Meat tax stoush

A recent study from the University of Oxford that puts forward the case for a meat tax has gained significant media coverage. Most of the coverage has presented…

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Alt-milk truth bomb

Investigative food journalist Joanna Blythman has launched a stinging attack on “healthy alt-milks”. Blythman bemoans punters who pay extra for a latte made with soy, almond or some…

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Little room for climate denial

Last month’s 6th Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report was more or less dismissed by Australian and US policy makers and the usual climate-change-denying-pundits. It may be…

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What business are you in?

It’s tough being a dairy farmer right now. Any farmers reading this might say it’s always tough, but extended drought conditions that have sapped emotional and financial resources…

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Food researcher ousted

Cornell University food researcher and director of the institution’s Food and Brand Lab, Brian Wansink developed a high profile by producing quirky and news-worthy nutrition studies that linked…

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Iron Ox showcases autonomous ag

Fresh, pesticide-free produce such as romaine lettuce, bok choy and cilantro grown in a large warehouse with practically no human interference is a reality in San Carlos, California.

At…

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Kiwi raw milk up for review

In New Zealand, the regulations governing raw drinking milk – that is milk that hasn’t been pasteurised – will be evaluated this year, two years after their implementation….

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balancing drought

Balancing drought

Imagery of starving livestock, desperate farmers and cracked barren paddocks from across NSW and Queensland have flooded Australian media in recent weeks. In response to the media blitz…

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