Just 1 per cent of the nation identifies as vegan, according to the ABC’s Australia Talks National Survey, with older people more likely to choose the diet for health concerns rather than for animal welfare.
The stakes have been raised in the fight by Australian beekeepers to continue to use the name ‘manuka’, after a five-year study proved our medicinal honeys are equal to, or better than, New Zealand’s.
An Aboriginal corporation in the Kimberley is set to become the first to commercialise the breeding of native freshwater prawns.
An Adelaide start-up could soon be producing drinking straws made with Australian-grown straw, replacing the need for plastic ones.
An Australian fast food giant launches a ‘0 per cent beef’ burger that aims to imitate the real thing and appeal to meat lovers’ tastes.
Producing food accounts for about 70 per cent of global freshwater use and the foods that use the most may surprise you, writes Brad Ridoutt.