31st October 2022 | Moira Geddes

Local Aussie food news: October headlines

This month in local Aussie food news, Delcado avocados are back, an Aussie food company goes into foreign hands, new hospitality venues launch and meal delivery services go nuts.... Read more

1st October 2022 | Moira Geddes

Local Aussie food news: September highlights

This month in local Aussie food news, Australia's first hybrid cheese, a WA cheesemaker creates booze from waste, mango season kicks off and food festivals ramp up.... Read more

Australian food news
1st September 2022 | Moira Geddes

Local Aussie food news: August highlights

This month in local Aussie food news, UK raw milk cheeses get the greenlight, Barossa Valley Chocolates wins big, food festivals continue and the pretty produce trending online.... Read more

Australian food news
31st July 2022 | EATIVITY Editors

Local Aussie food news: July headlines

This month in local Aussie food news, foot-and-mouth disease concerns, Australia's olive harvest, Tassie cheesemaker wins a top gong and Guy Grossi opens a new restaurant.... Read more

Top food stories
30th June 2022 | EATIVITY Editors

Local Aussie food news: June highlights

This month in local Aussie food news, truffle season gets unearthed, consumer food prices continue to rise and restaurants keep surging forward post lockdown.... Read more

Australian food news
29th May 2022 | Eativity editors

Australian food news: May highlights

Making Australian food news this May, leading Aussie dairy and seafood producers win big at national and state awards and the very best of Western Australia heads to Singapore.... Read more

2022 delicious produce awards
13th May 2022 | Eativity editors

2022 delicious. Produce Awards finalists

delicious. has revealed the 2022 delicious. Harvey Norman Produce Awards National Finalists, with 24 producers shortlisted across categories of Dairy, Earth, Paddock and Sea.... Read more

7th May 2022 | Eativity editors

Local food news: all the latest

In food news this week, Aussie researchers make a scary discovery in the supermarket meat aisle and the humble ham sandwich finds itself in the middle of a fierce debate.... Read more

Australian food news
30th April 2022 | Eativity editors

This week in local food news

Making Australian food news this week, food prices continue to rise, Australian-grown avocados are now easier to spot and struggling banana growers face yet another problem.... Read more

Australian food news
23rd April 2022 | Eativity editors

Food news to sink your teeth into

This week in food news, the banana gets its own Spotify playlist, seven Aussie restaurants win worldwide acclaim and a super-sweet variety of a popular fruit hits our supermarkets.... Read more

Australian food news
9th April 2022 | Eativity editors

Latest news in Australian food

Making food news this week, a South Australian dairy brand creates milk that helps fight climate change and some Victorian queen bees take the world’s most expensive taxi ride.... Read more

Australian food news
2nd April 2022 | Eativity editors

All the latest food news from this week

The government makes progress on its long-awaited agriculture visa, Dietitians Australia issues a grim warning, and we reveal some of the oddest health trends on social media.... Read more

26th March 2022 | Eativity editors

Top food news headlines this week

This week, there’s been plenty of good news for Aussie seafood, a fresh Tasmanian food festival is on the cards and a Western Australian dairy brand achieves an Australian first.... Read more

Australian food news
19th March 2022 | Eativity editors

Local food news from across Australia

Making news this week, hospos raise funds for victims of floods and war, a Melbourne food incubator launches, and Western Australian farmers’ markets witness the power of local.... Read more

Australian food news
12th March 2022 | Eativity editors

News bites: floods, farmers & furphys

Hospitality heroes step up to support those affected by floods, a study confutes the claim that we’re confused by plant-based meats, and an Aussie icon gets an Easter makeover.... Read more

Australian food news
5th March 2022 | Eativity editors

Making Aussie food news this week

Damaging rain and floods ravage the east coast of Australia, egg shortages hit WA, an Aussie franchise wins global acclaim and one of our major supermarkets trials drone delivery.... Read more

Australian food news
26th February 2022 | Eativity editors

Local food news from across Australia

In local food news this week, the Australian spice and stone fruit industries both score a win, and a new product may offer the ultimate solution to the dreaded Twisties breath.... Read more

Australian food news
19th February 2022 | Eativity editors

The latest in local Aussie food news

Making food news this week, oyster farmers team up with the cops, the Aussie spud gets its moment in the spotlight, and how you can win a grand, just by eating chocolate pudding.... Read more

Australian food news
12th February 2022 | Eativity editors

The latest in Australian food news

Our oyster industry gets a boost, Goulburn Valley growers call for consumer support and a NSW charity is giving you the chance to say "thanks" to our frontline healthcare workers.... Read more

Aussie food news
5th February 2022 | Eativity editors

The latest Aussie food news to peruse

A Sydney charity restaurant gets a rude shock, Josh and Julie Niland expand their fish-forward empire and a bread baking challenge is issued to raise funds for a special cause.... Read more

Australian food news
29th January 2022 | Eativity editors

This week in Australian food news

Citrus growers are hit with severe storms, the Shepard avocado returns, Smith’s releases a rather noisy new range of snacks and Aussie lamb invites world leaders over for a barbi... Read more

Australian food news
22nd January 2022 | Eativity editors

All the latest food news from this week

This week in food, why giant capsicums are cropping up in the fresh food section, some good news for lobster fishers and we bid a sad farewell to a pioneering cheesemaker.... Read more

15th January 2022 | Eativity editors

Making news in food this week

Tasmanian cherries eye Taiwanese market, strawberry pickers win big bucks, Australian Lamb launches summer lamb campaign and our top recipe searches on Google for 2021.... Read more

Christmas news bites
18th December 2021 | Eativity editors

News bites: Christmas goodies & more

Producers urge Aussies to choose local this Christmas, Australian manuka honey has a win in its trademark stoush with NZ and the country’s best fish & chips shops are crowned.... Read more

Food news
11th December 2021 | Eativity editors

The latest in food news this week

This week, Australia’s favourite festive foods are revealed, a next-level Tim Tam range launches and a nationwide search begins for the country’s best fruit mince pie.... Read more

Top food stories
4th December 2021 | Eativity editors

Top food stories from this week

Cheap milk gets a price bump, Australia’s best meat pies are crowned, parents name and shame dodgy advertisers and we reveal how you can win a summer’s supply of mangoes.... Read more

Australian food news
27th November 2021 | Eativity editors

Making headlines: the latest food news

Our horticulture industry gets a boost, new data reveals where Aussies are spending their money, and NSW farmers call for natural disaster declarations as rains pound the state.... Read more

Australian food news
20th November 2021 | Eativity editors

All the latest in Australian food news

This week in food news, Sydney and Melbourne spring back to life, top Australian organic food producers are recognised and festive fruit prices are set to soar this Christmas.... Read more

Whole grains
18th November 2021 | Eativity editors

Whole grains: get more into your day

The majority of Australians aren’t eating enough whole grains. Does your daily intake need a boost? Try these appetising ways to get more wholesome whole grains into your day.... Read more

Australian food news
13th November 2021 | Eativity editors

This week in Aussie food news

Avocado growers continue to feel the pinch of glut, legends of Aussie food are named, a new destination market opens in WA and a plant protein research facility launches in SA.... Read more

Australian food news
6th November 2021 | Eativity editors

Australian food news: all the latest

Making Australian food news this week: flat stone fruit is coming, the best and worst products of 2021 are revealed and a Holstein cow called Holly helps our dairy farmers.... Read more

30th October 2021 | Eativity editors

Making news in Aussie food this week

Making news this week: Foodbank releases its 2021 Hunger Report, Gourmet Traveller names its restaurant of the year and a new meal kit delivery service launches. For dogs.... Read more

23rd October 2021 | Eativity editors

Latest updates in Australian food

This week, peanut farmers release a power ballad, the 2020 National Rural Women’s Award is finally announced, and major developments are afoot in the fight against food waste.... Read more

16th October 2021 | Eativity editors

Aussie food news: all the latest updates

This week, public servants are taking leave to help farmers, 20 lucky Melburnians have the chance to become official bacon testers, and Sydney gets its first dedicated caviar store... Read more

9th October 2021 | Eativity editors

The latest in Australian food news

This week we bring you new mango varieties, the ultimate cheese-lover’s experience, internationally inspired ice creams and the perfect idea for dinner this Saturday night.... Read more

2nd October 2021 | Eativity editors

The latest in Australian food news

This week in Aussie food, the ag visa is now one step closer, an avocado glut is smashing growers, a clever new initiative takes aim at food waste and a giant cookie invades Earth.... Read more

25th September 2021 | Eativity editors

The latest in Australian food news

This week, Australian restaurants win global acclaim, COVID could be the grinch that steals the Christmas ham and our biggest olive oil producer aims for a very tasty world record.... Read more

18th September 2021 | Eativity editors

The latest in Australian food news

Agriculture has had a cracker of a year, the mango season kicks off and Josh Niland opens his much-anticipated charcoal fish shop. And the good food news doesn’t stop there.... Read more

11th September 2021 | Eativity editors

News bites: the latest in Aussie food

It’s been an inspiring week in Australian food. We bring you good eggs, spooky pines, insect energy bars, foodie roadshows, delicious double acts, bangin’ burgers and more.... Read more

4th September 2021 | Eativity editors

News bites: spoons, soldiers and an SOS

Queensland strawberry growers’ situation worsens, Australia Post steps up to the freight and a NSW farmer pays it forward with a sign of solidarity for city folk doing it tough.... Read more

28th August 2021 | Eativity editors

News bites: the latest in Aussie food

In this week’s news round-up, we bring you everything from bargain basement fruit, vegan cookie dough and birthday lollies to Father’s Day gift ideas for the discerning foodie... Read more

25th August 2021 | Eativity editors

Agriculture visa brings relief for farmers

The federal government has finally delivered on the long called-for agriculture visa, which will be operational by the end of September, with workers on-farm by Christmas.... Read more

21st August 2021 | Eativity editors

Food news: the good, the bad & the bacon

From crazy delicious rashers and transformative truffles to award-winning avocados and birthday mandarins, we bring you all the latest in Australian food news.... Read more

20th August 2021 | Eativity editors

Put a jab on the menu: chefs call to arms

The hospitality industry has united to launch a national campaign that implores people to do the only thing that will save their industry – get vaccinated as soon as possible.... Read more

20th August 2021 | Eativity editors

delicious. produce awards 2021 winners

The ultimate winners of the 2021 delicious. Produce Awards have been announced, recognising the best Australian produce from across the nation and the people behind it.... Read more

14th August 2021 | Eativity editors

This week in Aussie food: news bites

Had enough of news about COVID? We hear you. So here’s a brief rundown of what’s been happening in Australian food – the good, the bad and the utterly delicious.... Read more

13th August 2021 | Alison Turner

Dairy alternative: milk without the moo

A new “animal-free” milk will soon hit our shelves, offering another option for consumers seeking alternatives to animal-based milk products. But not everyone is happy about it... Read more

9th August 2021 | Eativity editors

Choose your own AgVenture, Australia

Ahead of this year's National Agriculture Day, the National Farmers’ Federation is challenging Australians to consider a career in agriculture and embark on an “AgVenture”.... Read more

9th August 2021 | Eativity editors

2021 National Landcare Award winners

The National Landcare Awards were presented at an online ceremony that celebrated 75 nominees for their outstanding contributions to preserving the Australian landscape.... Read more

How our charities feed the homeless
7th August 2021 | Moira Geddes

How our charities feed the homeless

This Homelessness Week, Eativity spoke with staff and volunteers from frontline charities to shine a light on the important work they do every day to help feed Australia's homeless... Read more

6th August 2021 | Eativity editors

Melbourne Food & Wine Winter on hold

After a week that saw several major food and agricultural events called off due to COVID, the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival has announced it’s postponing its Winter Edition.... Read more

6th August 2021 | Eativity editors

Supermarket staff abused by customers

Sydney supermarkets must now use staff to urge customer compliance with COVID safety measures. Workers fear this will only further exacerbate an already volatile situation.... Read more

6th August 2021 | Eativity editors

Food news: making headlines this week

Two bread brands are making the average loaf more sustainable, a Victorian bakery is giving away tens of thousands of treats, and the Oscars of Australian food and wine returns.... Read more

5th August 2021 | Eativity editors

Meal kits to celebrate coffee regions

Lavazza and MasterChef judge Jock Zonfrillo have launched Nature’s Course, a limited-edition at-home meal kit that highlights the importance of sustainable agriculture.... Read more

5th August 2021 | Eativity editors

Mystery profits for fresh fruit & vegies

Australian shoppers may have noticed a steep price hike on fresh fruit and vegetables over recent months, but profits from higher retail prices are not reaching farmers.... Read more

4th August 2021 | Eativity editors

Double blow for Queensland producers

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation has called on Queenslanders to rally behind the state’s producers and shop locally after two major events were called off due to COVID.... Read more

4th August 2021 | Eativity editors

Grill’d and Heston Blumenthal team up

Heston Blumenthal has created a plant-based burger exclusively for Grill’d to mark a partnership between Grill’d and Fable that brings 4 new plant-based burgers to the menu.... Read more

3rd August 2021 | Eativity editors

Choice reveals the best vintage cheddar

Good cheese is awesome, but which brands are really grate? Consumer watchdog Choice has revealed which vintage cheddar cheeses are worth paying a premium for.... Read more

3rd August 2021 | Eativity editors

2021 Royal Queensland Show cancelled

Following the announcement that the Royal Melbourne Show has been cancelled, the 2021 Royal Queensland Show has also been called off just days before it was due to begin.... Read more

2nd August 2021 | Eativity editors

Miami Bakehouse: big win at food awards

Always pushing the boundaries when it comes to creating innovative recipes, Miami Bakehouse has been rewarded for its efforts at the 2021 Perth Royal Food Awards.... Read more

30th July 2021 | Eativity editors

News bites: pies, pods and pollutants

A zero-waste market returns to Melbourne, residents on NSW’s North Coast can help save lives by eating pies and FSANZ has revealed the level of chemicals in our food supply.... Read more

win a year’s supply of avocados
30th July 2021 | Eativity editors

Want to win a year’s supply of avocados?

Avo go, Australia. To celebrate National Avocado Day this Saturday, Australian Avocados is offering avo-loving Aussies the chance to win a whole year’s supply of avocados.... Read more

No jab, no service
30th July 2021 | Eativity editors

No jab, no service: restaurant safety fears

While lockdowns and staff shortages continue to bite, a new report has found that a quarter of restaurants would like the option to refuse service to unvaccinated customers.... Read more

Royal Melbourne Show
29th July 2021 | Eativity editors

Royal Melbourne Show gets the axe again

The Royal Melbourne Show has been cancelled for the second consecutive year due to COVID. This is only the fourth time in the show’s 173-year history that it’s been called off.... Read more

29th July 2021 | Eativity editors

Ryegrass warning for gluten-free crops

Proteins in a common weed could wreak havoc for Australian farmers growing gluten-free crops and people suffering from gluten intolerance who eat foods made from these crops.... Read more

28th July 2021 | Eativity editors

600,000 meals for Australians in need

Mars Food Australia and Foodbank have launched a new partnership that will help to provide a reliable supply of more than 600,000 meals to Australians in need this year.... Read more

28th July 2021 | Eativity editors

Teens bombarded with junk food ads

For every hour that a teen spends on social media, they view more than 17 food and drink promotions, a figure almost nine times higher than their exposure to marketing via TV.... Read more

27th July 2021 | Eativity editors

Sustainability framework for growers

Limiting food waste and boosting energy efficiency are just some of the priorities outlined in a new sustainability framework developed by Hort Innovation with input from industry.... Read more

27th July 2021 | Eativity editors

Seafood industry to scale up exports

Seafood Industry Australia has received more funding support from the federal government, this time to develop and expand markets for Australian seafood exports.... Read more

26th July 2021 | Eativity editors

Coffee: exactly how much is too much?

