A planned joint China-New Zealand food research center will bring scientific and economic benefits to both countries, the head of a New Zealand government research institute said Friday [17 February 2017]. The center would see New Zealand’s AgResearch collaborating with China’s largest State-owned food company and the largest university food science and nutrition research department…Full Article: China Daily Feb 2017

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  • In early February 2017, COFCO Group’s Nutrition and Health Research Institute and New Zealand’s College of Food Science and Nutritional Engineering of China Agriculture University (CAU) in Beijing. The agreement pertained to coloration projects on food science, food processing, food assurance/safety, and human nutrition.

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  • In February 2016, COFCO Nutrition and Health Research Institute (NHRI) and the USA’s Amyris Inc(NASDAQ:AMRS) signed a cooperation agreement to provide COFCO with improved yeast strains (produce new fragrance molecules) via its (Amyris) proprietary Hyper-Integration for Rapid Yeast Strain Engineering) technology.
  • In October 2015, COFCO Nutrition and Health Research Institute (NHRI) and Canada’s Avivagen Inc (CVE:VIV) signed a cooperation agreement to conduct study/trial of a feed additive (OxC-beta) for hogs.

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