A comprehensive directory of companies in the agri-business-farming and fishing, fresh food trading in Singapore.


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Veredus Labs' biochip detects multiple pathogens in single raw beef sample


HOMEGROWN biotech company Veredus Laboratories has launched the VereBeef Detection Kit - a chip that can detect multiple types of bacteria in raw beef trim with a single test.

Developed in collaboration with the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) and said to be the first such multiple-pathogen detection kit in the food industry, the lab-on-chip test can ...more

Wilmar Q2 profit up more than 5 times


AGRIBUSINESS group Wilmar International has chalked up a huge increase in net profit for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018.

Net profit soared to US$316.4 million from US$59 million previously, lifted by stronger performances from the Oilseeds and Grains as well as the Tropical Oils segments, coupled with better contributions from associates.

The�Oilseeds ...more

Building an empire on 3-in-1 instant coffee mix

THERE is an old saying "nothing ventured, nothing gained" that is applicable to Singapore-listed Food Empire Holdings. Its chief executive officer Sudeep Nair spent most of his life turning the group's fledgling 3-in-1 instant coffee mix business into a familiar brand in Russia, a nation of traditional tea drinkers.

In 1994, Mr Nair, then a young executive from India in his mid-20s, took a ...more

JTC Food Hub to offer rental equipment to manufacturers


FOOD manufacturers looking to test new products in small batches will soon be able to do so without the expense of buying processing equipment that can cost millions of dollars.

By the end of next year, equipment like spray dryers and microwave-assisted thermal sterilisers will be available on a pay-per-use basis at the JTC Food Hub @ Senoko - a food factory facility with ...more

Growing a passion for plants

BEFORE Jaslin Koh joined Sustenir in 2015, she had no knowledge of agriculture. But after working with the firm's crops and learning more about vertical farming, she developed a passion for plants.

"At the time I needed a full-time job, and I saw online that Sustenir was hiring a process operator. I didn't even know exactly what that meant," says Ms Koh, 52, who only found out Sustenir was ...more

Singapore Food Agency to take over food-related work


SINGAPORE is placing a greater focus on the issues of animal welfare and food security.

Currently, both these areas fall under the purview of the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA). But when this is disbanded next April, animal issues will be taken care of by the National Parks Board (NParks) and a new Singapore Food Agency (SFA) will be set up.

NParks is ...more

More durians rolling in this year: AVA data

There has been a deluge of the king of fruits in Singapore, with the number of durians imported in the first half of the year already exceeding the halfway mark for last year.

Durian sellers and buyers said that unlike previous years, the prices have also fallen.

The reason for the bumper crop? Good weather in Malaysia, said sellers.

According to the latest figures from ...more

Programme launched to lift Singapore food manufacturing skills


MINISTER for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing on Wednesday rolled out the skills framework to support manpower development in the food manufacturing sector.

Speaking at the official opening of homegrown food-flavour manufacturer KH Roberts' integrated manufacturing facility, he said the Skills Framework for Food Manufacturing will raise the skills level of workers in the ...more

Urban farming social enterprise bears fruit for local community


BECOMING a farmer in Singapore sounds risky enough, but former digital marketer Bjorn Low decided to take it a step further by starting his own urban farming social enterprise, Edible Garden City.

Established in 2012, the company aims to bring people together through farming, by building community farms and sharing its knowledge on urban farming.

"In every community ...more

Berry fresh prospects for vertical farming

Now in selected supermarkets near you: Strawberries grown in a Singapore vertical farm.

On the sidelines of a visit to an R&D laboratory belonging to Sus-tenir Agriculture, which developed a method to grow strawberries here, Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry Koh Poh Koon said government agencies will need to see how best they can change rules to assist vertical farms.

This ...more
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