Thailand Becomes First Asian Country to Legalize Cannabis for Food

Thailand Becomes First Asian Country to Legalize Cannabis for Food

Thailand has just become the first Asian country to legalize the growing of cannabis and its consumption as a food, aiming to boost its agriculture and tourism sectors. The government has announced plans to distribute 1 million cannabis seedlings to incentivize...
More Opportunities for Vietnamese Coffee Export to the US

More Opportunities for Vietnamese Coffee Export to the US

Vietnam is anticipating more chances in the US market as the price of its coffee exports is rising. In the first five months of 2022, Vietnam raked in USD 124.95 million from exporting 50,580 tons of coffee, representing a fall of 2.9% in volume, but a rise of 23.6%...
Singapore to Boast of the Largest Cultivated Meat Facility in Asia

Singapore to Boast of the Largest Cultivated Meat Facility in Asia

Scheduled to open at JTC Bedok Food City in Singapore in the first quarter of 2023, Good Meat is a company that makes healthier and more sustainable foods by applying the latest science and technology. The company is a Californian company, Eat Just, Inc. subsidiary....
Cargill Multiplies Production of its Tapioca Syrup in Indonesia

Cargill Multiplies Production of its Tapioca Syrup in Indonesia

Cargill, a global food corporation headquartered in Minneapolis, has extended the processing capabilities of its sweetener facility in Cikande, Indonesia, to more than double the company’s production capacity for organic, non-GMO tapioca syrup due to the robust...
Pandawa Agri Indonesia Partners with Rabo Foundation to Establish Smallholders Sustainable Agri Initiatives in Eastern Indonesia

Vietnam Seeking Improved Market Access for F&B in the US and the UK

Vietnam´s Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development recently proposed specific cooperation areas with the UK, such as the development of green and low-emission agriculture, and the promotion of agro-forestry-aquaculture markets. The Minister urged the UK to...
Malaysia to Lessen Palm Oil Export Tax to 4- 6% to Boost Market Share

Malaysia to Lessen Palm Oil Export Tax to 4- 6% to Boost Market Share

Malaysia’s Plantation Industries and Commodities Ministry announced a measure to reduce the palm oil export tax from 8% to between 4-6% to alleviate the global shortage of edible oil. As the world’s second-largest palm oil producer, Malaysia aspires to increase...
Thailand and Japan to Boost Agri-food Trade

Thailand and Japan to Boost Agri-food Trade

Japan has just inaugurated a trading platform designed to increase exports of Japanese F&B products to Thailand and further promote Japanese cuisine in the Southeast Asian country. The establishment of the Japan Food Export Platform is in line with the Japanese...
Growhub and FIPWA Together Create a Unique Food Center

Growhub and FIPWA Together Create a Unique Food Center

Growhub, a Singapore-based one-stop farm-to-table solution for food traceability and data analysis, has signed a five-year lease with Food Innovation Precinct Western Australia (FIPWA) on May 20, 2022 to establish Western Australia’s first food product. An innovation...