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Taking a fresh approach to Australia’s poor vegetable-consumption scorecard, CSIRO scientists developed Veg-Eze, a free app that challenges users to eat more vegies, more often. The resulting data will be used to help farmers cater better to changing consumer demand.
Good news for nut producers – and consumers: the findings of a new, large-scale study suggest that eating a serving of nuts just once or twice a week can cut your risk of developing cardiovascular and coronary heart diseases significantly.
Eating just a cup of mixed salad a day could cut your risk of heart disease and stroke by as much as 40 percent, finds a new study by Western Australian researchers, with high-nitrate vegetables such as spinach, beetroot, and celery topping the list of beneficial produce.
Kids in rural and remote regions of Australia are far less likely than their city counterparts to get the recommended daily quota of vegetables, thanks largely to issues of supply, choice and cost, contend the authors of a new study.
US researchers have found that mice fed a ketogenic diet – sky-high in fats, low in carbs and protein – stay healthier for longer, with improved strength, coordination, curiosity and memory. Their findings could drive the development of new drugs and dietary interventions to combat age-related decline.
Bananas genetically modified by QUT researchers to be higher in vitamin A are being grown in Uganda in a breakthrough initiative hoped to save the lives of thousands of east African children a year.
In mid-November 2016, New Zealand and China signed a landmark agreement to recognise each other’s standards on organic produce- which could give Australian exporters of organic produce a run for their money.
Not everyone’s fond of algae – whether it’s clogging up waterways or wrapped around sushi. But as yet more cool uses for aquatic vegetables surface, even the slime-averse might become algalytes.
With the global population projected to reach 9.6 billion by 2050, concerns are being raised about the capacity of food production systems to meet human needs.
Australia's been doing its bit to promote the United Nations' International Year of Pulses, with video and photo competitions, a cookbook, pulse-themed social and educational events- and the vastly increased Australian acreage planted to pulses this year on the back of strong global prices.