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Senior official: Australia needs preventative-curative health approach

By RJ Whitehead

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...

How can India beat large-scale childhood malnutrition?

How can India beat large-scale childhood malnutrition?

By Nathan Gray

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.

After much waiting, China establishes long-chain omega 3 guidelines

China

After much waiting, China establishes long-chain omega 3 guidelines

By RJ Whitehead

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.

Choice’s ‘sneaky politics’ is what's really misleading consumers

Liquid breakfast row: Soapbox

Choice’s ‘sneaky politics’ is what's really misleading consumers

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...

The Australian Breakfast Cereal Manufacturers Forum (ABCMF) brings together Australia’s leading breakfast cereal manufacturers...

Oz cereal makers form regulation-facing alliance

By Ankush Chibber

The top Australian food industry body has formed an alliance of the country’s cereal makers with an eye on health and nutrition regulations for the growing industry.

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