Posted: November 16th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: The Organic Gourmet | Tags: Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance, Department of Agriculture, National Food Plan, Organic Farming News, Organic News, Senator Joe Ludwig, The Organic Gourmet | Comments Off
A new blueprint for the nation’s food production is calling for 80 per cent of all Australian food to be sourced and processed within 150 kilometres of consumption.
The Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance – AFSA – represents grass root producers and retailers, organic farmers, market networks, consumer and health groups.
The Alliance has responded abruptly to the governments proposed Food Plan.
AFSA has released a draft People’s Food Plan, emphasising the importance of local production and consumption, and gives the organisations response to the Australian Federal Governments Green Paper, the National Food Plan.
The main argument put forward in AFSAs paper is that the proposed National Food Plan represents a ‘business-as-usual’ plan that suits the needs of big business, major retailers, agribusiness and commodity exporters :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: July 5th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: The Organic Gourmet | Tags: Diet Scam, Diet Scams, Healthy Lifestyle, Michael Romm, Theraputic Goods Administration, Undoit | Comments Off
The company behind a diet pill which claims to undo the effects of eating a burger and fries has been ordered to stop advertising its claims.
The company claims its Undoit pills can undo the effects of eating junk food by stopping the fat from food being absorbed. Some of the claims include that “each pill will undo 5 grams of fat and 210 grams of carbs” and a “Big Mac and fries will need 5 pills”.
The Theraputic Goods Administration – TGA – found many of the advertisement’s representations had not been verified, were misleading and were likely to arouse unrealistic expectations.
The advertiser said the pill helps to prevent weight gain. Undoit’s marketing director, Michael Romm, says he is disappointed with the TGA’s ruling.
“It appears to me the review panel didn’t adequately consider the clinical evidence we sent to them,” he said. ”We sent clinical studies which were randomised, placebo-controlled studies, totally 1,678 patients, none of whom gained any weight” :: Read the full article »»»»