Ecuador’s school snack programme focuses on pre-packaged, individual-sized items like juice boxes.
Bernardo Cañizares Esguerra
Up to 25% of Ecuadorian children suffer from malnutrition, and the country's sugary school snacks aren't helping. Kids need healthful, fresh food — not high-calorie humanitarian aid.
Eating more frozen food could help us reduce waste, beat the obesity epidemic and have more money in our pockets – what's not to like.
Sydney’s farms on the urban fringe produce 10% of the city’s fresh vegetables.
Farms on Sydney's fringes supply 20% of the city's food. That could drop by more than half if urban sprawl isn't kept in check.
Issues of how to fairly compensate for a change to the GST in a cost-effective way have yet to be dealt with in detail.
The current GST debate slides over the issue of compensation - proposals so far are poorly defined and run into cost and fairness problems.
Despite the dominance of Coles and Woolworths, consumers are still choosing to buy their fresh food at local fruit and vegetable shops and farmers’ markets.
Coles and Woolworths' representation of "fresh" and "local" food reflects heightened interest among consumers about these values. But they also contributes to concerns about the supply chain.
Supermarkets like to portray themselves as healthy places to shop.
AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts
In their bids for greater market share, Australia’s two largest supermarket chains sometimes portray themselves as healthy places to shop. But Woolworths’ latest “Jamie’s Garden” sticker campaign might…
Most Australians already fail to meet the recommended daily intake of fruit and vegetables.
Recent calls by Australian government ministers and senior officials to broaden the goods and services tax (GST) base to include fresh fruit and vegetables would make the population’s diet go from bad…