In all countries in which genetically modified food is sold the issue of food labelling has been hotly debated.
In this fourth instalment of GM in Australia – a series looking at the facts, ethics, regulations and research into genetically modified crops – Christopher Mayes examines ethical issues surrounding GM foods.
VIDEO: This week’s news wrap-up is all about Woolworths’ Jamie Oliver campaign, which AusVeg says is being funded by growers.
Earlier this week, thousands of people across the globe participated in over one hundred coordinated demonstrations calling upon PepsiCo and other multinational food and beverage manufacturers to eliminate the use of “conflict palm oil”.
Mt Barker Free Range Chicken in WA has been raided for allegedly using illegal workers, with one child and 14 other suspected workers removed from the facility.
Oxfam released a report today calling out ‘laggards’ within the food and beverage industry who they say need to do more to address climate change.
Confectionery brand Cadbury is expecting the first shipment of Fairtrade cocoa beans from Papua New Guinea to arrive in Australia in the coming weeks.
Shareholders will benefit most from Woolworths’ decision to phase out caged eggs, according to Victorian Farmers Federation egg group president Brian Ahmed.
Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson has walked away from her role as global ambassador for Oxfam, with the aid group claiming the partnership is incompatible with her recently announced deal with drinks carbonation brand, SodaStream.
Multi-species game bird producer, Game Farm, has paid two infringement notices totalling $20,400 and has provided a court enforceable undertaking to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
Coca-Cola has announced it will be suspending all advertising in the Philippines and donating the advertising budget to relief efforts following the disastrous Typhoon Haiyan which hit earlier this month.
A UK study has found that hens living in “enriched cages” are less stressed and have lower mortality rates than their free range counterparts.
Victorian farmers should be able to veto gas exploration on their land, says the Victorian Farmers Federation, arguing the importance of a “level playing field” between the farming and mining industries.
The greatest threat to the future of the world’s food supply is climate change, according to a draft report by the UN-appointed group, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Daniel Flynn, managing director and co-founder of the social enterprise, the Thankyou Group, has been named Victorian Young Australian of the Year for 2014.
John West in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has launched two new conservation projects to help communities within the Pacific Islands and the Maldives protect reef ecosystems, and promote sustainable fishing methods.
Workers at Baiada’s chicken factory near Newcastle are claiming they’ve been underpaid, with one employee potentially owed $7,000 in backpay.
Australia can help alleviate world hunger by investing in its agricultural industries and supporting small-scale producers, says Oxfam Australia’s food policy advisor.
In support of World Food Day, food manufacturer, Kellogg Australia, has launched its Breakfast for Better Days initiative.
Californian environmental organisation, the Rainforest Action Network has released an emotive video to promote awareness on the realities of unsustainable palm oil production.