While a cup of coffee can put some pep in your step on a dreary Monday morning, new research has found a link between too much caffeine and some serious health conditions.... Read more

23rd July 2021 | Eativity editors

News bites: snacks, sweets & swears

A Sydney baker finds a delicious way to express our COVID frustration, a classic Aussie snack makes its long-awaited return, and a Brisbane hotel takes guests to chocolate heaven.... Read more

23rd July 2021 | Eativity editors

Providoor expands offering to NSW

Premium meal delivery service Providoor is expanding to NSW, and will be delivering dishes from Sydney’s best restaurants to your door from this weekend onwards.... Read more

23rd July 2021 | Alison Turner

Daniele Barresi: making fruit magic

Daniele Barresi’s intricately exquisite fruit and veg sculptures have seen the former pastry chef gain international fame, and it’s all thanks to a pumpkin, an apple and an avo... Read more

22nd July 2021 | Eativity editors

Aussie truffles: farm to door in 48 hours

Life is short. Eat truffles. Lockdown or no lockdown, Western Australian black truffles are currently available online for delivery within 48 hours from Australian Truffle Traders.... Read more

21st July 2021 | Eativity editors

SA food awards receive record entries

Participation in the South Australian Premier’s Food and Beverage Industry Awards has surged to a new high in 2021, with a 50% increase in the number of entries received.... Read more

20th July 2021 | Eativity editors

Aussie farmers up for Landcare gong

A Moree landholder and a Longreach cattle producer are among the nominees for the 2020 Bob Hawke Landcare Award, which recognises an individual who champions Landcare.... Read more

20th July 2021 | Eativity editors

R&CA paves a new PaTH for hospitality

The Restaurant & Catering Association of Australia has received funding to deliver a youth employment program tailored to help the hospitality sector attract workers.... Read more

19th July 2021 | Eativity editors

Crystalbrook puts waste to work

Crystalbrook Kingsley, Newcastle's first five-star hotel, has partnered with the University of Newcastle to reduce waste and develop solutions for the wider hospitality industry.... Read more

fall armyworm
19th July 2021 | Eativity editors

Fall armyworm devouring our crops

The nation’s top scientists and biosecurity experts have joined forces with growers around the country to fight one of the nation’s newest and most prolific pests.... Read more

16th July 2021 | Eativity editors

Needles in strawberries charges dropped

The Queensland strawberry industry is disappointed by the announcement that the case against a farm worker accused of placing needles in strawberries has been dropped.... Read more

SA Ag Town of the Year
16th July 2021 | Eativity editors

Search is on for SA Ag Town of the Year

Nominations are now open for the next SA Ag Town of the Year, an award that recognises South Australian towns that are excelling in agriculture and benefiting their communities.... Read more

16th July 2021 | Eativity editors

News bites: the latest in food and drinks

In this week’s round-up of food news to peruse, Keep Cup finds its match, kombucha meets its matcha and ALDI opens a new store and then asks people not to come.... Read more

15th July 2021 | Eativity editors

Aussie poultry farmers eye US reform

Australian farmers are urging the Australian government to take note after US President Joe Biden issued orders to protect US chicken growers from powerful poultry processors.... Read more

Australian mango crop 2020
15th July 2021 | Eativity editors

Australian mango crop down in 2020

After three consecutive high-yielding years, the 2020 Australian mango crop produced the lowest recorded volume in seven years, with growers facing a perfect storm of problems.... Read more

14th July 2021 | Eativity editors

Trending tweets push dodgy fad diets

New research presented at the 2021 Dietitians Australia National Conference has uncovered how retweeting is the greatest amplifier of misleading fad diet posts on Twitter.... Read more

food sustainability index
14th July 2021 | Eativity editors

Global report: food sustainability index

The world's largest economies were rated on food waste, sustainable agriculture and nutritional challenges in the latest Food Sustainability Index. How did Australia stack up?... Read more

13th July 2021 | Eativity editors

Melbourne Food & Wine Winter Edition

The Melbourne Food & Wine Festival has announced its 2021 Winter Edition program, with 150 events to be held over 10 days in August, and a brand-new festival home.... Read more

13th July 2021 | Eativity editors

SecondBite: helping Aussies in need

New research shows demand for food relief continues to increase as volunteers decline. Now there’s an easy way for supermarket shoppers to support food charities this winter.... Read more

12th July 2021 | Eativity editors

Australian oats: not just for breakfast

Australian oat noodles and oat “rice” could be set to become the latest pantry staples thanks to new manufacturing processes that offer benefits to both consumers and growers.... Read more

12th July 2021 | Eativity editors

What will we be eating in 2050?

With our population estimated to hit almost 10 billion in 30 years, we need to start changing the way we produce, consume and think about our food. But how can this be achieved?... Read more

McVeggie burger
9th July 2021 | Eativity editors

Macca’s dumps McVeggie burger

While plant-based burgers have exploded in popularity across the globe, it seems not everyone is getting it right – not even the biggest of the big guns in the burger industry.... Read more

9th July 2021 | Eativity editors

Hearth & home: celebrating local flavours

A new seasonal menu showcasing produce from celebrated suppliers across Western Australia is taking centre stage at fire-driven restaurant Hearth at The Ritz-Carlton, Perth.... Read more

9th July 2021 | Eativity editors

Food news: coffee, tea & ugly jumpers

An iconic Australian food brand has knitted up something truly hideous, consumers have voted on the best coffees and a fancy Melbourne hotel launches a sweet new initiative.... Read more

8th July 2021 | Eativity editors

Funding for bushfire-affected beekeepers

The Australian Honey Bee Industry Council has welcomed a federal government grant to help the honey bee and pollination sector recover from the bushfires of 2019/2020.... Read more

8th July 2021 | Eativity editors

Ricó: the pear with personality

Have you met Ricó yet? From July 9, this blushing newcomer will be hitting the fresh produce section of major retailers throughout Victoria and NSW, but only for a limited time.... Read more

7th July 2021 | Eativity editors

Plan to phase out cage eggs … in 15 years

An independent panel’s draft recommendations to phase out battery cages might be a good first step, but animal welfare groups say that the planned timeframe is too long.... Read more

Unwrap a fairer future for cocoa farmers
7th July 2021 | Eativity editors

Unwrap a fairer future for cocoa farmers

Fairtrade has unveiled a new global campaign which literally unwraps the bitter truth behind the unethical cocoa sourcing practices used by some major chocolate manufacturers.... Read more

6th July 2021 | Eativity editors

Australia’s most wasted foods revealed

New research from the Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre has uncovered the most wasted foods in Australian households and why and how we’re wasting them.... Read more

6th July 2021 | Eativity editors

NSW genetically modified crop ban lifted

July 1 marked the expiry of New South Wales’ 18-year ban on genetically modified crops, with the biotech industry calling the move a great leap forward for Australian farming.... Read more

5th July 2021 | Eativity editors

41% of Australians never tip waitstaff

Almost half the population doesn’t tip a waiter or waitress when eating at a restaurant, according to new research by Finder. So how do we stack up to other countries?... Read more

Are organic foods really pesticide free?
5th July 2021 | Eativity editors

Are organic foods really pesticide free?

As consumers, we’ve been conditioned to believe that organic foods are free from hormones and pesticides. But what does buying organic produce really mean?... Read more

2nd July 2021 | Eativity editors

2021 delicious. awards gold medallists

From face-meltingly good rock oysters to life-changing cheese, Australia’s top producers have been awarded gold medals in the 2021 delicious. Harvey Norman Produce Awards.... Read more

Your chance to ask a farmer anything
2nd July 2021 | Eativity editors

Your chance to ask a farmer anything

A campaign that aims to build a stronger connection between country and city is giving consumers the chance to ask a farmer anything they want to know about farm practices.... Read more

1st July 2021 | Eativity editors

Farmers’ woes worsen with new visa rules

A new change to Working Holiday Maker visa conditions has farmers seething, as it will likely only further reduce the workforce available to those who are already struggling.... Read more

30th June 2021 | Eativity editors

UK FTA: what it means for Aussie apples

The new free trade agreement between Australia and the UK provides a great opportunity for our growers. We share some fast facts on Aussie apples and the UK market.... Read more

30th June 2021 | Eativity editors

Celeb chef supports STEPS to success

Celebrity chef Alastair McLeod has thrown his support behind STEPS Pathways College, which teaches independent-living skills to young adults with disabilities and autism.... Read more

29th June 2021 | Eativity editors

Sydney lockdown takeaway and delivery

Hungry? We’ve shared a list of just some of the many Sydney venues that are offering takeaway during this latest lockdown. Why not show your support and place an order?... Read more

29th June 2021 | Eativity editors

Let’s barbie: Aussie beef Olympic fever

Meat & Livestock Australia has launched its major Japanese consumer campaign “Let’s Barbie”, which will have nationwide coverage throughout the Tokyo Olympics.... Read more

K-pop fans of BTS
29th June 2021 | Eativity editors

K-pop army raises funds for OzHarvest

Last month, OzHarvest was surprised to see a flow of donations come in from a whole new audience – K-pop fans. Specifically, fans of the South Korean boy band BTS.... Read more

28th June 2021 | Eativity editors

Junk food brings pandemic stress relief

Have you been the victim of more snack attacks lately? A new study has found that junk foods have helped to lift our spirits – and calorie intake – during COVID-19 lockdowns.... Read more

25th June 2021 | Eativity editors

News bites: food events coming soon

With many Aussies unable to leave their state, appetites are ripe for hyperlocal food experiences. We’ve provided a tasting plate of just some of the deliciousness on offer.... Read more

Tasmanian cherries
25th June 2021 | Eativity editors

Tasmanian cherries ripe for export

Federal government programs to support Australian exporters negotiating the impacts of COVID-19 have helped to lift Tasmanian cherry exports to record figures in 2020-21.... Read more

25th June 2021 | Eativity editors

The top-selling fruit and vegies of 2021

Produce Plus and NielsenIQ have released their Top 20 for 2021, which rates Australia’s leading fresh fruit and vegetable products. Did your favourite fresh food make the cut?... Read more

24th June 2021 | Eativity editors

Visa changes to address chef shortage

Chefs will now be listed on the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List – a move that will aid the recovery of hospitality businesses suffering from a crippling skills crisis.... Read more

Aussie veg intake
24th June 2021 | Eativity editors

Aussie veg intake: “We need to act now”

A new report has highlighted a “once-in-a-generation” opportunity to invest in a happier, healthier and wealthier Australia – and it’s as simple as eating more vegetables.... Read more

23rd June 2021 | Eativity editors

TGIF vouchers to revive Sydney CBD

The NSW government has announced a $50 million stimulus package that aims to lure people back to a virtually deserted Sydney CBD, and they’ve got Friday on their mind.... Read more

Refugee Week 2021: the Bread & Butter Project
23rd June 2021 | Eativity editors

Refugee Week 2021: a focus on unity

This Refugee Week, The Bread & Butter Project is shining a light on the refugee journey, sharing the stories of trainees whose lives have been changed by the program.... Read more

Researchers smash avocado bottleneck
22nd June 2021 | Eativity editors

Researchers smash avocado bottleneck

Australian avocado fans may soon be thanking Uni of Queensland researchers for keeping up supply of their favourite fruit, as scientists revolutionise the way avocados are grown.... Read more

22nd June 2021 | Eativity editors

Vegan meat labelling under scrutiny

Queensland senator Susan McDonald has launched a senate inquiry into food labelling laws that will investigate if terms like “meat-free mince” and “vegan bacon” pass muster... Read more

21st June 2021 | Eativity editors

Organic food consumption surges

Millions of consumers have turned to organic food during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the lack of a mandatory national organic standard is undermining shopper confidence.... Read more

21st June 2021 | Eativity editors

Supermarkets get thumbs down on health

Australian supermarkets have been “red-flagged” for unhealthy food promotion in a new national food dashboard designed to track key drivers of obesity rates in Australia.... Read more

Food news
18th June 2021 | Eativity editors

Food news headlines this week

A whole new kind of meat alternative is bridging the gap between meat and plants, Sydney bakeries are sweetening up winter, and the beach comes indoors in Melbourne.... Read more

18th June 2021 | Eativity editors

Australia-UK FTA a boost to farmers

Australian farmers have welcomed the new free trade agreement between Australia and the UK, which will provide our food producers with greater access to the UK market.... Read more

18th June 2021 | Fiona McKay

Food relief needs long-term solutions

Victoria’s latest lockdown reminds us how many rely on food charity. Fiona McKay, a senior lecturer in public health, shares how we should plan for the next inevitable crisis.... Read more

17th June 2021 | Eativity editors

Take a fish masterclass with Josh Niland

Globally-acclaimed chef and author Josh Niland will be offering a deep dive into his scale-to-tail approach to ethical eating at a special Take One Fish Butchery Masterclass event.... Read more

17th June 2021 | Eativity editors

Ag visa brings cautious optimism

Yesterday’s announcement of a new agriculture worker visa has come as a relief to growers. But industry bodies remain cautious, saying they’ve heard such promises before.... Read more

16th June 2021 | Eativity editors

A refreshing new take on sweet potato

The humble sweet potato found itself in the midst of fierce debate last week, when ice cream featuring the root veg was served up at the 2021 Hort Connections event.... Read more

11th June 2021 | Eativity editors

Innovation stations: 2021 Agrifood Award

Tastier plant-based meat alternatives and drought-resistant crops were the winners at this year’s prestigious national awards for agricultural research and development.... Read more

11th June 2021 | Eativity editors

Serving up the best in NSW club dining

The search for the best club meal in NSW is on with the launch of Your Local Club Perfect Plate Awards serving up the best in club dining – and it’s up to you to pick a winner.... Read more

Food news
11th June 2021 | Eativity editors

Food news: stretchy pants & fancy plants

Food-loving Sydneysiders are in for a treat, a study learns what’s really going on inside the minds of people who throw away food, and a new guilt-free pudding range launches.... Read more

10th June 2021 | Eativity editors

Melbourne’s most truffled cheese toastie

Urgent PSA for all Melbourne truffle lovers: Ripe Cheese is set to launch the most delectable, oh-so-funky truffled cheese toastie as part of the annual QVM Truffle Festival.... Read more

10th June 2021 | Eativity editors

Awards for excellence in horticulture

Australia’s leading horticulture growers and industry members were recognised at a special Hort Connections 2021 National Awards for Excellence ceremony last night.... Read more

9th June 2021 | Eativity editors

Addison Road opens zero-waste kitchen

The Addison Road Community Centre in Sydney’s inner west will be one of the first charities in Australia to establish a “zero waste, zero emissions” kitchen for rescued food.... Read more

Melbourne lockdowns impact on hospitality
9th June 2021 | Alison Turner

Melbourne lockdowns: venues battle on

The long-term impact of lockdown on Melbourne’s restaurants will be far more profound than dollars and cents. Eativity speaks with four venue owners about their experience.... Read more

ONYA Thanks! gives out free pastries to cure lockdown blues
8th June 2021 | Eativity editors

ONYA Thanks! to cure lockdown blues

Melbourne start-up ONYA Thanks! is spreading some sweet social goodwill with random acts of kindness to help Melbourne residents struggling with the latest lockdown.... Read more

The secret to keeping food fresh, naturally
8th June 2021 | Eativity editors

The secret to keeping food fresh, naturally

A traditional Vietnamese meat snack could hold the key to developing a safe, natural food preservative, addressing the twin global problems of food waste and food-borne illness.... Read more

7th June 2021 | Eativity editors

Putting quality WA food on the menu

The Western Australian government has released a new online food guide for the Great Southern region, and the Plating Up WA campaign returns to urge locals to support local.... Read more

7th June 2021 | Eativity editors

Australia’s latest food safety report card

The Food Safety Information Council has released a progress report on Australia’s food safety record. While we’re doing well in some areas, there’s also room for improvement.... Read more

Food news
4th June 2021 | Eativity editors

Making good food news this week

On the menu this week: free doughnuts for Melbourne, Bondi cafe owners turn the tables on throwaway coffee cups and new research finds a protein source equivalent to milk.... Read more

4th June 2021 | Eativity editors

Choice slams Breville FoodCycler

Not worth the investment: Choice kitchen experts have put Breville’s FoodCycler to the test, and declare it to be one of the most illogical appliances they’ve ever seen.... Read more

3rd June 2021 | Eativity editors

Cooking for India: world’s longest demo

Matt Preston, Gary Mehigan and George Calombaris are set to reunite for the first time in 18 months in a marathon cooking special to raise funds for COVID-19 relief efforts in Indi... Read more

Labour woes threaten melon industry
3rd June 2021 | Alison Turner

Labour woes threaten melon industry

Australian melon growers are facing another year with a reduced labour supply, and some are fearful that the worker numbers simply won’t be there come next harvest.... Read more

2nd June 2021 | Eativity editors

Vic lockdown hurting regional areas

Continued state-wide lockdown of COVID-free areas in Victoria will hurt regional communities, with the vegetable industry urging the government to ease restrictions.... Read more

2nd June 2021 | Eativity editors

Tasting Australia Winter Series launched

Following the success of SA food festival Tasting Australia last month, the event has launched the inaugural Tasting Australia Winter Series, to be held throughout July.... Read more

1st June 2021 | Eativity editors

Australia’s rural women leading the way

The winner of the 2020 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award will be announced in October at an event that celebrates the vital leadership of rural women, now and into the future.... Read more

1st June 2021 | Eativity editors

Al fresco dining opens across Sydney

Sydney's inner-city restaurants, bars and cafes are backing fast-tracked al fresco dining options, as locals show they’re happy to pull up a seat in the new-look street eateries.... Read more

Aussie start-up to make cell-based lamb
31st May 2021 | Eativity editors

Aussie start-up to make cell-based lamb

There’s a new meat business in town, and it’s slaughter-free. Australian start-up Magic Valley has launched the world’s very first cultured lamb company in Melbourne.... Read more

31st May 2021 | Eativity editors

Eastcoast Beverages hosts day on farm

NSW Central Coast juice manufacturer Eastcoast Beverages will be opening its farm gates to the public this June, with a special harvest festival to showcase local produce.... Read more

Our Bali Your Bali cookbook
28th May 2021 | Eativity editors

Bali needs our help: cookbook for a cause

With millions of Aussies having to stay at home, this has left the Island of the Gods in dire straits. Now an Australian chef has created a book to raise funds for Bali charities.... Read more

28th May 2021 | Eativity editors

New code to shield kids from junk food

The Australian Association of National Advertisers has announced a new food code that will further reduce the chance of kids seeing ads promoting junk food and drinks.... Read more

Joost Bakker
28th May 2021 | Eativity editors

Joost Bakker headlines Destination Food

Sustainable restaurateur, botanical artist and designer Joost Bakker will be the big-name drawcard at this year’s Destination Food culinary tourism conference in Bundaberg.... Read more

Food news
28th May 2021 | Eativity editors

News headlines: robot farmers descend

A “hands-free” farm is being built in NSW to demonstrate next-gen ag-tech, small business is the unexpected winner of COVID and a new product has been created for food relief.... Read more

Building trust in "brand Australia"
27th May 2021 | Eativity editors

Building trust in “brand Australia”

Seafood Industry Australia has been awarded a $267,000 Australian government grant to boost consumer confidence in Aussie seafood through a seafood traceability initiative.... Read more

Helping PNG crack galip nut industry
26th May 2021 | Eativity editors

Helping PNG crack galip nut industry

Griffith University researchers are helping Papua New Guinea’s emerging galip nut industry to give marginalised women an income and encourage the planting of trees.... Read more

26th May 2021 | Eativity editors

The Good Food Guide returns in 2021

After COVID kyboshed last year’s edition, the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age’s esteemed Good Food Guide will be returning later this year to celebrate Australian dining.... Read more

25th May 2021 | Eativity editors

Australian Organic Schools Program

A program to help teachers educate students about the journey of organic food from farm to plate and the value of sustainable food production is now available to Aussie schools.... Read more

New program to promote NSW seafood
24th May 2021 | Eativity editors

New program to promote NSW seafood

A grassroots-driven campaign to put NSW's world-class seafood on more plates in more restaurants and at more events has been unveiled by the state government and industry.... Read more

24th May 2021 | Eativity editors

Are grapes the latest victim in trade war?

