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Big Food = Big Tobacco

The recently published EAT-Lancet Commission report – Food in the Anthropocene: The EAT-Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems – warns obesity, undernutrition and climate change are…

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Bud’s Super Bowl bust

Super Bowl ads always generate lots of interest for brand – this year they were significantly more interesting than the game itself. However, with their ad for Bud…

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Immigration and food safety

In the US, outbreaks of food-borne illnesses such as E.coli and Salmonella have hospitalized hundreds of people and disrupted food supply chains. The past year has bought a…

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A circular revolution?

In a world with a growing population and limited resources available to feed everyone, a report by the Ellen Macarthur Foundation concludes that circular economy principles are the…

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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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