Allergies are a life-altering and life-threatening condition. Daily, up to 20 per cent of patients with allergies face the fear of fatal reactions. Currently worldwide, seven per cent of children have been diagnosed with allergies, compared to just three per cent of the adult population. This increase demonstrates the need for the food industry to … Continue reading Allergies: why traceability in food is important
Mindfulness and individual choice are at the forefront of people’s minds when it comes to food choices in 2018. Although these are not new trends, they are ongoing factors that continue to shape the consumer food market. Consumers are developing a more holistic way of questioning what they eat. Rather than random selection, they’re looking to … Continue reading Mindfulness is a key factor in people’s food choices for 2018
As antibiotics become less effective against superbugs, a Swinburne University of Technology researcher has found that cinnamon oil could be part of the solution. Dr Sanjida Halim Topa has been focusing on traditional agents to modify the behaviour of bacteria rather than killing bacteria. As part of her PhD studies, she investigated cinnamaldehyde, a major … Continue reading Cinnamon oil could trump antibiotics in preventing superbugs
Health drink company shine+, is leading the way in the world of drinkable nootropics, launching nationally a new 400ml range this week. Following a successful trial, the new range will now be available in the 650+ Caltex Star Mart stores across the country. Shine+ combines natural and functional ingredients that have been shown to aid … Continue reading New health drink shines
The World Health Organisation has released ‘Replace’, a step-by-step guide for the elimination of industrially-produced trans-fatty acids from the global food supply.
An in-depth look at energy management and the game-changing role of low-glycemic carbohydrates.
Smartphone apps could be key to addressing Australia’s significant under-consumption of vegetables, especially with men and people who are overweight or obese.
Millennials are now the largest healthy eating consumer group in Australia, showing that this age group is breaking with previous generations to embrace more fresh, healthy food choices.
Research from and Charles Sturt University has shone new light onto why some people who don’t suffer coeliac disease choose gluten-free foods.
A NSW woman has died from listeriosis, taking the number of deaths linked to contaminated rockmelon to six.
Platypus milk has taken a closer to being used to fight superbugs and save lives, thanks to a team of researchers at CSIRO working with Deakin University.
Four Australians have now died after eating rockmelon contaminated with Listeria.
Results from the latest Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Health & Wellness Progress Report, prepared in conjunction with Deloitte Global, indicate steady progress is being made by consumer products companies towards the goals set by the organisations for themselves in the global battle to tackle obesity. The report is based on a global survey of 83 … Continue reading Food companies and grocery retailers stepping up to tackle obesity: report
The NSW Food Authority is advising consumers who are most vulnerable to Listeria infection such as older persons, and people who have weakened immune systems to avoid eating rockmelon.
The traffic light policy for canteens has made the food and drinks provided in WA public schools healthier and provided a good opportunity to teach children about healthy eating, the majority of stakeholders surveyed in new research led by Curtin University say. The research, which was funded by the WA Department of Health and conducted … Continue reading Healthy foods the ‘new normal’ in WA public schools, research finds
Drinking sugary soft drinks could increase cancer risk, regardless of body size, reveals new research from Cancer Council Victoria and University of Melbourne.
A poor diet and obesity can lead to mental health problems in adolescents, according to researchers from the University of Tasmania.
A class of chemicals used for more than 60 years in products ranging from food wrappers to clothing to pots and pans may cause greater weight gain after dieting, particularly among women.
Teenagers who watch more than three hours of commercial TV a day are more likely to eat hundreds of extra junk food snacks, according to a report by Cancer Research UK. Being bombarded by TV ads for unhealthy, high calorie food could lead teens to eat more than 500 extra snacks like crisps, biscuits and … Continue reading Teens likely to crave junk food after watching TV ads
Consumer group Choice has called for improved labelling on alcoholic drinks to help people compare their kilojoule options on beverages.