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No food. No money. No hope without these unsung heroes

THEY’RE the unsung heroes with a hunger to feed millions of Aussies down on their luck. Bundaberg’s Trevor and Wendy Cross, Charleville’s Brian and Nerida Egan and Sydney’s Paula Zrilic are strangers united in a common goal – reducing a disturbing trend that’s eating into the lives of 3.6 million Australians every day. A Foodbank […]

October 15th, 2017
Topic: CHARITIES CAUSES, FOOD DRINK, FREE STUFF, FRUIT VEG SMALL CROPS, HARVESTING, HELP ASSISTANCE, NATIONAL INTEREST, PENSIONS BENEFITS WELFARE, PEOPLE Tags: , , , , ,

Banana skincare, Qld flour company to expand into overseas markets

A far north Queensland farmer, who turns waste bananas into flour, skincare and cosmetics, has struck an international deal that will see his business expand globally. Rob Watkins got into the banana industry over 15 years ago, growing ladyfinger bananas, and soon realised the large amount of product not suitable for supermarkets. Natural Evolution Foods […]

July 6th, 2017
Topic: AGRICULTURE, Bananas, FOOD DRINK, IMPORT EXPORT, MANUFACTURE PROCESSING, MARKETING PROMOS, Queensland, SUPERMARKETS, VIDEOS AUDIOS, WASTES DUMPS STORAGE Tags: , , ,

Australian beekeepers reject research that says honey is making us sick

Australian beekeepers have reacted strongly to international research just released claiming local honey was contaminated with high concentrations of natural poisons linked to disease. The Australian Honey Bee Industry Council says that the results of the Irish research were based on outdated information about the amount of honey produced from the Paterson’s curse plant. Researchers […]

January 23rd, 2016
Topic: Bees, FOOD DRINK Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Helping developing nations to farm better and feed themselves

Chair of the Foreign Affairs and Aid Sub-Committee, the Hon Dr Sharman Stone MP, discusses the issues that the Committee will examine in the inquiry into the role of development partnerships in agriculture and agribusiness in promoting prosperity, reducing poverty and enhancing stability in the Indo-Pacific region. Australia has expertise in arid, tropical and temperate […]

September 30th, 2015
Topic: FOOD DRINK, GOVERNMENT, GRANTS SUBSIDIES Tags: , ,

The truth about genetically modified food

Genetic modification is creeping into our crops. IT’S accused of causing cancer, destroying the environment and storing up devastating health risks for our children. Genetically modified food is a source of great controversy, yet most of us are eating it every day. If you cook with canola oil, snack on biscuits and chocolates, drink soy […]

September 7th, 2015
Topic: FOOD DRINK, GM & RADIATION, PLANTS CROPS WEEDS Tags: , , ,

Bio-reactor barra’ thrive at former mine site south of Sydney

TROPICAL BARRAMUNDI BREEDING IN OLD MINE USING METHANE HEAT GENERATION TO WARM WATER Photo: Juvenile barramundi grown in tanks warmed by heat generated from the Woodlawn bioreactor (James Bennett) Map: Tarago 2580 New South Wale’s former Woodlawn mine may be environmentally degraded, but the barramundi grown there are as ecologically sound as farmed fish are […]

December 19th, 2014
Topic: AQUACULTURE, ECO SYSTEMS, ENERGY PRODUCTION, Fish, FOOD DRINK, RE-CYCLE Tags: , , , ,

INCREASING YIELDS IN FLOWERING FOOD PLANTS FOR AUSTRALIAN FARMERS

Genetic discovery points the way to much bigger yields in tomato, other flowering food plants Cold Spring Harbor, NY – Every gardener knows the look of a ripe tomato. That bright red color, that warm earthy smell, and the sweet juicy flavor are hard to resist. But commercial tomato plants have a very different look […]

January 3rd, 2014
Topic: FOOD DRINK, PEOPLE, REPORTS STUDIES PAPERS Tags: ,

FARMERS SELL GOODS & FOOD DIRECT TO CONSUMERS VIA THIS ON LINE SITE

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sara Pasquinelli doesn’t shop at the grocery store much anymore. The busy mother of two young boys buys nearly all her food from a new online service that delivers to her front door – but it doesn’t bring just any food. The emerging tech startup specializes in dropping off items that […]

December 26th, 2013
Topic: FOOD DRINK, MAIL ORDER Tags: , , , , , , , ,

MEAT ALLERGY VICTIMS FROM TICK VENOM

ONCE BITTEN TWICE SHY ABOUT MEAT & TICKS SAY THE COWDERYS OF SYDNEY About an hour after Joy Cowdery tasted the beef casserole she had cooked, a mass of red rashes spread across her body, her tongue swelled and her blood pressure plummeted as she slid dangerously into anaphylactic shock. That was eight years ago, […]

December 26th, 2013
Topic: ALLERGIES, FOOD DRINK, Ticks Tags: , , , ,

FRUIT & VEGATABLES ARE ALIVE STILL AFTER HARVEST & ARE SENSATIVE TO CONDITIONS

THE LIGHT FACTOR IN KEEPING FRUIT & VEGETABLES FRESHER LONGER VEGETABLES and fruits are still alive when you eat them raw, so say US researchers. They are just like flowers who continue to be alive, at least for a while, even after you pluck them and place them in water in a vase, says Janet Braam, […]

September 5th, 2013
Topic: FOOD DRINK, FRUIT VEG SMALL CROPS, HARVESTING Tags: , , , , , , , , ,