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Russia ready to give meat substitutes chance

Traditionally a society of meat lovers, Russians are developing a taste for meat substitutes – and food manufacturers from home and ab...

How to tap China functional-food opportunity

Covid-19 has increased interest among China's consumers for functional food and the country's domestic manufacturers have reacted. How can i...

What are prospects for cell-based dairy?

Andy Coyne examines the progress of the nascent cell-based dairy technology and seeks to determine whether there is a market for the product...

Why new deforestation coalition could be positive

With an emphasis on stakeholder engagement and information sharing, the new Forest Positive Coalition of Action could be an effective driver...

Latest Interviews

"We've done the hard part. We're excited about the year ahead" – CEO Abhishek Sinha on outlook for India plant-based meat firm GoodDot 15 Oct 2020

Dean Best

GoodDot Enterprises is seen as being the first modern plant-based meat business in India. The Udaipur-based firm has built a nationwide presence and has international ambitions.


Danone-backed Epigamia seeks to "contemporise" India's fragmented dairy industry – interview with CEO Rohan Mirchandani 3 Sep 2020

Simon Harvey

Epigamia, an Indian dairy brand, has set an ambitious growth target despite the challenges presented by Covid-19. We speak with CEO Rohan Mirchandani for insight into its strategy.

Latest News

Singapore's Temasek partners with A*Star for food-tech innovation hub 26 Nov 2020

Simon Harvey

Singapore plans to set up a tech centre to help nurture companies manufacturing alternative food products.


Nestle to sell Yinlu business in China to Food Wise Co. 25 Nov 2020

Andy Coyne

Nestlé is to sell a business unit n China that has been on the blocks for some time to Food Wise Co., it has announced.


Century Pacific Food claims first with UnMeat brand in Philippines 20 Nov 2020

Simon Harvey

Century Pacific Food, a meat and seafood products manufacturer in the Philippines, has entered a new category in the protein sector.


Investcorp buys majority stake in Singapore food manufacturer Viz Branz 16 Nov 2020

Andy Coyne

Bahrain-based investment group Investcorp has acquired a majority stake in a Singapore food and beverage manufacturer.


China leads RCEP trade deal in Asia Pacific 16 Nov 2020

Simon Harvey

A new trade pact in the Asia Pacific region was agreed at the weekend with special provisions for the least-developed countries in ASEAN.


Tyson Foods to invest in Asia, Europe production 10 Nov 2020

Dean Best

The US meat giant is stepping up its investment in its overseas production, both in conventional and alternative protein, its international chief tells just-food.



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