• 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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  • Today we are at the brink of great change. In a turbulent world, our traditional linear ways of thinking are challenged. We have a number of big issues to tackle. Feeding almost 10 billion people by 2050 – mainly in metropolitan areas, while taking good care of scarce resources – can only be done in circular approaches. Professor Louise O. Fresco, president of Wageningen University and Research (WUR), shared her vision over breakfast during a networking meeting organised by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Singapore, ADB-DutchCham and Food Industry Asia (FIA).
    29 Mar 2018
    Innovations in the Circular Economy: Closing the Loop in Food Production
    Today we are at the brink of great change. In a turbulent world, our traditional linear ways of thinking are challenged. We have a number of big issues to tackle. Feeding almost 10 billion people by 2050 – mainly in metropolitan areas, while taking good care of scarce resources – can only be done in circular approaches. Professor Louise O. Fresco, president of Wageningen University and Research (WUR), shared her vision over breakfast during a networking meeting organised by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Singapore, ADB-DutchCham and Food Industry Asia (FIA).
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  • The fight against malnutrition requires vision, investments and tenacity, to improve the health of entire generations of malnourished children around the world. We need innovation and evidence-based research, through multi-stakeholder collaboration, to bring together the areas of food production, value chain management, policy-making and consumer behaviour, in order to maximise our efforts to tackle malnutrition and food insecurity, says Her Royal Highness Princess Viktória de Bourbon de Parme, Patroness, Save the Children Netherlands.
    27 Mar 2018
    Sufficient Food and Nutrition for Every Child: Innovation and Partnership in the Fight Against Malnutrition
    The fight against malnutrition requires vision, investments and tenacity, to improve the health of entire generations of malnourished children around the world. We need innovation and evidence-based research, through multi-stakeholder collaboration, to bring together the areas of food production, value chain management, policy-making and consumer behaviour, in order to maximise our efforts to tackle malnutrition and food insecurity, says Her Royal Highness Princess Viktória de Bourbon de Parme, Patroness, Save the Children Netherlands.
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  • The Indian food industry and government are leading initiatives to educate consumers, through the provision of transparent information on food labels and the addressing of concerns such as traceability. Building consumer trust can be better achieved by synergising government and industry initiatives, according to a panel of experts at the recent FICCI Foodworld India 2018 conference.
    23 Mar 2018
    Building Consumer Trust Requires Government and Food Industry Collaboration
    The Indian food industry and government are leading initiatives to educate consumers, through the provision of transparent information on food labels and the addressing of concerns such as traceability. Building consumer trust can be better achieved by synergising government and industry initiatives, according to a panel of experts at the recent FICCI Foodworld India 2018 conference.
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