Traditional and staple foods

Japanese scientists to breed rice resilient to radioactive cesium

Japanese scientists to breed rice resilient to radioactive cesium

By Kacey Culliney

In the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japanese scientists from the Fukushima Agricultural Technology Centre are working towards a potential solution for the future of Japanese rice farmers – a strain of rice resilient to cesium absorption.

The proposal could go beyond fruit and veg, and impact manufacturers

Petition filed in NZ against tax on food products

By Ankush Chibber

A petition filed in the New Zealand Parliament on August 16 challenges the Goods and Services Tax (GST) levied on food in the country; a tax that was first levied in the 1980s.

Tobacco and nicotine couldn't be used as ingredients in any food products

Gutkha, tobacco products face ban in India

By Ankush Chibber

The passing of the new food safety act in India earlier this month has knelled a death bell for gutkha and tobacco-chewing products like pan masala and supari in the country after a long drawn out battle in courts.

Australia gains an updated nutrient database

Australia gains an updated nutrient database

By Shane Starling

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has updated its highly popular nutrient database to include new information about fatty acids, iodine, vitamin D and more.