A recent trip to Nigeria showed our AIP columnist that there is so much Australia can teach the developing world when it comes to effective packaging.
The Philippines (the rice-bowl of Southeast Asia) has become a test bed for genetically modified crops. Proponents argue GM grains and vegetables can improve the life of farmers and malnourished locals. But is this technical approach the right one?
The owner of Wally’s Piggery, based north-west of Canberra at Murrumbateman, has been served with 53 court notices relating to horrific acts of animal cruelty.
Associated British Foods (ABF) has released a statement in response to a report published by Oxfam yesterday which alleged that ABF, along with beverage giant Coca-Cola and PepsiCo, were not being proactive enough in stopping sugar land grabs throughout their network of suppliers.
Consumer watchdog Choice has submitted its second ever ‘super-complaint’ to NSW Fair Trading, requesting that the government body investigate whether ‘free-range’ egg claims are misleading consumers.
Guido Barilla, chairman of Italian pasta company Barilla has sparked anger amongst gay rights activists and politicians by stating that he would not consider using a gay family to advertise the brand.
Global beverage giant Coca-Cola has apologised for an ill thought-out marketing campaign in Canada after a customer with a developmentally delayed sibling opened a bottle of vitamin water to find that the inside of the bottle cap read “YOU RETARD”.
Anti-science opposition to using genetic modification as a means of preventing disease is rife; to save lives, that opposition has to stop.
The ACT could become the first state in Australia to legislate against factory farming, with an animal welfare bill introduced to the Legislative Assembly today.
Governments across the world are being called on to counteract the influence that multi-national food companies are having on stalling healthy food policies.
Leading food companies including Nestle, Coca-Cola and Unilever are slowly improving their social and environmental policies following the launch of Oxfam’s Behind the Brands campaign seven months ago.
The amount of food wasted around the world has ranked as the third largest culprit in carbon emissions, right behind China and the US according to a recent United Nations report.
The Australian Institute of Packaging, in conjunction with the Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association and the Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia will this year be continuing their Foodbank Christmas Hamper project.
Australian natural sweetener brand, Natvia has partnered with famed Melbourne cafe chain St. Ali and Melbourne City Mission to deliver the Brew Crew Project, an initiative aimed at providing disadvantaged individuals with practical career training.
From September 9, three varieties of SKI yoghurt will be given a pink makeover in support of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Australia’s largest food relief agency, Foodbank has teamed up with JBS Australia and Primo to launch a new beef initiative, which will supply over 130 tonnes of sausages per year to those in need.
The big problem with the new Queensland regulation is that it seems to accept that supermarkets in consultation with industry can ultimately decide what animal welfare practices are acceptable.
Humane Society International is outraged by the Queensland government’s recent changes to its free range egg standards, calling on consumers to boycott the industry.
Consumer group Choice is accusing the Queensland government of threatening the consumer’s ability to make informed purchasing decisions by “stealthily” altering its free range standard.
There is such an abundance of vapid, obsessive chatter over why a bowl of pasta or a piece of bread is so threatening to our figures that seems people have completely lost touch with what constitutes good nutrition.