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Food labelled ‘snack’ leaves you hungrier than food labelled ‘meal’

Government needs to recognise the importance of food labels.

Buying fresh potatoes and carrots all year round is destroying Australia’s soil

The hidden cost of producing fruits and vegetables yearly.

Victoria’s plastic bag ban: a good start, but we can do more

"We need to look at the issue of plastic in its broadest sense."

What is behind the rising price of butter?

Butter price remains high as strong demand for dairy continues.

How many people can Australia feed?

The country supplies a wide variety of fresh food.

Why GPs prescribe too many antibiotics and why it’s time to set targets

Study suggests doctors should set targets when prescribing meds to avoid overuse.

Will Amazon’s Whole Foods deal go the same way as L’Oreal and Body Shop?

It is a risk that this acquisition will muddy the waters for the organic grocer’s shoppers.

The science of taste

Why consumers choose fries over broccoli.

Health Check: Can chopping your vegetables boost their nutrients?

Veggies contain a wide range of bioactive compounds.

Why is it still so hard for patients in need to get medicinal cannabis?

It is a long and difficult struggle to obtain alternative medicine.

Research Check: will using lice products give my children behavioural problems?

Pyrethroids can be found in several head-lice products.

What on Earth are they doing to our chocolate bars?

Opinion: Chocolate lovers are restless.

Time to get regulation back into Australian dairy?

Perhaps it’s time the Australian dairy industry looked to other countries for models to fix the system.

Wine industry battling to survive

Analysts disaggregate precarious nature of Australia's wine industry.

Woolworths’ “anatomy of disaster”

Analysts trace the trajectory of embattled company's decline.

Is Aldi’s move a risk?

Gary Mortimer asks, will Aldi's attempt to capture middle income shoppers with new trial stores pay off?

Taste over waste: ugly food movement winning friends

Gary Mortimer examines the ugly food movement taking shape around the world.