Fun on the farm for kids

Fun on the farm for kids

Australia’s rising agricultural star who is everyone’s mate, George the Farmer, is resonating with young children in rural locations, while inspiring city based children to have a better understanding and connection to agriculture which is imperative for an equitable and sustainable food supply chain in to the future. After an incredible 80 live performances at…

Superfoods extra insurance for consumers

Superfoods extra insurance for consumers

Australian consumers are skeptical about new superfoods as they enter the market but still consume them for a bit of “extra insurance” for their health, according to research at the University of Adelaide. For her PhD studies, Jessica Loyer from the University’s Food Values Research Group has conducted the first research of its kind looking…

Dietary fibre secret to healthy old age

Dietary fibre secret to healthy old age

Most people know that a diet high in fibre helps to keep us ‘regular’. Now Australian researchers have uncovered a surprising benefit of this often-undervalued dietary component. Scientists from The Westmead Institute for Medical Research found that eating the right amount of fibre from breads, cereals and fruits can help us avoid disease and disability…