• As we approach the end of another successful year for FIA, I would like to thank you for contributing to a year of progress that has enabled us to lead real change for the industry.   It has certainly been a busy year. Across 21 events organised, we have engaged over 1,000 senior leaders in the food industry, multi-national companies and academia. What sets us apart is that we have used this role as convener to instigate real action and I'm very proud of what we've managed to achieve.
    28 Dec 2018
    Season's Greetings and a Happy New Year
    As we approach the end of another successful year for FIA, I would like to thank you for contributing to a year of progress that has enabled us to lead real change for the industry. It has certainly been a busy year. Across 21 events organised, we have engaged over 1,000 senior leaders in the food industry, multi-national companies and academia. What sets us apart is that we have used this role as convener to instigate real action and I'm very proud of what we've managed to achieve.
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  • Edwin Seah, Head of Sustainability and Communications at FIA and Sinta Kaniawati, President of the Packaging and Recycling Association for Indonesia Sustainable Environment (PRAISE) discuss the marine litter situation in Indonesia, the second-largest plastic polluter in the world, and how it is not just a plastics or packaging issue but a waste management problem.
    13 Dec 2018
    Shift Focus to Keep Plastics Out of Our Oceans
    Edwin Seah, Head of Sustainability and Communications at FIA and Sinta Kaniawati, President of the Packaging and Recycling Association for Indonesia Sustainable Environment (PRAISE) discuss the marine litter situation in Indonesia, the second-largest plastic polluter in the world, and how it is not just a plastics or packaging issue but a waste management problem.
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  • The Singapore Ministry of Health (MOH) recently announced a public consultation on four proposed measures to cut down on the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs). FIA responds to the announcement by suggesting for more measures, such as nutrition education and incentives for developing healthier drinks, in Singapore’s efforts to reduce sugar intake from beverages.
    06 Dec 2018
    Collaborative Multi-Stakeholder Approach Needed to Tackle Singapore’s Diabetes Problem
    The Singapore Ministry of Health (MOH) recently announced a public consultation on four proposed measures to cut down on the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs). FIA responds to the announcement by suggesting for more measures, such as nutrition education and incentives for developing healthier drinks, in Singapore’s efforts to reduce sugar intake from beverages.
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  • The obesity epidemic has been on an upwards trend worldwide. With the increasing consumption of sugar as one of the factors, low/no-calorie sweeteners (LNCS) is now an attractive alternative to sugar. However, LNCS has generated concerns over potential carcinogenicity, weight gain and more. Are there any long-term health consequences of using LNCS?  Should health professionals recommend LNCS as a means to improve health? Lawyer and nutritionist Alan Flanagan addresses these questions and discusses the impact of LNCS on health.
    05 Dec 2018
    The Role of Sweeteners and its Impact on Health
    The obesity epidemic has been on an upwards trend worldwide. With the increasing consumption of sugar as one of the factors, low/no-calorie sweeteners (LNCS) is now an attractive alternative to sugar. However, LNCS has generated concerns over potential carcinogenicity, weight gain and more. Are there any long-term health consequences of using LNCS? Should health professionals recommend LNCS as a means to improve health? Lawyer and nutritionist Alan Flanagan addresses these questions and discusses the impact of LNCS on health.
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  • Food and Nutrition Research Consultant Emil Fazira from Euromonitor International shares the top three key trends driving the global food innovation, as well as the current megatrend in the food innovation landscape – ethical living.
    30 Nov 2018
    Trends Shaping Innovation in Meal Solutions
    Food and Nutrition Research Consultant Emil Fazira from Euromonitor International shares the top three key trends driving the global food innovation, as well as the current megatrend in the food innovation landscape – ethical living.
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  • On the 23rd of November 2018, FIA collaborated with Cargill to hold the Re-imagining the Future of Food event, featuring CEOs of some of the biggest food and beverage companies in Asia to discuss the role that technology and innovation can play in helping to secure the future of food.
    27 Nov 2018
    Re-imagining the future of food: Understanding Asia’s food systems
    On the 23rd of November 2018, FIA collaborated with Cargill to hold the Re-imagining the Future of Food event, featuring CEOs of some of the biggest food and beverage companies in Asia to discuss the role that technology and innovation can play in helping to secure the future of food.
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  • Food fraud can happen anywhere and anytime. Due to the lack of knowledge and information, consumers risk falling into the trap of food fraud, leading to serious food safety and health implications. There is a need for the food industry and authorities to come together and examine the role that demonstrating authenticity will play in alleviating these concerns.
    20 Nov 2018
    3 Ways to Mitigate Food Fraud
    Food fraud can happen anywhere and anytime. Due to the lack of knowledge and information, consumers risk falling into the trap of food fraud, leading to serious food safety and health implications. There is a need for the food industry and authorities to come together and examine the role that demonstrating authenticity will play in alleviating these concerns.
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