Food myth busted: Butter ain't that bad after all. Start your day with toast, hold the butter but add margarine if you like. Have it with an egg-white omelette because the yolk is bad and a strong coffee with a splash of fat-free milk and maybe a calorie-free sweetener. Splenda perhaps – apparently, [...]
FSANZ found half of 30 packaging chemicals studied were at detectable levels in food. Photo: Wayne Taylor Fresh bread, takeaway hamburgers and meat pizzas are some of the foods the national regulator has found contain hormone-disrupting chemicals that have leached from plastic packaging, a report reveals. Food Standards Australia New Zealand has detected [...]
shutterstock The American Beverage Association has sued the city of San Francisco, claiming new legislation requiring health warning labels on sugary beverages and prohibiting advertisements of them on city property violates the First Amendment. The San Francisco Chronicle reports the association filed the lawsuit on Friday. The lawsuit says the city "is trying [...]
A recent edition of Zoo Weekly, www.smh.com.au Ms Pintur said Zoo Weekly "teaches boys that girls like me and my friends exist purely for their sexual use. I couldn't understand why Coles and Woolworths, which pride themselves in their corporate responsibility, family values, and care for their local communities could profit from selling this harmful product. By discontinuing Zoo, Coles has finally done the [...]
Want to stack the nutrition odds in your favour? The key is good food so here are five things to never let into your shopping trolley: lollies, biscuits, sugar-sweetened drinks, potato crisps and processed meats. Known as discretionary foods, all five are high in either added sugars, saturated fat or salt. Discretionary foods provide kilojoules [...]
If you’re confused by food labels, you’re not alone. But don’t hold your breath for an at-a-glance food labelling system that tells you how much salt, fat and sugar each product contains. Australia’s proposed “health star rating” labelling scheme was put on hold in February, following pressure from the food industry. And it’s unclear whether [...]
Sugar may be sweet, but excess consumption leaves a bitter aftertaste. Millions of people worldwide are affected by type II diabetes or obesity, costing the global healthcare system billions of dollars every year. - Cushia Sherlock via Is Sugar Turning the Economy Sour? - Global Trends - Credit Suisse.
A senior government staffer who demanded a new healthy food rating website be taken down is married to the head of a lobbying outfit that works for the junk food industry, it has been revealed. via Food rating website: Fiona Nash's chief of staff married to lobbyist for junk food industry.
The researchers found that healthier diet patterns—for example, diets rich in fruits, vegetables, fish, and nuts—cost significantly more than unhealthy diets (for example, those rich in processed foods, meats, and refined grains). On average, a day's worth of the most healthy diet patterns cost about $1.50 more per day than the least healthy ones. The [...]
'There is now evidence to show that the food, drink and alcohol industries use similar tactics to the tobacco companies to undermine public health interventions.' The report found that the ten largest global companies now control more than 15 per cent of all food sales - and the majority of these comprise of unhealthy food [...]