Free range eggs – national labelling standard on the way

Read about how the NSW Government’s Department of Fair Trading has announced it will lead the development of a draft National Information Standard on free range eggs and with regard to the current review of the Model Code and any improvements in the effectiveness and enforceability of the Code. The aim is to enhance consumer confidence and certainty around egg labelling.

Wartime foods

The British Nutrition Foundation has developed a series of six Celebrating our wartime food heroes postcards, including
– Conquering Carrots
– Saluting The Spud
– Woolton Pie
– Waste Not Want Not
– The National Loaf
– Dig For Victory.

Each postcard includes an attractive image from the period and interesting facts and information about the messages given at the time. Great for discussion about how the war changed nutrition. My favourite postcard is Waste No Want Not. Have things really changed?

Fed up with climate change making people hungry?

This website Behind the brands is part of Oxfam’s GROW campaign to help create a world where everyone has enough to eat. Right now, nearly one in eight people on earth go to bed hungry. Sadly, the majority of these people are farmers or farm workers supplying the very food system that is failing them. Yet there is enough food for everyone.

Five things you need to know about food aid reform

Food aid has been critical in saving lives and addressing chronic poverty and malnutrition- it has helped more than three billion people in more than 150 countries.

But the current system, which requires shipping food from the providing country to hungry people in need, is outdated, inefficient and slow – risking lives when every moment counts. And it’s inefficient – as much as half of funding is spent on transportation and administrative costs.

Food aid reforms that include more local and regional purchasing and phase out monetization will allow lifesaving assistance to reach millions more people each year without costing taxpayers more.

By providing more flexibility to purchase emergency food from nearby, local markets instead of shipping it from thousands of miles away, this approach empowers farmers in developing countries, many of whom are women. Watch CARE’s video and find out why food aid reform just makes good sense.