Blogs

Price wars over?

The Australian grocery retail landscape is set for big changes as Wesfarmers has announced it will sell 80% of Coles Supermarket to the public. According to the pre-IPO…

Read article

Brandless is the latest brand

In a loud and noisy world of brands screaming in your face in an attempt to dictate your lives, a new trend of ‘non-branding’ has risen and is…

Read article

Not organic enough

Many consumers already have a foggy idea of what organic actually means, but in the US, the waters area bout to get muddier still. Two groups are creating…

Read article

GMO halo

A recent study published by researchers from the University of Maryland has found the use of genetically-modified insect-resistant corn in the US has significantly curbed insecticide use and…

Read article

Removing animals from ag

When discussions turn toward reducing agriculture’s greenhouse gas emissions, less livestock and moving toward a plant-based diet is the common wisdom. However, perhaps eliminating livestock altogether – as…

Read article

Long road to meat-free future

Dutch banker Rabobank and US-based CoBank have both released reports examining the future for alternative proteins. While acknowledging that alternative proteins such as the Impossible Burger and Beyond…

Read article

Running dry

The four million people in Cape Town may soon have to line up to get their daily 25 litre ration of water as one of the most affluent…

Read article

Veganuary versus Februdairy

I’m guessing many readers didn’t participate in or perhaps have even heard of Veganuary! It’s a mostly UK phenomenon, a pledge to go vegan for the month of January….

Read article

Telling it like it might be

Australian dairy farmers are at the very end of a value chain that stretches around the world and back again. While more and more of the industry’s milk…

Read article

Is it the end of the road for co-ops?

The well-publicised downfall of Murray Goulburn (MG) – the Australian dairy industry’s largest cooperative has been well documented. The recent announcement of an impending sale to Canada’s Saputo…

Read article