Two prominent Australian food manufacturers have announced they are feeling the pressure from a “very competitive food industry environment” and may forced to make closures and reduce grower contracts. Simplot...

Australian researchers at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (MCRI) have found that children who are obese are more likely to have a Vitamin D deficiency. Dr Matt Sabin, one of the researchers and...

Australia’s only wholly Australian-owned cannery, Windsor Farm Foods Group Ltd, has shut its doors. The industry body that represents Australia’s vegetable and potato growers, AusVeg, says the closure...

Australia’s national peak industry body for vegetable producers, Ausveg, has launched a new website that will help growers to monitor the environmental impact of their operations. The website, Enviroveg,...

The findings of a new study by the University of St Andrews, in Scotland, released today, link fruit and vegetable consumption with physical attractiveness.    The study, which correlated fruit and...

While the bad news for tomato-growers on Friday January 6, 2012 was that all Heinz tomato-sauce and ketchup ceased production in Australia, the big picture is that several massive investments in glasshouse...

The operators of fruit and vegetable stores in Wagga and Sydney have been fined almost $90,000 for underpaying 40 of their workers. The penalties were handed down in the Federal Magistrates Court in Sydney...

The concept of “green cities” is usually associated with urban planning in the more developed world. But it has a special application, and significantly different social and economic dimensions,...

Australian primary schools have given a thumbs-up to McCain School Veggie Patches with a resounding response to a national callout to register for the initiative. More than 1,700 Australian primary schools...

Members of the Australian vegetable industry have been encouraged to nominate women to be recognised for their contribution to the industry during a gala evening at the industry’s National Awards...