As Australian states and territories experience different stages of COVID-19 lockdowns, consumer needs have also fluctuated. General Mills has been at the centre of COVID-19 changes, first experiencing the increased demand of stockpiling at the beginning of the pandemic in April and now navigating the different needs around Australia as states and territories head to … Continue reading General Mills sees double digit growth in Victoria as COVID-19 bites
Research on public risk perceptions shows that it is not only the objective scientific assessment of risk that matters but also the subjective qualities of risk.
by James Borrell. In the past week you’ve probably eaten crops that wouldn’t exist in nature, or that have evolved extra genes to reach freakish sizes. You’ve probably eaten “cloned” food and you may have even eaten plants whose ancestors were once deliberately blasted with radiation. And you could have bought all this without leaving the … Continue reading All our food is ‘genetically modified’ in some way – where do you draw the line?
The Australian chickpea industry is set for a comeback after researchers developed two new chickpea varieties.
There is an economic and political battle taking place in America over the labeling of genetically modified (GM) foods.
The WTO committee heard a record number of specific trade concerns, including the approval of GM products, when it met last week.
FSANZ has called for submissions on an application to permit the sale and use of food from a genetically modified soybean line.
FSANZ has called for submissions on a new microbial source for asparaginase sourced from a GM strain of Bacillus subtilis.
Food Standards Australia New Zealand has called for submissions on an application to allow food derived from a GM corn line.
The topic of releasing genetically modified products into food is highly polarised. But are we making any progress?
In all countries in which genetically modified food is sold the issue of food labelling has been hotly debated.
In this fourth instalment of GM in Australia – a series looking at the facts, ethics, regulations and research into genetically modified crops – Christopher Mayes examines ethical issues surrounding GM foods.
In this third instalment of GM in Australia – a series looking at the facts, ethics, regulations and research into genetically modified crops – Ashley Ng explains how GM foods are determined safe to eat.
David Tribe walks us through the bodies responsible for GM policy and oversight.
Genetic modification (GM) sounds very laboratory-based – people in white coats inserting and deleting but the vast majority of GM work was completed in the field through selective breeding.
A landmark GM court case, an alleged egg cartel and dodgy deli meat are the focus of this week’s news round-up.
Australian organic certification body, NASAA has called upon the State and Federal regulators to provide greater regulatory certainty on the application of National Standards for Organic and Biodynamic Produce.
Western Australian organic farmer, Steve Marsh has lost a landmark court case against his neighbour and former friend, Michael Baxter for allegedly contaminating his property with genetically modified canola.
Environmental group Friends of the Earth has called for a ban on new nano-materials being used in foods and its packaging until risk assessments have proven the materials are safe to consume.
Vermont has become the first state in the US to pass a bill that requires the labelling of genetically modified foods.