Big focus on food waste ahead of Christmas

As Christmas approaches, millions of Australians are turning their minds to what to feed family and friends. But for many people, the amount of food wasted is just as important as what dishes are served. On a December morning in the Illawarra region of NSW, driver Sage...[Read More]

New protein products could feed the world

Cultivated meat and edible insects could play a part in Australia’s plan to become “a global delicatessen” by developing high-quality protein products to feed the world’s growing population. The national science agency wants to make Australia a...[Read More]

Fruit, veg link to kids’ mental health

Nina Massey (Press Association)   Eating fruit and vegetables is linked with being good for children’s mental health, new research suggests. Children who consumed five or more portions of fruit and veg a day had the highest scores for mental wellbeing, the...[Read More]

World’s Biggest Food Franchises (1950-2020)

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Craver or foodie? Six diet types revealed

(Australian Associated Press)   There is no one-size-fits-all approach to losing weight and people may shed more kilos in the long term by working with their “diet type”. That’s the message from a new study which identified six major diet...[Read More]

Why there is no such thing as good or bad food [TED Talk Video]

  Are there foods that you have labelled as ‘good’ or ‘bad’? If the answer is yes, you’re not alone; the majority of us have been conditioned to assign morals to our meals, something that nutritionist Pixie Turner is determined to change. From why...[Read More]

World’s Largest Cereal Producing Countries from 1960 to 2020

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Food for thought: How your belly controls your brain [TED Talk Video]

  “Have you ever had a gut feeling or butterflies in your stomach? Has hunger ever changed your mood? Our bellies and brains are physically and biochemically connected in a number of ways, meaning the state of our intestines can alter the way our brains...[Read More]

Fruity bread and butter pudding

(Public Health England)   Ingredients 25g lower-fat spread 4 slices wholemeal bread, crusts removed 50g sultanas 1 orange 2 eggs 450ml skimmed milk 1 tsp vanilla extract Instructions Grease a small-to-medium sized baking dish (1.2L) with a little...[Read More]

CSIRO diet the right fit for slimmer Sarah

Roger Vaughan (Australian Associated Press)   Sarah Wolter’s turning point came when her company ordered new work uniforms and – weighing 158 kilograms – she could not fit the biggest available size. “That was really humiliating, having to...[Read More]

New federal body tackles food waste

Gus McCubbing (Australian Associated Press)   A $4 million body designed to tackle Australia’s food waste has been set up by the federal government. Environment Minister Sussan Ley said Australians throw out more than 7.3 million tonnes of food each year at...[Read More]

Bumper crop follows drought-breaking rains

Matt Coughlan (Australian Associated Press)   NSW is on track for its second-biggest winter crop in a decade as production bounces back in many drought-ravaged areas of Australia. National winter crop production is forecast to increase 64 per cent this financial...[Read More]

CSIRO’s diet advice: Go hard and go early

Maureen Dettre (Australian Associated Press)   Australia’s national science agency says those wanting to shed a few kilos for summer – and keep them off – should prepare well and start as they intend to finish. An analysis of the CSIRO’s...[Read More]

Food manufacturing is the key for Australia’s recovery

Peter Mitchell, AAP US Correspondent (Australian Associated Press)   Australian business titans Anthony Pratt and Andrew Liveris have named food manufacturing as a key to the nation’s future in a post COVID-19 world. Mr Pratt and Mr Liveris joined Tesla...[Read More]

Home gardens could save growers hundreds

William Ton (Australian Associated Press)   People growing their own food in home gardens could save up to $250 annually on groceries, according to a new South Australian study. The Edible Gardens project, led by Dr Georgia Csortan from the University of South...[Read More]