A new study has found 95 per cent of Australian children over two exceeded their recommended intake of saturated fat.
More than 75% of Australians support a ban on junk food advertising in children’s television, and almost 20% support a total ban, according to a poll by the Australian National University on attitudes to food security.
The rate of low vitamin D levels in Australia could see it added to foods.
Kellogg Australia has met its 2010 commitment to reduce sodium levels in its Corn Flakes and Rice Bubbles by 20 per cent.
One in every hundred Australians are affected by Coeliac disease, but 75 per cent are undiagnosed, meaning that about 160,000 Australians have coeliac disease but don’t yet know it.
Scientists from the University of Western Australia have found a new use for red wine: clothing.
Worldwide, and especially in Australia, much valuable science is being wasted or stalled through what is known as technology rejection – the public’s hostile reception of new technologies or scientific advice.
A clever scientist in the US has come up with a way to make the process of getting sauces out of their bottles easier and most importantly, quicker.
A new Australia-wide study has found that people living in rural areas are more likely to consume alcohol and be overweight and obese.
Folic acid has been proven to reduce the chances of neural tube defects (NTDs) in unborn babies, and now new research has found it could also reduce the most common types of cancers in children.
Australian researchers have identified processing techniques which will minimise the adverse effects of allergens in milk and other food products.
Children are seeing 60 per cent less junk food advertising during their television programs, following suggestions from the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) that the practise should be stopped, and calls from health groups to ban ads aimed at those under 12.
The National Heart Foundation of Australia has found that if everyone reduced their salt intake by 3 grams per day, 6 000 lives could be saved every year.
The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) has rejected a proposal from a suburban Melbourne council that called for major food outlets to be taxed up to 400 per cent more on commercial rates than other businesses.
We know sugar is not very good for our waistline, but new research out of the US has found the negative impacts of sugar may extend even further: to your brainpower. And don’t think that because you don’t add sugar to your coffee you’re immune, because you’re probably consuming more than you think.
First it was “pink slime” horrifying consumers in the US, now it’s emerged that millions of Americans are also consuming “meat glue” each week.
Australian researchers have examined three options for beating obesity and discovered they could prevent about 220 000 cases of type 2 diabetes nationwide by 2025.
An Australian-based program to tackle obesity has failed to reduce the Body Mass Index (BMI)’s of adolescent girls in disadvantaged areas.
An ingredient in garlic has been found to be 100 times more powerful than two popular antibiotics at fighting one of the most common causes of food poisoning.
A quarter of ‘poppers’ or juice boxes marketed as fruit juice in Australia actually contain 25 per cent or less actual fruit juice, a new Choice study has found.