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ASTAXANTHIN – PART 7/9: AQUATIC FANTASY – BEYOND PIGMENTS!

Astaxanthin was first isolated from lobsters in 1938 and first mass-synthesized in the early 1980s. Astaxanthin’s presence spread fast with its application in the animal feed industry, especially aquaculture, starting in the same 1980s. Approximately 95% of the Astaxanthin market share in animal feed continues to be from a synthetic source [1]. Thus, synthetic Astaxanthin […]
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STRATEGIC COLLABORATION & JOINT VENTURE TO SUSTAINABLY UPCYCLE SHRIMP PROCESSING SIDESTREAM INTO FOOD & SUPPLEMENT INGREDIENTS AND OTHER VALUE-ADDED, ENVIRONMENT-FRIENDLY PRODUCTS AND APPLICATIONS

? Speaking of Singapore, Financial & Logistics Hub might be the first things that come up in people’s mind. For VNF, the “Lion City” represents Innovation & International Reach. And as part of our “Go Global” & “Upcycling” strategies (which have unfortunately postponed due to the Covid-19), we are looking into a possibility of OPENING […]
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STRATEGIC COLLABORATION FOR THE DEVELOPMENT & DISTRIBUTION OF SEAFOOD-BASED INGREDIENTS FOR THE FOOD INDUSTRY

Food Ingredients is our relatively new segment (compared to more long-standing BioNutrients and BioPolymers). Having built a diverse portfolio of shrimp-based Food Ingredients (that won us the 2019 Fi Future of Nutrition!) and put the Food-grade factory into stable operation, we are now focusing on application development and sales. While we do carry out these […]
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Strategic cooperation between VNF and MienTrung Institute for Scientific Research (MISR) for sustainable agricultural development

? “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”. On March 18, 2022, VNF and MienTrung Institute for Scientific Research (MISR) signed a Strategic Cooperation Agreement on DEVELOPING SOLUTIONS/PRODUCTS FROM SHRIMP PROTEIN HYDROLYSATE, CHITOSAN AND ASTAXANTHIN FROM SHRIMP CO-PRODUCTS.   ? MienTrung Institute for Scientific Research (MISR), Vietnam Academy of Science and […]
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ASTAXANTHIN SERIES – PART 6/9: PET DREAMS – THE PURSUIT OF WELLNESS AND LONGEVITY (PART 2)

Modern and urban life poses significant challenges for our beloved four-legged friends, both mentally and physically. No matter how much you love them, it can be unrealistic to change our entire living environment and lifestyle for them. But did you know adding Astaxanthin into your pets’ diet can alleviate negative impacts in both their life […]
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NO REASON SHRIMP BIOTECH CAN’T BOOM IN OTHER PRODUCTION CAPITALS

By Neil Ramsden, Undercurrent News Biotechnology firm Vietnam Food (VNF) is keen to work with partners in other “shrimp production capitals” around the world as it strives to “valorize” as much of the farmed vannamei sector’s heads and shells as possible, it told Undercurrent News. In Vietnam it estimates that, at present, around 1,000 metric […]
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Vietnamese firm sees gold in 1000t-per-day of shrimp ‘waste’

By Neil Ramsden, Undercurrent News “Zero waste” is one of many phrases used as part of sustainability offerings the world over, but biotechnology firm Vietnam Food (VNF) is taking it as literally as possible. It estimates that, at present, around 1,000 metric tons of farmed shrimp per day is wasted in Vietnam in the form […]
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Year of The Tiger – Strong like a Fighter!

? Lunar New Year- the beginning of the lunisolar year calendar- is the time for family gatherings, ancestor reminiscence, self-reflection, and new resolution making. ? Each year carries its symbolic zodiac, which signifies a year’s worth of distinct expectations. This upcoming year – The Year of the Tiger – will be about making big changes: […]
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ASTAXANTHIN SERIES – PART 5/9: PET DREAMS – THE PET PURSUIT OF WELLNESS & LONGEVITY (P.1)

Adopting dogs and cats has become more and more popular in recent years. Gradually, we can see the shift in dynamic as pets are treated and loved as family members and our closest companions. Yet the modern and urban life poses major challenges for our furry friends: processed foods, small living spaces, noise, frequent changes […]
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FROM THE PAST TO THE FUTURE PART 2: A JOURNEY WITHOUT END

In this series: PART 1: THE REMINISCENT OF THE PAST PART 2: A JOURNEY WITHOUT END  HOW DID THE STORY BEGIN? Maybe you’ve heard us recite these facts again and again, but they should never be forgotten: Up to 50% of the weight of one whole shrimp (that is, head, shell, and tail) is the […]
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