It started with Roll Ups promoting themselves as a way to give kids their daily servings of fruit. This plasticky fruit leather was no doubt a dentist’s nightmare. But things appear to have got worse. In the muesli bar section of my local supermarket I found these nice & natural fruit Crocs aimed as easy […]
Yet again the food industry’s stooge Katherine Rich has managed to submit an opinion piece full of tasty sound bites but completely bereft of facts. She claimed that “sugar taxes will extract more money from citizens’ wallets for governments but do nothing to curb obesity. Katherine claims to want a fact-based discussion, so let’s unpack […]
The Government, in line with our Australian cousins, is finally bringing in a new front of pack labelling system for all packaged food (the stuff at the supermarket). It’s a step in the right direction, but we desperately need more before the diabetes problem runs away with us. It’s taken three years, and the preferred […]
Eradicat – SBS television in Australia from Gareth Morgan on Vimeo. It was refreshing to participate in such an enlightened discussion on the responsibilities of cat owners as was conceited by SBS television in Australia. This hour long studio audience presented all the points of view but by far the most encouraging thing for […]
The Government opposes this package of ideas that would save lives and help families eat better, all at no cost. Are they on the side of families or Big Food companies?
A “mind-bending” disease found in cat faeces and spread to human brains has been enlisted in Gareth Morgan’s war on moggies. About 40 per cent of people in New Zealand are infected at some time in their lives with toxoplasmosis – an incurable disease caused by a parasite that lives only in cat faeces and […]
The food industry seems to love finding new ways to tell people that it is their fault they are overweight. According to new research from the British sugar lobby, obesity is due to people not knowing what their daily intake of calories should be. Education is clearly the answer. How this is passed off as science […]