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“Lower Health Star Rating, bigger discount”, Deakin Uni supermarket study
An Australian-first study monitoring supermarket price promotions over the course of a year has found junk foods were discounted twice as often as healthy foods, and were reduced in price by almost double the amount. The study, led by researchers at the Global Obesity Centre in Deakin’s Institute for Health Transformation, looked at the price […]
7-Eleven joins convenience industry in recognising great talent at 2019 AACS Awards
7-Eleven joined competitors and suppliers to recognise and celebrate amazing achievements at last night’s 2019 Australian Association of Convenience Stores (AACS) gala dinner and awards. 7-Eleven Hallam; Lisa Birch, 7-Eleven Head of Brand; Melanie Stocker, 7-Eleven Store Manager; and Carlos Mahecha, 7-Eleven Marketing Business Improvement Manager, received awards at the Sydney event. According to 7-Eleven […]
New advice from the Heart Foundation on meat, dairy and eggs
Unflavoured full-fat milk, yogurt and cheese are now an option for healthy Australians, while the limit has lifted on the number of eggs that can be eaten per week in a heart-healthy diet. But the Heart Foundation says many Australians need to rethink how much red meat they’re eating, as evidence indicates it increases risks […]
Can USA and Australia help UK get through a ‘No Deal’ Brexit?
On Sunday 18 August 2019, the UK government’s report “Operation Yellowhammer” was leaked. The document reveals the probable consequences of a ‘No Deal’ Brexit which is due to occur on 31October 2019. According to various media sources, the key disruptions are: transport disruption across the English Channel, increased immigration checks at borders, reduced supply of […]
Health Start Rating – a five year review has been conducted by the Aus-NZ Ministerial Forum
The Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation (the Forum) met on 16 August 2019 to consider a range of food regulation matters. The Forum comprises all Australian and New Zealand Ministers responsible for food, and the Australian Local Government Association and is chaired by Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck. Key outcomes from the meeting […]
NUGGS; Chicken-free chicken nuggets
NUGGS, the “chicken” nugget startup, is pleased to announce its official launch. Founded by 19-year-old tech wunderkind and entrepreneur Ben Pasternak, NUGGS will disrupt the animal-based meat industry with its new nugget technology. NUGGS are a more advanced version of the animal-based chicken nuggets that have dominated the market for decades. After over a year of research and […]
CSIRO and Goterra – sex lives of flies could be key to tackling food waste
This National Science Week, Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, has revealed how a secret recipe to get Black Soldier Flies in the mood could help tackle our local food waste crisis. Working with Canberra-based start-up Goterra, CSIRO’s farming experts have been testing lighting, temperature, moisture, surface texture and diet in a bid to find the […]
More on Asahi Group’s acquisition of Australia’s largest beer brewer
Australia’s best known beer brands are part of a huge acquisition deal by the Asahi group based in Japan. The deal is expected to be finalised in the first quarter of 2020, as reported by the Australian Financial Review (AFR), and when it is completed, it will be one of the 10 largest acquisitions to […]
Scalzo invests in Australian Plant Proteins as global demand grows
Construction of Australia’s first major commercial plant protein extraction facility will commence this month after investment was finalised last week. Australian Plant Proteins (APP) will begin the $20m fit-out of its plant at Horsham in Victoria’s Wimmera region, with commercial production due to commence in the first quarter of 2020, after securing investment from Melbourne […]