Sugarcane farmers in far north Queensland have a new app by Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, that will help them manage fertiliser use and reduce nitrogen runoff onto the Great Barrier Reef. Currently there’s no way sugarcane growers can tell whether fertiliser has runoff from their farm but the free app, named 1622WQ, shows the … Continue reading New tool for sugarcane farmers
Australia’s largest beverage companies have marked a major milestone by announcing a 7 per cent reduction in sugar in the first progress report on the beverage industry’s flagship initiative. The signatories to the pledge, Asahi Lifestyle Beverages, Coca-Cola Amatil, Coca-Cola Australia and PepsiCo Australia, have contributed to the reduction in sugar across their portfolios, and … Continue reading Drinks companies cut sugar by seven per cent
People love plants. With their “naturally functional” halo, consumers of all ages want to eat more of them – and in more convenient forms. From cauliflower pizza to beetroot bread, plant-based is a trend that’s growing for the long term. But people also love meat. Despite vocal attacks on meat’s health and sustainability credentials, which … Continue reading Plant proteins hot but meat’s not off the menu
Health organisations, governments and retailers are setting objectives to reduce sugar in foods while consumers are increasingly focusing on sugar content, looking for healthy and natural products that taste great. This means dairy manufacturers are experiencing pressure to reduce added sugar in their products, especially in yogurt. “Dairy manufacturers often add sugar to their products … Continue reading ‘Sweet’ culture reduces added sugar in fermented dairy products
Prevalence of various disorders such as obesity and diabetes has led to surge in demand for food products with low sugar content. In addition, growing need for weight management is projected to impact the global market growth of artificial sweeteners positively. Report states that the global market of artificial sweeteners is projected to reflect a … Continue reading Demand increases for artificial sweetener
The Australian Government, together with Brazil, has launched formal dispute action in the World Trade Organization (WTO) on India’s continuing sugar subsidies that are depressing world prices and impacting on our highly productive and globally competitive sugar industry. Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Simon Birmingham, said India’s sugar subsidy regime was inconsistent with WTO … Continue reading Govt goes into bat for Australian sugar industry
Sugar produced from insect-protected sugarcane, as safe as sugar produced from conventional sugarcane
The United States Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concluded recently that raw and refined sugar produced from Brazil’s first genetically-modified sugarcane variety, called CTC20BT, is safe. The US FDA focused its safety assessment on sugar, because it is the main sugarcane-derived product imported to the US from Brazil. In addition to sugar refining, the Brazilian sugarcane … Continue reading Sugar produced from insect-protected sugarcane, as safe as sugar produced from conventional sugarcane
Australia’s major beverage companies have joined forces today to announce an historic commitment to reduce sugar across the industry. The commitment to reduce sugar across the industry by 20 per cent by 2025 has been made by the Australian Beverages Council, the peak body representing the non-alcoholic beverages industry, whose members include Coca-Cola South Pacific, … Continue reading Drinks companies unite to reduce sugar across the industry
IBISWorld’s business information analysts have revealed the top five Australian industries expected to grow and shrink in 2017-18, and food sectors have made it onto both lists.
Sales of carbonated soft drinks (CSD) in Australia are under continued pressure as consumers reconsider their sugar intake, new research shows.
Working the graveyard shift or even pulling an all-nighter is an everyday reality for many employees in industries like entertainment, healthcare, security or transportation. This can be challenging for anyone. It is also hard to feel revitalized or rested enough to head back to work the next day – not to mention doing it again … Continue reading Healthy eating for shift workers
Sugar Research Australia has released a comprehensive report on its performance for the 2016/17 financial year, with this publication explaining how SRA has delivered return on investment for its industry and government investors.
Indonesia has implemented its earlier agreement to reduce tariffs on the import of Australian raw sugar, strengthening opportunities for Australia’s sugar exporters.
Thirty-four leading community, public health, medical and academic groups have united to call for urgent Federal Government action to address Australia’s serious obesity problem.
A solution from Alvi Technologies is helping sugar refining plants ensure efficient processing through proper pH control.
Sugar Research Australia is seeking new and innovative research ideas that will help improve the productivity, profitability, and sustainability of Australian sugarcane growers and millers.
A new study by The George Institute for Global Health has revealed around 70 per cent of packaged foods contain added sugar.
SRA has released its new five-year Strategic Plan, following an extensive development and consultation process with growers, millers, government investors, and other stakeholders.
An international study led by ANU has found that as sugary drinks consumption increased the risk of type 2 diabetes also increased, independently of obesity and weight gain. The study, which used a new statistical technique called mediation analysis, found thousands of cases of type 2 diabetes could be prevented every year in Thailand if … Continue reading Sugary drinks increase diabetes risk regardless of obesity – research
Desserts hold a special place in our hearts – and on the dining tables – of Asian households.