The Gillard government has left the food processing industry reeling with its Federal Budget, channelling little money to the sector and ignoring calls for a Supermarket Ombudsman.
The government needs to support its farmers if it wants to be the food superpower Prime Minister Julia Gillard wants it to be.
A Victorian food region west of Melbourne has joined the list of shires and towns arguing against coal seam gas (CSG) exploration and development.
Sales of products carrying the Fair Trade Certified logo have increased by almost 40 per cent, as consumers become more informed about work conditions for foreign workers.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard has finally officially recognised what most people in the food industry have known for decades: Australia can and should be a food superpower.
Women who are obese are more likely to be discriminated against by employers, a new study has found.
Raw coffee prices reached record highs in 2011, but increased production in Brazil will hopefully alleviate some of the pressure for buyers.
Coles has been fined $170,000 and ordered to pay WorkCover’s legal costs after a worker sustained injuries when she fell through a ceiling at a Manly store in 2007.
Indonesia has suspended some beef imports from the US following the detection of mad cow disease in California, and Australian producers are hoping to benefit from the incident with increased exports.
Western Australian farmers have met with Wesfarmers boss Richard Goyder to discuss the impact of the milk price wars on production and try to find a solution.
Asia has the fastest-growing population in world. This will increase the demand for food, but greater urbanisation, westernisation and rising personal wealth is changing the form in which food is consumed.
The peak farming representative group is calling for more transparency on the investments made in Australia by foreign investors.
The second tomato processor this year to go into administration has left 40 employees out of work.
In yet another controversial action in the supermarket price wars, Coles is launching a loyalty card, not just to their loyal shoppers, but to almost every mailbox in Australia.
David Lock has been appointed chairman of the Western Australian Meat Industry Authority (WAMIA).
Agricultural production in Asia could be halved in the next three decades if farmers don’t adapt to climate change.
Chinese authorities have denied there are any problems with it’s locally-manufactured Coca-Cola Shanxi Beverages, after an employee claimed mass chlorine contamination.
Woolworths is the latest food producer to send its operations abroad, as the cost of doing business in Australia continued to increase as the dollar does.
Bundaberg Sugar has invested $40 million on upgrading a mill in southern Queensland to avoid increases in financial payments when the carbon tax is officially introduced.
Bega Cheese and Coles have officially signed on the dotted line, confirming the cheese maker will supply for the supermarket giant’s private label for the next five years.