/ Apr 5, 2017

Marmite may be brain food, study says

In a world bitterly divided into pro- and anti-Marmite factions, lovers of the tangy British spread have found support from an unexpected quarter: brain science.Experiments found that volunteers who ate a daily spoonful of the dark-brown yeast extract seemed to have higher levels of ...

First Japanese food court opens to Myanmar diners

Mar 24, 2017

First Japanese food court opens to Myanmar diners

Myanmar’s first Japanese food court opened this week in Yangon under a joint venture between Tokyo-based trading giant Sojitz Corp. and local retail chain City Mart Holdings.Dubbed “Tokyo Dining City,” the facility has six restaurants that bring together the authentic culinary arts of Japan ...

/ Mar 16, 2017

Antibiotic-free meat gets a foothold in U.S.

Facing pressure from environmentalists and shareholder activists, major U.S. food companies and restaurant chains are moving to limit antibiotics in farm animals raised for meat.Last month, Tyson Foods announced a “no antibiotics ever” pledge for all Tyson-branded chicken products, building on an earlier promise ...

Signs of hope for Fukushima food producers shut out of overseas markets

Mar 15, 2017

Signs of hope for Fukushima food producers shut out of overseas markets

Import bans on Japan’s fishery and agricultural products are still in place for some countries six years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster. New markets in Southeast Asia, however, are giving some producers signs of hope, according to industry sources.Safety concerns over Japanese products remain ...

Mar 12, 2017

With eye on overseas markets, Japanese caviar firms step up production

Homegrown production of caviar is on the increase in Japan after domestic producers stepped up efforts to improve their breeding technology for sturgeons in recent years in a bid to increase revenue from one of the world’s most luxurious delicacies.The country’s largest caviar producer, ...