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  • How will harmonising food standards benefit the ASEAN food & beverage (F&B) industry? Ms YiFan Jiang, Head of Science & Regulatory Affairs at Food Industry Asia (FIA), and Ms Teresa Lo, programme leader for the ASEAN Food and Beverage Alliance (AFBA), explain why it is important for ASEAN countries to create proper procedures for implementing and enforcing harmonised food guidelines or standards.
    20 Apr 2018
    Harmonising Food Standards in ASEAN
    How will harmonising food standards benefit the ASEAN food & beverage (F&B) industry? Ms YiFan Jiang, Head of Science & Regulatory Affairs at Food Industry Asia (FIA), and Ms Teresa Lo, programme leader for the ASEAN Food and Beverage Alliance (AFBA), explain why it is important for ASEAN countries to create proper procedures for implementing and enforcing harmonised food guidelines or standards.
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  • As the global population heads toward a peak of close to 10 billion by 2050, food production is under pressure to increase its output by 70 per cent, to address the increasing number of challenges related to hunger and the double burden of malnutrition worldwide. It is time for companies to re-imagine how they conduct their businesses so that everyone – people, planet and shareholders – benefits, says Mr Sunny Verghese, Co-founder & Group Chief Executive Officer of Olam International.
    16 Apr 2018
    It’s Time to Re-imagine Food and Agriculture in Asia
    As the global population heads toward a peak of close to 10 billion by 2050, food production is under pressure to increase its output by 70 per cent, to address the increasing number of challenges related to hunger and the double burden of malnutrition worldwide. It is time for companies to re-imagine how they conduct their businesses so that everyone – people, planet and shareholders – benefits, says Mr Sunny Verghese, Co-founder & Group Chief Executive Officer of Olam International.
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  • The pressing need to reduce unhealthy levels of sugar consumption among consumers has fuelled a growth in demand for ingredients that impart sweetness with significantly less or no calories, resulting in the innovation of low/non-calorie sweeteners (LNCS). While LNCS could serve as good alternatives to sugar, their collective reputation has constantly been challenged. Last month, FIA shared the findings of its “The Case for a Little Sweetness: The Role of Low/Non-Calorie Sweeteners on Health” white paper, in two information sessions in Indonesia and Sri Lanka, to debunk some of the inaccuracies surrounding LNCS.
    11 Apr 2018
    Making our Case for a Little Sweetness
    The pressing need to reduce unhealthy levels of sugar consumption among consumers has fuelled a growth in demand for ingredients that impart sweetness with significantly less or no calories, resulting in the innovation of low/non-calorie sweeteners (LNCS). While LNCS could serve as good alternatives to sugar, their collective reputation has constantly been challenged. Last month, FIA shared the findings of its “The Case for a Little Sweetness: The Role of Low/Non-Calorie Sweeteners on Health” white paper, in two information sessions in Indonesia and Sri Lanka, to debunk some of the inaccuracies surrounding LNCS.
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  • Despite significant progress in recent decades, malnutrition is still a huge barrier to children’s health and development around the world. There is a demand and opportunity for food innovation for improved nutrition across global markets, including low- and middle-income ones, and the private sector has a critical role to play in innovating for affordable, accessible and appealing nutrition for all. Business profits and better nutrition must not be portrayed as enemies if we are to fundamentally change consumption habits, says Mr Kamel Chida, Deputy Director, Private Sector Engagement and Innovation, Nutrition, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
    04 Apr 2018
    Impact at Scale: Innovation for the Next Generation of Nutrition
    Despite significant progress in recent decades, malnutrition is still a huge barrier to children’s health and development around the world. There is a demand and opportunity for food innovation for improved nutrition across global markets, including low- and middle-income ones, and the private sector has a critical role to play in innovating for affordable, accessible and appealing nutrition for all. Business profits and better nutrition must not be portrayed as enemies if we are to fundamentally change consumption habits, says Mr Kamel Chida, Deputy Director, Private Sector Engagement and Innovation, Nutrition, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
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