THE winners have been announced in an annual healthy food awards event, aiming to cut through the labelling and marketing tricks that can obscure for time-poor shoppers the best products to buy for nutrition,...

PREGNANCY warning labels will be mandatory on alcohol products under a deal agreed by Australian and New Zealand ministers last week. The alcohol industry has applied pregnancy warning labels on a voluntary...

EVEN though Australia lifted its 17-year ban on Japanese beef imports in May, the amount of Japanese wagyu being imported into the country only makes up a fraction of the Australian beef market. The Australian...

THE increased demand for health foods – everything from vegan to gluten-free, low-carb and vitamin enhanced meals and beverages – shows no sign of slowing. With this increased dedication to healthy...

GOING vegetarian won’t save the planet from catastrophic climate change but reducing greenhouse gas emissions from livestock production is a bankable marketing angle for plant-based foods, and just another...

THE Cattle Council of Australia has returned from a tour of Indonesia declaring there’s a prosperous future for live cattle trade between the two countries. In 2011 there was a ban for six months on...

A skyrocketing interest in chickpeas as a star ingredient in traditionally dairy, bean or wheat-based products is good news for health conscious consumers and for Australian agriculture. For the health-conscious...

THE conversation in New Zealand about a sugary drink tax, of perhaps 20 per cent, has reached the prime minister’s office. Findings of a report requested by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern...

In the US, Costco will bring poultry production in-house for its popular “loss-leader” rotisserie chickens, representing the first time a retailer there has assumed the risks associated with meat production....

OPINION: STRONG future earnings prospects from less capital-intensive businesses is what Wesfarmers seeks, so Coles has to go. Coles accounts for 60 per cent of the conglomerate’s tied-up capital but...