Business China's plan to increase local production of baby formula products has not come as a surprise to global dairy maker Danone, which has plans to launch a new ultra-premium product in that market, said Danone's chief financial officer. 13 Jun 2019 07:05PM Bookmark PARIS: China's plan to increase local production of baby formula products has not come as a surprise to global dairy maker Danone, which has plans to launch a new ultra-premium product in that market, said Danone's chief financial officer.According to a document jointly released earlier this month by China's central planner and several ministries, China aims to increase local production of baby formula so that more than 60per cent of the market can be supplied domestically.The move could be a blow to the baby milk businesses of Nestle, Danone and Reckitt Benckiser which have generally flourished in China's US$25 billion baby formula market."What is happening is not a surprise. At the end of the day there will … [Read more...] about Danone CFO says China’s baby formula plan ‘not a surprise’
Vietnam's NutiFood launches dairy factory in Sweden (Philstar.com) - May 31, 2019 - 9:00am STOCKHOLM, Sweden — The tripartite joint venture of Nutifood, Backahill Group, and The Cooperative of Skånemejerier Ekonomisk Förening dairy farms officially announced the operation of NutiFood Sweden AB Dairy Factory on May 27. The announcement was witnessed by Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, and Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven. Vietnamese Prime Minister Phuc together with his high-ranking delegation came from the invitation of Swedish Prime Minister Löfven to celebrate the 50th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between Sweden and Vietnam. NutiFood was the first big dairy enterprise of Vietnam to be invited to the event. NutiFood Sweden AB factory is NutiFood's investment project (owning 50% of the capital) with the Backahill Group of Swedish billionaire Erik Paulsson (25% … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s NutiFood launches dairy factory in Sweden
Excessive screen time: How bad for children? Is too much viewing of electronic screens bad for children? Yes, said the World Health Organization in a recent report. Yet it only partly answered the question. Screen time was correlated with quality sleep and activity for kids less than age five. “More is better,” a WHO panel of experts noted of restful sleep and physical movement for infants to toddlers. In sedentary moments, reading and storytelling with the caregiver was preferred. “Children under five must spend less time sitting and watching screens or restrained in seats,” WHO prescribed. “They should get quality sleep and time for active play if they are to grow up healthy.” Conversely, “less is better,” WHO said of viewing gadgets, playing videogames, and watching television. No more than one hour a day was recommended for the under-five age group. WHO frowned on more than an hour of restraint in prams, … [Read more...] about Excessive screen time: How bad for children?
Tunyawat later led the centre to research and develop ways to cash in on this abandoned value, and finally proposed that the company produce refined tuna oil as a new business. And now, the long journey of extracting value from the remains of tuna-fish has reached its destination. Crude fish oil extracted in Samut Sakhon province is being shipped to Germany, where Thai Union’s new marine oil refinery is purifying the oil to be sold in the market. A view of the Thai Union Marine Nutrients marine oil refinery in Rostock, Germany. Five months after the seafood giant’s “Thai Union Marine Nutrients” oil refinery in Rostock, Germany, began operations late last year, they have so far sold 250 tonnes of refined tuna oil to one of the world’s top five infant formula manufacturers. In the past, the company had treated tuna fish heads as a waste and normally sold it as animal feed at Bt6 per kilo, but after being transformed into refined oil … [Read more...] about Thai Union strikes it rich with tuna oil
Doucs are native to Southeast Asia. With their five-colour coats, they stand out from the great family of primates around the world. And so, they are dubbed "queen of primates". Photographers love red-shanked doucs because of their colours. With time, the colours of a douc transform and become complete. Doucs under eight months have a blackish-blue face, pale chestnut body, gray tail, and black arms and feet. As a young adult from eight months to three years, doucs gradually adopt their five-colour coat: pink face, black head, hands and feet, gray body, white arms and tail. Most outstanding is their reddish-brown legs from the knee to the foot. The current population of doucs at Son Tra numbers about 1,300 and zoologists say they have the most beautiful colours of their species. A young douc performing this jump on its own is a sign that it is independent. Adult red-shanked doucs can jump as far as seven metres, proof of their strength and acrobatic finesse. When I look back at … [Read more...] about Save the Red-shanked Doucs of Son Tra in Vietnam