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Peeling bananas to purify water


A group of University of Queensland engineering students has used the unusual combination of sand and banana skins to design a portable water treatment system for people in developing nations. Engineering student Hayden Baks saidcarbon in the banana peel was used to remove unsafe substances ...


4 million Australians experiencing food insecurity


A report released today by Australia’s largest food relief organisation, Foodbank, reveals that an alarming 4 million Australians have experienced food insecurity in the past 12 months. The report exposes a growing problem in country areas where, during the past 12 months, 1.5 million Australians ...


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The Coca-Cola Company adds its first line of kombucha


The Coca-Cola Company has acquired kombucha maker Organic & Raw Trading Co., which makes the MOJO brand of naturally fermented, live culture, organic kombucha drinks. MOJO kombucha – which is sold throughout Australia – is made from naturally fermented tea. Kombucha is the fastest-growing ...


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Needles hidden inside strawberries prompts official Australian probe


Reports of consumers finding sewing needles inserted inside strawberries across Australia have prompted a government investigation. Health Minister Greg Hunt said Monday he hasordered the food safety authority to investigatethe cases, which have been reported in six of Australia's eight states ...


Heinz fined 2.25 million dollars over children's snacks in Australia


Canberra (dpa) - Food giant Heinz has been hit with a fine of 2.25 million dollars (1.63 million US dollars) after misleading consumers by claiming one of its toddler snacks was beneficial for young children's health, the Australian consumer watchdog said Friday. The Australian Federal Court ...


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Hepatitis A Infection From Frozen Pomegranate Arils Kills Women In Australia


A women in Southern Australia died out of a rare Hepatitis A infection from frozen pomegranate arils. The health authorities have ordered to recall all frozen pomegranate arils sold by Creative Gourmet. There were 24 cases of hepatitis A infection from the frozen pomegranate in different parts of ...


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Australia says wine delays at China ports are 'irritation'


Australia's trade minister has described recent weeks-long holdups at Chinese ports of Australian wine exports as an "irritation" in a bilateral trade relationship that is thriving despite diplomatic tensions. Australian wine and beef industry representatives are pressuring the Australian ...


Independent Brewers Association appoints new CEO


The Independent Brewers Association (IBA) is pleased to announce that it has appointed a new CEO to take the work of the Association into a new phase of development. Since the first meeting of a group of Australian smaller brewers seven years ago, the CBIA and subsequently relaunched IBA has ...


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White Rabbit Chocolate Stout returns for Easter 2018


Beer and chocolate lovers can rejoice as the White Rabbit Chocolate Stout bounces back this Easter. After a successful launch last year, White Rabbit has teamed up with Pana Chocolate to tantalise the tastebuds of many beer lovers with a smooth and velvety stout. White Rabbit’s philosophy of ...


The Bickford’s Group acquires Vale Brewing


The Bickford’s Group is excited to announce the acquisition of the South Australian owned Vale Brewing from the Collin Brothers. As part of the deal, Bickford’s Group will also take on the Fox Hat Brewing and Dr Pilkington’s Cider brands along with the 3,500 Litre brewing facility in the ...


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