Food and Health



We have all seen the headlines with claims that they can cure cancer, reduce ageing and promote weight loss. But what are the scientific facts, legislation, and consumer protections behind the 'superfood' stories?Read More
Fish and Shellfish Poisoning

Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning

Paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) in humans is caused by ingestion of shellfish containing PSP toxins. These PSP toxins are accumulated by shellfish grazing on algae producing these toxins. Read More
Fish and Shellfish Poisoning

Shellfish Poisoning

There are four syndromes called shellfish poisoning, which share some common features and are primarily associated with bivalve molluscsRead More

People Can Ill Afford Food Insecurity

More than 1 million people cannot afford to eat a healthy diet either occasionally, or regularly in Australia today. Not having consistent, reliable access to healthy, affordable food is called food insecurity and it can have a significant impact on your health and well-being.Read More

Half Of “NATURAL” Foods Unhealthy

Australians are being urged to be wary of foods which claim to be ‘natural’ with new research showing that almost 5 in 10 ‘natural’ products are high in saturated fat, sugar and/or salt.Read More

Salmonella linked to NT rockmelon grower

South Australian health authorities have detected Salmonella on rockmelons supplied by a Northern Territory rockmelon grower.Read More


Lycopene from the neo-Latin lycopersicum, the tomato species, is a bright red carotene and carotenoid pigment and phytochemical found in tomatoes and other red fruits and vegetables, such as red carrots, watermelons, gac, and papayasRead More
Mercury in Fish

Food Contamination – Mercury in Fish

It’s good to eat enough fish, especially when pregnant or breastfeeding. Fish are a valuable source of protein, minerals, vitamin B12 and iodine. They are low in saturated fat and contain omega-3 fatty acids which are important for the development of babies’ central nervous systems before and after birth.Read More
Lady at the Deli

Bad Foods that Are Good for Weight Loss – Slideshow

A fresh look at bad foods - We were taught to avoid these foods in the past, but science now says they may fuel weight loss.Read More

Hangover Cures

Splitting headaches, sickness, dizziness, dehydration: anyone who’s ever drunk too much knows the consequences of it. Try one of our HANGOVER cures or suggest your own.Read More