July 12, 2012 12
It’s Diabetes Awareness Week. But the Australian Diabetes Council continues to advocate a solution that the science shows will make the disease worse rather than better.
November 23, 2011 3
The Australian Heart Foundation has found a new and even more devious way to entangle itself with the interests of the processed-food industry.
July 18, 2011 11
The glycemic index is not just bad science, it has a dangerous loophole big enough to drive an ice-cream truck through.
February 2, 2011 12
The line-up of Heart Foundation tick-approved products will now include some of the highest sugar breakfast cereals on sale in Australia, writes David Gillespie.
September 7, 2010 4
CSR’s admission as to the dangers of fructose is far more than any tobacco company ever managed (before they were forced to). We banned cigarette advertising at sporting events almost 20 years ago.
June 8, 2010 1
The Heart Foundation is getting its undies in a twist about Coles using a tick on its branding. But consumers might be healthier if they let the Coles tick guide their purchases.
April 13, 2010 9
For the past three decades the NHMRC and Heart Foundation have been spending our hard-earned tax dollars telling us to eat less fat. For at least the past 10 years, that message has been demonstrably wrong.
February 10, 2010 10
It’s time to wake up, smell the (unsweetened) coffee and act on sugar before we sentence even more Australians to death by pancreatic cancer.
February 2, 2010 8
Overweight children eat more and exercise less because they are fat, not the other way round, and the Queensland government's Smart Choices initiative will do nothing to change that.
January 28, 2010
Australia boasts three of the top seven most expensive cities in the world to park your car. Lucky for Victorians, their capital is rated a mere 27 on the list.
January 14, 2010 1
Reward points from the Big Four banks are costing us more every year, as the banks move the goalposts away as fast as we run towards them.
December 22, 2009 11
Some animals do a lot more burping and farting than others. Datapig David Gillespie gives the lowdown on which beasties are responsible.
December 17, 2009 1
Coca-Cola has decided to be an environmental saviour and is looking for an "online ambassador" to help spread their new environmental community sharing messaging. David Gillespie knows just the man for the job...
November 26, 2009 3
Datapig David Gillespie looks at the PM's selective take on boat people arrivals.
November 19, 2009 3
All the facts on the numbers of people arriving in Australia by boat since 1989, graphed for your pleasure.
November 17, 2009 8
A glass of apple juice is no better for you than a glass of Coke -- the average soft drink is 10% sugar and so is the average juice. Drinking fruit juice is just a nutritious way to get extremely fat.
November 4, 2009 12
Why would Nestle start spruiking a shake diet to lose weight, which has a known cause of heart disease as one of its main ingredients? Sounds like a conspiracy for getting fat people to have heart attacks.
October 29, 2009
A letter from US Big Sugar to its Australian counterpart on how to get around those pesky health warnings. The letter may or may not be fictional but witty satire.
October 22, 2009 15
In the name of getting enough water, Australia's school canteens are selling kids a drink sweetened with 21g of pure fructose. When did we become a nation requiring constant hydration, anyway?
October 14, 2009 10
A new trial intending to fit 30 overweight indigenous Australians with lap-bands to lose weight is nothing more than a disingenuous attempt to open up a brand new government-funded gold mine for the surgery's creator, Allergan.