All news articles for July 2017

Traces of ancient cereals like wheat, barley and rye have been found in a wooden 'lunch box' abandoned on the Swiss Alps 4,000 years ago. Pic: ©Deposit Photos/lakov

Cereal breakthrough

Prehistoric grains identified in Swiss Alps lunch box

By Gill Hyslop

Scientists have discovered a 4,000-year-old ‘lunch box’ – obviously lost by a plucky primitive traveler crossing the Swiss mountains – contains microscopic traces of ancient wheat and rye.

Heinz is in court over the alleged misleading marketing of its toddler snacks, Shedz. Pic: ©iStock/StockPlanets

Heinz accused of falsely marketing ‘healthy’ toddler snack

By Gill Hyslop

HJ Heinz Australia has been taken to court by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), which alleges the food manufacturer engaged in misleading representations on the packs of its Little Kids Shredz products.