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Could faecal transplants cure obesity?

04 October, 2016

A connection has been found between the diversity of bacteria in human poo and levels of abdominal body fat.


Australians wasting $10 billion in food each year

04 October, 2016

Australian households are wasting almost $1100 on food each year, collectively throwing $10 billion in the bin, according to the RaboDirect Food & Farming Report 2016.


Peanut allergy treatment receives $15m funding boost

04 October, 2016

A $15 million venture capital funding round will advance the development of a promising new treatment for peanut allergy in children.


Healthy food start-ups: secrets for success

29 September, 2016

Start-ups that launch snacks or beverages with a 'free-from' positioning have the best chance of success, a research project by New Nutrition Business has found.


University launches first gluten-free dining hall

28 September, 2016

A US university has become the first in the country to establish an entirely gluten-free dining hall on its campus.


FAO tackles antimicrobial resistance

26 September, 2016

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has pledged to help countries develop strategies for tackling the spread of antimicrobial resistance in their food supply chains.


Kidney patients slash medicine costs by eating fruit and veg

26 September, 2016

A study has shown that adding more fruits and vegetables to the diet of people with kidney disease improved blood pressure and cut medication expenses nearly in half.


Online food ordering app launches at Australian theme parks

20 September, 2016

Theme park visitors will be able to skip the food queues this summer after Australian start-up and mobile commerce technology company AirService partnered with Village Roadshow Theme Parks to provide its mobile ordering and virtual queuing solution in the group's Australian theme parks.


SA's small food businesses prepare to Ready Set Grow

20 September, 2016

A new program will assist and accelerate growth for start-up food businesses and value-adding agribusinesses in South Australia.


Healthy eaters are better readers

16 September, 2016

A healthy diet is linked to better reading skills in the first three school years, according to a study from Finland.


L-Nutra releases 'fasting with food' meal program

13 September, 2016

Nutritechnology company L-Nutra has released a 5-day plant-based meal program described as a "fasting mimicking diet".


Are open plan kitchens making us eat more?

13 September, 2016

US researchers have found that the dining environment can have significant impact on eating behaviour.


Media drives consumer concern over food ingredients

13 September, 2016

The dialogue around food, and perceived healthfulness or otherwise of certain ingredients, has gained momentum.


You should be scared of Salmonella

12 September, 2016 by Liz Wallace, HACCP Consultant

The use of HACCP Approved thermometers can help food processors monitor and control temperatures and help to minimise the risks of abetting microbial contamination.


Gut microbiomes and the modern diet

06 September, 2016

Diets poor in plant-based fibres may be associated with imbalance and reduced diversity of human gut microbiomes, a study has suggested.


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