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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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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Dairy alternatives - are they milk?

What’s the alternative?

There’s been lots of discussion lately about alternatives – or non-dairy – milks and whether they should be allowed to use the word “milk” at all. A lot…

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Impossible burger draws fire

When biochemist Pat Brown created Impossible Foods in Silicon Valley, he paired science and plants to make a synthetic meat that would tempt the most devoted carnivore. The…

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Pret a Manger est attrapé

UK sandwich shop chain Pret a Manger has been caught out by the British Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for claims on its website that it makes “good, natural…

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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…

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Craft sell-out

Australian craft beer breweries generate an estimated $500m in yearly revenue and sales are growing 10% every year.  The rise of small, quirky, independent breweries producing flavoursome brews…

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Truth in food 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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