From regulation to public health campaigns, the priorities of governments, industry, civil society groups and other stakeholders feed into the policies and programmes that influence eating habits in Asia.
New Zealand’s food ministry has been accused of “dereliction of duty” by the opposition for what the Labour party called its failure to monitor toxic chemicals in red meat.
Two powerful influences in Australian industry, Family Business Australia and the Australian Made Campaign, have joined in partnership at a time when labelling is a cause of heated debate.
Kellogg will run the voluntary health star rating system across its entire cereal range in Australia and New Zealand by the end of 2015, kick-starting with a handful of products...
China is considering a ban on the advertisement of infant formula, according to reports from the country.
The Alliance for Southeast Asian Nations’ (ASEAN) harmonised health supplement framework will be up and running by the end of the year after over ten years in the making. ...
Brands are using social media to ‘normalise’ alcohol consumption as an integral part of a sporting experience, according to a study from Australia’s Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education.
Dietary approaches from ration balancing to plant extract supplementation could boost milk yields in developing countries while supporting a reduction in methane emissions, said a leading Indian researcher.
Technology used in the food industry to measure the antioxidant properties of edible plants, tea and wine could be adapted to monitor the oxidative stress of critically ill patients in...
The Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC) has denied claims of corruption and widespread export of palm oil from illegally deforested land.
Australian supermarket major Coles must pay A$2.5m in penalties over false and misleading ‘fresh’ claims on its par-baked products, a federal court has ruled.
An Australian study has found evidence that women can help their babies develop strong post-natal immunity by taking fish oil capsules during pregnancy.
The representative body for the complementary medicines industry has responded to the government’s medicines review by calling for regulation that reflects risk, protects consumers, safeguards quality and promotes industry best...
New Zealand’s antitrust watchdog has authorised members of the Infant Nutrition Council to continue to follow a code of practice that restricts the advertising and marketing of infant formula for...
New data has revealed an alarming rate of food shortages among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Kuwait has announced its strategic food reserves are at an all-time high, and has warned against food price hikes, as the country prepares itself in case of conflict.
University of Adelaide researchers have shown there are two critical windows during the developmental pathway to adulthood when exposure to junk food is most harmful, particularly for female offspring.
The New Zealand Commerce Commission has granted infant formula industry association, the Infant Nutrition Council (INC), the power to restrict the marketing practices of its members.
China’s food authorities received over half a million complaints in 2014—double the number that was lodged the previous year.
Household wealth plays a big part in determining the healthiness of the food kids are eating, the latest health attitude and food consumption data from Roy Morgan Research shows.
University of Queensland research has shown that a high-cholesterol diet increases the spread of prostate cancer tumours to lymph nodes, lungs and bones.
The “viciously complex” issue of palm is dependent on FMCG companies like Unilever mobilising their consumers to act barrack for sustainable production across Asia, a former head of Greenpeace believes.
Research lead by a team from the University of Canterbury has found that commonly used herbicides can cause bacteria to become resistant to antibiotics.
Researchers from the University of Adelaide have discovered that the acid in wine can make teeth vulnerable to erosion within just minutes.
Food Standards Australia New Zealand has called for submissions on an application that has sought to delay the start date of new nutrition claims requirements concerning dietary fibre.
Price policies could encourage healthier diets, according to a new publication by the World Health Organisation (WHO) Europe.