Changing Habits Blog

Another good reason not to drink fizzy drinks.

Waiter, there's a frog in my Pepsi!: USA A Florida man who cracked open an ice cold can of Pepsi found dismembered remains of a frog, the US Food and Drug Administration said on Thursday. "It has been verified, and it was indeed a frog," Charles Watson, a spokesman at...

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NSW Government aiming to ban high-caffeine energy drinks.

Energy drinks with dangerously high levels of caffeine are being sold to children because of a loophole in Australian law, the NSW government says. Five Year 7 students from Quakers Hill, in Sydney's west, reportedly suffered side effects including dizziness and...

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Manuka honey secret unlocked: NZL

Singaporean research has revealed that a special molecule acts to augment the antibacterial activity of methylglyoxal in manuka honey – a process known as synergy.   The research was commissioned by Watson and Son, a major New Zealand producer of manuka...

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Green light for raw cheese products: NZ

New Zealand's cheesemakers will be able to use a range of raw and unpasteurised milk products in their manufacturing processes under new standards being introduced next month. Potential health issues have prevented that in the past, and only a small range of raw milk...

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Mandatory Fortification of Folic Acid in Bread and Flour

Folate vs. Folic Acid September 13th 2009 is ear marked as the date that Food Standards Australia and New Zealand have put into place the mandatory fortification of folic acid in all wheat flour used for bread making. On the surface this may sound like a good thing...

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Do Low Fat Food Make You Fat?

My father always says; "I like that man he thinks like I do".  That's how I feel about Dr Kerin O'Dea and all her amazing research on food. Cyndi O'Meara A free public lecture at UniSA this week will investigate whether the low fat food market is one of the...

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Media Release- Pies, Bacon, Eggs and Chips

Cyndi O’Meara, Nutritionist, Author and International Speaker says Bacon and Eggs and Pies are good for us. If you love to indulge in the Aussie favourites of meat pies and hot chips but feel bad about it – well feel guilty no more. It may actually be...

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Food Labelling Laws are a Joke!

South Australian Independent Senator Nick Xenophon says that weak food labelling laws are costing Australian farmers their jobs.  A bill needs to be presented to the Senate which would eliminate loopholes that currently allow foreign produce to be labelled as...

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ABC Australian Story- Back to earth.

Before this weeks ABC Australian Story went to air I had phone calls from friends telling me that I should watch it.  After the story went to air I had friends, family and acquaintances texting, phoning and e-mailing, asking whether I saw the story on...

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A chemical assault on children.

I went to school in the 60’s and 70’s, I went to an all girls school with 600 students. For tuck shop we had meat pies, vanilla slices, chocolate & eacute;clairs and on the way home from school we’d stop at the local fish and chip shop and order...

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