Ajinomoto Co., Inc. (TYO: 2802), is a Japanese company that produces food seasonings, cooking oils, foods and pharmaceuticals. The literal translation of Aji no Moto is “Essence of Taste,” used as a trademark for the company’s monosodium glutamate (MSG).
As of Feb 2009, Ajinomoto produces around 33% of the world’s MSG. Ajinomoto is active in 23 countries and regions worldwide, employing around 24,861 people as of 2004. Yearly revenue stands at US$9.84 billion.
Paua and crayfish black market busted New Zealand
Fisheries officers shut down black market fishing operations, mainly focused on trading paua and crayfish, and seized assets around the Hawkes Bay and Gisborne in an effort to crack down on illegal seafood trade.
Sanford gets rid of its tuna fleet New Zealand
Fishing company Sanford has sold one of its Pacific tuna vessels and intends to sell its other purse seiner and quit its Pacific tuna business due to certain challenges in the sector.
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