• To address the public healthcare burden of obesity, a paradigm shift in focus and strategies is needed, says Mr Matt Kovac, Food Industry Asia’s Executive Director. This includes more attention being placed on preventive measures, better education on healthy nutrition – especially for children – that leads to positive behaviour change, as well as multi-stakeholder partnerships and knowledge exchange to foster stronger engagement between the public and private sectors.
    21 Nov 2017
    Multi-sectoral Partnerships and Dialogue Much Needed to Combat Obesity
    To address the public healthcare burden of obesity, a paradigm shift in focus and strategies is needed, says Mr Matt Kovac, Food Industry Asia’s Executive Director. This includes more attention being placed on preventive measures, better education on healthy nutrition – especially for children – that leads to positive behaviour change, as well as multi-stakeholder partnerships and knowledge exchange to foster stronger engagement between the public and private sectors.
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  • The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) observes World Diabetes Day 2017 today, with the theme “Women and diabetes - our right to a healthy future”. With one in two adults going undiagnosed for type 2 diabetes, this year's activities and materials promote the importance of affordable and equitable access for all women at risk for, or living with, diabetes. In recognising this issue and call, Food Industry Asia (FIA) emphasises its support for, and actions toward, sustainable, regional multi-stakeholder efforts to improve diets and stabilise rates of obesity and diabetes in Asia.
    14 Nov 2017
    Multi-stakeholder Efforts to Tackle Diabetes for a Healthy Future
    The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) observes World Diabetes Day 2017 today, with the theme “Women and diabetes - our right to a healthy future”. With one in two adults going undiagnosed for type 2 diabetes, this year's activities and materials promote the importance of affordable and equitable access for all women at risk for, or living with, diabetes. In recognising this issue and call, Food Industry Asia (FIA) emphasises its support for, and actions toward, sustainable, regional multi-stakeholder efforts to improve diets and stabilise rates of obesity and diabetes in Asia.
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  • E-commerce in Asia is set to experience a growth explosion over the next few years, according to new figures released by IGD, the international grocery research organisation. With Singles’ Day, the world’s biggest online shopping event, which was underway across Asia and culminated on 11 November, IGD is forecasting the region’s largest online grocery retailers to grow, on average, 34.6 per cent a year between now and 2022.
    14 Nov 2017
    IGD Unveils Size of Prize for Online Grocery in Asia as Singles' Day 2017 Gathers Pace
    E-commerce in Asia is set to experience a growth explosion over the next few years, according to new figures released by IGD, the international grocery research organisation. With Singles’ Day, the world’s biggest online shopping event, which was underway across Asia and culminated on 11 November, IGD is forecasting the region’s largest online grocery retailers to grow, on average, 34.6 per cent a year between now and 2022.
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  • The inaugural EAT Asia-Pacific Food Forum brought together leading stakeholders from government, industry, academia and civil society to assess the state of food systems, and discuss both innovative and sustainable solutions to improve food security, sustainable use of natural resources, and health and nutrition among populations in Asia. A key message was that strong cooperation among all stakeholders is critical in meeting these goals – including tackling the double burden of malnutrition, which leads to the public health challenges of both stunting and obesity.
    07 Nov 2017
    Multi-stakeholder Partnerships to Transform Food Systems for Improved Sustainability, Security and Health in Asia
    The inaugural EAT Asia-Pacific Food Forum brought together leading stakeholders from government, industry, academia and civil society to assess the state of food systems, and discuss both innovative and sustainable solutions to improve food security, sustainable use of natural resources, and health and nutrition among populations in Asia. A key message was that strong cooperation among all stakeholders is critical in meeting these goals – including tackling the double burden of malnutrition, which leads to the public health challenges of both stunting and obesity.
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  • Global grocery retailing is undergoing a period of momentous change, according to Ms Joanne Denney-Finch OBE, Chief Executive of international researcher IGD, giving the industry an unprecedented opportunity to deliver an inspirational, exciting future for shoppers.
    31 Oct 2017
    IGD Chief Executive Urges Grocery Industry to Seize the Moment
    Global grocery retailing is undergoing a period of momentous change, according to Ms Joanne Denney-Finch OBE, Chief Executive of international researcher IGD, giving the industry an unprecedented opportunity to deliver an inspirational, exciting future for shoppers.
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  • The "double burden of malnutrition" has become an emerging threat to health in ASEAN, especially with obesity no longer described as the disease of affluence but rather as one of the biggest public health challenges; with its prevalence expanding to developing countries, across all income levels.
    30 Oct 2017
    Innovating for Sustainable Food Systems for Better Health and Nutrition in Asia
    The "double burden of malnutrition" has become an emerging threat to health in ASEAN, especially with obesity no longer described as the disease of affluence but rather as one of the biggest public health challenges; with its prevalence expanding to developing countries, across all income levels.
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  • Laboratory training for food safety scientists, including those in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), to carry out appropriate lab testing to verify the efficacy of food safety management systems, is critical for building trust in food safety, says Dr Paul Young, Senior Director, Government Affairs, Waters Corporation.
    24 Oct 2017
    FIA Video: Lab Capacity-building to Strengthen Food Safety Systems
    Laboratory training for food safety scientists, including those in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), to carry out appropriate lab testing to verify the efficacy of food safety management systems, is critical for building trust in food safety, says Dr Paul Young, Senior Director, Government Affairs, Waters Corporation.
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