Food industry and trade

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Report

Meat protein alternatives: opportunities and challenges for food systems’ transformation

Meat alternatives are attracting private investment and interest from the research community as possible solutions to meet the growing global demand for proteins in a sustainable, ethical and healthy way. Investigating the opportunities and challenges associated with three meat alternatives, this report calls for clear...
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Reordering food options on delivery apps could help to reduce obesity

Obesity is one of the biggest health challenges in the United Kingdom. This paper explores whether reordering food options on delivery apps could help reduce obesity.
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The resilience of Melbourne’s food system to climate and pandemic shocks

This report outlines the findings of an investigation into the resilience of Melbourne’s food system to climate and pandemic shocks and stresses.
Strategy

Building the resilience of Melbourne's food system - a roadmap

This report outlines a roadmap of recommendations for increasing the resilience of Melbourne’s food system to shocks and stresses related to climate change and pandemic. This roadmap was developed through a collaborative co-design process with stakeholders.
Working paper

Methane, markets and food: how the climate emergency will drive an urgent focus on methane and what this means for the food and agricultural industries

Faced with the threat of irreversible tipping points in the climate system, humanity is looking for options to rapidly reduce the rate of warming. The authors of this paper argue that the most viable approach is to dramatically reduce methane emissions.
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Impact of technological and other change on the future of work and workers in New South Wales: First report - the gig economy

A key recommendation in this inquiry report is for the NSW Government to establish a powerful new tribunal to set enforceable, fair standards for all workers in the gig economy, regardless of their employment classification.
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Fork in the road: impacts of climate change on our food supply

This report shows that climate change is already disrupting every part of the food supply chain. The report asserts that Australia must act quickly to make our supply chains more robust, and also make bigger cuts to our carbon emissions.
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Don't mince words: definitions of meat and other animal products

Definitions of meat and associated terminology exist across various Acts and regulations in Australia. These definitions play a vital role in the collection of levies, export controls and the regulations that govern domestic food consumption. This inquiry report recommends that the Australian government develops a...
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The role of Australian local governments in creating a healthy, sustainable and equitable food system

Despite much work on creating healthy food systems, local governments in New South Wales and Victoria struggle to prevent the sale and marketing of unhealthy food and drinks. This report details the issues and offers suggestions for improvement.
Policy report

Halving food waste: Australia’s progress on SDG 12.3

This policy brief outlines Australia’s progress on SDG Target 12.3 — halving food waste by 2030. The Australian government set and committed to this target. With less than nine years remaining, urgent action is required to halve food waste by 2030.
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Building a food system that works for everyone

This report puts forward a series of recommendations for the UK and devolved governments, as well as local authorities, to start addressing the many challenges currently facing the UK food system. In particular, the authors hope to inform the government’s National Food Strategy, which is...
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Evaluating the use of remote assessments by local authorities for regulating food businesses

This report presents the findings of an evaluation on the use of remote techniques by local authorities to carry out food hygiene and food standards assessments across England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, following the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Discussion paper

Exploring the growth potential of Australia's food manufacturing sector

This paper has been developed using a synthesis of current key reports related to the future of Australia’s agricultural and food production system obtained through a literature review, and through a series of conversations with 26 industry leaders, scientists, and stakeholders.
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Growing Australia: Inquiry into growing Australian agriculture to $100 billion by 2030

This inquiry report outlines how the Australian agriculture industry can grow into a $100 billion industry by 2030. The report considers where the prospects for rapid growth lie, and how Australian producers can ensure they are able to take full advantage of any opportunities.
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Food precincts investigations: Melbourne laneways and Brisbane’s West End

Describing a recent investigation of 49 fast food, café and restaurant businesses in Melbourne’s Degraves Street and Hardware Lane and Brisbane’s West End, this report outlines the recovery of $1,212,727 in unpaid wages to potentially vulnerable young workers such as university students.
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Local and sustainable food program

The Surf Coast Shire has developed a Local Food Program which has explored issues and opportunities related to sustainable local food production, distribution and value-adding in the context of climate change.
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Fit for a better world: accelerating our economic potential

The food and fibres sector will be at the forefront of New Zealand's export-led recovery and can lead the way to a more sustainable economy. The actions set out in this document bring together opportunities that the Government considers will accelerate the productivity, sustainability and...
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The COVID-19 pandemic draws attention to vulnerabilities in the global food system

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed several weaknesses in the modern, industrial food supply chain. The largest vulnerabilities exist in the growing and processing of food, mainly in relation to labour conditions and the lack of competition in key industries.
Journal article

Discretionary food advertising on television in 2017: a descriptive study

From June 2019, all food and beverage advertising is subject to either food industry or advertising industry codes. The data presented in this article will form the baseline for future evaluation of whether the new arrangements reduce children’s exposure to food advertising.
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Foodbank hunger report 2019

This report combines insights from two surveys, bringing together the perspectives of charities and community groups providing front-line food relief, as well as individuals experiencing food insecurity.