Asian Investors Eyeing Sustainable Food Ventures

Food-tech startups creating meat substitutes and alternative proteins in laboratories have recently caught the attention of global investors. And for good reason, too. According to the Population Institute, world food production will need to rise by 70 percent if the global population reaches 9.1 billion, as forecast, by 2050. However, the current trends of producing food […]

India: Certification Issues as Organic Food Exports Surge

Lack of synergy between certification agencies is stifling growth in the organic food sector. At a time when India’s overall agriculture exports have been stagnating since 2015-16, there is segment within it that has been growing by leaps and bounds. Export of organic foods has risen by almost 25 per cent between 2015-16 and 2016-17 […]

The Philippines: Exporters Urged to Adopt Certification Labels

The Philippines Department of Trade and Industry-Export Marketing Bureau (DTI-EMB) has identified at least three certification categories that are now “trending” among global consumers, providing new avenues for growth for Filipino exporters. Agnes R. Legaspi, EMB assistant director, said organic, halal, and kosher products are the trio of consumer goods opening up new opportunities for […]