The rise of ultra-processed foods and why they’re really bad for our health

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Picture: Shuttlestock Humans (and our ancestors) have been processing food for at least 1.8 million years. Roasting, drying, grinding and other techniques made food more nutritious, durable and tasty. This helped our ancestors to colonise...
we looked at the health star rating of 20,000 foods and this is what we found

We looked at the health star rating of 20,000 foods and this is what...

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Image: Shuttlestock As you read this, health officials are busy finalising the government’s review of the health star rating system on packaged foods. One of the issues the review is looking at is whether the system, which...
supermarkets claim to have our health at heart. but their marketing tactics push junk foods

Supermarkets claim to have our health at heart. But their marketing tactics push junk...

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Image: Shuttlestock Supermarkets like to portray themselves as having the health of the community at heart. And in the middle of a pandemic, we’re all grateful supermarkets are still open and, for the most part, the shelves are well...