Australians have already reduced their soft drink consumption by far more than a sugar tax would ever achieve -- but we still got fatter.
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.
We've heard this all before. "Strategic industries" and "industry plans" are invariably code for taxpayer support.
Mother Jones compares today's fruit and vegetables with their 1950s counterparts. Today's may look more appetising, but their nutritional value is significantly lower.
The Kraft snack food empire just got even more monolithic, finally succeeding in its bid to take over British chocolate giant Cadbury in a £11.9bn (about AU$21bn) takeover deal. The Guardian has a taste of how the deal went down.
Some Crikey readers don't agree with Bernard Keane that small investors aren't concerned about what's happening with Telstra. Plus, an update on visiting detention centres.
The food industry’s solution of more choice increases profits, but does nothing for obesity. The more on offer, the more we buy, the more we waist and the more we waste, writes Dr Rosemary Stanton.
Stop blaming the supermarket ogliopoly for buying packaged, processed food from big corporations, says Phillip O'Neal: most Australians can afford and access fresh, locally-produced fare -- they're just too lazy.