It’s been a year since China first slapped huge tariffs on Australian barley. Since then, trade sanctions have hit multiple industries, and table grapes may be the next target.... Read more

Doughnuts
21st May 2021 | Eativity editors

News bites: dancing llamas & doughnuts

TikTok has announced its first virtual food festival, Melbourne gets all doughy, supermarkets step up to help charity, and which cook-at-home meal kit is Australia’s best?... Read more

21st May 2021 | Eativity editors

Fruit news: imports, exports & e-tongues

Fresh from the field: from blueberry tasting and banana leaders to citrus concerns and cherry cheer, here’s some of the latest news from the Australian fruit industry.... Read more

Packaged fruit – will the trend continue?
20th May 2021 | Eativity editors

Packaged fruit – will the trend continue?

Has COVID-19 changed consumer attitudes to packaged fresh fruit? According to new data, we’re buying more pre-packaged fruit – but at what cost to ourselves and the planet?... Read more

Australian Pork urges Aussies to buy local
19th May 2021 | Eativity editors

Australian Pork urges Aussies: buy local

Did you know that most ham and bacon products sold here in Australia are made from imported pork? Here’s how you can ensure you’re buying local and supporting our farmers.... Read more

18th May 2021 | Eativity editors

Shining on Queensland horticulture

Growcom has announced the finalists for the upcoming Queensland Horticulture Export Awards, providing an opportunity to celebrate the best and brightest in the field.... Read more

18th May 2021 | Eativity editors

Meals on Wheels thanks volunteers

This National Volunteer Week, Meals on Wheels recognises the dedication of its volunteer workforce, who bring nourishment, independence and connection to vulnerable Aussies.... Read more

17th May 2021 | Eativity editors

Surge of support for Australian-made

New research shows the preference for locally-produced goods continues to increase, with 93% of Aussies now saying that they’re more likely to buy Australian-made.... Read more

17th May 2021 | Eativity editors

Help shape the future of the egg industry

Australians are being invited to take part in a national survey to explore community attitudes towards the egg industry across a range of topics, from hen welfare to food safety.... Read more

14th May 2021 | Eativity editors

The goods: just right from start to finish

From the perfect plant-based milk for your morning coffee to bases and sauces that make dinner easier, tastier and fancier, here are some of the latest products to hit our shelves.... Read more

14th May 2021 | Eativity editors

Cooking up curry for the people of Nepal

Love curry? Whether you’re mad for madras, venerate a vindaloo or would rather a rogan josh, indulge your passion this May and raise funds to help take the heat off the Himalaya.... Read more

14th May 2021 | Eativity editors

News bites: cake, Drakes and steaks

Did somebody say cake? A Sydney bakery drops new delights, research reveals something rather startling about meat-eaters, and we find out who wins in the supermarket wars.... Read more

13th May 2021 | Eativity editors

Is it organic? Time for a national standard

One of the nation’s largest organic distributors warns that a national standard for the organic sector is crucial if the industry is to maintain integrity and consumer trust.... Read more

Budget serves up boost for hospitality
12th May 2021 | Eativity editors

Budget serves up boost for hospitality

Restaurant & Catering Australia has hailed the federal government’s 2021-22 budget as one that puts restaurants, cafes and caterers at the head of the recovery table.... Read more

12th May 2021 | Eativity editors

Farmers welcome budget support

There are always winners and losers in every budget, and this year agriculture has emerged as clear winner, with investments in infrastructure, trade and climate change.... Read more

microplastics in instant rice
10th May 2021 | Eativity editors

Instant rice packs a plastic punch

Yikes! A new study has found that people are consuming 3 to 4mg of plastic for every 100g of rice they eat, with this number increasing to a scary 13mg per serve for instant rice.... Read more

7th May 2021 | Eativity editors

News bites: breakfast champions

New research reveals how breakfast cereals score in the nutrition stakes, and two Aussie start-ups are shaking up the brekkie aisle by taking on the worst cereal offenders.... Read more

7th May 2021 | Eativity editors

New solutions for harvest shortages

Tongan workers have been given the green light to fly into Western Australia, while the federal government announces more appealing incentives to get Aussies into farm work.... Read more

Hunger report: 155 million at crisis level
6th May 2021 | Eativity editors

Hunger report: 155 million at crisis level

The world is witnessing a horrifying hunger crisis not seen in recent memory, with a new report warning that tens of thousands of people could die without urgent action.... Read more

6th May 2021 | Eativity editors

Red meat industry: know your facts

A new “fast facts” pocket guide and online resource to promote the red meat industry’s credentials has been launched at Beef Australia 2021 by Meat & Livestock Australia.... Read more

5th May 2021 | Eativity editors

Shellfish bid to help NSW oyster farmers

Sydney Fish Market is hosting a fundraiser and auction to help NSW oyster farmers who’ve been devastated by the recent floods. Here’s how you can get in on the action.... Read more

5th May 2021 | Eativity editors

International sausage, anyone?

Do your wurst: the University of Adelaide is on a mission to prove that the quintessentially Aussie sausage sandwich can be so much more than just a humble snag on white.... Read more

4th May 2021 | Eativity editors

Hidden dangers lurking in your kitchen

Consumer group Choice is encouraging Australians to check their kitchens for recalled appliances, warning of potential burns, lacerations and even – yikes – risk of explosion.... Read more

4th May 2021 | Eativity editors

City of Sydney food scraps trial extended

The City of Sydney is looking for an additional 100 apartment buildings to take part in its food scraps recycling trial to help divert waste from landfill and reduce emissions.... Read more

Think pink this May: buy a Fun Bun
3rd May 2021 | Eativity editors

Think pink this May: buy a Fun Bun

It’s the little things that can make a big difference to those going through breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. Here are a few sweet ways you can show your support this May.... Read more

New grain-fed beef site set to tantalise
30th April 2021 | Eativity editors

New grain-fed beef site set to tantalise

A new website has been launched to showcase the attributes of grain-fed beef production in Australia and allow consumers to better connect with where their food comes from.... Read more

30th April 2021 | Eativity editors

News bites: everyone’s a winner, baby

The world’s largest food sport event is heading Down Under, MasterChef travels to the NT, and an Aussie couple has created a compostable cling wrap made from food waste.... Read more

Multinational spice and seasoning company McCormick has unveiled its 21st Flavour Forecast
28th April 2021 | Eativity editors

Flavour forecast on global taste trends

Spice and seasoning company McCormick has unveiled its 21st Flavour Forecast, revealing the latest global trends in flavours and ingredients in food products over the past year.... Read more

Apple news Australia
28th April 2021 | Eativity editors

Apple updates: robots and purple rain

A fruit-picking robot could offer a solution to the current farm labour shortage crisis, while one million kilos of richly-coloured Bravo apples are set to be produced this year.... Read more

27th April 2021 | Eativity editors

delicious. state winners announced

delicious. has revealed the 2021 delicious. Harvey Norman Produce Awards state winners, with 127 producers receiving awards across Dairy, Earth, Paddock and Sea categories.... Read more

Open Road: a new delivery model
27th April 2021 | Eativity editors

Open Road: a new delivery model

In the wake of Australia Post’s recent perishable food ban, a potential alternative has been offered to the many small producers who depend upon delivery services for survival.... Read more

26th April 2021 | Eativity editors

Top chefs team up with local producers

Cooking demos at this year’s Narooma Oyster Festival will see hatted chefs take to the stage with local seafood producers for a program that celebrates provenance.... Read more

26th April 2021 | Eativity editors

Honey bee may pose threat to native bees

A study has found the introduced European honey bee could lead to native bee population decline or extinction when colonies compete for the same nectar and pollen sources.... Read more

Norco milk the cream of the crop - again
23rd April 2021 | Eativity editors

Norco milk the cream of the crop – again

Legen-dairy! Norco, Australia’s only 100 percent farmer-owned dairy co-operative, has been awarded top honours in Canstar Blue’s most satisfied customer awards for 2021.... Read more

23rd April 2021 | Eativity editors

News bites: smashing tips for choc lovers

Have you ever dreamt of a block of chocolate so big, you need a hammer and chisel to crack into it? Yup, us too. Now Sydneysiders have a chance to make that dream come true.... Read more

22nd April 2021 | Eativity editors

Australia Post backtracks on food ban

Australia Post has reversed its decision to stop delivering perishable goods, announcing that it will partner with the Small Business Ombudsman to develop delivery solutions.... Read more

Earth Day: action for the planet
22nd April 2021 | Eativity editors

Earth Day updates: action for the planet

While we wait for governments to take action, experts persist in their calls for climate solutions, and big business steps up. We look at what’s been going on in recent weeks.... Read more

High prices no fix in wake of drought
21st April 2021 | Eativity editors

High prices no fix in wake of drought

Despite cattle prices reaching record highs, the industry says that producers across Australia still have a long way to go before they recover after up to nine years of drought.... Read more

Australia Post delivers nasty blow
20th April 2021 | Alison Turner

Australia Post delivers nasty blow

Australia Post has announced that it will stop delivering perishable goods from June 30 this year, dealing a devastating blow to small food businesses in regional and rural areas.... Read more

The 2021 Royal Easter Show in numbers
20th April 2021 | Eativity editors

The 2021 Royal Easter Show in numbers

The Sydney Royal Easter Show was a massive success, with zero cases of COVID reported. But some figures were much, much bigger. Here’s a quick rundown on the numbers.... Read more

Weber Grill Academy debuts in Adelaide
19th April 2021 | Eativity editors

Weber Grill Academy debuts in Adelaide

Time to fire up your grill skills? Weber Australia has announced the Australian debut of the Weber Grill Academy, with the opening of its first Australian venue in Adelaide.... Read more

Sydney show big success for Aussie meat
19th April 2021 | Eativity editors

Sydney Show a success for Aussie meat

Red meat producers were front and centre at one of 2021’s largest ticketed events, with 800,000 people experiencing the best of regional Australia at the Royal Easter Show.... Read more

much ado about avocados
16th April 2021 | Eativity editors

News bites: much ado about avocados

A special festival has been launched to celebrate the return of the Hass avocado, Tim Tam gets all democratic on us and a classic childhood sweet treat gets an eco-makeover.... Read more

Good Food & Wine Show returns in 2021
16th April 2021 | Eativity editors

Good Food & Wine Show returns in 2021

The Good Food & Wine Show is back, with a line-up featuring more than 220 of the latest and greatest Aussie producers, celeb chefs, cooking demos and lots of cheese... Read more

15th April 2021 | Eativity editors

No more seasonal workers for WA

In a massive blow for WA horticulture, the state government has advised there is no longer the capacity to accommodate seasonal workers in its hotel quarantine system.... Read more

Time running out for Australian manuka
15th April 2021 | Alison Turner

Time running out for Australian manuka

The Australian manuka honey industry is in a “David vs. Goliath” battle for survival as the industry calls on government to intervene in a long-running trademark stoush with NZ... Read more

Chicken meat: plucking fact from fiction
14th April 2021 | Eativity editors

Chicken meat: plucking fact from fiction

The data is in, and chicken consumption is on the rise again. Recently updated statistics have revealed that chicken meat has improved its position as our favourite meat.... Read more

14th April 2021 | Eativity editors

Half price NSW quarantine a good start

Industry has welcomed the news that the NSW government will subsidise half the quarantine costs for overseas agricultural workers, as labour shortages remain at critical levels.... Read more

13th April 2021 | Eativity editors

COVID-19 and fresh produce insights

A study into consumer behaviour during the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the important role of Australian horticulture in helping people find health and wellbeing.... Read more

13th April 2021 | Eativity editors

Lucky escape reveals biosecurity flaws

Traces of foot and mouth disease and African swine fever found in intercepted parcels of illegally-imported pork have exposed just how easily a disease could enter Australia.... Read more

12th April 2021 | Eativity editors

New app helps you buy Australian made

A new app to help shoppers easily identify Australian-made goods has been released, providing a score of “Australian-ness” for almost a quarter of a million everyday products.... Read more

12th April 2021 | Eativity editors

Super-sized blueberries on their way

T&G Global is set to take a big bite out of the Aussie berry market with its first commercial crop of new super-sized, high-yielding blueberries to be launched in stores late 2021.... Read more

9th April 2021 | Eativity editors

News bites: berries, blues & biscuits

This week, pineapple on pizza gets a new spin, growers lure workers with cash prizes, scientists head into the blue and AFL fans get a saucy new way to support their team.... Read more

Taste Bundaberg Festival
9th April 2021 | Eativity editors

Taste Bundaberg Festival now on sale

Bundaberg is preparing for the return of Taste Bundaberg Festival, the annual celebration of all things food and drink in the home of some of Australia’s biggest culinary brands.... Read more

9th April 2021 | Eativity editors

Territory melons ripe for the picking

The Territory Labor Government has launched a $745,000 campaign to support the Territory’s $70 million melon industry and ensure farmers have the workforce they need.... Read more

8th April 2021 | Eativity editors

New tool to combat our #1 diet issue

Low nutrient, high-calorie junk food continues to be the top choice for Australians, with research from the CSIRO showing that nearly 4 out of 5 of us are overindulging every day.... Read more

School-leavers: take a gap year at home
8th April 2021 | Eativity editors

School-leavers: take a gap year at home

As COVID-19 continues to cause huge disruption to labour supply, a campaign has been launched to encourage young Aussies to consider horticultural work as a gap year option.... Read more

The Chopsicle: a meaty treat on a stick
1st April 2021 | Eativity editors

The Chopsicle: a meaty treat on a stick

Ever looked at a popsicle and wished it came in a savoury, meat-inspired flavour? Hey, who hasn’t? Now your wish has come true, thanks to meat pioneers Cleaver’s Organic.... Read more

Lab-cultured meat a coming reality
31st March 2021 | Eativity editors

Lab-cultured meat a coming reality

The idea of being able to order slaughter-free, authentic meat at a restaurant will be a reality in the years to come, according to a University of NSW food and health expert.... Read more

Going nutty for “ancient” almond milk
31st March 2021 | Eativity editors

Going nutty for “ancient” almond milk

Picture a dark time, long before coffee… A new campaign urging Aussies to support local producers reveals that almond milk is not just a fad – it’s been around for 900 years.... Read more

30th March 2021 | Eativity editors

Bee prepared: smart hives & super honey

A project to protect our honey bees from the destructive Varroa mite has been deployed, while a Queensland company has produced Australia’s highest-grade Manuka honey.... Read more

30th March 2021 | Eativity editors

Aussie exports: obstacles & opportunities

Australian exporters are facing challenges coming from multiple fronts, with experts saying global supply chain conditions will remain difficult in the immediate term.... Read more

Australia’s hottest BBQ sauce
29th March 2021 | Eativity editors

Australia’s hottest BBQ sauce

Australian chilli sauce specialist The Chilli Factory has developed the nation’s hottest ever barbecue sauce, which clocks in at an eye-watering 2.25 million Scoville Heat Units.... Read more

29th March 2021 | Eativity editors

Women in meat: opportunity awaits

Australian Pork has committed to combat inequality in the pork industry, while a global program has been launched to help improve career opportunities for women in meat.... Read more

26th March 2021 | Eativity editors

Now that’s a hot cross bun and a half

IGA has teamed up with a baking star to create a hot cross bun to blow your mind. And a lucky few in Sydney will get to try it. But don't fret! We've also got the recipe.... Read more

26th March 2021 | Eativity editors

Cadbury now 100% sustainably sourced

Just in time for Easter, Cadbury Australia has announced that the entire cocoa volume sourced for its Australian-made products comes from 100% sustainably sourced cocoa.... Read more

26th March 2021 | Eativity editors

Let’s eat: what’s happening in hospitality

From vegan treats, grilled meats and bargain eats to a swanky brunch that comes with a side-serving of fine art, there’s lots to feel positive about on the foodie scene right now... Read more

25th March 2021 | Eativity editors

Aussie ingenuity turns waste into worth

Monash Uni students win a global award for sustainable packaging made from peanut shells, while a major coffee brand launches a new drink made with coffee husks.... Read more

SA commercial seaweed lease granted
25th March 2021 | Eativity editors

SA commercial seaweed leases granted

A commercial seaweed farm off the Yorke Peninsula is one step closer, with the South Australian government granting two production leases and licences in the region.... Read more

24th March 2021 | Eativity editors

Pantry Blitz: supporting WA biosecurity

The WA government is calling on citizen scientists to register for the 2021 Pantry Blitz campaign to help protect the state’s agriculture industry from exotic pests and diseases.... Read more

24th March 2021 | Eativity editors

Support pours in for flood victims

Charities and food relief organisations have stepped up their efforts to help NSW flood victims who’ve been forced to evacuate. Here’s how you can do your bit to support them.... Read more

23rd March 2021 | Eativity editors

ACCC gives Fair Go Dairy a fair go in Qld

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has authorised a licensing scheme that will allow dairy processors to use a “Fair Go Dairy” logo on qualifying dairy products... Read more

23rd March 2021 | Eativity editors

Australia: the next culinary capital?

