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Lessons from living below the extreme poverty line on $2 a day
I joined 8,500 Australians on the charity challenge last week to live below the extreme poverty line, spending just $2 a day on food for five days.
Management backs environmental initiatives, but needs proof of payback: survey
Australian management is keen to pursue environmental excellence through green energy and waste water initiatives but wary of unproven operators who promise much while delivering little.
A 4 step guide to smart energy management
Having the right energy strategy can improve reliability and sustainability while reducing energy bills as Nicolas Larue reports.
Taking the lead in food safety
With food safety and the presence of food-borne hazards such an important issue in today’s food and beverage industry, manufacturers around the world are taking note of Atlas Copco’s recent accreditation to ISO 22000, the first air compressor company to do so. While not defining air quality as such, ISO 22000 is an important food … Continue reading Taking the lead in food safety
‘Living here will make you fat’ – do we need a public health warning?
Governments have invested billions in efforts to prevent obesity, yet Australians keep getting fatter, especially in areas of socioeconomic disadvantage.
Is the dairy industry in Australia set to sour?
Over the past 10 years, the Australian dairy industry has performed something of a miracle considering the various circumstances it faced. Sam Murden asks if this is likely to continue.
Packaging innovation for the food industry
Packaging solutions such as grab-and-go packaged produce or fresh meat products that can go straight from the retailer’s chiller case into the oven or microwave are growing in popularity.
Austral Fisheries reaping the benefits of ERP software
Recent developments included moving Greentree to the cloud and equipping Austral’s sales staff with Greentree-4Sales, for greater efficiency on the move.
Kitchen Science: bacteria and fungi are your foody friends
As you savour the aroma of a piece of Roquefort cheese, have you ever considered the extraordinary contribution made by the microscopic creatures that have worked so hard for your pleasure?
Why it’s impossible to actually be a vegetarian
In case you’ve forgotten the section on the food web from high school biology, here’s a quick refresher. Plants make up the base of every food chain of the food web (also called the food cycle). Plants use available sunlight to convert water from the soil and carbon dioxide from the air into glucose, which gives them … Continue reading Why it’s impossible to actually be a vegetarian
High fat and sugar diets stop us from feeling full
When we eat a meal, we take for granted that we should feel full afterwards. But eating a diet high in sugar and fat makes it harder for our body to tell if we are full or not. The typical diet in Western societies consists of highly processed, highly palatable foods, with lots of saturated … Continue reading High fat and sugar diets stop us from feeling full
Bread like chaff and putrid rations: How WW1 troops obsessed over food
Many of us will be making Anzac biscuits this Anzac Day, paying homage to an apocryphal story of soldiers in the first world war and the comfort afforded by these gifts sent from home. While the provenance of this most iconic of war food is debatable, we can learn a lot about what soldiers really … Continue reading Bread like chaff and putrid rations: How WW1 troops obsessed over food
Sustainable diets: What you need to know in 12 charts
We are what we eat, and what we eat has a profound impact on the planet. When people think about food and sustainability, they typically focus on how the food is produced. Is it, for example, locally sourced, GMO-free, pasture-fed, organic or certified? Just as important, however, is the question of what is eaten. What … Continue reading Sustainable diets: What you need to know in 12 charts
Major breweries experience record-high M&A
Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity has long been a fixture of alcoholic beverage industries. Recently, major producers, particularly breweries, have begun consolidating their operations more frequently than previous years. The effects of these consolidations have radically transformed the market for alcoholic beverages throughout the 21st century. Due to the pervasiveness of alcohol consumption, alcoholic beverage producers … Continue reading Major breweries experience record-high M&A
Industry winning the fight against better food labelling
Most people doing their grocery shopping are probably blissfully unaware of the industry lobbying and backroom politics that determines what information appears on food labels. So let’s start with some background. For almost two years, a Commonwealth government-led initiative involving public health and consumer groups, industry organisations as well as state government health authorities has … Continue reading Industry winning the fight against better food labelling
Australian sugary drinks tax could prevent thousands of heart attacks and strokes and save 1,600 lives
Last month the United Kingdom announced a sugar tax on soft drinks. The tax will come into effect in 2018, with the funds to be used to address childhood obesity. The move has been applauded by public health groups internationally. Unsurprisingly, the tax is strongly opposed by powerful groups in the food industry, and the announcement resulted in shares in Coca-Cola temporarily … Continue reading Australian sugary drinks tax could prevent thousands of heart attacks and strokes and save 1,600 lives
The top five trends in product ID for 2016
Product identification is an increasingly essential feature of logistics operations. Mark Dingley looks at how it will develop and evolve this year. Product identification is continuously evolving. Sometimes the advances are small, sometimes they are quite obvious. Sometimes they are technology specific, and sometimes they relate to an entire production line, supply chain or industry. … Continue reading The top five trends in product ID for 2016
Why you shouldn’t wrap your food in aluminium foil before cooking it
by Ghada Bassioni If you’re baking fish, roasting vegetables or preparing a piece of meat for dinner tonight, chances are that you’ll wrap your food in aluminium foil. What you may not realise is that some of the foil will leach into your meal – and this could be bad for your health. Research that … Continue reading Why you shouldn’t wrap your food in aluminium foil before cooking it
All our food is ‘genetically modified’ in some way – where do you draw the line?
by James Borrell. In the past week you’ve probably eaten crops that wouldn’t exist in nature, or that have evolved extra genes to reach freakish sizes. You’ve probably eaten “cloned” food and you may have even eaten plants whose ancestors were once deliberately blasted with radiation. And you could have bought all this without leaving the … Continue reading All our food is ‘genetically modified’ in some way – where do you draw the line?
Woolworths private label strategy will play directly into the hands of Aldi
Woolworths’ plan to rebrand its private label ranges in an attempt to meet changing shopper demands and combat the growth of Aldi will simply play into the hands of this German discounter.