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    Quick Bytes - Business News At A Glance

Cargill Commits To Food Security
Working closely with small holder farmers, the company will invest in agricultural research and development.
Ingredion Acquires Penford
Subject to approval, Ingredion will spend US$340 million to acquire the company.
Innova Market Insights Indentifies Top Trends
Some of the top trends forecast for 2015 include convenience food, clear label and rise in snacks.
Triton Acquires GEA Heat Exhcnages
GEA’s business will be further developed as part of an autonomous group and the brand will retain its name until a new one is introduced.
FrieslandCampina Invests In China Joint Venture
The joint venture is the first between a Chinese and a foreign dairy company that will locally manufacture, market and distribute infant formula.

    Event Highlights

In 2015, APFI will be organising three high calibre conferences as part of a knowledge series for professionals in the food and beverage industry.

• AEC2015
With the impending formation of AEC, understand the challenges and opportunities that it will present.

• Asia Drink Conference
Held concurrently with Propak Asia, the conference will offer insights on trends that will shape the future of the beverage industry.

• Ingredients
Listen to industry experts as they talk about innovative products and technologies that can help companies unlock the lucrative Southeast Asian market.

More details will be available on our website shortly. For enquiries, contact us at

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    Must Read APFI Articles!
Dairy Supply & Demand
A Global Balancing Act



Dairy Supply & Demand—A Global Balancing Act
Global consumption of dairy products, including milk, cheese and butter is expected to rise by 36 percent during the next decade, reaching in excess of 710 million tonnes of liquid milk equivalent by 2024.

Booming demand, fuelled mainly by population growth, rising prosperity and urbanisation in Africa, Asia and Latin America, will likely outstrip supply, creating a deficit within the next 10 years that will almost inevitably be met by climbing prices.

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The Prebiotic Shield Against Obesity


Worldwide obesity has nearly doubled since 1980. In 2013, 2.1 billion people were either overweight or obese. Children and teenagers are not excluded from the global obesity trend. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 18 million children in Asia were overweight in 2010. Similarly among Singaporean children, the prevalence of obesity among those between 6 and 7 years of age rose dramatically from 1.4 percent to 12.7 percent between 1976 to 2006.

Children obesity is not only linked to a series of subsequent serious health problems, such as cardiovascular diseases and diabetes, it is also widely associated with a high risk of premature death later in life. As studies suggest that up to 30 to 50 percent of obese children remain obese until adulthood, effective interventions need to begin in earnest to combat obesity trends.

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Testing For A Dioxin-Free Future


Many countries monitor their food supply for dioxin and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) due to the high toxic potential of the substances. Dioxins and PCBs are chemicals that are found at low levels in many goods as they accumulate in the food chain, and most commonly in the fatty tissue of animals, fish and shellfish, and dairy products.

Long term exposure to these substances have been shown to negatively impact the nervous, immune, endocrine and reproductive systems, while short term exposure may result in skin lesions and altered liver function. They can also cause cancer.

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