A food museum could put Australia firmly on the global food tourist map, but defining our national food culture could be a challenge, according to an Australian tourism expert.... Read more

23rd March 2021 | Alison Turner

Four Daughters: Aussie beef with a story

After a chance meeting with a Chinese meat importer, beef producers Dan and Karen Penfold thought they’d found the ideal way to expand the family business. Then COVID hit.... Read more

22nd March 2021 | Eativity editors

Darwin ginger trial shows promise

Harnessing the Northern Territory’s humidity and wet weather, an emerging greenhouse ginger trial at a commercial nursery in Darwin is delivering some promising results.... Read more

22nd March 2021 | Eativity editors

Queensland melons back on NZ menus

Sweet as, bro: New Zealanders can once again enjoy fresh, juicy Queensland melons under new trade conditions agreed to by the Australian government and industry.... Read more

20th March 2021 | Eativity editors

Shrimply the best: National Prawn Day

Today is Australia’s first National Prawn Day, the start of peak prawn season and a chance for Aussies to show off their prawn-peeling skills in an attempt to break a world recor... Read more

19th March 2021 | Eativity editors

New fruit fly outbreak in South Australia

Residents in the Riverland region are again being asked to check their home-grown fruit and keep backyard fruit trees tidy as two new fruit fly outbreaks are declared in the area.... Read more

19th March 2021 | Eativity editors

News bites: monotremely good stuff

This week we’ve found a 100% Aussie replacement for the Easter Bunny, some tasty spread and snack stories and a home-grown tea that’s grabbing the world’s attention.... Read more

18th March 2021 | Eativity editors

Putting South Coast oysters on the map

The Narooma Oyster Festival is back with a top line-up of chefs, oyster farmers and producers that will establish the NSW town of Narooma as a serious foodie destination.... Read more

18th March 2021 | Eativity editors

Taiwan to push pineapples into Australia

The industry body representing the Australian pineapple industry has voiced concerns about reports that 6 tonnes of pineapple are to be imported here from Taiwan in May.... Read more

17th March 2021 | Eativity editors

Organic farmers call for regulation

Victoria’s largest organic producer, Wattle Organic Farms, is echoing the industry’s cry for the federal government to create a domestic regulation for the organic sector.... Read more

17th March 2021 | Eativity editors

WTO asked to settle China barley dispute

The Australian Government will ask the World Trade Organisation to establish a dispute-settlement panel to resolve the issue of tariffs imposed on Australian barley by China.... Read more

16th March 2021 | Eativity editors

Salad gold: Aussie kids can be vegie kids

Strong development depends on healthy eating, but children are still refusing to eat enough vegetables. Now nutrition and dietetics researchers have found some solutions.... Read more

16th March 2021 | Eativity editors

No kidding: giving goat meat a chance

Eaten Australian goat recently? Probably not – 90% of our goat meat is exported. But one meat scientist would like to change that, with plans to get more goat on Aussie plates.... Read more

15th March 2021 | Eativity editors

Cover crops: game-changer for growers

Using cover crops can improve soil health and farm productivity, while also replacing the need for fertilisers and herbicides, leading to healthier, more sustainable vegetables.... Read more

15th March 2021 | Eativity editors

Honouring our fish & marine champions

Australia’s most sustainable seafood has been revealed at the 2021 Sustainable Seafood Awards, which recognise the people and businesses who ensure we’ll have fish forever.... Read more

12th March 2021 | Eativity editors

Let’s eat: restaurants from WA to Tassie

We love to sing the praises of quality local food, and so do these great restaurants, which are taking the best produce in their region and using it to create culinary magic.... Read more

12th March 2021 | Eativity editors

Desert wagyu: high value Pilbara beef

World-class beef may not be the first thing you’d link to the vast, dry Pilbara, but the first generation of wagyu bred in the Aussie desert has reached tables around the world.... Read more

12th March 2021 | Eativity editors

News bites: ducks, coffee & community

This week we bring you a quacking good food show, a coffee that does more good than just perk you up in the morning and a meal delivery service that’s really delivered.... Read more

11th March 2021 | Eativity editors

Plant “clock” a key to growing more food

A new Australian study has made an important discovery that could help to boost the global fresh food supply by leveraging the growing of crops in different environments.... Read more

Choice reveals best hot cross buns of 2021
11th March 2021 | Eativity editors

Choice reveals best hot cross buns of 2021

Coles has topped the list in an expert taste test of 21 different hot cross buns available this Easter, covering traditional, chocolate, apple & cinnamon and gluten-free varieties.... Read more

10th March 2021 | Eativity editors

Death cap warning this foraging season

This mushroom foraging season, the Food Safety Information Council warns people to take extreme care around wild mushies due to the risk of death cap mushroom poisoning.... Read more

9th March 2021 | Eativity editors

Sustainable seafood: if it’s Aussie, it’s good

Do you want sustainable seafood? Simply ask for Australian seafood. This is the message from the seafood industry during Australian Sustainable Seafood Week, March 8 to 14.... Read more

NSW lifts 18-year ban on GM crops
9th March 2021 | Eativity editors

NSW lifts 18-year ban on GM crops

The NSW government is lifting its ban on the use of genetically modified crops, allowing an 18-year moratorium to lapse, potentially leading to increased agricultural productivity.... Read more

8th March 2021 | Eativity editors

Workforce plan: time is ripe for action

Industry groups have welcomed the newly released National Agricultural Workforce Strategy report. However, while it provides food for thought, it’s no silver bullet.... Read more

5th March 2021 | Eativity editors

Bee warned: shelves stripped bare

Fruit, vegetables, honey and other pantry staples have disappeared from shelves at a Woolworths store to show Aussie consumers what a future without bees would look like.... Read more

5th March 2021 | Eativity editors

Banana growers call for urgent help

Australian banana growers who have lost up to 100 percent of their crop to cyclonic winds associated with Tropical Cyclone Niran are calling for urgent assistance from government.... Read more

4th March 2021 | Eativity editors

Aussie seafood: COVID lessons learned

A recent report has analysed how COVID-19 affected the seafood industry in Australia, with the aim of using this knowledge to prepare the sector for any future shocks.... Read more

4th March 2021 | Eativity editors

Best year yet: $100 billion goal in view

While challenges remain, a farmgate output of $100 billion by 2030 remains in Australian farmers’ sights, with the latest forecast for this year set to be the best on record.... Read more

3rd March 2021 | Eativity editors

RSPCA Approved chicken now at Macca’s

The RSPCA has welcomed the news that as of February this year, all chicken used by McDonald’s Australia will now be sourced from higher welfare RSPCA Approved farms.... Read more

3rd March 2021 | Eativity editors

Pinnaroo: 2020 SA Ag Town of the Year

Mallee farming town Pinnaroo has been named 2020 South Australian Agricultural Town of the Year at the Regional Showcase Awards, which had been postponed due to COVID.... Read more

1st March 2021 | Eativity editors

Lost crop register reaches $50 million

The shortage of seasonal harvest labour in Australia continues to choke productivity of the horticulture industry, with the National Lost Crop Register now topping $50 million.... Read more

26th February 2021 | Eativity editors

News bites: flowers, sweets & space food

This week: Queensland farmers make some sunny lemonade out of what’s been one lemon of a drought, loads of sweet treats and some food news that’s truly out there.... Read more

26th February 2021 | Eativity editors

Australia! What’s on your fork?

A new campaign celebrating the diversity of Aussie cuisine is encouraging all Australians to tell their own unique family food story by sharing a dish that’s important to them.... Read more

25th February 2021 | Eativity editors

Support for rural & regional communities

The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal has entered a new partnership with Kellogg Australia to help tackle food insecurity in rural and regional Australian communities.... Read more

24th February 2021 | Eativity editors

An Indigenous-led bushfood industry

A new collaboration between Indigenous Traditional Owners and Custodians and the University of Queensland will help to boost the burgeoning Aussie bushfood industry.... Read more

24th February 2021 | Eativity editors

Traceable Aussie rockmelons on a roll

A pilot program has successfully exported end-to-end traceable whole rockmelons from the Sunraysia region to the UK and Canada, opening up new export opportunities for growers.... Read more

23rd February 2021 | Eativity editors

SunRice expects largest crop since 2018

After fears that Australia would run out of rice before Christmas last year, the 2021 Riverina rice crop looks to be a bumper one, with only a short gap in supply expected.... Read more

23rd February 2021 | Eativity editors

Stone fruit recall: fruit fly found in SA

Stone fruit has been pulled from major supermarket shelves after the discovery of Queensland fruit fly larvae in an interstate consignment of commercial fruit.... Read more

22nd February 2021 | Eativity editors

Restaurant takeover to support farmers

Foodies on the Gold Coast can indulge their taste buds with a true paddock-to-plate experience in a new food and wine event that’s been created to support local farmers.... Read more

22nd February 2021 | Eativity editors

Mega agribusiness eyes Aussie meat

One of the world’s biggest producers and exporters of beef has signed an agreement with a Saudi investment company to expand their animal protein operations in Australia.... Read more

19th February 2021 | Eativity editors

The Big Peanut to be built in regional Qld

“The Big Peanut” will be built at Kingaroy in regional Queensland to celebrate the peanut cropping history of the area and provide Queensland with another “big” attraction.... Read more

Bonus payments offered for farm work
19th February 2021 | Eativity editors

Bonus payments offered for farm work

The Victorian government has announced more funding to help boost the state’s horticultural industry workforce, but for some growers, the news has come too late.... Read more

19th February 2021 | Eativity editors

Scientists unlock potential “diet” fruit

An Australian professor of plant biology has demystified sugar distribution in plants, potentially paving the way to create even healthier low-sugar or “diet” fruits.... Read more

18th February 2021 | Eativity editors

Tomato Festival Sydney goes virtual

Now in its eighth year running, the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney’s award-winning Tomato Festival Sydney will be virtual for the first time ever on February 20 and 21.... Read more

18th February 2021 | Eativity editors

OJ decision has “failed” Aussie growers

Despite the best efforts of industry, the Forum on Food Regulation has approved controversial changes to Health Star Ratings, which will see fresh OJ get as few as 2 stars.... Read more

17th February 2021 | Eativity editors

Free coffee brews kindness & connection

With research showing Aussies believe kindness is key to reconnecting post-COVID, this Random Acts of Kindness Day, Campos is randomly giving away 70,000 free coffees.... Read more

17th February 2021 | Eativity editors

Doomsday vault opens for 2021 deposits

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault holds the world’s largest collection of crop diversity and is humanity’s ultimate food security back-up. This week it opens for a new deposit.... Read more

16th February 2021 | Eativity editors

A Tim Tam lover’s dreams come true

It’s the suite life! To celebrate National Tim Tam Day, Arnott’s is making Tim Tam lovers’ dreams come true with a hotel stay and a (nearly) never-ending supply of Tim Tams.... Read more

16th February 2021 | Eativity editors

An apple a day to keep dementia at bay?

Natural compounds found in apples and other fruits may help stimulate the production of new brain cells, according to a new study from Australian and German researchers.... Read more

15th February 2021 | Eativity editors

Blue Mountains: open for business

The latest “Open for Business” video illustrating the recovery of communities impacted by the 2019/20 bushfires has been released, this week showcasing NSW’s Blue Mountains.... Read more

15th February 2021 | Eativity editors

Victoria calls for a Valentine’s do-over

The Victorian Chamber of Commerce has launched a campaign for couples to celebrate Valentine’s Day on February 28 to provide a much-needed boost for hospitality venues.... Read more

12th February 2021 | Eativity editors

Melbourne: here’s 5 days of takeaway

Fed-up with lockdowns? We hear you. But you can be fed-up and still well-fed, and have your hospos’ backs while you’re at it. Here’s a choice menu of ideas to get you through... Read more

12th February 2021 | Eativity editors

News bites: food, love and a little music

This week, Aussie tennis stars rally to raise funds for food relief, Italian masters create a foolproof method for al dente pasta and we find Australia’s most expensive dessert.... Read more

12th February 2021 | Eativity editors

For all you can eat and dim sum

Today marks the beginning of the Year of the Ox, and Australians are set to take a bao to Chinese New Year, with 10 million dumplings expected to be eaten in the next two weeks.... Read more

11th February 2021 | Eativity editors

Looking for answers in Adelaide bins

The things you do in the name of research. Scientists will be diving deep into household bins in the Adelaide City of Burnside in an attempt to understand food waste behaviour.... Read more

10th February 2021 | Eativity editors

Sauce and sizzle at Prahran Market

Prahran Market is Australia's longest-running food market, and is also a popular venue for foodie events all descriptions. Here’s a taste of what to expect in the coming weeks.... Read more

10th February 2021 | Eativity editors

Food hampers for international students

The NSW Government has teamed up with Foodbank to distribute emergency food hampers to international students struggling to access supplies in the wake of COVID-19.... Read more

9th February 2021 | Eativity editors

Melbourne food festival expands in 2021

Melbourne Food & Wine Festival has announced its 2021 calendar, with a new, expanded festival seeing the city and regions celebrate Victorian food and drink as never before.... Read more

8th February 2021 | Eativity editors

Raise a Vegemite toast to Ash Barty

Vegemite has today announced its continued sponsorship of Australian tennis champ and women's world number one, Ash Barty. And you could win a chance to meet her.... Read more

8th February 2021 | Eativity editors

Eclair renaissance to electrify cake lovers

Sydney’s Banksia Bakehouse has unveiled its newest creation – the Biscoff Eclair. True to the origins of the pastry’s name, this eclair will no doubt be eaten in a flash.... Read more

5th February 2021 | Alison Turner

Sharing food, love and understanding

After escaping persecution in his home country of Iran, Arad Niksefat has built a new life in Australia celebrating the very things that bring all of us together: food and love.... Read more

5th February 2021 | Eativity editors

Lost crops costing farmers’ mental health

Reported crop losses continue to climb, as a concerning number of growers also report a decline in mental health and doubt surrounding their future participation in the industry.... Read more

4th February 2021 | Eativity editors

Foodbank sees record food relief in 2020

Thanks for your support: Foodbank has revealed that it sourced a record amount of food and groceries in 2020 to meet the higher demand for food relief due to COVID-19.... Read more

4th February 2021 | Eativity editors

Bouncing back from the Black Summer

A video series has been launched to showcase the recovery of communities impacted by the 2019/20 summer bushfires and encourage Aussies to come, stay, eat, drink and shop.... Read more

3rd February 2021 | Eativity editors

Are school-made lunches better for kids?

