The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing a ban on artificial trans fats in an attempt to combat rising rates of obesity and heart disease.
South Australia is the only mainland state maintaining a ban on genetically modified crop production and trials, extending a moratorium until at least 2019.
In light of Mexico’s recent commitment to a tax on sugary drinks and junk food, new public opinion data from the Obesity Policy Coalition has revealed that Australians are also in favour of pricing interventions to curb bad eating habits.
Victorian farmers should be able to veto gas exploration on their land, says the Victorian Farmers Federation, arguing the importance of a “level playing field” between the farming and mining industries.
Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) has assessed an application made by Dow AgroSciences Australia Ltd regarding the introduction of genetically modified soybean, and is now calling for submissions on the application.
Australia must control its food security, says Deputy PM Warren Truss, who is concerned that the sale of GrainCorp to ADM could see Australia’s agricultural future determined by foreign businesses.
Mexico has passed a law that imposes significant new taxes on sugary drinks and junk food.
A study published in the journal of the British Medical Association, says a tax on sugary drinks could cut the number of obese adults in the United Kingdom by 180,000. Similar Australian projections predict an even bigger impact.
Baiada Poultry and Bartter Enterprises, the suppliers and processors of Steggles chicken products have been ordered by the federal government to pay $400,000 in penalties over misleading ‘free to roam’ claims.
Animal welfare group, Animals Australia shot footage earlier this month of the serious mistreatment of Australian sheep in Jordan, placing cruelty within the live animal export trade in the spotlight once again.
Marrickville based food manufacturing company, Sunrise Meats was convicted and sentenced in the NSW Downing Centre Local Court last Friday for multiple breaches of the Food Act 2003.
The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) has released its fifth annual economic snapshot of the food and beverage, grocery and fresh produce industries, titled State of the Industry 2013.
Animal protection group, the Humane Society International (HSI) has rejected federal agricultural minister, Barnaby Joyce’s claim that a recent outbreak of bird flu was the result of free-range production.
De Bortoli Wines has completed the installation of its solar arrays, the largest of any Australian winery.
The food manufacturing industry is pleading with the Abbott government to remove burdens and free up investment in new production, following some disheartening figures released by the Australian Food and Grocery Council.
A report released today by the Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency (AWPA) has found that Australia’s food industry needs more highly skilled workers to grow new export markets in the Asian region.
Vegetable processor Simplot has announced that its Tasmanian Devonport plant will remain in operation for at least another three years to fulfil its contracts with both Coles and Woolworths.
SPC Ardmona, the nation’s last remaining fruit processor says that it may be forced to close if the Abbott government refuses to come through with a $25m grant promised by the former Labor government.
New Zealand kiwifruit company, Zespri is currently being investigated by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) after the company’s Chinese subsidiary was fined almost $1m, leading to the incarceration of an employee for five years.
A voluntary UK health initiative announced in June this year known as the ‘traffic-light system’ has been criticised by the Italian government and labelled as a form of discrimination against the nation’s traditional foods.