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Martha Stewart launches meal kits

21 June, 2016

Lifestyle guru Martha Stewart has expanded into the meal-kit delivery business with the launch of Martha & Marley Spoon.

The rise of the grocerant

21 June, 2016

Supermarkets are raising the bar on their foodservice offerings, giving rise to a concept known as the grocerant, a cross between a grocery store and a restaurant, and attracting the attention of the coveted millennials in the process.

Were ancient farmers motivated by bread or beer?

07 June, 2016

Two Adelaide researchers are among a group of scientists who have discovered the 'snooze button' in barley, a gene involved in the 'waking up' process that is important for beer production.

Poo research reveals links between lifestyle and gut flora

07 June, 2016

Through the analysis of more than 1000 human stool samples, a team of researchers has identified 69 factors that are linked to gut flora composition.

Paleo diet effective for weight loss, but more research needed

31 May, 2016

A study has found the paleo diet to be more effective for weight loss than the Australian Dietary Guidelines.

Tricking our bodies into living longer

31 May, 2016

Researchers have 'tricked' a worm's metabolism into a state of caloric restriction, extending the animal's life span by 50%.

Low-salt diets could be doing more harm than good

31 May, 2016

A worldwide study has found that low-salt diets may actually increase the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and death compared to average salt consumption.

Eating green

17 May, 2016

We are all aware of the importance of diet to our own health, but do we consider the impact our eating habits have on the health of the planet?

Global slump in alcohol sales

16 May, 2016

Global consumption of alcoholic drinks fell in 2015, the first such drop in over a decade.

New CEO for George Weston Foods

12 May, 2016

George Weston Foods has announced the planned departure and retirement of Andrew Reeves, chief executive, and the appointment of internal successor Stuart Grainger.

New recruit for Beca's Food & Beverage

10 May, 2016

Beca's Food & Beverage has welcomed Peter Gilbertson to its Industrial team as senior consultant – Food & Beverage.

My Food Bag meal kit brand seeks investors

10 May, 2016

Home delivery service My Food Bag is seeking expressions of interest from equity investors as it reviews its capital structure.

Prepared foods: how they can assist in meal preparation for the aged

10 May, 2016 by Dr Karen Abbey

When planning meals for large groups of people from different cultures, ready-made meals can help with solving issues with menu planning. Prepared meals are also designed to have a longer shelf life, especially in freezers, and therefore can provide flexibility with menu planning. For example, when residents in aged care do not like menu items, using complete prepared meals is a useful strategy to provide meal solutions.

Plans vs reality: food consumption in Australia

10 May, 2016

Many of us want to eat healthier, but not so many are doing anything about it. That's the message from a comprehensive study into the who, what, when and where of Australia's food choices.

'Meals for Mates' tackles rural hunger

05 May, 2016

A new charity initiative will fight against hunger in Australia's rural and regional communities.

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