• Don’t put all your eggs in one basket

    Andrew Henderson     |      July 6, 2024

    Eggs are the latest staple food to be in short supply in Australia’s supermarkets, amplifying calls for a proper food security strategy.

  • 5 myths of eco-friendly eating

    Open Forum     |      June 22, 2024

    Determining the environmental and health impacts of different foods is highly complex, but some commonly held myths about food that’s both good for people and the planet need to be dispelled.

  • Zero stars for the food industry

    Open Forum     |      November 2, 2023

    Australia’s food industry is failing to meet already low targets for displaying the Health Star Rating (HSR) on product packaging by a significant margin, according to the 2023 State of the Food Supply Report released by The George Institute for Global Health.

  • Australia’s dead beat diet

    Open Forum     |      September 13, 2023

    Although Australia is ripe with golden soil and premium produce the nation is failing to embrace a balanced diet, with the national diet score falling well below a healthy level.

  • Can we trust our food?

    Cecilia Duong     |      August 30, 2023

    Combating the increasing rate of food fraud across all products sold in this country is a complex task that requires a mix national food regulation and improved methods of authenticity testing.

  • 100 not out for Vegemite

    Hannah Viney     |      July 11, 2023

    Launched in 1923 and marketed as everything from a children’s wonder food to a secret weapon, 80% of Australian households now have a jar of vegemite in a kitchen cupboard, though how many are ever opened is anyone’s guess.

  • What’s on the menu in 2050?

    Cecilia Duong     |      June 5, 2023

    You don’t hear much about the population explosion anymore, but the world may have to support up to 10 billion people in 2050 – up from 6.1 billion in 2000 – and our diets will have to change to ensure we all have enough to eat.

  • Australia’s chip crisis

    Flavio Macau     |      January 31, 2023

    Computer chips were in short supply during the pandemic, now actual chips are an endangered species.

  • Junk in, junk out

    Davina Mann     |      October 22, 2022

    Australia’s love of junk food makes us overweight and unfit, and more action to warn consumers is required to encourage healthier eating habits.

  • Unpeeling the hype around ‘superfoods’

    Cecilia Duong     |      October 2, 2022

    Avoiding processed foods and sugar in favour of fruit and vegetables is clearly better for you, but can eating ‘superfoods’ particularly high in nutrients really make a difference to your health?

  • A simple solution for healthy food habits

    Meron Lewis     |      September 27, 2022

    At a time of spiralling cost of living and rates of food insecurity, keeping basic, healthy foods and drinks GST-free is crucial to protect economic access to healthy diets for many Australians.

  • A world hungry for food solutions

    Cecilia Duong     |      September 14, 2022

    Geo-political, environmental and health crises – from Russia’s attack on Ukraine to droughts and floods and the pandemic – have put global supply chains and food security at risk after decades of progress in the fight against famine.