Packing a healthy lunch for your kids every day is just one of the many tasks that busy parents have to perform. But what if there was another, lunchbox stress-free option?... Read more

3rd February 2021 | Eativity editors

Subpod: a simpler way to compost

No bad smells, no pests and no complicated set-up. This clever Aussie invention has taken the stress out of composting to help more people reduce waste and improve soil health.... Read more

2nd February 2021 | Eativity editors

Many toddler foods found to be “junk”

Manufacturers of toddler foods are potentially misleading Aussie parents by marketing their products as “healthy” as a new study finds many are ultra-processed junk foods.... Read more

2nd February 2021 | Eativity editors

Say formaggio: for the love of ricotta

Cheese-lovers of Melbourne, it’s time to go all the whey: Thomastown’s award-winning cheesemaker That’s Amore Cheese has announced Australia’s first ever ricotta festival.... Read more

1st February 2021 | Eativity editors

Food Truck Stop returns to Melbourne

Satisfy foodie cravings and make the most of the last of summer by cuisine-hopping 10 of Melbourne’s best food trucks at Queen Vic Market every Wednesday night in February.... Read more

1st February 2021 | Eativity editors

Umami magic: finding the perfect pair

You already know that oysters are always better with champagne, but now science has uncovered the reason why they make the ideal match. And it’s all about umami, baby.... Read more

29th January 2021 | Eativity editors

News bites: big food, big wins & big deals

This week we find out how Aussies really feel about futuristic food, hear great news for a Vic vineyard and discover a burger so huge, you’ll need several stomachs to digest it.... Read more

28th January 2021 | Eativity editors

Tickling kids’ tastebuds for learning

To help Australian kids explore food and its relationship to a good mood and positive mindset, Hort Innovation has launched a free, interactive toolkit for schools and families.... Read more

28th January 2021 | Eativity editors

Putting bugs on the menu, safely

The thought of eating insects might be metaphorically stomach-turning for many, but new Australian-led research has found it could potentially make some people genuinely sick.... Read more

27th January 2021 | Eativity editors

NSW blueberries are seeing green

Australian berry distributor Driscoll’s is making the move towards organic farming, with its first grower now offering organic in-conversion blueberries through to mid-February.... Read more

25th January 2021 | Eativity editors

Native flavours get a sweet show

You might thing of croissants as being French, but one Sydney bakery has created a new, uniquely Aussie croissant that heroes some of our most popular native ingredients.... Read more

25th January 2021 | Eativity editors

Hort innovators crack a tough nut

Researchers have found a way to breed macadamias with thinner shells, bigger kernels and tougher husks to resist pests, in a move that could lead to a major boost for the industry.... Read more

22nd January 2021 | Eativity editors

The goods: time to spread some joy

This week, we spooned up some delicious new nut butters, dug into a few healthy breakfast options, and tried to look excited about yet another plant-based meat alternative.... Read more

21st January 2021 | Eativity editors

Survey reveals damage done in lockdown

A new survey has found that Victorians boozed and ate their way through the pandemic, with half gaining weight and more than one in three drinking alcohol more often.... Read more

21st January 2021 | Eativity editors

Consumers urged: #GiveFlakeABreak

The Australian Marine Conservation Society is encouraging Aussies to #GiveFlakeABreak. But the seafood industry says that the campaign is a “misdirected and confused attack”.... Read more

20th January 2021 | Eativity editors

Restaurant owners optimistic about 2021

Restaurant sector confidence has grown going into the new year, according to a new Deliveroo report, but many still have concerns about their future business prospects.... Read more

20th January 2021 | Eativity editors

Honey wine a hit in the Hunter Valley

While most might think of mead as something you can only find in episodes of Game of Thrones, the ancient fermented honey drink is making a comeback at home and abroad.... Read more

19th January 2021 | Eativity editors

Strawberries & cream: sweet new variety

A senior plant breeder from the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries has been working on a brand new type of strawberry. And it’s quite the sweet surprise.... Read more

19th January 2021 | Eativity editors

It’s time to bring back the sandwich

Maximise your kids’ nutrition and keep lunchbox stress to a minimum by creating simple sandwiches with just a few ingredients. Here’s a few easy ideas to get you started.... Read more

18th January 2021 | Eativity editors

Let’s eat: the latest in hospitality news

What’s new? A Melbourne cafe that specialises in cheese toasties, a plant-based menu that showcases local NSW produce and a dining collaboration with a modern Indian twist.... Read more

18th January 2021 | Eativity editors

Grubs up: mealworms get the nod

The European Food Safety Authority has deemed yellow mealworms safe for human consumption, potentially paving the way for future approvals around the world.... Read more

15th January 2021 | Eativity editors

Qukes to partner with Football Australia

Qukes Baby Cucumbers has become the newest partner of the Football Australia MiniRoos program and an official supplier of the Socceroos and Westfield Matildas.... Read more

15th January 2021 | Eativity editors

This diet could reverse type 2 diabetes

Australian scientists have contributed to an international study that has discovered one particular dietary approach could potentially put type 2 diabetes into remission.... Read more

15th January 2021 | Eativity editors

Food news: pups, pumpkins & bacon milk

Aussies love big things, and we’ve found you a whopper. In other news, a chance for you to get your face on a milk carton, and a new ice cream treat that’s really gone to the d... Read more

14th January 2021 | Eativity editors

Why the rain makes you crave junk food

Ever found yourself craving sweet or salty food when it’s grey and rainy outside? A new study has found there really is a link, and the effect is stronger in women than in men.... Read more

13th January 2021 | Alison Turner

Say cheese: Coon changes name at last

Saputo Dairy Australia has finally bowed to mounting public pressure, today announcing the new name for its Coon Cheese products. Of course, not everyone is happy about it.... Read more

13th January 2021 | Eativity editors

Summer lamb: unity never tasted so good

Make lamb, not walls! 2021’s summer lamb campaign aims to unite the country over some delicious Australian lamb – and a few laughs – after what has been a divided 2020.... Read more

12th January 2021 | Eativity editors

Cheese & ice cream: a perfect match?

A limited edition cheese-inspired gelati range by two South Australian food icons is pushing creative boundaries to deliver new and entirely unexpected taste experiences.... Read more

11th January 2021 | Eativity editors

Junk food linked to teen sleep problems

Fast food and soft drinks have been linked with poor sleep quality in teenagers, potentially impacting their wellbeing and cognitive development, says a new Australian study.... Read more

11th January 2021 | Eativity editors

Fruit and veg losses top $38 million

Crop losses across the country caused by ongoing agricultural labour shortages have continued to mount over the holiday season, and industry says this will likely only increase.... Read more

8th January 2021 | Eativity editors

The goods: berries, bites and biscuits

For those on a 2021 healthy eating kick, look away now – otherwise you may be tempted by these new treats that are being released by some of Australia’s most popular brands.... Read more

8th January 2021 | Eativity editors

Polluter pays: meat & dairy prices too low

The environmental damage arising from food production is not reflected in their prices, says a new study. If it was, animal products would need to become far more expensive.... Read more

Australian food news
8th January 2021 | Alison Turner

News bites: tastiest morsels of the week

This week we discover that our wine and cheese habit might not be quite so bad for us after all, while science explains why you can never find a teaspoon in the office kitchen.... Read more

7th January 2021 | Eativity editors

Sweet alliance a boost for Aussie berries

South East Queensland frozen berry producer My Berries has once again teamed up with Arnott’s to produce a new flavour in the soon-to-be-released Tim Tam Crafted Collection.... Read more

7th January 2021 | Eativity editors

Seafood nets bumper Christmas sales

The seafood industry has applauded Australian consumers for supporting their local seafood producers over the festive season, driving a 30 percent growth in December seafood sales.... Read more

6th January 2021 | Eativity editors

A scoop of summer, with sprinkles on top

The Gold Coast is preparing for a sweet weekend of ice cream and live entertainment at the inaugural SCOOP! Festival, to be held over the weekend of January 15-17.... Read more

6th January 2021 | Eativity editors

More workers to support Aussie farmers

The Federal Government is providing more flexibility to encourage temporary visa holders to support Australian farmers struggling to find workers during COVID-19.... Read more

5th January 2021 | Eativity editors

Experts warn of ultra-processed food risk

An Australian study suggests that many Australians are unwittingly eating their way to chronic ill health by choosing ultra-processed foods that are wrongly marketed as healthy.... Read more

5th January 2021 | Eativity editors

Too soon? Hot cross buns already back

Post-Christmas shoppers might be excused for feeling a little confused in the hazy days after December 25, with both Coles and Woolworths already selling hot cross buns.... Read more

4th January 2021 | Eativity editors

New research exposes food safety risks

Aussie research has highlighted potential health risks posed by incorrectly labelled imported foods, including pre-packaged products from China and sneaky fish substitution.... Read more

4th January 2021 | Eativity editors

A melon’s journey from farm to fingertips

NSW melon lovers will be able to track the entire paddock-to-plate journey of their sweet summer produce, with the launch of a new pilot program by the NSW Government.... Read more

19th December 2020 | Eativity editors

Your Eativity guide to the taste of summer

After a long, hard year, now is the time to kick back and indulge in the fresh flavours of an Aussie summer. So we’re bringing you a special recipe series to help you do just tha... Read more

18th December 2020 | Alison Turner

A look back at the year that was

While this year was one that most might prefer to forget, there was still plenty of good food news to go around. We take a look back at 2020 as we ask plaintively: is it over yet?... Read more

17th December 2020 | Eativity editors

The goods: glad tidings we bring

A sweet gift idea for the foodie in your life, a genius ingredient that'll add some “oomph” to your summer cooking and awesome news for chocolate biscuit lovers everywhere.... Read more

17th December 2020 | Eativity editors

Aussie horticulture to get high-tech boost

A new study is exploring the use of high-tech horticulture in urban areas of Australia, as experts look to find ways to grow more from less, augmenting current food supply chains.... Read more

16th December 2020 | Eativity editors

Million-dollar prize for Aussie innovation

An Australian livestock feed made from seaweed that reduces methane emissions in cattle has been awarded the world’s largest monetary reward in the global food arena.... Read more

15th December 2020 | Eativity editors

Mission Australia brings cheer this year

For 45 years, Mission Australia has helped to bring a little Christmas cheer to those experiencing disadvantage in the Perth community, and despite COVID, 2020 will be no different... Read more

14th December 2020 | Eativity editors

Crop losses putting food supply at risk

Aussie-grown, affordable, fresh produce on our supermarket shelves is something we all take for granted. But continued farm labour shortages are putting this in jeopardy.... Read more

14th December 2020 | Eativity editors

Snap up half-price lobsters this Christmas

With China blocking imports, an abundant supply of Aussie lobster is now flooding our market. Here’s how you can get yours for a bargain price, just in time for Christmas.... Read more

11th December 2020 | Eativity editors

CHOICE taste test: top mince pies in 2020

It’s a tough job, but someone’s gotta do it. Consumer watchdog CHOICE has blind taste-tested 26 fruit mince pies and tarts to find out which ones you should buy this year.... Read more

11th December 2020 | Eativity editors

NSW & ACT hospitality stars awarded

Restaurant & Catering Australia has announced the winners of the 2020 NSW/ACT Awards for Excellence, recognising hospitality operators across a broad range of categories.... Read more

11th December 2020 | Alison Turner

Helping Foodbank help Aussies in need

Christmas can be pretty stressful. But the pressure of having to deal with annoying relatives is nothing compared to the angst of not having enough money to feed your family.... Read more

10th December 2020 | Eativity editors

Agriculture poised for growth in 2021

Drought-breaking rains have almost single-handedly held the value of farm output firm, according to the National Farmers’ Federation 2020 Report Card, released yesterday.... Read more

10th December 2020 | Eativity editors

Talking turkey: buy a better bird this year

This Christmas, it will be easier than ever to choose a turkey farmed to higher welfare standards. For the first time, RSPCA Approved turkey will be on sale in Coles and Woolies.... Read more

9th December 2020 | Eativity editors

Seafood industry asks Aussies for help

“We need your support”: the Australian seafood industry has called for consumers to switch one meal a week for Aussie seafood, to help fishers bounce back from a trying year.... Read more

9th December 2020 | Eativity editors

Tasting Australia is officially back in 2021

A Mexican fiesta, a McLaren Vale fire feast and Tasting Australia Airlines are all on the menu when Tasting Australia returns to Adelaide and regional South Australia next year.... Read more

8th December 2020 | Eativity editors

Let’s eat: this week’s hospitality news

On the menu this week, we feature some truly tempting new restaurant ventures, a super fancy Christmas meal kit from acclaimed chefs, and one hell of a New Year’s Eve shindig.... Read more

8th December 2020 | Eativity editors

Unhealthy food marketing called out

Winners in the 16th annual Parent’s Voice Fame & Shame Awards have been announced, with this year’s event showing that a pandemic is no barrier to unhealthy food marketing.... Read more

Mango growers get fancy for charity
7th December 2020 | Eativity editors

Mango growers get fancy for charity

It’s Aussie mango growers as you’ve never seen them before. They’ve traded in the flanno for high fashion to raise funds for Foodbank Australia’s Christmas relief appeal.... Read more

7th December 2020 | Eativity editors

Vic producers launch festive “ham-pers”

Two regional producers have teamed up to help Victorians create a fuss-free and crowd-pleasing Christmas Day menu, or select the perfect gift for food-loving friends and family.... Read more

4th December 2020 | Eativity editors

Breville launches the FoodCycler

This new doodad claims it can reduce household food waste by 80 percent, eliminating 100 percent of greenhouse gas emissions generated by food sent to landfill.... Read more

4th December 2020 | Eativity editors

Christmas comes early for ag shows

Agricultural shows that were cancelled because of COVID-19 are about to get a slice of $34 million Australian Government funding to ensure they can bounce back in 2021.... Read more

4th December 2020 | Eativity editors

The goods: the freshest foodie finds

What’s new? A lid-free food storage solution, a crumby way to zhuzh up weekday meals, some sweet morning munchies, a brand new plant-based milk and a rather festive coffee.... Read more

3rd December 2020 | Eativity editors

A step forward in sustainable TVP

The food tech industry is on the cusp of some major changes with the launch of sustainable textured vegetable protein and a range of compostable packaging products.... Read more

3rd December 2020 | Eativity editors

The new kid in Melbourne’s Chinatown

Set high in the middle of Melbourne’s CBD, Niübi is a modern, inviting space offering a refreshing reincarnation of Asian dining that gives the word “fusion” new meaning.... Read more

2nd December 2020 | Eativity editors

The key motivator to reduce food waste

A study has found that the number-one motivator for reducing food waste is saving money. Leveraging this finding could help food waste campaigns to change consumer behaviour.... Read more

High steaks: best supermarket meat
2nd December 2020 | Eativity editors

High steaks: best supermarket meat

The big supermarket chains compete fiercely with each other in an attempt to offer the most competitive meat prices, but which one offers the best value for money?... Read more

1st December 2020 | Melanie Norris, Nielsen Associate Director

Life beyond COVID: fresh produce boost

COVID has changed the way we’re buying fresh food. Right now, fresh produce is uniquely placed, resonating with shoppers prioritising both health and economy.... Read more

Tassie chardonnay scores top honour
1st December 2020 | Eativity editors

Tassie chardonnay scores top honour

At a time when Australian winemakers are reeling from the impact of China’s extraordinary new wine tariffs, the industry certainly needed a bit of good news.... Read more

NT laksa festival crowns top dishes
30th November 2020 | Eativity editors

NT laksa festival crowns top dishes

Yesterday, the Darwin CBD came alive with all things laksa for the finale of the second Darwin International Laksa Festival, crowning the winner of the 2020 Golden Bowl.... Read more

30th November 2020 | Eativity editors

Fruit juice decision “against all logic”

The Australian citrus industry is “shocked and disappointed” with the decision to endorse a Health Star Rating system that gives diet cola a higher rating than fresh juice.... Read more

26th November 2020 | Eativity editors

A tip top change to pesky bread tags

New advancements in waste diversion are bringing plenty of good news to our planet, and this latest welcome development deals with a small but still significant problem.... Read more

25th November 2020 | Eativity editors

Dine & Discover to get NSW out and about

Eligible NSW residents will be receiving $100 worth of vouchers to use for dining and entertainment to help support local businesses. Here’s how you can score yours.... Read more

25th November 2020 | Eativity editors

The coffee cup that keeps on giving

Forget your Keep Cup? Don’t stress. Jasper Coffee has launched Australia's first 100 percent plastic-free disposable coffee cup that decomposes in just 105 days.... Read more

24th November 2020 | Eativity editors

Does the Health Star Rating work?

Researchers have analysed product nutrition labels in supermarkets to see if the Health Star Rating system has made a difference to how the food industry formulates its food.... Read more

23rd November 2020 | Eativity editors

Trucking great news for Melbourne

Wednesday nights in Melbourne will come to life again, with Queen Victoria Market opening the Festive Food Truck Stop – its first outdoor night-time activation since March.... Read more

23rd November 2020 | Eativity editors

Did someone just say “free fudge”?

