|India||AAHAR Trade Show in Delhi, India - a Great Success for Alberta Businesses (Grant Winton, AF) - “India presents a great opportunity for Alberta agri-food exporters with a middle class that is growing by about 15 million people every year,” says Grant Winton.|
|Southeast Asia||Alberta Grain Companies Participate in Mission to Southeast Asia (Rachel Luo, AF) - In March, a delegation of six representatives from four Alberta grain suppliers, exporters and their agent participated in a grain trade mission to the Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam.|
|United States||Alberta Companies Participate in BIO World Congress in San Diego, California - April 17-20, 2016 (Dušan Rnjak, AF) - "The congress attracted some of the world's biggest players in the energy, food, automotive and petrochemical industries who were looking for feedstocks and products derived from bio-based materials,” says Dušan Rnjak, AF.|
Top 10 functional food and drink trends from the US (FoodManufacture.co.uk) - The rise of single male households and an ageing population were the top two of 10 key food and drink trends that will dominate the food industry this year offering opportunities for manufacturers, according to the influential Chicago-based Institute of Food Technologists (IFT).
|Labeling GMOs on Food and Beverage Packages (PreparedFoods.com) - Many consumers and consumer advocates want mandatory labeling of GMOs in foods and beverages.|
The US gluten-free market is still growing in excess of 25% year-on-year (Foodnavigator-usa.com) - Growth rates in the US gluten-free market are slowing, but the category is still generating significant double-digit growth, says allergy-friendly brand Enjoy Life Foods.
FDA Modernizes Nutrition Facts Label for Packaged Foods, Changes over next two years will help consumers make healthier choices (FoodIngredientsfirst.com)
|May 2016 Issue|
|China||Alberta Trade Mission to China (Rachel Luo, AF) - Alberta companies are invited to participate in a forage trade mission focused mainly on alfalfa and timothy hay for Alberta suppliers and exporters to China.|
|Japan||Meetings in Japan foster continued success in this important canola market (Canola Council of Canada) - For decades, Canada’s canola industry has been a reliable supplier of high quality canola to Japan. Today, Japan remains the second largest importer of canola seed and a vital canola customer. In 2015, Canada exported a total of 1.9 million tonnes of canola seed valued at $1.1 billion to Japan.|
|Singapore||Five Alberta Companies Exhibit at Food and Hotel Asia Show in Singapore (Albert Eringfeld, AF) - “Alberta companies were able to showcase and promote their products, gain firsthand market knowledge, identify new opportunities, generate sales leads and to make connections with food industry buyers and representatives in the region” says Albert Eringfeld. Read full article.|
|Taiwan||Join the Alberta Mission to Food Tapei Exhibition (Rachel Luo, AF) - Alberta companies are invited to participate in an agri-food trade mission to Taiwan from June 19-26, 2016.|
|United States||GMO Labeling Growing - Kellogg and Mars Begin GMO Nationwide Labeling Roll Out - Mars and Kellogg have become the latest companies to specifically label products in the US which contain genetically modified organisms (GMO). The two US food giants are mirroring a move taken by General Mills and Campbell Soup and is likely to prompt others to follow suit.|