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Does gluten prevent type 2 diabetes? Probably not
A recent analysis of a massive study observing the effect of food on the health of nearly 200,000 American health professionals suggested eating more gluten was associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes. But is it really this simple? Can gluten be linked to diabetes? A considerable amount of published research has looked … Continue reading Does gluten prevent type 2 diabetes? Probably not
Organic farming matters – just not in the way you think
Is organic agriculture the solution to our global food system challenges? That’s been the premise and promise of the organic movement since its origins in the 1920s: farming that’s healthy, ecological, and socially just. Many people – from consumers and farmers to scientists and international organisations – believe that organic agriculture can produce enough nutritious … Continue reading Organic farming matters – just not in the way you think
ECM software helps keep the hot pies coming
Mrs. Mac’s needed a solution that would not only eliminate paper-based processing but simplify invoice approvals as well.
Why gluten-free food is not the healthy option
It’s hard not to notice that the range of gluten-free foods available in supermarkets has increased massively in recent years. This is partly because the rise in the number of people diagnosed with coeliac disease and gluten sensitivity, and partly because celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Miley Cyrus and Victoria Beckham have praised gluten-free diets. … Continue reading Why gluten-free food is not the healthy option
Beverage company streamlines logistics with InfoMotion
Established in 1998, Metro Beverage Company is Australia’s largest independent drinks distributor. Serving more than 10,000 business customers, the company has close working relationships with a range of manufacturers including Unilever, Nu Pure Beverages and Red Bull. Headquartered in Victoria, MBC operates three warehouses in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. With just under 100 staff and … Continue reading Beverage company streamlines logistics with InfoMotion
We don’t need to double world food production by 2050 – here’s why
For decades, American agriculture has been a paragon of productivity, churning out record crops at a steady clip. We have exported both our farm products and our way of farming around the world, and global production has risen relentlessly. Yet now there is concern that even this is not enough. The United Nations projects that … Continue reading We don’t need to double world food production by 2050 – here’s why
Do smaller plates make you eat less?
Dependent on how you spend your Monday evenings you may have caught Channel 4’s Food Unwrapped on TV. The programme covered two topics of interest to me; portion sizes and plate sizes. There is evidence that portion sizes of commercially provided foods have increased over time and the programme covered this story. One of the … Continue reading Do smaller plates make you eat less?
Reducing food waste great for companies’ bottom lines
New research on behalf of Champions 12.3 has found that for every dollar companies invested to reduce food loss and waste, they saved $14 in operating costs. The report finds that household savings could be much greater. In a first-of-its kind analysis, The Business Case for Reducing Food Loss and Waste evaluated financial cost and … Continue reading Reducing food waste great for companies’ bottom lines
We’ve calculated the environmental cost of a loaf of bread – and what to do about it
What does a staple food such as bread have to do with global warming? For a start, to make loaves on an industrial scale, you’ll need powerful milling and kneading machines and a huge oven, heated to 230℃ or more. This uses a lot of energy. The flour, yeast and salt must also be shipped … Continue reading We’ve calculated the environmental cost of a loaf of bread – and what to do about it
Five benefits of modern accounting for manufacturers
The manufacturing industry runs 24/7 with constantly changing customer demands, making real-time financial information essential for manufacturers, writes Todd Hunt, vice president and general manager Asia Pacific, BlackLine. New tools from robotics to nanotechnology are changing the way goods are produced, but so many accounting and finance teams are still doing things the old-fashioned way- with … Continue reading Five benefits of modern accounting for manufacturers
Robox Energy helps wastewater treatment plant achieve maximum efficiency
For the plant owners and managers, the new compressor delivers lower running costs, fewer problems and therefore, greater savings.
How climate change threatens to make our bread less tasty
Climate change and extreme weather events are already impacting our food, from meat and vegetables, right through to wine. This series on the Climate and Food now looks at what this means for the food chain. The concentration of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere is increasing. Everything else being equal, higher CO₂ levels will increase the yields … Continue reading How climate change threatens to make our bread less tasty
As global food demand rises, climate change is hitting our staple crops
Climate change and extreme weather events are already having impacts on our food, from meat and vegetables, right through to wine. In our series on the Climate and Food, we’re looking at what this means for the food chain. While increases in population and wealth will lift global demand for food by up to 70% … Continue reading As global food demand rises, climate change is hitting our staple crops
Choosy consumers drive a near 1,000% spike in vanilla prices
The price of vanilla all comes down to us, the fickle consumer and our love of authentic cones, custard and crème brûlée.
Fact or fiction – is sugar addictive?
Some of us can definitely say we have a sweet tooth. Whether it’s cakes, chocolates, cookies, lollies or soft drinks, our world is filled with intensely pleasurable sweet treats. Sometimes eating these foods is just too hard to resist. As a nation, Australians consume, on average, 60 grams (14 teaspoons) of table sugar (sucrose) a … Continue reading Fact or fiction – is sugar addictive?
No animal required, but would people eat artificial meat?
Futurists tell us that we will be eating in vitro meat (IVM) – meat grown in a laboratory rather than on a farm – within five to ten years. IVM was first investigated in the early years of this century and since then criticisms of farm animal production systems, particularly intensive ones, have escalated. They … Continue reading No animal required, but would people eat artificial meat?
Goodbye control cabinet!
Cabinet-free drive technology enhances productivity throughout the entire value stream. Bosch Rexroth outlines five requirements of the future.
True Foods sees the benefits of innovation
A large audience gathered at the Victorian Manufacturing Showcase in Ballarat to hear from business leaders about challenges and opportunities in emerging growth sectors.
What’s in store for the Australian food & beverage sector?
Once again 2016 was a less than spectacular year for Australian manufacturers. And once again the food and beverage sector was an exception to this trend. We take a closer look at what’s in store for the industry’s top performers in 2017.
Maltra Foods celebrates 20 years
Melbourne-based Maltra Foods will soon celebrate its 20th anniversary. Matthew McDonald takes a look at this expert in dry powders and blending and finds a company that places customer relations high on its priority list.