Bad Taste Food Awards disappointing and a sham

Consumer NZ’s Bad Taste Food Awards are disappointing and a sham, says FGC. Katherine Rich says some of the ‘winners’ are the very products Consumer NZ encouraged people to vote for. “They said the motivation behind the awards was to “name and shame”, and it’s clear...

Fonterra’s Open Gate initiative applauded

Fonterra is to be applauded for its latest excellent initiative in opening-up dairy farms to the public, says FGC. On Sunday 10 December, farmers in most dairying districts will open their gates to give hopefully thousands of people the chance to see first-hand the...

Call to Label Added Sugars Overlooks Science

In the past couple of days, lobby group Consumer NZ and the Dental Association have called on the governments of New Zealand and Australia to legislate for new food labels that list added sugars. Making sure people know how much sugar is in packaged foods is a great...

Putting FIZZ Under Scrutiny

Claims that a tax on sugary drinks is likely to have “a number of benefits” for the population have been shot down by an analysis of available evidence. The claims of benefits of a tax included: increased cost of sugary drinks, cheaper bottled water and zero sugar...
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