Researchers analysed 235 global rice grains for GI levels

Rice gene discovery opens doors for low-GI products

By Kacey Culliney

Research has identified the key gene that determines the glycemic index (GI) of rice, opening up opportunities to develop low-GI rice and rice-based products to reduce the risk of type-2 diabetes, according to the researchers.

Australian children are exposed to lower levels of food colourings, new report finds

Food colourant exposure drops for Australian kids

By Ankush Chibber

Exposure to food colourings among Australian children has dropped over the last four years, according to a new report by Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ).

FSANZ is set to overview sulphite usage in Australian foods

Sulphite safe foods in Australia?

By Kacey Culliney

‘Nearly all’ Australian foods comply with authorised sulphite levels and this data will be used to compile dietary exposure estimates for Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ).

South African foods in NZ GE muddle

South African foods in NZ GE muddle

By Ankush Chibber

An anti-genetically engineered (GE) foods group in New Zealand is protesting infant and gluten-free products imported into the country from South Africa.

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