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- Higher supermarket prices for milk won’t necessarily help farmers
A fall in the farm gate price of milk and the pain felt by dairy farmers as a result, has many pointing the finger at supermarkets for discounting the price in the so-called “milk wars.”
- Container deposit schemes work: so why is industry still opposed?
Government CDR schemes are sustainable. The 40 government schemes worldwide have operated for an average of 24.8 years and all except two are still going.
- Melbourne wastes 200 kg of food per person a year: it’s time to get serious
You know that feeling when you open the fridge and are met with something “on the nose”. We all know what food waste looks and smells like. But food waste stinks in more ways than one. It is expensive, costing the average household over A$2,200 a year, and it undermines the resilience and sustainability of … Continue reading Melbourne wastes 200 kg of food per person a year: it’s time to get serious
- Tastes like moral superiority: what makes food ‘good’?
Food choice has become a moral morass. Discussions about food production and consumption are increasingly loaded with moral language.
- Automation company in prime position to take its cut of the beef boom
According to ICA General Manager Bruce Granger, the growing demand for Australian beef underscores the reason many in the meat processing sector are turning to automation.
- Time to get regulation back into Australian dairy?
The dairy industry was deregulated more than a decade ago; perhaps it’s time Australia looked to other countries for models to fix the system.
- Dude food vs superfood: we’re cultural omnivores
Australia appears to be simultaneously embracing very contradictory food trends.
- Increased demand is being well and truly licked says Frosty Boy CEO
And while there is constant change in Australia’s dairy market, mainly revolving around the falling milk solids price, this, according to Pretorius is not directly affecting Frosty Boy.
- How nanotechnology can help us grow more food using less energy and water
Scientists are working to develop new ways to meet rising global demand for food, energy and water without increasing the strain on natural resources.
- Murray Goulburn saga has roots in deregulation
The history of Murray Goulburn and its farmer suppliers shows how a close relationship of trust has developed and been broken with the collapse of the farmgate milk price.
- Fruit exporter thrives with Greentree ERP
Greentree’s accuracy and ease of use bring major benefits for kiwifruit grower and post-harvest company Jace Group.
- Dairy farmers are being ‘milked dry’, but let’s remember the real cost of milk
Australian dairy farmers are facing a crisis. But this is only half the problem. The true cost of dairy is also paid by dairy cows and the environment.
- ‘Mummy, where does steak come from?’ How Australian families talk about meat
With increasing urbanisation, Australians are becoming more disconnected from how their food, including meat, is produced.
- Health Check: how much sugar is it OK to eat?
Consuming too much energy – whether from fat or carbohydrates, including sugar – will make you gain weight.
- Murray Goulburn and Fonterra are playing chicken with dairy farmers
Even though both cooperatives are shifting responsibility to each other for the fall in milk prices, which is pushing dairy farmers to the brink, they are both at fault for their race to the bottom.
- Eat locals: swapping sheep and cows for kangaroos and camels could help our environment
We may be what we eat, but our dietary choices also affect the health of the environment, and farmers’ back pockets.
- Nanoparticles in baby formula: should parents be worried?
Parents probably wouldn’t anticipate finding extremely small, needle-like particles in baby formula.
- Embracing change
Change is inevitable and manufacturers who resist it will struggle to survive in today’s competitive market.
- Natural sweeteners making their mark on soft drink market
Soft drinks accounted for 20 per cent of global launches featuring stevia in the 12 months to the end of March 2016.
- Advertising has the power to make children fat and this needs to stop
More than 60% of UK adults are obese and one in five children start school already overweight – rising to around one in three once children hit the ages of 10 and 11.