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  1. News - World - FOOD

    World Bank and UN push the potential of jackfruit as food staple

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 09:54pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Researchers promote the humble jackfruit's potential as a food substitute for Asia Big, smelly and maybe the saviour of millions It's big and bumpy with a gooey ... substitute for wheat, corn and other staple crops under threat from climate change. The World Bank and UN warned recently that rising temperatures and unpredictable rainfall already had reduced ...

  2. Mainland inflation hits staple foods, leaving gaps on the shelves

    Posted Dec 14th 2010, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun in Beijing Rising inflation is hitting staple foods like noodles- and tempers are beginning to fray. Hong Kong-listed Tingyi (Cayman Islands) Holding Corp, which produces ... rocketed to a 28-month high of 5.1 per cent last month. Food prices, which surged 11.7 per cent, are the major driver of the CPI. While inflationary pressures are pushing more consumers to look ...

  3. Guangdong struggles with shortages of staple foods as farmland shrinks

    Posted Apr 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk Shortages of staple foods will frustrate affluent Guangdong province for a long time to come as the province's arable land supply continues to shrink at an alarming rate, ... a 'most severe shortage of grain' and that the 'structural shortage' in the supply of staple food would last for a long time. Meanwhile, the international price of rice has risen ...

  4. Soaring cost of food staples main worry for top officials

    Posted Dec 15th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... corruption. The China Business News quoted survey chief Xie Zhiqiang as saying that the level of concern expressed had a lot to do with the rising cost of staple foods and housing. Mainland consumers ... consumer price inflation hit an 11-year high last month, with new signs that price pressures were are spreading from food to the broader economy. Growing worry The rising price of staple items has ...

  5. Securing food a staple concern

    Posted Apr 20th 2008, 12:00am by Amanda Lee

    ... in supporting food security in Asia has increased significantly in the past few months, according to Tony Ferris, UBS executive director and head of philanthropy services for Asia-Pacific. Along with education, health care, and arts and culture, food security has become one of Asia's philanthropists' top interests. Traditionally many philanthropists in Asia have supported education, ...

  6. Renewed popularity for staple food

    Posted May 16th 2008, 12:00am by Robin Lynam

    ... to the ubiquitous Korean barbecue there are staple Korean dishes that have proven enduringly popular. Korea shares with China a belief in food as medicine, and chicken with ginseng soup is one notably ... dramas such as Daejanggeum, otherwise known as The Jewel in the Palace, Korean food is now fashionable in Hong Kong. The country's cuisine has long been a popular import however. Hong Kong ...

  7. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    GM foods in limbo in China as safety certificates expire

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:36am by MANDY ZUO

    ... experimental genetically modified staple food crops to have the credentials expired yesterday, with no sign that the Ministry of Agriculture will renew the documents. But advocates of the technology ... staple foods to get the endorsement. The ministry insisted the crops were safe but have since repeatedly stressed that commercial planting and sales were strictly banned. "It's like ...

  8. Pupuk Kuj ang upholds commitment to promote food security

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 02:24pm by Reports by Krystin Chu and Khay Inn Poh

    ... Reports by Krystin Chu and Khay Inn Poh Indonesia's policy on fertiliser subsidy lays the groundwork for self-sufficiency in rice production and major staple crops. Promoting the country's food security programme, state fertiliser producer Pupuk Kujang (PK) supports the agricultural and petrochemical industries in West Java, Indonesia's national granary. "We seek ...

  9. News - World - NICARAGUA

    Nicaraguans told to eat iguanas as drought threatens food supplies

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 09:20pm by GDN

    ... US$1,080. A survey by a Nicaraguan newspaper show the cost of 15 of the 19 basic food items in the average shopping basket- including such staple foods as beans, corn, tomatoes and peppers- had ... January 1 and April 30 each year, but they can be kept for food and even exported under certain circumstances. "Farming iguanas, and not hunting them in forests, is a good way to deal ...

  10. Melamine- an industrial staple

    Posted Sep 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was largely known for these industrial applications until last year when it was found in China-made pet food exported to North America which made thousands of pets ill and killed several hundred ... levels in food. Melamine is believed to be used widely on the mainland to give the appearance of higher protein content in animal feeds Dangers Melamine is banned in food in both China ...




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