• Locust and chips

    Alan Stevenson     |      May 9, 2022

    Recent reports suggest that a shift from domesticated animals to insects as a source for animal protein could significantly reduce carbon emissions from agriculture, but whether anyone in the Western world wants to make that switch is another matter.

  • Staying “food safe” this Christmas

    Open Forum     |      December 18, 2020

    The Food Safety Information Council has launched their Christmas and Summer entertaining food safety advice, with additional tips to avoid COVID-19.

  • Lettuce change

    Victoria Haritos     |      November 29, 2020

    COVID-19 has shone a spotlight directly on policies and measures by Australia – and indeed the world – to contain food waste.

  • Our food system needs an overhaul

    Open Forum     |      September 8, 2020

    The Australian government needs a strategic policy approach to food, according to a new report by the Commission for the Human Future.

  • Managing food security

    Open Forum     |      August 18, 2020

    A model for successfully managing food safety incidents has been developed by a diverse team of academics and researchers from Flinders University’s College of Medicine and Public Health, and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

  • Cutting food waste – through social media

    Open Forum     |      July 14, 2020

    Australians who have been economically impacted by COVID-19 are doing it tough. The bills keep coming in and the family still needs to be fed. Yet the average Australian family continues to waste around $3,000 per year on food that isn’t being eaten.

  • The growing global food crisis

    Open Forum     |      July 4, 2020

    The Commission for the Human Future’s second Round Table Conference on global threats and solutions has called for a worldwide effort to transform global food production to a system that is renewable, healthy and fair to all.

  • Half a dollar for healthier kids

    Open Forum     |      July 1, 2020

    Fifty cents per child per day is all it would take to improve the nutritional value of food at long daycare centres, according to new research from Edith Cowan University.

  • Making more out of less

    Lauren Samuelsson     |      March 28, 2020

    Panic buying has stripped supermarket shelves, and while Australia is well-able to feed itself, people used to eating out might take a leaf out of the book of the Women’s Weekly and think about making more out of less at home.

  • Curbing Australia’s sweet tooth

    James Muecke     |      March 2, 2020

    We’re hardwired to love sweet things, but too much sugar is leading to an increase in type 2 diabetes. Here’s what individuals and policymakers can do cut our collective sugar intake.

  • The changing face of the park barbecue

    Open Forum     |      December 26, 2019

    Gathering around the barbecue in public spaces is a time-honoured tradition, but the utilitarian barbecues in our local parks need to change to reflect the diverse needs of our communities.

  • Eating right this Christmas

    Sherry Landow     |      December 23, 2019

    Food variety, food quantity, and added social pressure are the three main reasons we overeat during the holidays. A psychologist weighs in on why our brain tells us to overeat during the holidays – and how we can manage those signals.