Malaysia

The new products are being rolled out first in Malaysia.  Pic: Nestlé

Nestlé launches dairy free Milo in Asia

By Jim Cornall

Nestlé said as consumers in Asia are including more dairy alternatives in their diet, it is launching plant-based versions of some of its brands in the region.

GCB Cocoa formally take over the factory in the UK. Pictured (left to right): Chris Starkie (New Anglia LEP), James Cartlidge MP, Khai Vualnam (GCB Cocoa), Cllr Michael Holt (Babergh District Council) Picture: courtesy of James Cartlidge MP

Expansion

Malaysia’s GCB cocoa to open new factory in UK

By Anthony Myers

GCB Cocoa, a Malaysian-owned chocolate company, has announced the acquisition of a former Phillips electronics factory in the UK with a pledge to invest £62.2m and the creation of 220 jobs.

IOI saw its RSPO membership suspended following allegations of illegal deforestation. ©iStock

BREAKING NEWS

RSPO lifts IOI's suspension

By Niamh Michail

The Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has lifted the suspension of Malaysian palm oil supplier IOI citing "good progress" made by the group.

Malaysian media accuses UK economic policy think tank of a conflict of interest given contact with the Malaysian Palm Oil Council and the country’s government.

“The IEA does not accept state money, and all of our research is independent of corporate funding.”

UK think tank denies Malaysian palm oil conflict of interest accusations

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) has said categorically it does not accept state money, following accusations by a Malaysian media outlet that the UK think tank is in bed with the Malaysian Palm Oil Council and the country’s government.

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