At a time when the Australian natural nutrition industry is worth A$4.2bn (US$1.8bn), companies face stiff competition as they set out to access to bigger overseas markets, helped by our government’s focus on freer international trade.
Guidance by an independent British committee of experts that advises everyone to take the so-called “sunshine vitamin” whatever the weather has been well received in Australia, where up to 58% of people suffer from vitamin D deficiency in spite of its...
Australian governments must wean patients off expensive hospital treatment by investing more heavily in preventative medicine and risk management, according to a senior health official, at a time when lifestyle diseases are putting a serious strain on...
New strategies that aim to help improve social circumstances as well as invest in nutrition specific programs is vital to fight the widespread childhood undernutrition and stunting in India, say researchers.
Australia’s complementary medicines industry has warned the opposition Labor party that its new policy to cut the rebate for natural therapies was a “false economy” that would only succeed in damaging the nation’s health.
China has finally published official dietary reference intakes (DRIs) for EPA and DHA omega 3 fatty acids—a move that is expected to help thousands of its consumers who are at risk of poor health by not consuming enough of the substance.
By Katherine Rich, chief executive of the NZ Food & Grocery Council
Recently Choice, the consumer activist group from Australia, accused a number of Australian and New Zealand food manufacturers of making allegedly "shonky" health claims (see details and reaction here) and telling "furphies" about...
Regulations concerning the addition of inulin, fructo
oligosaccharides (FOS) and galacto oligosaccharides (GOS) to foods,
both as a nutritive substance and as a sweetener, are being
considered in Australia and New Zealand.
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is ironing out the
creases before finalising its proposed health and nutrition claims
standard with nutrient profiling and percentage daily intakes up