China is increasingly emphasising the importance of food safety, while at the same time greater environmental awareness is driving ethical and green consumerism, as well as the demand for food testing and product certification services. The result is a growth market for testing institutions, beyond just compulsory product certification, with Guangdong province being one of the key markets.
Dalian Snow Dragon Industrial Group is China's leading national agricultural enterprise manufacturing top-grade beef. "Snow Dragon Beef" is said to be China's first breed of top-grade beef cattle, raised through the aid of advanced technologies and the combination of premium breeds.
A busy and well-attended Foire de Paris, one of Europe's biggest home furnishings event, confirmed a return of spending by EU consumers, though the emphasis clearly remained on innovative products with durability and lasting style.
Rooibos, South Africa's most popular health tea, is on the cusp of conquering a number of global markets. With the Hong Kong International Tea Fair now looming, many of the tea's producers hope to use it as a platform for accessing Asia.