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Asia a key market for Australia’s red meat exports

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) has released its 2024 global market snapshots, showing Asia’s critical role in Australia’s red meat exports. China remains the leading...

Local preferences and price hamper plant-protein growth

Sales of plant-based alternative proteins continue to fall, especially in key markets, Rabobank observed in its Animal Protein Outlook for 2024. This supports earlier findings...

ASF will remain a hurdle in Europe-Asia pork trade

ASF continues to cause trade restrictions that impact production in Asia and exports from Europe. While ASF-affected countries such as Belgium, Germany, and Italy...

Plant-based pork floss wins innovation challenge award

A group of students from China has won the ProVeg Food Innovation Challenge APAC 2022 for devising a plant-based pork floss product. The students...

Trends in proteins consumption

One of the trends pushing protein consumption to larger level is growing population, in Asia and globally. Grace Choo, Regional Product Specialist, Prepared Foods, Asia...

Online food delivery to triple in Southeast Asia by 2025

Grab says that online food delivery spending will triple by 2025 in Southeast Asia. The delivery startup released the 2021 Food Delivery Industry Overview...

Challenges associated with alternative protein

Although there is a rising demand in alternative proteins, there are also challenged associated with it. “There are several challenges (in adoption) in alternative proteins...

Ajinomoto targets alternative proteins with amino acids

Japan’s prominent food brand Ajinomoto says it will focus on developing amino acids to support the growing alternative proteins space. Its Chief Innovation Officer...

Increasing productivity to stem production costs

Meat producers are facing some of the toughest challenges currently with inflated production cost and prices. However, Dr Carmelo Ferlito of the economic think-tank...

Health, food security reasons for alternative proteins adoption

Health and food security concerns are key drivers for plant-based protein shift in key Asian economies, according to the ‘Future of Proteins’ report by...

Health and wellness component in alternative proteins

The immediate result of the Covid-19 pandemic put focus on health and wellness in consumers’ minds, which led to rising interests in alternative proteins. Dr...

Asia advancing with alternative proteins

While globally, 30mt of alternative proteins were consumed in 2020, investments, innovation and product development in Asia is also advancing. Dr Diana Bogueva of the...

FAO report shows positive growth for poultry production

OECD-FAO’s Agricultural Outlook 2021-2030 sees a positive growth in poultry consumption, production and trade. As meat prices and production rebounds post-pandemic and ASF, Apac countries...

Price, flavor and food safety concerns in alternative proteins

For producers of alternative proteins, price, localization of flavors and food safety will be an integral concern to face. Dr Diana Bogueva of the University...

Alternative proteins are not novel in Asia

Alternative proteins as a term is trending globally but in Asia, it is not novel. Dr Diana Bogueva of the University of Sydney said...

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