In an interesting PR move for the fast food giant, McDonald’s has released a video showing why the burgers displayed in its advertising look so different to those actually sold in stores.
Coal seam gas mining is rapidly expanding beyond the eastern basin states. The Inquiry into Greenfields Mineral Exploration and Project Development in Victoria recommends the Victorian Government establish a process to consult stakeholders about the future development of goal seam gas. But Victoria’s laws simply aren’t ready for this new form of mining.
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.
Victorian Farmers have criticised a plan by Coles to sell boutique food brands in regional stores, but the representative body for Western Australian farmers has welcomed the idea.
The Senate Inquiry into Coles and Woolworths’ anti-competitive behaviour is not impacting their mission to take over the grocery sector entirely, and the independents are desperately calling on the federal government to step in.
Yesterday the Federal Government’s plans to make Australia the Asian food bowl were labelled “a waste of taxpayer’s money” by the Wilderness Society, and now a new poll has found over 80 per cent of Australians are also against plans to encourage Chinese investment in agricultural land.
The Wilderness Society has slammed the Federal Government’s plan to attract Chinese investment to agricultural development in northern Australia, labelling it a waste of taxpayers’ money.
A batch of mince contaminated with E.coli discovered in South Carolina may have come from Australia, amid revelations that up to 13 shipments of Australian meat has been rejected by the US in the past year.
Amid accusations that Coles and Woolworths are intimidating food manufacturers and produce growers so much they are too scared to even speak up at a Senate Inquiry, a leading Australian wine body has publically criticised the big two.
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.
One of the few companies to be openly critical of the supermarket duopoly in Australia, HJ Heinz, has apparently mended fences with Coles and Woolworths.
A US company linked to a listeria outbreak which infected 146 people and killed at least 30, has filed for bankruptcy.
One in every four grocery items now sold in Australian supermarkets is private label and of those, about one in two is imported.
It has once again been left to an advocacy group, Animals Australia, to highlight the cruel practices involved in cattle slaughter in Indonesia.
McCain’s has been accused of ripping off Tasmanian potato farmers, and a leading agricultural group wants the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to investigate.
Almost 80 per cent of Australians think that, as a nation, we have a problem with alcohol.
Food is an emotional topic. Everyone cares about what they eat. Food often has a strong cultural, religious or even political meaning attached to it. Organic food is no different in that respect. People buy organic out of hedonistic values of pleasure and health as well as out of altruistic values of environmental sustainability, social justice and animal welfare.
The Tasmanian government has announced plans to bring forward bans on battery hens and sow stalls.
A South Australian company has been fined $13 000 for misleading labelling, after it’s olive oil was not extra virgin as claimed.
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.