.au

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Japan remains undecided on lifting US wheat ban after GMO scare

There are no clear plans yet to lift Japan’s ban on US western white wheat, a Japanese government official says following a meeting between its ministry and the USDA last week. See on http://www.foodnavigator-asia.com

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7-Eleven wizard, 80, to take on U.S.

Over the past 39 years, Toshifumi Suzuki has expanded 7-Eleven to 50,000 outlets, more than any other retail chain. Now, at the age of 80, he says he has no … See on http://www.japantimes.co.jp

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Thailand ready to send first sustainable palm oil shipment to Europe

The third largest palm oil producer in the world, Thailand has now joined a select group of nations that supply certified sustainable palm oil (SCPO), with a first consignment ready for export to Europe. See on http://www.foodnavigator-asia.com

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Danone Dumex cuts Chinese infant formula prices by up to 20%

Dumex – Danone’s infant nutrition business in Asia – has announced plans to reduce the price of its infant formula products in China by up to 20% in response to an investigation into its and other manufacturers’ pricing… See on … Continue reading

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Solvay to bring vanillin manufacturing to Zhenjiang

International chemical group Solvay is the latest aromas company to choose China to produce its ingredients. See on http://www.foodnavigator-asia.com

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Japan agency to breed bluefin tuna in tanks on land

If successful, the project could help stabilize the price of bluefin tuna. -Japan News/ANN See on news.asiaone.com

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Kyrgyzstan: Vodka is no Elixir for Budget Woes

Kyrgyzstan’s collective thirst for vodka should provide a nice revenue stream for a government budget consistently starving for funds. See on http://www.eurasianet.org

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