Illustrative photo (Source: VNA) HCM City (VNA) – The application of freezing and cooling technology in preserving food and farm produce contributes to reducing wastefulness and losses as well as cutting emission in food production, said David Appel, President of Carrier Transicold & Refrigeration Systems. In a conference on global refrigeration supply, Appel said that the cooling and freezing technology also helps increase trade among countries. He called for private and public sectors as well as scientists to focus on seeking and implementing strategic and practical measures to reduce food wastefulness in Vietnam and the Southeast Asia. Statistics showed that only 10 percent of foodstuff and farm produce in the world is preserved with cooling and freezing systems. Meanwhile, Julien Brun, a French expert, said that as an agricultural country with a rapid economic growth, Vietnam has faced food and agricultural product losses as well as difficulties in logistics … [Read more...] about Solutions sought to reduce food losses
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The consumer price index (CPI) in the country's two largest cities continued to rise in August, according to the statistics departments of Hanoi and HCM City. The Hanoi Statistics Department reported that the capital's CPI rose in August by 0.19 percent over July, and increased 3.32 percent over the same period last year. The department added that the CPI increase in the capital city in August is equivalent to the previous month, despite the decrease in staple items, such as housing, building materials, electricity, tap water, fuel and transport costs. The CPI increase in Hanoi is attributed to the rising costs in restaurants and food services, which rose 0.38 per cent against the previous month. Also, the surge of food and foodstuff prices increased by 0.66 per cent against the previous month due to the high demand of the public during the seventh lunar month of this year and the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival. Additionally, the garment and textile, and … [Read more...] about CPI prolongs rise in major cities as food costs increase lúc : Friday, August 22, 2014 – 11:20:00
From soup to nuts, ‘king’ of food technology can process anything (03-05-2006) DONG THAP — Producers and businessmen nationwide regard Vo Hong Liet as the monarch of manufactured food technology equipment because of his long-standing dedication and talents. Liet works in Long Thach B Village, Long Khanh Commune, Hong Ngu District, in the southern province of Dong Thap where he invents various prototypes of noodles, animal food, chocolate production lines and coconut machines, which have all become increasingly popular to producers. "To me, machines with the "Made in Viet Nam" stamp can be as good as foreign technology," Liet said. Born in 1961 into a family of ten, Liet began school and back-breaking farm work at the age of six, including digging ponds, breeding fish and planting sugar cane, watermelon and tobacco. After graduating from high school he was accepted into the Mechanic Department of HCM City’s Technology University. In 1983, he worked at Thien Huong … [Read more...] about From soup to nuts, ‘king’ of food technology can process anything
Hanoi Times - A conference on food security strategy for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was held in Ha Noi.The strategy during the 2009-13 period is targeted at increasing food production in the region in a move to bring in better economic conditions for farmers, thus helping ensure food security and strengthen the ability to cope with food crises. Delegates at the workshop agreed that governments of ASEAN member countries need to build appropriate measures to shorten the gap between production and consumption costs, as well as long-term strategies to create sustainable prices while ensuring producers’ interests. Dealing with food problems in areas inhabited by a large number of poor people in Asia and Africa also urged ASEAN member countries to seriously improve commercial distribution and access. Viet Nam is one of the countries that has dealt with this issue well, while many others have ignored social security and production sponsorship for the … [Read more...] about ASEAN countries work on strengthening food security
VietNamNet Bridge – As the New Year holidays are coming, contaminated sausage, smoked pork legs made of expired frozen meat, and dried grapes dyed of industrial colorings are slipping into stores and supermarkets. Spoiled pork caught by the police. Lieutenant Tran Anh Tuan, deputy head of the environmental crime prevention police agency (PC49) of Hanoi Police, said that combating unsafe food was still a big problem in the Lunar New Year 2016. In fact, many food processing facilities are using banned chemicals and substances of new kinds, which are hard to guess the name, causing difficulty for the authorities in detection. Lieutenant Colonel Nguyen Van Phac, also from PC49, said that the police recently detected many firms and household-sized facilities processing unsafe food, which were made from expired materials or used toxic chemicals. Among the most popular foods for the Lunar New Year, pork piesare at the highest risk of being contaminated with chemicals and … [Read more...] about How unsafe food reaches Vietnamese’s dining-table?