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Organics research centre to open in Northern Rivers

15 December, 2016

A collaboration between Southern Cross University and the NSW Department of Primary Industries will see a Centre for Organics Research created in NSW's Northern Rivers region.

Eat your vegetables, mum and dad!

21 November, 2016

Adult children may need to start reminding their parents to "eat your vegetables", according to research suggesting younger adults are increasing vegetable consumption, while baby boomers are doing the opposite.

No sugary drinks for New Zealanders

21 October, 2016

An anti sugary drink logo is now available for free in NZ.

Australian research targets next-generation food crops

17 October, 2016

Research led by the Australian National University (ANU) is helping to develop food crops which offer bigger yield potential and improved drought tolerance.

CSIRO's contribution to global food security

30 September, 2016

CSIRO's work on predicting Australia's agricultural future is gaining international attention.

Building more supermarkets won't solve the obesity crisis

26 September, 2016

An analysis has challenged the notion that obesity rates can be reduced by improving access to supermarkets offering healthy food, finding that the bulk of soft drinks and junk foods are purchased in supermarkets.

Possible link between diet and declining fertility in dogs

05 September, 2016

Researchers at The University of Nottingham have shown a rapid decline in male dog fertility, with a potential link to environmental contaminants — including dog food.

Study links folic acid fortification with decline in congenital heart defects

02 September, 2016

Food fortified with folic acid is associated with reduced rates of congenital heart defects, according to Canadian research.

Healthy Food Partnership

01 September, 2016

Government and industry stakeholders have met to progress the work of the Healthy Food Partnership.

Eat vegetables to improve body odour

31 August, 2016

Vegetables don't just keep you healthy, they make you smell better too.

Researchers find gene linked to coffee consumption

26 August, 2016

Italian scientists have identified a gene which may be involved in regulating coffee consumption.

Tricking our brains into enjoying healthier food

24 August, 2016

Scientists may be closing in on a way to trick our brains into believing that desserts and other foods contain more fat, sugar or salt than they actually do.

Australian research highlights Paleo side effects

15 August, 2016

Research from Edith Cowan University (ECU) has uncovered negative side effects from the Paleo diet.

Natural not always healthy

11 August, 2016

Australians may not be getting what they expect when buying 'natural' foods, with almost half of foods labelled as 'natural' found to be high in saturated fat, sugar and/or salt.

Consumers sceptical about superfoods, but eat them 'just in case'

10 August, 2016

Research from the University of Adelaide shows Australian consumers consume superfoods for a bit of 'extra insurance' for their health, despite being sceptical about their value.

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