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Rewarding innovation: How to address natural nutrition's IP dilemma

By Aiden Essery

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.

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Sun-drenched Australians still in need of vitamin D supplementation

By RJ Whitehead

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...

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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

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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

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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...

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