With approximately 74 million sheep in Australia – and more than a billion worldwide, managing the welfare of large flocks of sheep is a big logistical problem for farmers. Tracking individual sheep could be the answer.
We undertook one of the largest and complex diet and lifestyle intervention studies in Australia with type 2 diabetics and found those on a low-carb diet require 40 per cent less diabetes medication and was three times more effective at reducing blood glucose spikes.
Our survey results have found that most Aussies tend to over-think and have too high expectations of themselves when dieting, which can derail the best intentions.
Recently, two regulated, voluntary systems were introduced for use on food packaging in Australia to help consumers to make informed choices. However, as good as the intentions of these systems can be, they’ll amount to very little if no one reads or trusts them. That’s why we’ve conducted a survey with over 1,700 South Australians to see what they care about in food labels and were surprised to find a majority one in three felt country of origin was most significant – above nutritional information or ingredients.
In a first for Australia, our Diet Types survey is designed to identify personality and behavioural traits that can make or break a diet.
Given many Australians are already frequently over-indulging, eating healthy during the party season can be particularly hard. But it doesn’t have to be.
The Christmas countdown has begun in earnest and many Australians are now braving the supermarkets to buy the centerpiece of most feasts – a turkey. But, given an estimated 75% of turkey sales are this time of year, it’s safe to assume us Aussies don’t eat turkey very often and – if we’re honest – most of us probably have
Methane concentrations in the atmosphere are growing at a faster rate than any time in the past 20 years.
As 2016 draws to a close, we’ve decided to take a look back at our 10 most interesting, entertaining and informative blogs.