An Australian academic has defended his advocacy of a “fat tax” for Australia, after critcising Denmark for abandoning a similar tax. According to Dr Gary Sacks, who is part of the World Health Organisation...

The Norwegian government has announced that it will raise import tariffs on meats and cheeses in a move that aims to boost income for its own farmers. The plan will affect hard cheeses, beef steaks and...

Cafés will face audits on unreported and unrecorded cash transactions in 2012–13 as part of a major new compliance program announced by the Australia Taxation Office (ATO). The ATO has noted in its...

Food producers and food retailers are expecting heftier business costs arising from the Federal government’s recently implemented Carbon Price scheme, but the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission...

There has been a mixed response to the Australian federal government’s announcement of a $25 million incentive for sporting codes to end their alcohol sponsorship agreements. While twelve organisations...

A team of researchers at the University of California, San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center and Columbia University have estimated that a nationwide tax on sweetened beverages in the U.S. would...

Queensland horticulture body Growcom, says it intends to assess opportunities for Australian fruit and vegetable growers to generate credits under the Australian Government’s Carbon Farming Initiative...

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) has again called upon the Australian Government to take action to help Australian food manufacturers cope with “immense pressures” on their business. The...

Introducing a tax on saturated fat in foods is “regressive” and is not the way to reduce obesity levels in Australia, the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) warned today. Yesterday, Australian...

In a world first, Denmark has introduced a tax on food products high in saturated fats. Despite the move sparking fresh calls for a similar tax law to be introduced in Australia, food industry opinion-makers...