Over one billion tons of food is wasted every year. The Food and Agriculture Organization also estimates that in developing countries, up to 40 per cent of total food produced can be lost before it even reaches market. As such, implementing methods of safely storing and transporting food is crucial for being able to continue … Continue reading Frozen foods can help reduce waste
The Palm Oil-Free Accreditation Program (POFAP) has launched the world’s first Palm Oil Free Certification Trademark in Australia. Now, two years on, POFCAP celebrates its second birthday with 1,088 products having been Certified Palm Oil Free with hundreds more currently under assessment. The trademark is approved in 19 countries – Australia, Scotland, Spain, N. Ireland, … Continue reading Palm oil-free certification trademark goes global
Conagen, a US-based biotechnology company focusing on research and development, announced today its breakthrough development in the commercial production of natural aromatic compound, γ-Decalactone from natural substrates using its proprietary technology. Found in many ripe fruits and particularly peaches, γ-Decalactone is a versatile compound used commercially in formulations with distinctive fruit flavours of peach, apricot … Continue reading Breakthrough development in commercial production of natural aromatic compound
The Coalition Government has today released terms of reference for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) inquiry into the Murray Darling Basin water market. The inquiry, which delivers on a Coalition Government election promise, will look at options to improve the transparency and efficiency of the water market. It will also examine changes in … Continue reading Terms of reference released for Murray Darling Basin water market
The value and volume of fresh Australian vegetable exports have increased in 2017/18, following strong trading conditions in key export markets in Asia and the Middle East, and increased demand for Australian-grown vegetables. The value of fresh Australian vegetable exports increased by three per cent to $262.4 million in 2017/18, Ausveg reports. The industry is … Continue reading Demand for fresh Australian vegetables continues to rise
Scientists have come up with an innovative approach to tackling Australia’s poor vegetable intake, with the launch of a new app that challenges people to eat more veggies.
Getting more greens into your diet could cut your risk of heart disease and stroke by as much as 40 per cent, according to new research from Edith Cowan University. Researchers from ECU’s School of Medical and Health Sciences studied the diets of more than 1000 Western Australian women, focusing on nitrate intake derived from … Continue reading Green vegetables linked with better heart health
SPC Ardmona is expanding its range with the introduction of Australian-grown Ardmona canned cherry tomatoes onto supermarket shelves.
Regional and remote kids face unique challenges when it comes to eating the recommended amount of vegetables, new research has found.
Children are not eating anywhere near enough vegetables and are relying too much on unhealthy snack foods for energy, the latest Chief Health Officer’s Report shows. Health Minister Brad Hazzard and NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant today launched the report, What NSW children eat and drink, which shows that only one in 20 … Continue reading Children not eating enough vegetables – report
Australian fruit and vegetable growers have been warned by a visiting US horticulture expert that while the quality of their produce is “better than ever before”, the demands of the average consumer now starts at “perfection”. In Australia this month to meet with local growers, Rabobank’s California-based senior fruit and vegetable analyst Dr Roland Fumasi … Continue reading “Perfection” now just the starting point for Australian fruit and veg
Farmer Power, has just launched two fund raising campaigns in partnership with APCO Australia to help promote and fund an educational campaign for the public and as a signal to the government to inform them on the issues within the dairy industry. According to the news release by Farmer Power, they have said that the financial … Continue reading Farmer Power launches new fund raising campaigns
New technologies could see us eating algae-based sources of protein, developing allergenic-free nuts and tolerable varieties of lactose and gluten, and reducing environmental impact through edible packaging. Speaking at the launch during the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology’s (AIFST) 50th Anniversary Convention in Sydney, Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Craig Laundy , highlighted … Continue reading CSIRO maps out Australia’s food future
GP Graders has entered into a technology partnership with Ellips of Holland to revolutionise the ability for apple packers to identify apples with internal defects .
A $60 million expansion of a mushroom production facility is expected to create 200 new jobs in the Murray and Mallee region.
Observational studies show that diets high in vegetables, fruits, other plant foods, and good-quality proteins are associated with reduced depression.
Food as medicine: why do we need to eat so many vegetables and what does a serve actually look like?
This is the first article in a three-part package “food as medicine”, exploring how food prevents and cures disease. Most Australian adults would know they’re meant to eat two or more serves of fruit and five or more serves of vegetables every day. Whether or not they get there is another question. A recent national … Continue reading Food as medicine: why do we need to eat so many vegetables and what does a serve actually look like?
Vantage Australia has just been awarded the silver medal in this year’s San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC). More than 2,100 spirits were judged this year, the largest number of entries in the competition’s 17-year history with the botanical Vantage Australia taking home the silver medal in this year’s awards. The San Francisco World Spirits … Continue reading Aussie spirit grabs silver at global awards
In a sign of the impact the falling milk price is having on the food sector, food company Murray Goulburn (MG) said it will be closing down factories and reducing its farmgate milk price in a bid to address its “cost base, improve efficiencies and ultimately increase earnings.” This will include closure of MG’s manufacturing … Continue reading Jobs, factories and profits all go as MG battens down the hatches
Le Mac are suppliers of the linerless labelling system that is self-adhesive for trays of meats, ready meals, salads etc. Linerless labels are an environmentally-friendly innovation: they do not use backing liner like traditional labels, which cannot be recycled and does not decompose in landfill. The system itself is fully automatic and delivers significant efficiency … Continue reading Linerless self-adhesive labelling system featured at foodpro