Challenges of healthier food in Asia

Improving food quality in Asia

Improving the quality of food in Asia brings opportunities and issues for people, businesses and governments. This great report from the Economic Intelligence Unit dives into details about people’s health, food business profitability, public private partnerships… with examples from China, India and Australia.

Challenges and opportunities of improving food quality in Asia

List of interviewees – page  2

Executive summary – page  3

Introduction – page 6

  • Discussion about food security in Asia is shifting in emphasis from quantity to quality. High-profile cases involving food safety have drawn the most attention but obesity and undernutrition are of equal concern. – page 6
  • Integration, for better and worse – page 7

1) Safe food is glorious – but how to get it? – page 8

  • Recipes for disaster – page 8
  • Chain reactions – page 10
  • Raising the game: The evolution of China’s food safety mechanisms – page 10
  • Return to farms – page 11
  • From collective to co-operative: Lessons from Australia’s vertically integrated supply chains – page 12
  • Handle with care – page 14
  • Going with the grain: Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) to improve food storage in India – page 15
  • Brand and deliver – page 15
  • A private matter – page 16
  • Culture vs regulation – page 17

2) Obesity: Fat lands, fat profits – page 19

  • Getting the skinny – page 20
  • Fat profits – page 20
  • A matter of choice – page 21

3) Malnutrition: From quantity to quality – page 24

  • Fortify me – page 25
  • Let them eat biscuits – page 25
  • Bringing your vitamin-A game: Scaling up the fortification of cooking oil – page 26

Outlook – page 27

  • What can governments do – page 27
  • Transferring know-how: What can companies do? – page 28
  • An issue for all – page 29

Presentation from October 2013 by the Economist Intelligence Unit

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