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In a supermarket candy and cookie aisle. October 31, France adopted the NutriScore, a labelling system designed to inform consumers about the nutritional value of food choices. Defotoberg/Shutterstock

Front-of-pack nutrition labels: why are certain agro-industrial firms resisting?

France recently adopted NutriScore, a series of simple colour codes that will allow consumers to easily identify the healthiest foods. But some of the biggest food conglomerates are fighting back.
The governments’s proposed new labelling system doesn’t allow for clear statements about where food comes from if it’s not Australian. Cascadian Farm/Flickr

Government’s proposed country-of-origin labels leave you to guess where your food comes from

The new country-of-origin labels are supposed to change a confusing system that led to public outrage about hepatitis infections from frozen berries earlier this year. They fall considerably short.
Reducing Australians’ salt intake by 30% could save 7,000 lives a year. Joe Gough/Shutterstock

Salt overload – it’s time to get tough on the food industry

While other nations have successfully reduced their sodium intake, Australians are still eating too much salt. And we’re paying the price with our health; a high-salt diet can lead to high blood pressure…
Even though they were designed for athletes, sports drinks are now usually consumed by people who are neither exercising nor athletes. Rowan Gillette- Fussell/Flickr

Sports drinks help athletic performance and nothing else

A proposal to allow sports drinks manufacturers to feature health claims has led to something of a spat between the drinks industry and a health lobby group. The heart of the matter is whether “sport drinks…
Just because a product says it’s GM-free, it doesn’t mean GM organisms haven’t been used in the manufacturing process. Tavallai/Flickr

Making a meal of GM food labelling

In this final instalment of GM in Australia – a series looking at the facts, ethics, regulations and research into genetically modified crops – Heather Bray and Rachel Ankeny explore the murky world of…
The health star rating system aims to provide convenient and easily understood nutritional information on food packs. eddie welker/Flickr

After three-year saga, health star rating labels finally ready to go

Assistant health minister Fiona Nash has announced that Australian and New Zealand ministers responsible for food policy and regulation have signed off on the health star rating system for front-of-pack…
The mad cow disease epidemic in the UK led to the creation of the Food Standards Agency, which put the public interest back into food policy. Barry/Flickr

Why there’s lots to love – and learn – about English food

When the English cricket team toured Australia last year they were ridiculed for their dietary requirements long before their humiliation on the pitch. But while English cricket may be wanting, England’s…

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