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Lollies disguised as muesli bars?

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 […]

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Food Labelling – A Tantalising Taste of Change

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 […]

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Cats will damage your mind

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 […]

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Shifting the Blame for Weight Gain

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 […]

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