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Agatha Wong

Agatha Wong
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Pasta, as one of the world's favourite foods, sees a global production of over 17 million tonnes, with a growth of 1.8% from 2021. In addition, recording a per capita consumption of 23 kg per year, Italy remains the leading global consumer of pasta. More importantly, Italy ranks first...
The new edition of the Symrise trend tool trendscope 2024+ has provided an overview of current consumer trends and future developments in food and beverages. According to it, health and naturalness continue as the most relevant trend drivers. At the same time, climate-smart innovation and circular consumption will become...
With a inflation and a possible economic downturn tempering Malaysia’s consumer growth following the pandemic, John Jose, marketing director of Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and Philippines at Tetra Pak, shares his opinion on the ways brands can cater to this ever-changing market. The Malaysian food and beverage industry has been identified...
In this article by Oterra, we dive into Red 3 and how California’s recent banning on the colouring agent will affect food producers in Asia-Pacific. In a pivotal move, California has enacted a ban on Red 3, also known as erythrosine, a synthetic food colouring agent, which has long adorned...
Food fraud can present serious food safety and reputational impacts and unscrupulous organisations are finding sophisticated ways of duping companies and consumers. Richard Leathers, global quality lead at Campden BRI, looks at how businesses can use supply chain resilience to successfully navigate threats such as food fraud. From geopolitical events...
While tackling Scope 3 emissions may not be easy, the right guidance and tools can help food producers complete their decarbonisation and sustainability journey. By Agatha Wong At COP28, the global heads of state and governments released a resolute declaration regarding the current food system and its place in creating a...
A desire for unique experiences has compelled consumers to seek exciting products that tantalise their tastebuds. Christian Philippsen, managing director of BENEO, Asia-Pacific, sheds light on striking the balance between novelty and other important factors. The Asia Pacific F&B industry is ever evolving, and this year will be no different....
Despite a promising start, plant-based brands are facing troubles in maintaining a keen and consistent consumer base. Mario Braz de Matos, co-founder and managing partner at Flying Fish Lab, elaborates on why, and how these brands can distinguish themselves in the road ahead. The 21st century witnessed a boost in...
Between 2015 and 2050, the proportion of the world’s population aged over 60 years is estimated to almost double from 12% (900 million people) to 22% (2 billion).* The impact? A rising demand for healthy ageing solutions. No longer just a concern for the older generation, consumers of all...
The unsustainable future of traditional food systems has prompted cultivated meat to be the next frontier in protein production. By Mihir Pershad, CEO of Umami Bioworks As our world grapples with a growing global population and demand for protein, the sustainability of our traditional food systems is being called into question....