Casella Group will add premium wines to its offerings, reports the Sydney Morning Herald today.
Japan’s latest ingredient du jour is a fungus that smells like old socks, but that hasn’t stopped professional and home cooks alike going crazy for it, and it’s popularity is spreading.
Heineken has won the controlling stake in Tiger beer, buying out Fraser and Neave’s shares for US$4.5 billion.
The Queensland Government has announced plans to irrigate fertile land by using two untamed rivers out of the Gulf of Carpentaria, as plans to become Asia’s foodbowl take shape.
An Australian developer and manufacturer of sustainable plastics and packaging has received Halal certification for a new range of resins.
Chinese media is reporting that meat smugglers have tried to get Australian products across the border.
The Ord Irrigation Scheme is leading the Western Australia Department of Agriculture to significantly increase its sugar cane trials.
Japanese-owned beverage company, Lion, has made a bid for Perth-based brewer Little World Beverages (LWB), which is now valued at more than $380 million.
World food prices dropped to their lowest level in eight months, according to a U.N. Agency.
As the debate over foreign ownership of prime agricultural land and Australia being Asia’s ‘foodbowl’ rages, a new review by a leading farming group has found that the land needs to be preserved.
Yesterday the Federal Government’s plans to make Australia the Asian food bowl were labelled “a waste of taxpayer’s money” by the Wilderness Society, and now a new poll has found over 80 per cent of Australians are also against plans to encourage Chinese investment in agricultural land.
The Wilderness Society has slammed the Federal Government’s plan to attract Chinese investment to agricultural development in northern Australia, labelling it a waste of taxpayers’ money.
Australian researchers have identified processing techniques which will minimise the adverse effects of allergens in milk and other food products.
The Australian dollar dipped below parity overnight, creating a hopeful Australian food industry which may now have a fighting chance with exports and production.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard has finally officially recognised what most people in the food industry have known for decades: Australia can and should be a food superpower.
There are reports that a Chinese investment group has made a bid to buy 15 000 hectares in the Kimberly for beef and sugar production to meet the demands of China’s rising middle class.
Asia has the fastest-growing population in world. This will increase the demand for food, but greater urbanisation, westernisation and rising personal wealth is changing the form in which food is consumed.
The peak farming representative group is calling for more transparency on the investments made in Australia by foreign investors.
Agricultural production in Asia could be halved in the next three decades if farmers don’t adapt to climate change.
Chinese authorities have denied there are any problems with it’s locally-manufactured Coca-Cola Shanxi Beverages, after an employee claimed mass chlorine contamination.