The vegetarian food segment has been attracting a great deal of attention from businesses in recent years and gradually satisfied the tastes of customers. Vegetarian food has become popular in Vietnam in recent years According to Nguyen Thi Ai Trinh, CEO of Au Lac Vegetarian Food, previously people often thought of the religious perspective when talking about vegetarian food. Hence, the vegetarian food market was limited. However, in recent years, this market has expanded and developed strongly, she said, boasting that her company has built 80 vegetarian food stores and run 11 restaurants across the country. To meet the increasing demand of customers, local businesses have improved quality and design of products to expand the vegetarian food market in densely populated areas. Besides vegetarian instant noodles, domestic firms also sell various kinds of vegetarian spices made from mushrooms. On the occasion of the Buddhist Vu Lan Festival, which is annually observed on the 15th day … [Read more...] about Vietnamese firms tap vegetarian food market
VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam permitted the growing of GMO (genetically modified organisms) in the country in 2015, but GMO food began penetrating the domestic market a long time before. In 2010, MARD began testing seven GMO maize varieties In 2010, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) begin testing seven GMO maize varieties, including three from Sygenta, three from Mosanto and one from Pioneer Hibred Vietnam. As such, Vietnam became the 29th country in the world growing GMO insect- resistant maize on a large scale. Scientists estimate that the total GMO growing area would amount to 30-50 percent of the area of newly cultivated maize, cotton and soybean. RELATED NEWS Farmers optimistic about genetically modified maize Growing GM corn should rest with farmers Thanh Lich … [Read more...] about When did GMO food appear on the Vietnamese dining table?
At the workshop (Source: VNA) Seoul (VNA) - A workshop to update enterprises from the Republic of Korea (RoK) on Vietnam’s investment environment and opportunities in the food processing industry was held in Seoul on August 22. The event was hoped to further promote Vietnam-RoK trade and investment ties, within the context that the free trade agreement (FTA) signed between the two countries took effect in late 2015 and helped open a new development period for bilateral economic cooperation. In his opening speech, Vu Ba Phu, General Director of the Department of Trade Promotion, under the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade, Vu Ba Phu highlighted the great potential of developing the food industry in Vietnam, noting that the country holds one of the most promising food and beverage consumption markets in the region. Abundant materials like rice, coffee, pepper, seafood, fruits, and vegetables give Vietnam an advantage for the development of the industry, he said. … [Read more...] about Workshop promotes RoK’s investment in Vietnam’s food industry
Banh mi is becoming the most beloved Vietnamese street food. With its typical flavor, Banh mi in the Old Quarter of Hanoi has established a reputation among both locals and foreign tourists. There are banh mi shops and stalls in almost every street in Hanoi. The dish features crispy bread and light, fresh and tasty fillings, including pork, pate, chicken, eggs, spicy chilli sauce and herbs. However, banh mi shops in the Old Quarter of Hanoi have their own secret. Some shops have served for decades. They can sell up to 1,000 sandwiches per day. Harry Earnshaw, a tourist from the UK, said he loves the fresh ingredients and the crunchy bread of Vietnamese banh mi. He has tasted Vietnamese banh mi in Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An ancient town in the central province of Quang Nam and the capital city of Hanoi. “During my stay in Hanoi, I have had Banh mi for about five times in total. But banh mi in the Old Quarter of Hanoi is the best,” Earnshaw said. The uniqueness of … [Read more...] about Banh mi – iconic Vietnamese street food
"By 2030 annual food loss and waste will hit 2.1 billion tons worth US$1.5 trillion," said the report published Monday (August 20). The report, written by an American firm named the Boston Consulting Group, warned that the global response to food waste is fragmented and inadequate, and that the problem is growing at an alarming rate. "Each year, 1.6 billion tons of food worth about US$1.2 trillion are lost or go to waste," said the report. "And the problem is only growing," it said. "The volume of food loss and waste will rise 1.9 percent annually from 2015 to 2030 while the dollar value will rise 1.8 percent," it said. While in developing countries waste occurs during production processes, in developed countries it is mostly driven by retailers and consumers who often purchase too much food or food that does not meet aesthetic standards, the report said. The United Nations (UN) Food and Agriculture Organization estimated that food waste and loss account for 8 percent of global … [Read more...] about 66 tons of food to be thrown away per second by 2030, says report