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

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

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

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.

After six years, Broadsheet getting off the streets and into the kitchen

After six years, Broadsheet getting off the streets and into the kitchen

The food-and-drink publication has opened its own pop-up restaurant in Melbourne.

National food plan — will taxpayers be left with the bill for another ‘strategic industry’?

National food plan — will taxpayers be left with the bill for another ‘strategic industry’?

We've heard this all before. "Strategic industries" and "industry plans" are invariably code for taxpayer support.

Modern fruit and veg: more attractive, less nutritious

Modern fruit and veg: more attractive, less nutritious

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.

How Kraft gobbled up Cadbury

How Kraft gobbled up Cadbury

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.

Like good health, it’s all about balance

Like good health, it’s all about balance

Last week, David Gillespie criticised the use of Nestle's Optifast weight loss shake. But the obesity epidemic of the past 30 years is not due to a single cause, writes Neil Holt.

Keane on Telstra

Keane on Telstra

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.

Reform the food industry — for the sake of the planet

Reform the food industry — for the sake of the planet

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.

Reality check: you <em>can</em> afford locally-grown fresh food

Reality check: you can afford locally-grown fresh food

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.