Animal rights group PETA has collaborated with The Cheesecake Shop in a sweet celebration to mark World Vegan Month. Here’s how you can score a slice of the action.... Read more

20th November 2020 | Eativity editors

Sweet success in fight against food waste

As summer heats up, Aussie fruit growers are bracing for one of their busiest and most wasteful seasons yet. But one project is helping to stop good fruit from going in the bin.... Read more

20th November 2020 | Eativity editors

We care more about food since COVID

Almost one quarter of Aussies say COVID-19 has made them more conscious of where their food comes from, according to research released today, on National Agriculture Day.... Read more

20th November 2020 | Eativity editors

What’s new in Aussie food this week?

Melbourne eateries welcome back diners, a MasterChef favourite takes us on a foodie road trip and a classic Aussie treat sends a taste of home to Aussies stuck abroad.... Read more

19th November 2020 | Eativity editors

Food security in remote communities

All Australians deserve access to nutritious food. But many people living in remote Indigenous communities struggle to access foods needed for a healthy, balanced diet.... Read more

19th November 2020 | Eativity editors

Turning rubbish into resources

Coles and waste and recycling services company Cleanaway have launched cutting-edge organics recovery technology that converts food waste into nutrient-rich compost.... Read more

18th November 2020 | Eativity editors

National Agriculture Day: get inspired

In the lead up to National Agriculture Day on Friday, the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation invited some of its researchers to share why primary industries inspire them.... Read more

18th November 2020 | Eativity editors

National food supply may predict lifespan

A new global study from the University of Sydney has looked at how macronutrient supplies in different countries are associated with the risk of death at different ages.... Read more

16th November 2020 | Eativity editors

A national plan to tackle plastic waste

Australia’s food and grocery manufacturers are stepping up with national plan to tackle plastic, developing Australia’s largest industry-led plastic recycling scheme.... Read more

16th November 2020 | Eativity editors

Food poisoning – it’s in your hands

As part of Australian Food Safety Week, the Food Safety Information Council is urging Aussies to take food poisoning seriously. Here are some easy tips to keep you safe.... Read more

14th November 2020 | Eativity editors

Stories of success: best of SA food & drink

South Australia is well-known for producing some of our country’s most outstanding food and drink. Last night, the very best of the best in SA in 2020 were named and acclaimed.... Read more

13th November 2020 | Alison Turner

World’s smallest tomato makes big debut

It’s smaller than a blueberry with a moreish flavour and a tantalising bite. Meet the adorable Tomberry – the teeniest tomato that’s set to make giant waves in Australia.... Read more

13th November 2020 | Eativity editors

Rice has many dads but only two mums

And you thought your family was weird. Researchers investigating the heritage of thousands of rice varieties have found out some interesting things about the rice family tree.... Read more

13th November 2020 | Eativity editors

The goods: new products to bowl you over

From balls, berries and burgers to a traditional Asian-style breakfast, this week we’ve brought you some enticing new products that will help you feel both happy and healthy.... Read more

12th November 2020 | Eativity editors

Roadmap for carbon-neutral Aussie meat

The Australian red meat industry’s plan for carbon-neutral beef and lamb has set a clear, achievable path for making Aussie meat the most sustainable in the world.... Read more

12th November 2020 | Alison Turner

The time is ripe for Australian cheese

If you’re looking for a French brie, you won’t find it at Melbourne’s Ripe Cheese. The cheese shop is the only one in Australia committed to selling exclusively Aussie cheese... Read more

11th November 2020 | Eativity editors

Wear your heart on your shirt this AgDay

Due to popular demand, Australians can now show their support for farmers by owning their very own limited release “I Love Farmers” T-shirt, just in time for AgDay 2020.... Read more

It's the end of an era: Sizzler fizzles out
11th November 2020 | Eativity editors

It’s the end of an era: Sizzler fizzles out

Another COVID-19 casualty, or a sign of our changing appetites? Sizzler will be closing its nine remaining Australian restaurants. But the chain has left us a pretty epic parting g... Read more

10th November 2020 | Eativity editors

Local markets bring community together

A sense of community connection and a desire to support local producers is leading to more shoppers ditching the supermarket in favour of the farmers’ market... Read more

10th November 2020 | Eativity editors

Great Australian seafood – it’s easy as

The Australian seafood industry has launched their first whole-of-industry marketing campaign to promote Aussie seafood, unveiling the brand Great Australian Seafood.... Read more

9th November 2020 | Eativity editors

Breeding the foods of the future

New technology to selectively alter genetic characteristics in plants may lead to crops that benefit more than just our health – they can also help farmers and the environment.... Read more

6th November 2020 | Eativity editors

Cherry on top: sweet way to thank a hero

For the first time in four decades, Sydney Markets has had to postpone its annual Cherry Auction. Instead, they want you to nominate a hero who deserves a fruity reward.... Read more

6th November 2020 | Eativity editors

Powder play to up Aussie veg intake

A spoonful of powder helps the vegetables go down: a new Australian company is developing nutritious products from vegies that might otherwise be thrown out.... Read more

5th November 2020 | Eativity editors

The catalyst to fuel a circular economy

Recycling dirty old cooking oil just got way easier, thanks to some clever clogs from RMIT University, who’ve also found a way to turn food scraps into high-value products.... Read more

5th November 2020 | Eativity editors

Bread & Butter Project bakes new ground

Following a retail partnership with Woolworths Metro in April, social enterprise bakery The Bread & Butter Project has opened a concession store under the Woolies Metro banner.... Read more

4th November 2020 | Eativity editors

Kitchen Garden Program set to grow

Great news for high-school students: Stephanie Alexander’s ground-breaking Kitchen Garden food education program is now available for secondary schools around Australia.... Read more

4th November 2020 | Eativity editors

Experts call for ban on hidden nasty

Removing this one ingredient from Australian packaged and processed foods could save tens of thousands of lives and many millions of dollars. Here’s what you need to know.... Read more

3rd November 2020 | Eativity editors

Christmas sorted: festive fare delivered

To help make your Christmas catering a little easier this year, Marley Spoon has released a new Festive Fare range, teaming up with one of Australia’s most beloved food icons.... Read more

3rd November 2020 | Eativity editors

New protein flies in the face of convention

Waiter, there’s a fly in my soup… It may seem a little hard to swallow but the larvae of a certain waste-eating fly could become a new alternative protein source for humans.... Read more

2nd November 2020 | Eativity editors

Foodbank braces for increase in hunger

Food relief organisation Foodbank has reported that while demand for food relief is up, it’s believed the charity has not yet seen “peak hunger” in the COVID-19 crisis.... Read more

2nd November 2020 | Eativity editors

Cash carrot to lure farm workers

New government incentives that kicked in yesterday will offer Aussies up to $6000 if they take up farm work. It’s hoped the scheme will help fill agriculture’s worker shortages... Read more

31st October 2020 | Jane Adams

Australia’s fava bean-led food future

Eativity guest writer Jane Adams brings us the rundown from this year’s Global Food Forum, where food industry experts examined the sector’s headwinds and future hopes.... Read more

30th October 2020 | Eativity editors

The goods: top of the morning to you

Are you a cereal person, or are pancakes more your bag? Perhaps you like something saltier? Whatever your preference, these products will help you meet the morrow with a smile.... Read more

30th October 2020 | Eativity editors

Let’s eat: latest hospitality news

What’s on the menu? Post-COVID restaurant reopenings, gastro pub launches and some truly inspired vegetarian cuisine from the country’s top chefs. We dish on all the details.... Read more

29th October 2020 | Eativity editors

Tracing tech puts squeeze on IP theft

A trial of traceability technology for citrus exports has seen tonnes of premium citrus fruit traced and verified from Mildura orchards through to international retail markets.... Read more

29th October 2020 | Eativity editors

Australia’s best olive oils make a splash

You’d be hard pressed to beat them. Southern Australian olive and olive oil producers have been named Best in Show at the 2020 Australian International Olive Awards.... Read more

28th October 2020 | Eativity editors

Sustainable eating costs less, not more

Researchers have debunked the myth that healthy eating is costly, finding an average family can save $1800 a year by making more sustainable choices at the supermarket.... Read more

28th October 2020 | Eativity editors

Celebrate our farmers this AgDay

While every day is a good day to give thanks to our farmers, it’s fair to say that this year more than most, Aussie farmers deserve recognition for the hard work they’ve put in... Read more

27th October 2020 | Eativity editors

Fable introduces plant-based ready meals

Fable Food Co has launched plant-based slow-braised meat ready meals into Woolworths stores across Australia as consumer demand for plant-based food surges.... Read more

27th October 2020 | Eativity editors

Lockdown habits to kick and keep

As Melbourne finally emerges from lockdown, experts say now is a good time to address any bad habits that might have developed over long months of being stuck at home.... Read more

26th October 2020 | Eativity editors

Explore a virtual explosion of flavour

Been feeling a tad bored with too many nights spent at home in front of the TV? We’ve got the perfect interactive event that’s sure to add some real oomph to your evening.... Read more

26th October 2020 | Eativity editors

Plan to blacklist restaurant no-shows

A hospitality industry veteran has come up with a controversial system to help tackle a trend that’s plaguing restaurant owners – people who make bookings and don’t show up.... Read more

19th October 2020 | Eativity editors

Some Aussies still struggle in the kitchen

A national survey has revealed that many Australian families still need a hand in the kitchen, despite the fact many of us have been cooking more while stuck in lockdown.... Read more

16th October 2020 | Alison Turner

Seasonal workers left stranded by COVID

"Fair food" is not just about ensuring that our farmers get paid a decent price for the food they grow. It’s also about looking after those who work hard to help harvest it.... Read more

16th October 2020 | Alison Turner

World Food Day: grow, nourish, sustain

As the global COVID-19 crisis continues, today is a chance to appreciate that most basic of human needs, which some of us take for granted while others go without: food.... Read more

16th October 2020 | Eativity editors

Scenic Rim wins Resilient Australia Award

An initiative to connect consumers with Scenic Rim produce after the cancellation of Eat Local Week has earned the Scenic Rim council a win in the Resilient Australia Awards.... Read more

15th October 2020 | Eativity editors

Shaping the future of Aussie agriculture

Today is the United Nations International Day of Rural Women, a day for us to celebrate the inspiring women shaping the future of our rural, regional and remote communities.... Read more

15th October 2020 | Eativity editors

2020 delicious. Produce Awards winners

The winners of the 2020 delicious. Harvey Norman Produce Awards have been revealed, celebrating new, innovative, native and consistently outstanding Australian ingredients.... Read more

15th October 2020 | Eativity editors

Impact of lockdown on Aussie appetites

COVID-19 has messed with a lot more than just our social lives. A study has found more than half of us experienced overeating or poor appetite during the first lockdown.... Read more

14th October 2020 | Eativity editors

Finalists announced for SA food awards

There are plenty of stories to tell about 2020, and some of the most inspiring have come from the finalists in this year’s SA Premier’s Food and Beverage Industry Awards.... Read more

13th October 2020 | Eativity editors

Aussie seafood gets 7th sustainability tick

A big pat on the back for our seafood industry: for the seventh consecutive year, none of Australia’s Commonwealth-managed fisheries have been subject to overfishing.... Read more

12th October 2020 | Eativity editors

Try for 5 this National Nutrition Week

This time of year, when delicious spring and summer fruits are in abundance, it’s easy to eat the recommended two serves of fruit a day. But what about your daily vegies?... Read more

9th October 2020 | Eativity editors

The goods: add a little flavour and flair

A touch of spice is always nice. Which is why you’ll want to try this tasty, all-natural way to spruce up your vegies, before you bring the heat with a new chocolatey treat.... Read more

9th October 2020 | Eativity editors

The need to nourish our elderly

In Australia, up to 70 percent of elderly people living in aged care facilities are suffering from malnutrition. But malnutrition in older Australians often begins in the home.... Read more

9th October 2020 | Eativity editors

So, what’s cropped up this week?

Happy Friday! We’ve brought you a wrap-up of some of the latest developments in Aussie agricultural science, along with a new product offering that’ll have you all abuzz.... Read more

8th October 2020 | Eativity editors

A new champion for Queensland produce

What began as a way to shift some surplus limes has become a Queensland success story. Now, food delivery service Tablelands to Tabletop has been named an #eatqld champion.... Read more

8th October 2020 | Eativity editors

Use your melon: be biosecurity aware

The Australian melon industry is urging holidaymakers to be aware of the spread of disease in the horticultural sector, as more Aussies take to exploring their own local areas.... Read more

7th October 2020 | Eativity editors

Budget backs farmers and the bush

Industry groups have welcomed yesterday’s federal budget, saying that it recognises the fundamental role agriculture is poised to play in Australia’s COVID-19 recovery.... Read more

Buy a pink bun and show your support
6th October 2020 | Eativity editors

Buy a pink bun and show your support

The bun is back for 2020: head to your local Bakers Delight this October and buy a pink bun to help raise funds to ensure no one impacted by breast cancer goes through it alone.... Read more

6th October 2020 | Eativity editors

Ratings proposed for fresh fruit & veg

Do we really need a rating to tell us fruit and vegies are healthy? The government thinks so, proposing a “calculator” to determine the nutritional value of fresh food.... Read more

5th October 2020 | Eativity editors

Noise can put you off your food

Sorry, can you say that again? Noise levels in a restaurant can make or break a dining experience, and it turns out that some of us are more sensitive to it than others.... Read more

5th October 2020 | Eativity editors

Preserving Indigenous food culture

An Indigenous food database has been created that assembles knowledge of Australian plants that have been used for food by a range of Indigenous Australian communities.... Read more

1st October 2020 | Eativity editors

All hands: incentives to boost workforce

Looking for love? Why not try fruit picking? The Federal Government intends to introduce new incentives to lure young people into farm work – some more unusual than others.... Read more

1st October 2020 | Eativity editors

Full of beans: coffee’s new generation

International Coffee Day 2020 is a time to recognise the many coffee farmers whose livelihoods are at risk, and to look to the next generation for sustainable coffee solutions.... Read more

30th September 2020 | Eativity editors

Harvest horror: 26,000 people short

The Australian fruit and vegetable industry is facing a huge workforce shortage for the peak summer season, which will lead to price increases and food shortages for consumers.... Read more

30th September 2020 | Eativity editors

On the seafood trails in Tasmania

The Tasmanian Seafood Industry Council has launched a new interactive app to encourage consumers and holidaymakers to engage with the Tasmanian seafood industry.... Read more

29th September 2020 | Eativity editors

Incentives needed to beat food waste

On the inaugural International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste, experts are calling on tax incentives to encourage businesses to donate surplus food to charity.... Read more

29th September 2020 | Eativity editors

New health hub to boost Aussie wellbeing

Eighty nine percent of Australians want a healthier diet and one-quarter never or rarely exercise. Now a new resource has been launched to help change that.... Read more

28th September 2020 | Eativity editors

Foodbank teams up with Aussie Pork

Amid the disruptions caused by COVID-19, Australia’s pork industry has been working with Foodbank Australia to support Aussies struggling to put food on the table.... Read more

28th September 2020 | Eativity editors

Top End Laksa Festival returns in 2020

After a successful inaugural festival in 2019, the 2020 Darwin Laksa Festival will return on October 26, celebrating one of the Top End’s favourite pastimes – eating laksa.... Read more

25th September 2020 | Eativity editors

Farmers behind our bush-led recovery

Six farmers are the faces of a new initiative by the National Farmers’ Federation to highlight the important role of agriculture and the bush in Australia’s COVID-19 recovery.... Read more

25th September 2020 | Eativity editors

Bakers Delight celebrates 40 years

September 29 will mark the 40th anniversary of Bakers Delight. To honour the milestone, the business will be shouting Aussies 40,000 of the bakery’s signature Cheesymite Scrolls.... Read more

24th September 2020 | Eativity editors

Go foraging for native flavours in Bondi

North Bondi Fish is celebrating Aussie native botanicals, offering a chance for guests to learn about the taste and history of these ingredients, as well as how to find them.... Read more

24th September 2020 | Eativity editors

Endangered fish still being dished up

Marine conservationists have found that threatened and endangered fish species are ending up on our dinner plates in Australia, despite being threatened with extinction.... Read more

24th September 2020 | Eativity editors

Breeding the world’s best apple varieties

New research from Edith Cowan University has identified which WA-grown apples are the best for our health, paving the way to develop Western Australia’s next super apple.... Read more

23rd September 2020 | Eativity editors

Post-pandemic vision for a 24-hour city

The City of Sydney is working with the NSW Government on a vision to create a 24-hour alfresco city to support Sydney’s recovery from the economic impact of COVID-19.... Read more

22nd September 2020 | Eativity editors

National menu needed for childcare

Experts have called for national consistency in food provision at Australian childcare centres amid concerns many kids may not be getting the right balance of healthy food.... Read more

22nd September 2020 | Eativity editors

Calls for new vote on juice health rating

Industry groups say the recent Health Star Rating change on fresh Australian juice makes a mockery of government advice on health, and are now calling for a new vote.... Read more

21st September 2020 | Eativity editors

Farmers make their case to the ACCC

The National Farmers’ Federation has provided its submission to the ACCC Agricultural Goods Inquiry, revealing “egregious” commercial behaviours farmers are confronted with.... Read more

21st September 2020 | Eativity editors

Harris Farm expands to Queensland

In great news for local produce fans, family-owned Harris Farm Markets will open two new stores in Brisbane, which will showcase the very best the region has to offer.... Read more

18th September 2020 | Eativity editors

Nespresso: every cup carbon neutral

Nespresso has been carbon neutral across its business operations since 2017 and has now made the commitment that every cup of Nespresso coffee will be carbon neutral by 2022.... Read more

18th September 2020 | Eativity editors

The goods: dip into these primo picks

This week’s top picks all cater to the Aussie consumer's growing appetite for healthier options. Well, almost all. We had to include one treat. And trust us, it’s a doozy.... Read more

18th September 2020 | Eativity editors

Shop local: National Family Business Day

Family businesses are the lifeblood of our communities. Show them some love this National Family Business Day – shop local, shop small and help your community thrive.... Read more

17th September 2020 | Eativity editors

Egg industry continues to build trust

Even in the midst of a pandemic and growing public concerns surrounding food security and safety, Australians’ trust in the egg industry continues to increase year on year.... Read more

17th September 2020 | Eativity editors

Energy drinks: what’s really in that can?

