The number of foods requiring mandatory Vitamin D fortification in Sweden may soon increase due to a proposal by the Swedish National Food Agency (NFA). Currently in Sweden, all milk and margarine must...

Mother's diet may be linked to preterm birth Pregnant women who eat a “prudent” diet rich in vegetables, fruits, whole grains and who drink water have significantly reduced risk of preterm delivery,...

For patients with diabetes, it is better to eat a single large meal than several smaller meals throughout the day, according to a new study from Linkoping University in Sweden. The study, which was published...

Swedish agricultural authorities have suggested the implementation of a “meat tax” to reduce greenhouse gases and encourage environmental sustainability. The Swedish Board of Agriculture last month...

Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) has announced an anticipated growth of 4-5 per cent growth in net profit for 2012, 2-3 per cent below what analysts had predicted. Attributed to the “high Australian dollar”...

A study from Lund University in Sweden suggests that men who drink one normal-sized (330ml) soft drink per day are at a greater risk of getting more aggressive forms of prostate cancer. The study is published...

While Australian politicians have been contemplating national recycling schemes, rubbish disposal is making further news within Australia and Scandinavia. A substantial increase in a Waste & Environment...

School parents in Stockholm, Sweden, have been reported to be angry after some schools banned butter from canteens “to adhere to Sweden’s National Food Agency guidelines.” The schools have said that...

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...

The muscular cartoon sailor Popeye maintained his physique by gulping cans of spinach. Swedish researchers, from Stockholm’s Karolinska Institute, have found that nitrate, found in spinach, other leafy...