Milk trends and changing of Australians’ tastes, IBISWorld
July 30, 2014

Milk trends and changing of Australians’ tastes, IBISWorld Trends driving milk production revenue in Australia to more than $4 billion include increasing export markets, changing palates and increased health consciousness, according to market research organisation IBISWorld. Growth for both cow’s milk and milk alternatives Business information analysts at IBISWorld said they expected milk and milk alternatives, including soy and grain milk, to post healthy annual revenue growth over the next... ...Read more »

Fruit and vegetables ‘out of reach’ for Tasmanians, university study
July 28, 2014

Fruit and vegetables ‘out of reach’ for Tasmanians, university study The price of healthy food is unaffordable for many Tasmanian households and this is partly due to the shopping choices available in Tasmanian towns and neighbourhoods according to new research from the University of Tasmania. The new findings from the University of Tasmania Healthy Food Basket Survey showed some Tasmanian families need to spend more than 40 per cent of their household budget to eat for good health. Additionally,... ...Read more »

Australian infants eat “excessive levels” of salt in foods, Deakin Uni study
July 28, 2014

Australian infants eat “excessive levels” of salt in foods, Deakin Uni study More than half of Australian toddlers have excessive salt intakes putting them at risk of high blood pressure, stroke and coronary heart disease in later life, according to a new study from Deakin University. Researchers with Deakin University’s Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research (C-PAN) studied the diets of around 300 children at nine months of age and again at 18 months. The study was published in... ...Read more »

New ARC Dairy Innovation Hub ‘set to improve dairy products’
July 23, 2014

New ARC Dairy Innovation Hub ‘set to improve dairy products’ Longer-lasting Australian dairy products with high nutritional value could soon be available to consumers in Australia and overseas thanks to a major industrial research initiative. The new ARC Dairy Innovation Hub will assist Australian dairy manufacturers to develop new products to meet the increasing local and international demand for high quality dairy products, particularly in Asia. Hub Director, Associate Professor Sally Gras... ...Read more »

At-home get-togethers boost savoury snack consumption in the UK, Canadean
July 23, 2014

At-home get-togethers boost savoury snack consumption in the UK, Canadean Consumers’ desire for indulgence is the leading consumption motivator in the UK savory snacks market, driving over US$1.1 billion of sales in 2013, according to a new report by market research organisation Canadean. This burgeoning demand to enjoy new flavours and a tendency to eat out or entertain at home are key factors influencing the growing savoury snack consumption in the UK. Despite economic recovery in the UK, a significant... ...Read more »

UK consumption of frozen yoghurt triples in three years
July 21, 2014

UK consumption of frozen yoghurt triples in three years While once a standard tub of vanilla would suffice, new research from Mintel has found things are hotting up in the freezer cabinet with frozen yoghurt giving ice cream a run for its money. The warm UK summer of 2013 provided a significant boost to the ice cream market with a more than 7 per cent year-on-year rise in values when sales jumped from £1.04 billion in 2012 to £1.12 billion in 2013, according to Mintel. There was also a more than... ...Read more »

Mediterranean diet effects on cognitive decline differs by race
July 21, 2014

Mediterranean diet effects on cognitive decline differs by race While the Mediterranean diet may have broad health benefits, its impact on cognitive decline differs among race-specific populations, according to a new study from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) in Israel. The study, published on 16 July 2014 in the Journal of Gerontology, analyzed an NIH/NIA prospective cohort study [Health ABC] conducted over eight years in the U.S. to measure the effects of adherence to a Mediterranean... ...Read more »

Many vegetables fail on Australia’s Health Star Rating system
July 16, 2014

Health Star Rating System ‘shuns’ vegetables, AusVeg Vegetable industry body AusVeg has said it is “appalled” at the number of vegetables that do not receive a full rating under the new voluntary Health Star Rating System, which is to be rolled out in the coming months. Out of 20 vegetables tested by AusVeg using the official Health Star Rating Calculator, only 10 receive a five-star rating, with the remaining half only achieving four and a half stars. According to AusVeg, vegetables such... ...Read more »

Milking China’s demand for dairy
July 16, 2014

Milking China’s demand for dairy China’s unquenchable thirst for high quality imported dairy produce, particularly baby and infant formula, has triggered an “extraordinary furor” amongst the established dairy industry and shrewd prospectors seeking lucrative potential investments, according to industry commentator Paul O’Brien. Mr O’Brien, who is a Regulatory Analyst, Writer and Editor at Chemlinked (Reach24H), said that China’s regulatory and legislative “iron... ...Read more »

Health Star Rating System ‘shuns’ vegetables, AusVeg
July 14, 2014

Health Star Rating System ‘shuns’ vegetables, AusVeg Vegetable industry body AusVeg has said it is “appalled” at the number of vegetables that do not receive a full rating under the new voluntary Health Star Rating System, which is to be rolled out in the coming months. Out of 20 vegetables tested by AusVeg using the official Health Star Rating Calculator, only 10 receive a five-star rating, with the remaining half only achieving four and a half stars. According to AusVeg, vegetables such... ...Read more »

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