What if we dramatically cut our sugar consumption? Um, we already did.

What if we dramatically cut our sugar consumption? Um, we already did.

February 6, 2018 16

Australians have already reduced their soft drink consumption by far more than a sugar tax would ever achieve -- but we still got fatter.

The government is right: sugar tax is rotten policy

The government is right: sugar tax is rotten policy

February 5, 2018 22

The public health lobby is demanding a sugar tax to reduce soft drink consumption -- but there's no evidence from other countries that have tried it that it has any health benefits.

Injured in a terrorist attack? Your travel insurance might not cover you

Injured in a terrorist attack? Your travel insurance might not cover you

August 24, 2017 10

Travel insurance is a necessity for peace of mind, however you likely won't be covered if a victim of terrorism, explains Bhakthi Puvanenthiran.

Razer: Pete Evans releases new wellness ‘doco’ as philosophy and science crumble to low-carb dust

Razer: Pete Evans releases new wellness ‘doco’ as philosophy and science crumble to low-carb dust

August 3, 2017 19

At no time in human history have so many been so cultish in their devotion to so many bad ideas.

Depressing news for the nanny state — alcohol consumption falls again

Depressing news for the nanny state — alcohol consumption falls again

June 1, 2017 14

As nanny statists look to demonise the "alcohol epidemic" in ever more dramatic terms, yet more evidence has emerged that Australians drink responsibly.

Don’t look now, but scientists might have just discovered evidence of alien spaceships

Don’t look now, but scientists might have just discovered evidence of alien spaceships

March 15, 2017 4

Have we heard evidence of intergalactic space travel?

For goodness snakes: inside the restaurant with cobra on the menu

For goodness snakes: inside the restaurant with cobra on the menu

March 8, 2017 5

Freelance journalist Georgia Clark visits King Cobra House, where deadly cobra is a delicacy.

Sugar, oh, honey honey, I am the nanny state, and you’ve got me watching you

Sugar, oh, honey honey, I am the nanny state, and you’ve got me watching you

September 20, 2016 14

The dietary villain du jour is now sugar -- supposedly "the new tobacco". Except the facts fit uneasily with this new form of nanny statism.

Sorry, nanny statists, alcohol is good for you

Sorry, nanny statists, alcohol is good for you

May 18, 2016 15

Despite regular evidence of the benefits of alcohol for cardiovascular disease and diabetes, the public health lobby remains in denial.

‘It’s about what the radish represents’: when food porn becomes just wank

‘It’s about what the radish represents’: when food porn becomes just wank

April 28, 2015

We are living in an age where we glorify haute cuisine, but sometimes you need to back away from the asparagus.