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Food experiment doesn’t reflect poverty reality – Reflections on Science

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on November 1st, 2016.

A group of medical students has penned a response to a column by a fellow student about living on $3.30 for food a day. They say the reality of poverty is not a single dimension: it is often accompanied by poor health outcomes including disease such as diabetes, hypertension and cancer. An excerpt (read in […]

Newsletter digest: GST and healthy food, climate scientists cleared and science paraphrased

Peter Griffin posted in on July 9th, 2010.

SMC Briefing: GST and healthy food The price of fruit and veggies was in the media spotlight this week on the back of a Green Party survey that suggests produce prices are being marked up several hundred percent by the country’s supermarkets. Researchers have been studying the best ways of tackling obesity and weight-related health […]

Should we scrap GST on healthy food?

Peter Griffin posted in on July 9th, 2010.

ONLINE MEDIA BRIEFING: Tues 13 July 9 am (NZT) As part of its focus on improving public health, the Maori Party is preparing to introduce a bill calling for GST on healthy foods to be scrapped. The bill is provisionally scheduled to receive its first reading in parliament on July 21. Click below to play […]

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