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Nestle joins hands with A*Star on food research

Food giant can tap local expertise; scientists get global R&D exposure

Published on Jan 23, 2014 8:12 AM

Nestle, the world's largest food company and maker of local staples such as Milo and Nescafe, has joined forces with government research scientists here.

Its wide-ranging, three-year agreement signed yesterday with the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star) will see scientists from both sides conduct research on ingredients - looking into the science behind them and their manufacture - and the connections between diet and disease.

Funding details were not disclosed but the agreement will enable the Swiss-headquartered giant to tap expertise in all 18 of A*Star's research institutes.

This makes it only the third firm, after Proctor and Gamble and General Electric, to enjoy such a high level of access to A*Star's resources.

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