Yikes! Alarming findings from a Monash-led study of food chemistry have shown that people may be exposed to harmful levels of chemicals from some energy drinks.... Read more

16th September 2020 | Eativity editors

Paddington Markets ready for spring

Fresh food, produce and all things bazaar: Sydney’s Paddington Markets is ready for its grand re-opening just in time for spring as it revisits its history with a new mural.... Read more

15th September 2020 | Eativity editors

NOMAD is home for good this October

Sydney’s much-loved restaurant and cellar door NOMAD will reopen in its original Foster Street home on October 20, just over a year after a fire severely damaged the venue.... Read more

15th September 2020 | Eativity editors

Paddle Pop releases a koala-ty ice cream

Paddle Pop has launched a special koala-shaped choc caramel ice cream in partnership with wildlife rescue organisation WIRES, to help support our iconic Aussie koala.... Read more

14th September 2020 | Eativity editors

Gen Z not ready to eat cultured meat

They might care about the planet and animal welfare, but new research by the University of Sydney and Curtin University has found that Gen Z is not ready to eat lab-grown meat.... Read more

10th September 2020 | Eativity editors

New vegan meat product for foodservice

Aussie-owned Well and Good has announced the launch of a new plant-based meat mix, providing a vegan-friendly meat alternative for Australian foodservice operators.... Read more

10th September 2020 | Eativity editors

Farmers implore all states to support code

Five states and territories have agreed to support an agriculture workers code, but three states refuse to join the party as the farm sector prepares for its busiest time of year.... Read more

10th September 2020 | Eativity editors

The Ethical Omnivore: food for thought

The team behind Feather and Bone has released The Ethical Omnivore – a practical guide to sustainable meat eating. We discover the inspiration behind the book, and share a tasty... Read more

9th September 2020 | Eativity editors

Shop small to support our local legends

Small businesses need our help more than ever. The Shop Small campaign celebrates the valuable contributions small business make and encourages shoppers to support them.... Read more

9th September 2020 | Eativity editors

Celebrating the tastes of Tasmania

Crowne Plaza Hobart has welcomed the arrival of core restaurant and bar and THE DECK, two sustainably designed dining concepts that celebrate the very best of Tasmanian produce.... Read more

Quinoa: from boutique to broadacre
9th September 2020 | Eativity editors

Quinoa: from boutique to broadacre

A new quinoa variety developed here in Australia is set to boost opportunities for farmers, with major production potential for both local and international markets.... Read more

8th September 2020 | Eativity editors

Fancy flowers and flavours in Toowoomba

It’s all about flowers and flavour at this year’s Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers, which will feature floral-inspired dishes from cafes and restaurants across the region.... Read more

8th September 2020 | Eativity editors

IGA partners with Vinnies in pilot scheme

IGA is sponsoring a St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria’s soup van service to help answer the increasing food poverty that many Victorians in inner-city Melbourne are facing.... Read more

7th September 2020 | Eativity editors

Aussie seaweed: a $1.5 billion opportunity

The Australian seaweed industry is making waves, providing opportunities to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, improve ocean health and create jobs in regional areas.... Read more

7th September 2020 | Eativity editors

COVID-19 and swine fever “practice runs”

New Zealand futurist Melissa Clark-Reynolds claims that COVID-19 and African swine fever are “practice runs” for more significant global threats we may face in the future.... Read more

4th September 2020 | Eativity editors

Byron at Byron unveils new restaurant

Byron at Byron has appointed chef Etienne Karner to unveil a new restaurant that brings sustainable, approachable dining to life with a new menu that heroes local produce.... Read more

4th September 2020 | Eativity editors

Farmers issue mayday call to leaders

Farmers are despairing at an apparent breakdown in negotiations between states, territories and the Federal Government over the promised Agriculture Workers Movement Code.... Read more

3rd September 2020 | Eativity editors

Neil Perry serves up cell-based meat

Redefining meat: top Australian chef Neil Perry has served up kangaroo dumplings, alpaca tarama and five other dishes made with meat grown from cells in a world-first culinary demo... Read more

3rd September 2020 | Eativity editors

Darrell Lea is now 100% palm oil-free

Darrell Lea has announced that it’s now 100% palm oil-free across its entire range – the first Australian major supermarket brand to achieve this significant milestone.... Read more

2nd September 2020 | Eativity editors

Study finds benefits to beef-lentil blend

Not everyone can make the switch to a plant-based diet overnight. But there are ways to eat more sustainably and healthily without completely forgoing the foods that you love.... Read more

2nd September 2020 | Eativity editors

Packaged foods: more needs to be done

The George Institute for Global Health’s annual snapshot of the nation’s packaged food supply shows there’s a lot more work to be done to reduce diet-related disease.... Read more

1st September 2020 | Eativity editors

Attica to throw “A Party for Melbourne”

Ben Shewry from Melbourne restaurant Attica and Melbourne electronic music group The Avalanches are throwing a free virtual house party on Saturday, September 12.... Read more

1st September 2020 | Eativity editors

Can you teach kids to stop hating vegies?

Only six percent of primary school kids eat the recommended amount of vegetables. Now a new program from the CSIRO is using science to encourage kids to eat more vegies.... Read more

31st August 2020 | Eativity editors

Record year for Australian table grapes

What pandemic? The Aussie table grape industry has achieved its highest ever export volume in the 2020 financial year, thanks to high quality fruit and a little bit of luck.... Read more

31st August 2020 | Eativity editors

Study finds pesticides can affect seafood

Researchers from Southern Cross University have found that an agricultural insecticide used in Australia can negatively impact the health of prawns, shrimp and oysters... Read more

30th August 2020 | Eativity editors

Canberra in spring: an ode to renewal

Canberra welcomes visitors to explore a city blooming with events and experiences designed to invigorate mind and body. Here’s a few tasters to help you start planning.... Read more

29th August 2020 | Eativity editors

Sweet gesture to honour a sweet history

In a nod to the suburb famed for its confectionary, the City of Sydney is proposing to name two areas in Rosebery after of some of Australia’s most-loved lollies.... Read more

29th August 2020 | Eativity editors

Aussies embracing food magazines

Australians are continuing to turn the digital and print pages of food mags. And with more of us hitting the kitchen now, research has found we’re opting for healthy choices.... Read more

28th August 2020 | Eativity editors

The goods: sweet treats & happy bellies

It’s Friday, which is sweet. Coincidentally, so are all these products. We’ve catered to all sweet-lovers, from low-sugar and vegan fans to those who love a more decadent treat... Read more

28th August 2020 | Eativity editors

A degustation with a difference

Take your taste buds on a journey from the Southern Highlands through the Shoalhaven to Sydney’s South Coast on the Highland Valley Forage – the ultimate foodie’s day out.... Read more

28th August 2020 | Eativity editors

Seasonal workers: issues state by state

Although the Prime Minister has announced a restart of the Seasonal Workers Programme, farmers remain anxious about labour shortages affecting upcoming harvests.... Read more

27th August 2020 | Eativity editors

Supermarkets under review by ACCC

The government has ordered an ACCC inquiry into the fresh food and dairy supply chain, from the farmgate through to the retailer, including examining the treatment of farmers.... Read more

a healthier milk chocolate
27th August 2020 | Eativity editors

Go nuts: a healthier milk chocolate

Milk chocolate is awesome, but it isn’t exactly a health food. Now researchers may have found a way to boost milk choc’s antioxidant properties – by using waste peanut skins.... Read more

27th August 2020 | Eativity editors

Restaurants finding new ways to thrive

Restaurants uncertain about the future are seeking new ways to prosper, with the majority of restaurant owners who stayed open during lockdown adopting new ways of working.... Read more

26th August 2020 | Eativity editors

Bears and beards and coffee? Oh my!

Cure the morning grizzlies with a splash of goodwill: Australian coffee roasters Seven Miles has launched a new range proudly supporting children’s hospice Bear Cottage.... Read more

25th August 2020 | Eativity editors

Vegemite on lookout for jingle singers

Love it or loathe it, Vegemite is about as Australian as you can get. And now Vegemite is calling on Aussies young and old to cover its iconic “Happy Little Vegemites” jingle.... Read more

25th August 2020 | Eativity editors

delicious. gold medallists announced

delicious. has revealed the 2020 delicious. Harvey Norman Produce Awards Gold Medallists, with 67 producers receiving medals across Dairy, Paddock, Sea and Earth categories.... Read more

20th August 2020 | Eativity editors

Hospitality gift cards launch nationwide

A gift that gives twice: gift cards that can be redeemed at 20,000 restaurants pubs and bars across Australia has been launched, helping the industry get back on its feet.... Read more

19th August 2020 | Eativity editors

A boost for our most vulnerable

A time to be kynd: Australians buying vitamins and supplement products are now able to help support the immunity of the country’s most vulnerable, such as the homeless.... Read more

19th August 2020 | Eativity editors

Coffee farmers missing out on millions

Fairtrade-certified coffee producers around the world could earn about $270 million more each year if all of the coffee that’s certified Fairtrade was bought on Fairtrade terms.... Read more

18th August 2020 | Eativity editors

The upside: Aussies plan to dine out more

Good news for our eateries: with ticketed events and travel off the cards right now, research has revealed that Australians are focusing their spending on eating out more.... Read more

18th August 2020 | Eativity editors

Helping Foodbank feed the hungry

Top businesses in Melbourne are joining forces to raise funds for Foodbank Victoria. Here’s how you can help those who are facing food insecurity in your state or territory.... Read more

17th August 2020 | Eativity editors

Be a local hero: NT calls for fruit pickers

The Northern Territory government and farmers have launched a campaign encouraging Territorians to sign up for fruit picking jobs to help farmers get their produce to market.... Read more

17th August 2020 | Eativity editors

Premiers urged: keep supply chains open

Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud is urging state premiers to address cross-border issues that could increase the cost of fresh produce and impact food supply chains.... Read more

14th August 2020 | Eativity editors

The goods: products to boost wellbeing

Want to feel good? Of course you do! We’re all more focused on physical and mental health these days, so here’s our pick of latest and greatest new feelgood products.... Read more

13th August 2020 | Eativity editors

Costa to chat with kids on Facebook Live

Calling all budding nature lovers! Costa Georgiadis is hosting a Just for Kids Facebook Live event, giving kids a chance to share their ideas on how to protect our planet.... Read more

13th August 2020 | Eativity editors

Global grains markets look to Australia

All eyes are on Australia’s developing winter crop as the global grains markets look to our farmers to offset a poor European harvest hit by dry conditions and poor yields.... Read more

12th August 2020 | Eativity editors

Say cheese: Brownes cheddar is back

Western Australia’s Brownes Dairy is bringing locally-made cheddar cheese back to WA supermarkets for the first time in 14 years, providing a boost for the local dairy industry.... Read more

12th August 2020 | Eativity editors

Native finger limes to the rescue

American citrus farms have been devastated by Citrus Greening Disease, one of the most destructive diseases of citrus worldwide. But an Australian native fruit has the cure.... Read more

11th August 2020 | Eativity editors

Changing the way we see our food

Every bite you take: the decisions we make about the food we eat can help us to make better choices that are good for our health as well as the environment and our farmers.... Read more

11th August 2020 | Eativity editors

Watch out for seedy biosecurity risks

All Australians are being reminded of the importance of staying biosecurity aware, following several reported cases of unsolicited seed packets being received through the mail.... Read more

10th August 2020 | Eativity editors

An apple resistant to climate change?

The first apple that’s been developed specifically for growing in hot climate regions has been released, and it could begin growing here in Australia within the next year.... Read more

10th August 2020 | Eativity editors

More dietitians needed in aged care

As aged care homes across the country continue lockdown precautions in a bid to keep COVID-19 at bay, the sad reality is that another crisis is building for older Australians.... Read more

7th August 2020 | Eativity editors

Drink container scheme a huge success

A drink container deposit scheme in the ACT has celebrated its second birthday with big wins for the environment, charities, local community groups and people’s hip pockets.... Read more

7th August 2020 | Eativity editors

Seafood industry calls for labelling laws

Aussie! Aussie! Aussie? The seafood industry is calling on Australian consumers to support the expansion of Country of Origin Labelling laws to include seafood sold in foodservice.... Read more

6th August 2020 | Eativity editors

HelloFresh to become carbon neutral

HelloFresh is to become the first global carbon neutral meal kit company, announcing its commitment to offset 100 percent of its direct carbon emissions from 2020 onwards.... Read more

6th August 2020 | Eativity editors

City of Sydney calls for food donations

The City of Sydney is asking the local community to dig deep and help OzHarvest continue to supply emergency food relief to vulnerable communities through the Covid-19 crisis.... Read more

5th August 2020 | Eativity editors

NT seasonal worker trial welcomed

Farmers and food industry bodies have welcomed the announcement of a trial that will see workers travel from Vanuatu to Northern Territory farms to undertake vital farm work.... Read more

5th August 2020 | Eativity editors

Unwelcome guest makes its way to WA

A live shipment of an invasive “voracious predator” marine species flown in from the eastern states has been intercepted by Western Australian government authorities.... Read more

5th August 2020 | Eativity editors

Hospitality legends join hall of fame

Celebrating Australia’s great food and drink pioneers: Melbourne Food & Wine Festival has inducted eight new food and wine icons into the Legends Hall of Fame for 2020.... Read more

4th August 2020 | Eativity editors

Potato growers win in new trade deal

Aussie potato growers are set to benefit from an increase of trade into Thailand, following the announcement of a new agreement to improve access for Australian potato exporters.... Read more

4th August 2020 | Eativity editors

Farmers continue to feed Victorians

The Victorian Farmers Federation has held emergency talks to implement steps to protect agriculture and the state’s food supply chain from the impact of the COVID-19 crisis.... Read more

3rd August 2020 | Eativity editors

OzHarvest opens new food relief market

Food rescue organisation OzHarvest has opened a second food market to support vulnerable residents in Sydney’s Waterloo and address the drastic rise in demand for food relief.... Read more

3rd August 2020 | Eativity editors

Help is now at hand for fruit farmers

Good news for our growers: NSW citrus farmers who feared their harvest would be left to rot due to a lack of seasonal workers will now have access to additional help.... Read more

31st July 2020 | Eativity editors

Seafood, strawberries and sunshine

Queenslanders looking for a foodie adventure this August should head to the Sunshine Coast for a deliciously daredevil and decadent seafood or strawberry jetski safari.... Read more

30th July 2020 | Eativity editors

Help wanted: farmers call for workers

As COVID-19 continues its stranglehold, many city-dwellers have found themselves out of a job. But in our rural and regional communities, farmers are crying out for workers.... Read more

30th July 2020 | Eativity editors

Hive mind: protecting our honey bees

The honey bee plays a key role in the pollination of food crops. Now new tech has been developed to protect our bees from the deadly Varroa mite, which is killing bees worldwide.... Read more

29th July 2020 | Eativity editors

A celebration of mindful drinking

On a high after Dry July? If you want to know more about living alcohol free, you’re in luck. The Mindful Drinking Festival is coming to Australia for a weekend of celebration.... Read more

29th July 2020 | Eativity editors

Survey calls for input on meat production

Charles Sturt University is seeking to understand the shared values of vegans and livestock producers via a survey on the ethics and future of meat production in Australia.... Read more

28th July 2020 | Eativity editors

Bunnings sausage sizzles return

More Aussies will be able to snag themselves a sausage sandwich and help raise funds for community groups, with the return of Bunnings’ sausage sizzles in several states.... Read more

28th July 2020 | Eativity editors

Australia’s diet: what’s the score?

