A new semi-conducting material developed by an Australia-China team at Queensland University of Technology will make smart devices used in IoT systems faster, more effective and less pricey to produce.
On 15 November 2020, Australia signed the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), alongside China, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand and all the ASEAN nations, together comprising the world’s biggest trading bloc.
After a year marred by COVID-19-related disruptions, Australia’s iconic but struggling supplements brand is pivoting to a promising new market: pet-health products.
‘Exceptional opportunities for smaller brands’: Chinese millennials looking for new supplement stars
Australian e-commerce platform BuyNatural believes there are ‘exceptional opportunities’ in China for local dietary supplement brands, with consumers eager to purchase ‘newer and smaller’ brands.
China online commerce giant Alibaba has predicted that the retail sector in China will see a boom in digitisation as well as a rise in healthy food options as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak.
Online ag-food supply-chain platform Lehe Food raised 400 million Yuan (US$56m) in its third round of funding, reflecting the rise of digital start-ups streamlining the journey from farm to fork.
China’s recent suspension of Australian meat exports highlights the need to improve supply-chain transparency and traceability, contends farmer and digital ag-tech entrepreneur Justin Webb in this opinion piece for AgFunder News.
According to data from the United States Pharmacopeia, the top three purchase criteria for dietary supplements among Chinese consumers are product quality (79 per cent), ingredient list (60%) and quality assurance seal (53%).
Around the world, clinical trials are underway to test the efficacy of various potential therapeutic ingredients for COVID-19 symptoms, from zinc and omega-3 to honey.
The world’s in lockdown but cherry tomatoes grow on, minus human contact, in the greenhouses at Wageningen University and Research in the Netherlands.