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Life3 Biotech (Life3), a Singaporean food-tech start-up, and Union Solar, a solar energy system developer, has announced the official ground-breaking of Life3 Urban Sustainability Hub (LUSH), the world’s first low-carbon facility that integrates the "farm to factory to consumer" concept. Developed in Singapore, Life3 leverages renewable energy, proprietary AI-software and...
By Rose Chitanuwat, regional portfolio director - ASEAN, Informa Markets South East Asia is a region that is rich in natural food resources, from coconuts to coffee, cocoa, soybeans, sugarcane, corn, peanuts, fish – and of course, rice. Agriculture makes a sizeable contribution to the economy of every nation within...
By Agatha Wong This year’s Fi Asia Thailand 2023 brought together global and local companies presenting their latest innovations in the food ingredients sector. From promoting sustainable solutions and clean labels to truly unique flavour combinations and protein alternatives, the event also showcased what Asia-Pacific – and more specifically, South...
In an era marked by the global pandemic, supply chain disruptions, and a burgeoning awareness of climate change, the food and beverage industry finds itself at a crossroads. As demand for sustainable and high-quality products grow, especially in the Asian market, countries and businesses worldwide are re-evaluating their practices....
By Didier Bergeret, sustainability director of The Consumer Goods Forum At the current rate of progress, the world risks missing the 2030 deadline of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) — a blueprint for how we achieve a better, fairer and greener world. We must do everything we can...
By Agatha Wong Much like other countries around the world, Malaysia experienced disruptions to its economy during and after the stabilisation of the COVID-19 pandemic — in 2020, the country experienced a 5.6% fall in its GDP. However, it has seen a positive economic growth since, with a 3.1% growth observed...
In Tetra Pak’s 2023 Trendipedia report, it identified three main trends for the food and beverage industry: Flexi-shopping, In control, and Eatertainment. How do these trends highlight the changing role of consumers and producers in the industry? Jose: With the current rising inflation and evolving economic conditions, some consumers have...
Some food processors and packhouses might think that “digital transformation” has nothing to do with them, but in reality, things are swiftly changing. In fact, digital transformation is already taking place in processing and packing and delivering competitive advantages. But what, exactly, is digital transformation? Why is it a mistake...
Despite difficult conditions, tech innovations like cloud-based asset management, localised engineer networks and circular management of electrical equipment offer exciting opportunities in the market. As we enter the mid-point of 2023, what are the three energy trends that we have seen emerging this year? AI, AR and cloud computing Remote and...
By Agatha Wong In recent years, Northern Thailand’s industrial and agricultural sector has taken on a new form in line with an evolving consumer base. As identified by the McKinsey Global Institute, 90% of Thailand could belong to the “consumer class” by 2030, who spend more than US$11 a day...