The chief executive of the New Zealand Food and Grocery Council (NZFGC) Katherine Rich has told Australian Food News today that the UK”s announced sugar tax will not help fight obesity. Under the UK...

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has ruled that current U.S. Country of Origin Labelling (CoOL) measures are inconsistent with the U.S.’s WTO trade obligations. The WTO had examined complaints by Canada...

For most farmers, walking out into a field of crops to discover that their harvest has been infected by disease is a nightmare. For some corn farmers in Mexico though, it is a dream come true. A fungal...

Queensland’s Chief Health Officer has now distanced herself from advice suggesting Queenslanders stockpile food in preparation for a possible outbreak of swine flu. Dr Jeannette Young told ABC Radio...

Queensland residents have been urged to stockpile food in their homes in case swine flu hits Australian shores, despite the Federal Government dismissing the need for such actions. There are yet to be...

A leading Australian expert in Food Law and Policy, Professor Joe Lederman, has called for decisive Federal government leadership to ensure the security of Australia’s food supply in the event of...

The Australian grocery industry, driven by the Just-In-Time (JIT) supply chain model, could be underprepared for the threat of a global pandemic, a leading expert has warned. Concern is mounting about...

The agricultural sector in China’s Sichuan province has suffered enormous damage estimated at around $6 billion caused by last month’s devastating earthquake, the FAO (UN Food and Agriculture...