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The vomit machine!

22 September, 2015

How do scientists study the transmission of viruses from person to person? Why, with a vomit machine of course!

How fast food is reinventing itself as healthy and caring

16 September, 2015 by Darren Powell, University of Auckland

For big food, obesity is no longer a big problem. In fact, obesity-related philanthropy is helping it profit.

Welcome to our first PREPARED FOOD weekly eNewsletter

16 September, 2015 by Janette Woodhouse

Focusing on the burgeoning ready meals/high-volume catering and bulk prepared meal component market, this newsletter will bring the latest industry news, trends, methods, products and insights directly to your inbox every Wednesday.

Non-foodies still an important market

01 September, 2015

Almost half of all Australians have little interest in cooking or food shopping, representing a significant market for products offering ease of preparation and convenience.

3D printing could be a new tool for commercial food suppliers

31 August, 2015

The use of 3D printers has the potential to revolutionise the way food is manufactured within the next 10 to 20 years, impacting everything from how military personnel get food on the battlefield to how long it takes to get a meal from the computer to your table.

You can lead a child to veggies, but you can't make him eat them

28 August, 2015

Mandating healthier food options does not necessarily mean that healthier options are actually consumed — especially by children.

Google app will count calories in Instagram 'food porn'

11 June, 2015

Google has responded to our appetite for 'food porn' by developing an artificial intelligence project to calculate the calories in your latest Instagram.

Would you like a heart attack with that meal?

04 June, 2015

This could surely only happen in America - single restaurant-chain meals that carry enough kilojoules and sodium for several days. Every year the nutritionists at the Center for Science in the Public Interest compile the annual Xtreme Eating Awards.

Is Australia ready to snack on vegetable-flavoured yoghurt?

04 June, 2015

Yummia is releasing a range of yoghurts flavoured with fruit and vegetables.

Look out for more Australian Made products on our shelves

02 June, 2015

We may start to see more Australian Made products hit our shelves with the teaming up of RANGEme and the Australian Made Campaign.

Foodservice sales increased 5.4% in 2014

22 May, 2015

Consumer foodservice sales increased by more than 5.4% globally in 2014. Latin America and the Middle East/Africa showed the greatest growth, but while the rest of the world is growing, sales have remained flat or even declined every year since 2009 in Western Europe.

Too much choice can make us overeat, study finds

08 May, 2015

People who eat different types and brands of a particular food, such as pizza, are more likely to overeat than those who tend to stick to the one brand, researchers from the Universities of Liverpool and Bristol have found.

Dietary sodium and potassium guidelines "completely unfeasible": researcher

01 May, 2015

Current dietary guidelines for potassium and sodium are "completely unfeasible", according to a US researcher. Only 0.1% of British people and 0.3% of Americans meet the WHO's recommendations for potassium and sodium consumption.

Retail sales expected to slow; food retailing eases

29 April, 2015

Year-on-year growth in retail sales is expected to slow, the 17th AFGC CHEP Retail Index suggests. The index shows growth of 4% year-on-year in the March quarter, slowing to 3% by the June quarter.

Wealthier parents buy healthier food

28 April, 2015

The wealthier a family, the more likely it is to buy healthy food. That's the message from research into health attitudes and food consumption data conducted by Roy Morgan Research.

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