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Boom time for S'pore food firms in China market

Singapore food brands are cooking up a storm in China. Local food firms are riding on the Chinese consumer boom, with people becoming more health conscious and increasingly seeking out high-quality international flavours.

The potential of China's huge market more than makes up for the challenges, which include keeping food quality consistent and dealing with regulatory hurdles, companies ...more

Next-gen farming concepts on show at exhibition

Oil rigs can do more than just drill for oil, going by the drawing of a monstrous polygonal floating structure that hatches fish, grows them, and processes and packages them all in one place.

The floating fish farm, being developed by the world's largest oil rig builder, Keppel Offshore and Marine, features extensive automation in the feeding, health-monitoring and cleaning of fish in both ...more

Multi-storey fish farms could boost local yields

Locating multi-storey fish farms on rooftops, in parks or even under viaducts could become a reality if infrastructure consultancy Surbana Jurong has its way.

It has come up with a vertical system that needs less space than traditional farms, but can produce several times the amount of fish.

The Temasek Holdings-owned firm unveiled its floating pond concept yesterday, developed ...more

No to durians, but 'yes' to high-tech farming

THE durian question had to be popped right at the beginning of the interview. Given declining margins in its electronics components distribution business, is Excelpoint Technology about to tread the path of Singapore-listed counterpart Serial Systems, which invested into durian purée manufacturing among other random businesses? After all, with net profit margins of 0.5 per cent, surely Excelpoint has ...more

NTU team gets more beer out of spent grains

What better way to use spent brewery grains then to reuse them to brew even more beer?

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) researchers have developed a technique to do just that by making use of microorganisms.

Adding the food-grade microorganisms to spent grains left behind during the beer-brewing process produces a substance that yeast - a crucial ingredient needed to make ...more

Banking on its bread and butter brands

Auric Pacific Group's chief executive, Dr Andy Adhiwana, has big plans for nourishing the business after taking Indonesia's Riady family's first listed vehicle in Singapore private.

Although Auric's flagship brands SCS butter and Sunshine bread have been household names since the 1900s, the company has set its sights on being the nation's bread and butter supplier for the next 100 years as ...more

Hard work bearing fruit for SunMoon Food Company

Having plucked a global fruit trader from the brink of bankruptcy in 2007, financial industry veteran Gary Loh then spent years "in the trenches" trying to turn the business around.

A combination of grit and foresight helped him restructure SunMoon Food Company, giving it the fresh start it desperately needed.

It now has over 11,000 sales points around the globe offering more than ...more

For sale by special tender: 12 plots for farming veg

The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) offered for sale land parcels for vegetable farming in Lim Chu Kang yesterday.

The 12 parcels are for sale by public tender, which will close at noon on Oct 26.

Tender packets containing details and conditions of tender are available for sale at the AVA Service Centre at Jem in Jurong.

The Straits Times on Monday ...more

Sumitomo Chemical starts urban-farming testbed in Singapore

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SUMITOMO Chemical, the largest Japanese investor on Jurong Island, has started a full-scale testbed for an urban-farming project in Singapore.

From this month, it will begin cultivating farm produce on the rooftop of a research facility of the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) in Lim Chu Kang.

This comes as Sumitomo accelerates the expansion of its agrochemical ...more

Spurring R&D in farming

Instead of trying to get farmers to outbid one another for new farmland that will be released later this month, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) will have them out-think the competition with their concepts.

When new farmland for growing leafy vegetables is released, the plots will be tendered out on a concept - not price - basis.

This means that the price of the land ...more

Farmers to compete on concept in new land tender

New farmland will be released later this month and, for the first time, the 12 plots for growing leafy vegetables in Lim Chu Kang and Sungei Tengah will be tendered out on concept and not price, the latter of which will be fixed.

This means that farmers growing leafy vegetables will not have to worry about engaging in a price war trying to secure the land. Instead, their proposals will be ...more

Eggs in Singapore safe for consumption: AVA

The eggs sold in Singapore are safe for consumption, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) said yesterday, after concerns were raised over an ongoing tainted egg scandal that recently spread to Hong Kong from Europe.

AVA said in a Facebook post yesterday afternoon that Singapore does not import eggs from the affected countries in Europe.

According to the BBC, farms were shut ...more

Sheng Siong will need bigger footprint to fend off fresh competition

JUDGING from the headlines - and the flood of orders - the launch of Amazon Prime Now was probably one of the most eagerly anticipated events last week. But with the US retail giant joining the fray, will this spell bad news for local supermarket chain Sheng Siong?

Amazon opened its (digital) doors on July 27 to much fanfare, offering an initial collection of 20,000 items and a promise to ...more

Singapore, S. Australia ink pact on food innovation

Singapore and South Australia have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to foster closer collaboration in food innovation.

The MOU between trade agency Spring Singapore and Primary Industries and Regions South Australia (Pirsa) was inked during a South Australian business mission to Singapore yesterday.

"We are looking forward to a fruitful partnership with Pirsa to build ...more

Coca-Cola opens $79m automated warehouse in Tuas

Coca-Cola Singapore yesterday opened a $79 million storage and distribution centre in Tuas to drive efficiency and support its growing business in the Asia-Pacific region.

The investment comes as the firm evolves into a "total beverage company" catering to consumer demands for low and no-sugar drinks, and new options that provide benefits like nutrition and hydration, Coca-Cola said in a ...more
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