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Plain packaging laws for cigarettes could be extended to confectionery, representing a huge threat to hard-won company trademarks, says the Institute of Economic Affairs. ©iStock/AlexLMX

Guest article: Institute of Economic Affairs

Plain confectionery packaging a heavy-handed response to health concerns

By Christopher Snowdon , Head of Lifestyle Economics, Institute of Economic Affairs

Legislating for tobacco-style plain packages for confectionery is a disproportionate response to the obesity crisis and strips companies of valuable trademarks, writes the Institute of Economic Affairs' head of lifestyle economics.

Carob an unexpected hit in Hong Kong

Carob an unexpected hit in Hong Kong

By RJ Whitehead

When Michael Jolley left his carob orchard in South Australia to attend his first Asian food industry show in Hong Kong recently, he was amazed by the response of visitors who had never before seen the ingredient.

Cadbury’s Australia factory subsidy under fire

Cadbury’s Australia factory subsidy under fire

By Oliver Nieburg

Australia’s opposition party has called for Cadbury’s A$16m government funding to upgrade its Claremont plant to be redirected to West Coast development projects.