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has released Australia’s Health 2020, the latest “report card” on our health. So how are we doing as a nation, diet-wise?... Read more

24th July 2020 | Eativity editors

Heinz to Home joins online delivery

Heinz to Home is the latest food delivery service to come knocking, giving you the chance to stock up on winter staples, or send a care package to a loved one in lockdown.... Read more

24th July 2020 | Eativity editors

Top End to open up for agriculture

The Northern Territory Government is opening up three huge areas of land for agricultural development, creating new farming opportunities and economic benefits for the region.... Read more

23rd July 2020 | Eativity editors

Combatting Australian seafood fraud

The Coalition Government is backing the development of world-first technology that aims to easily identify Australian-grown seafood and protect the sector against food fraud.... Read more

22nd July 2020 | Eativity editors

A more sustainable source of omega-3

The CSIRO is using new technology to produce omega-3 oils from ocean microbes, offering an alternative to sourcing it from wild fish and creating new economic opportunities.... Read more

22nd July 2020 | Eativity editors

Big food doing good by the planet

As consumers become more eco aware, food companies are heeding the call – with everything from a plant-based version of a famous meatball to swimwear made from a surprising item... Read more

21st July 2020 | Eativity editors

The lamington gets a MasterChef twist

It’s National Lamington Day – a day to celebrate a classic Aussie treat. We take a look at the cake’s origins, and share a lamington-inspired recipe to sweeten your morning.... Read more

21st July 2020 | Eativity editors

Health rating call a blow to citrus growers

Citrus Australia is “vastly disappointed” with Friday’s decision by state ministers to remove the 5-star rating for fresh juice under the revised Health Star Ratings system.... Read more

20th July 2020 | Eativity editors

WeScream! musical ice cream

Everybody loves ice cream, but a clever Australian invention has taken the frozen treat to the next level, bringing new meaning to the whole concept of sensory dining experiences.... Read more

20th July 2020 | Eativity editors

Scenic Rim flavours get superstar touch

Food lovers in South East Queensland can now create top chefs’ signature dishes using the exact ingredients they use, direct from the growers, thanks to a special farm box.... Read more

17th July 2020 | Eativity editors

Menulog dishes up a fresh new look

Orange is the new green for Menulog, which has refreshed its brand look as it works to grow demand for restaurant partners and expand the brand’s regional footprint.... Read more

17th July 2020 | Eativity editors

Rubisco study could lead to bumper crops

ANU scientists have gone back to the future to discover a new way to help ramp up photosynthesis that’s based on revisiting an original, billion-year-old strategy in plants.... Read more

16th July 2020 | Eativity editors

A natural alternative to plastic packaging

A small packaging company has taken a big leap towards a more sustainable future for the fast food and takeaway industries, launching new environmentally-friendly food packaging.... Read more

15th July 2020 | Eativity editors

Three generations of Farinacci Pasta

Melbourne’s Farinacci Pasta is celebrating 35 years, and the family continues to delight customers with traditional, handcrafted pasta made with some surprising fillings.... Read more

15th July 2020 | Eativity editors

Get Australia Growing plan launched

Farmers have earmarked the revitalisation of agri-manufacturing among a list of priorities to accelerate Australia's COVID-19 recovery and stimulate new activity in the sector.... Read more

14th July 2020 | Eativity editors

SA Made and Owned: locals for locals

Food South Australia is helping retailers to promote local brands with a system that connects manufacturers with retailers and makes it easy for consumers to find local products.... Read more

14th July 2020 | Eativity editors

Aussie schoolkids to learn farming 101

Thousands of Australian schoolkids are about to get a first-hand account of agriculture in action through the new Educating Kids About Agriculture: Kids to Farms program.... Read more

13th July 2020 | Eativity editors

On the border: keeping agriculture open

While some impacts to Victorian and NSW agriculture are anticipated due to the border closure, state governments are working to ensure the industry can continue to operate.... Read more

Nominations open for Landcare award
10th July 2020 | Eativity editors

Nominations open for Landcare award

Nominations are now open for the 2020 Bob Hawke Landcare Award, which acknowledges a person’s commitment to Landcare, natural resource management and sustainable agriculture.... Read more

9th July 2020 | Eativity editors

A new era for the organic sector

Australian demand for certified organic products is skyrocketing, and now Southern Cross University has developed the first course in Australia dedicated to organic education.... Read more

8th July 2020 | Alison Turner

Prahran Market keeps supply chain open

Melbourne’s Prahran Market has become the first food market to launch its own online marketplace, creating jobs and keeping food producers and traders in business during shutdown... Read more

8th July 2020 | Eativity editors

Less waste, more thanks: life in lockdown

People have been wasting less food during the COVID-19 shutdown, and a new report suggests these good habits are likely to continue after life gets back to normal.... Read more

7th July 2020 | Eativity editors

The goods: we love peanut butter

Whether you like yours crunchy or smooth, there’s a PB to suit you. Check out these new products, from a higher fibre option to something slightly more left of field.... Read more

7th July 2020 | Eativity editors

Top of the charts: best-selling fresh food

The Produce Plus-Nielsen top 20 products for 2020 have been announced. So which fruit or vegetable was the most popular with Aussie families this past year?... Read more

3rd July 2020 | Eativity editors

Home comforts make a global impact

A new e-cookbook featuring lockdown recipes from some of the world’s top chefs is helping the hospitality industry get back on its feet. Here’s how you can get your own copy.... Read more

3rd July 2020 | Eativity editors

Food security matters for rural health

The cost of fresh fruit and vegetables is much higher in our rural communities, sometimes almost twice as much as in our cities. So what can be done about it?... Read more

2nd July 2020 | Eativity editors

Cafes expect long road to recovery

Fresh data has revealed that our cafes will have a long road ahead of them, post-COVID. And for some, a new lockdown could potentially result in business-breaking losses.... Read more

2nd July 2020 | Eativity editors

Pineapple stars in new tourism video

Sunshine Coast tourism operators are ready to welcome back visitors – and they’re using the iconic Queensland pineapple to show Australia that they’re open for business.... Read more

1st July 2020 | Eativity editors

On the farm: rural news updates

New Federal and State Government funding will bring some relief to our drought-stricken farming communities, and climate change is the main concern for farmers in Eden-Monaro.... Read more

30th June 2020 | Eativity editors

My Market Kitchen heroes our growers

A new Channel Ten program is helping to educate Australian viewers on the marvels of Aussie horticulture and its value to the health and prosperity of our country.... Read more

29th June 2020 | Eativity editors

Funding support for agricultural shows

Agricultural show societies will receive a welcome injection of funds thanks to a new federal program that aims to help our shows recover from the effects of COVID-19.... Read more

26th June 2020 | Eativity editors

The goods: this week’s new products

This week we’ve found you new plant-based products you’ll want to try, some healthy and convenient meal solutions and a protein bar to help build healthy skin and joints.... Read more

26th June 2020 | Eativity editors

New tech traces foodborne illnesses

Foodborne illnesses can have a devastating impact on food producers. But a new technology has been developed that could allow contaminated food to be traced with pinpoint accuracy.... Read more

24th June 2020 | Eativity editors

COVID food habits may be here to stay

The way we’re buying food, how often we shop and even what we’re cooking at home has changed in the past few months, and the experts are saying that it may stay that way.... Read more

24th June 2020 | Eativity editors

News bites: tasty Aussie food updates

This week we’ve found some good news for our food producers, a game-changing name change and some easy ways that you can help those doing it tough this winter.... Read more

22nd June 2020 | Eativity editors

A welcome boost for our seafood industry

COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on our seafood industry. Now, a new national campaign will be launched to promote Aussie seafood and support the industry’s recovery.... Read more

19th June 2020 | Eativity editors

The goods: products to make you happy

This week we’ve found you a gut-friendly way to start the day, a plant-based bun to make a vegan’s dreams come true, and some great news for quality coffee-lovers.... Read more

18th June 2020 | Eativity editors

The other fuel: food = emissions, too

Cycling more and driving less? That’s great! But while you may be using less petrol, the fuel you're putting in your body could still contribute towards greenhouse gas emissions.... Read more

17th June 2020 | Eativity editors

A sweet chance to create your own KitKat

Choc-loving Sydneysiders are in for a treat: the KitKat Chocolatory will be opening its doors next month, with sweet experiences reminiscent of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory.... Read more

16th June 2020 | Eativity editors

Going out or staying in? Life after COVID

As restaurants and pubs reopen, new research has revealed that Australians will be more likely to patronise venues that enforce face masks and other health and safety measures.... Read more

15th June 2020 | Eativity editors

Food co-ops: making us healthier together

Food co-ops could be the answer to our nation’s low fruit and vegetable intake by improving fresh produce access and affordability, according to a new Australian study.... Read more

12th June 2020 | Eativity editors

The goods: this week’s new products

This week we bring you a new supermarket convenience range, a low-GI honey, a gut-healthy milk and a "superfruit" drink enriched with essential oils. Sounds fancy.... Read more

Australian food news
11th June 2020 | Eativity editors

The latest in Australian food news

From the science behind why your takeaway food tastes so much better the next day to some good news for our winter crops, here’s what’s been happening on the Aussie food scene.... Read more

10th June 2020 | Eativity editors

Social media & nutrition: pros & pitfalls

More than half of us are now using social media to find nutrition information, but the prevalence of online myths is making it hard for people to access the right advice.... Read more

9th June 2020 | Alison Turner

The Show can’t go on… so what now?

Royal Agricultural Shows might have been cancelled this year, but for one show, commercial pavilions were still able to come to life, thanks to an online marketplace.... Read more

9th June 2020 | Eativity editors

Waste to energy: cows making power

18 dairy farming families from the NSW town of Nowra have joined together to support the establishment of a large-scale renewable energy biogas power generation plant.... Read more

5th June 2020 | Eativity editors

Australian Pork pitches in on foodservice

The Australian pork industry has once again extended a helping trotter to the hospitality industry, which has been through some rough times in the past few months.... Read more

5th June 2020 | Eativity editors

The goods: latest product news

So, what’s new? These products for health-conscious consumers, that have you covered from breakfast and lunch through to dessert. Here’s a look at what’s on offer.... Read more

5th June 2020 | Eativity editors

Australia leads the world in panic buying

New research released by UNSW Sydney on COVID-19 consumer panic shopping has shown that Australian consumers topped the globe in panic buying habits – in speed and scale.... Read more

3rd June 2020 | Eativity editors

New campaign to support Aussie growers

Feeling blue? Eat more greens. You won't just be doing yourself a favour, you'll also be helping to support Australia's fresh food producers. It's good mood food!... Read more

1st June 2020 | Eativity editors

Investing in a smarter farming future

Sustainable farming efforts are being boosted under the latest round of the Smart Farms Small Grants program, which aims to equip farmers with new skills and knowledge.... Read more

1st June 2020 | Eativity editors

Sweet as: breaking news in chocolate

Did you know that Aussies eat an average of 5kg chocolate per person each year? Yep – we love the stuff. Here's the latest news for all you chocolate fans out there.... Read more

29th May 2020 | Eativity editors

COVID-19 hits world coffee consumption

Global coffee demand is expected to drop dramatically this year, due to the pandemic. But what does this mean for the cost of your daily flat white?... Read more

28th May 2020 | Eativity editors

Ratings game: top products revealed

Consumer review and comparison website Canstar Blue has revealed some of Australia’s favourite products, based on Aussie shoppers' ratings.... Read more

27th May 2020 | Eativity editors

News bites: updates from home & abroad

From a new way to charge your mobile phone to a new flavour of Australia’s favourite biscuit, here are some of the very latest developments in the wonderful world of food.... Read more

25th May 2020 | Eativity editors

Time to strengthen our environment laws

Prominent health professionals and health groups have warned that Australia's “failing” nature laws will lead to further public health crises and may threaten our food security... Read more

21st May 2020 | Eativity editors

Support your local: host a #LocalNightIn

What are you doing next weekend? A new initiative aims to inspire people to dine in and support local pubs, cafes and restaurants as they work to get back on their feet.... Read more

21st May 2020 | Eativity editors

Underused seafood not always sustainable

Eating more under-utilised seafood species is often advertised as the way to more sustainable seafood consumption, but it turns out that it’s moderation and variety that are key.... Read more

Supermarkets urged to stop plugging junk
20th May 2020 | Eativity editors

Supermarkets urged to stop plugging junk

The heavy promotion of junk foods by Australia's biggest supermarket chains is encouraging bad dietary habits, especially in our poorer areas, a new study has found.... Read more

v2food
20th May 2020 | Eativity editors

Meat the new alternative: v2food

What do you get when you pair up the nation’s best scientists and one of Australia’s most prolific food industry pioneers? You get v2food, the latest plant-based meat start-up.... Read more

19th May 2020 | Eativity editors

Kids in the kitchen bring learning to life

Coles and the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation are teaming up to help families and educators unable to send their children to school because of COVID-19.... Read more

Where is your ham and bacon from?
18th May 2020 | Eativity editors

Where is your ham and bacon from?

Ham and bacon are items you’ll find in most people’s fridge. But these same people would probably be gob-smacked to learn that the meat they’re consuming isn’t Australian.... Read more

15th May 2020 | Eativity editors

Joining forces to help those in need

Two businesses have combined their resources to deliver free, farm-fresh food to asylum seekers who are struggling to make ends meet during the coronacrisis.... Read more

14th May 2020 | Eativity editors

App gets food trucks back in business

New “Where The Truck” app features will enable food trucks to safely serve local communities during the COVID-19 lockdown and beyond, reigniting the industry.... Read more

Eat your way to lower emissions
14th May 2020 | Eativity editors

Eat your way to lower emissions

Replacing half of all animal-based foods with plant-based alternatives could drastically reduce climate-altering greenhouse gas emissions over the next decade, a new study claims.... Read more

12th May 2020 | Eativity editors

Study links vitamin D and coronavirus

A new study has found an association between low average levels of vitamin D and higher numbers of COVID-19 cases. So how can you get more vitamin D into your day?... Read more

11th May 2020 | Eativity editors

CHOICE: time to stop food industry tricks

A new survey by consumer watchdog CHOICE has shown that the Health Star Rating system has a major impact on the disruption of food industry tricks. Here's what they found.... Read more

11th May 2020 | Eativity editors

Shopping mindset changed by pandemic

COVID-19 has changed so many things we once took for granted. Now a new report has revealed that Australians have changed the way they shop since the pandemic began.... Read more

Support your local: #EatAloneTogether
8th May 2020 | Eativity editors

Support your local: #EatAloneTogether

A new campaign has launched to encourage Australians to continue ordering takeaway or dine-in meals from their favourite local eateries that have been impacted by COVID-19.... Read more

7th May 2020 | Eativity editors

Fair go for farmers: time for a dairy levy?

Advocacy groups are calling on supermarkets to support the dairy industry, which is dealing with the impact of bushfires, drought, high production costs and COVID-19.... Read more

6th May 2020 | Eativity editors

Tourism & agriculture working together

Bundaberg's regional farming community has joined with the tourism industry to fill lockdown labour gaps and ensure that our country's food security stays in safe hands.... Read more

6th May 2020 | Eativity editors

A fresh approach to our fruit & veg intake

The majority of Australians are still not eating anywhere near enough fruit and vegetables. Now a new group of experts has formed, and they've got big plans to change this.... Read more

Australia’s lockdown food habits revealed
6th May 2020 | Eativity editors

Australia’s lockdown food habits revealed

Deliveroo has revealed that our eating habits have changed dramatically during lockdown, with new trends emerging as people look to connect in new ways during the isolation period.... Read more

5th May 2020 | Eativity editors

Local support for restaurants & cafes

Restaurants and cafes have been struggling to stay afloat during the COVID-19 crisis, but organisations large and small have stepped up to the plate to lend a helping hand.... Read more

5th May 2020 | Eativity editors

Coles’ most sustainable supermarket yet

Coles has thrown a lifeline to Victorian food suppliers struggling with the impact of COVID-19, opening its newest store in Melbourne with a focus on local sourcing.... Read more

1st May 2020 | Eativity editors

Securing a future for our dairy farmers

Dairy farmer Cressida Cains has been awarded the 2020 NSW-ACT AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award for her work in promoting a profitable future for Australian dairy farmers.... Read more

30th April 2020 | Eativity editors

Where does your fast food come from?

One of Australia’s biggest fast-food outlets has made the move to adopt country of origin labelling, prompting calls for other chains to follow suit.... Read more

29th April 2020 | Eativity editors

No fears for Australian food security

With some supermarket shelves still sitting empty, it’s no surprise that many Australians are worried about food security. Here's what the experts have to say about the issue.... Read more

21st April 2020 | Eativity editors

Shoppers switch to longer-lasting produce

As people spend more time cooking and eating at home and try to avoid taking too many trips to crowded supermarkets, they’re also shopping for produce differently.... Read more

20th April 2020 | Eativity editors

Stocking up: Aussie pantries chock-full

The average Australian household has stocked up on enough food to last them several months. Here's the latest consumer data on what we're buying... Read more