MasterChefs ‘renewable gas’ claims 

By AdNews | 20 May 2024
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Claims that "renewable gas" is making Network Ten's MasterChef "greener" are the subject of a complaint to the competition regulator the ACCC. 

Climate activist group Comms Declare has asked the ACCC to investigate claims by the Australian Gas Network (AGN) as part of its sponsorship of the cooking show.

Specific claims in the complaint include MasterChef host Andy Allen in Episode 4 saying: “And I’m excited to say this year, MasterChef is going greener with renewable gas."

Founder of Comms Declare, Belinda Noble, said the group believes that hundreds of thousands of MasterChef fans are being deceived into thinking that the gas used in the program is good for the planet.

“The biomethane and grey hydrogen used in the MasterChef kitchen is not renewable, not low emissions, not commercially viable and not available in ordinary Australian homes," she said.

“We call on MasterChef producers to drop this polluting sponsor and move to induction cooking, like their counterparts around the world.”

The complaint was prepared and lodged by the Environmental Defenders Office.

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