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Food insecurity is still a thing

We’re used to hearing about starving people in far-of third world countries going hungry, but food insecurity is still a thing in developed countries. It seems inconceivable even…

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Latest MLA lamb-basting

It’s almost a tradition that Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) lamb ads will spark controversy – with a liberal sprinkling of humour. From the politically-incorrect-take-no-prisoners Sam Kekovich monologues,…

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Is convenience always King?

Bodega has been labelled the most hated start-up in the US, accused of cultural misappropriation, and wanting to put beloved mom and pop stores – where many immigrants…

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Truth in labelling

Food labels are supposed to increase consumer knowledge about the nutritional content of food. However increasingly labels confuse more than they inform, exploiting fears to extract a premium…

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A tale of two industries

Once upon a time there were two dairy industries, on opposite sides of a big ditch, that were very similar. They produced about the same amount of milk,…

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Domino’s deflates

Domino’s share value dropped A$1 billion after the quick service chain announced it had missed profit and sales growth targets. Domino’s underlying net profit in 2017 rose 29%…

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Australia not Asia-ready

Recent research on Australia’s top 200 companies indicates they are not positioned to effectively do business with Asia.

The research was conducted by Asialink Business, together with PwC and…

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Troubled waters

The New Zealand Labour Party under its new leadership is certainly making waves. Apart from being accused of undermining the Australian government, Labour leader Jacinda Ardern has announced…

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Why do we believe the worst?

Charlie Arnot, CEO of the Center for Food Integrity in the US has lamented the role of the media in marketing food fear. Arnot uses some recent examples…

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