• 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.

  • Food for thought

    Vivienne Lewis     |      September 7, 2022

    More than just a simple response to hunger, our relationship with food is a complex interplay of our emotions, our familiarity with food, our senses and our culture and upbringing.

  • Food for thought

    Fredrik Wikström     |      June 15, 2022

    The food we consume is responsible for a third of climate change emissions, most species extinctions and consumes 70% of our fresh water, and a third of it is wasted.