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Thursday, June 30, 2005

Veggies of Wrath

Tassie tottiesGet big or get out, vegie growers told

AUSVEG hold crisis import talks

I've been watching this issue develop in the media. Now take into consideration the potential of a future oil crisis. Will Australia retain the ability to supply it's own homegrown fruit n' veg, or will market forces make us depend upon "
10,000 mile caesar salads"?

Is this issue of supply & demand a lot of hyperbole or are we all being squeezed into a dangerous and unsustainable dependance by the big supermarket chains? Just fired off a email to the
Transport Australia email list to prompt a discussion.

2 Comments:

  • You might be interested in these two links. Both tangentially linked to the Peak Oil discourse on how to live in a low energy society.

    http://web.idrc.ca/en/ev-30503-201-1-DO_TOPIC.html

    http://billtotten.blogspot.com/2005/04/cuba-diet.html

    By Anonymous Phil, at 8:38 pm, June 30, 2005  

  • Right ON cilecycler - after the politics of transport/ecology, the politics of Food is gunna be the next big issue. Try to buy an australian fish. we cannot get anything but frozen or foreign muck, despite our huge shoreline, because Australia exports all the really good food. and your link to where Warren Truss claims to be spending millions on 'strategies and campaigns' is a sickening joke, and so typical of government.
    Obviously there are 'farmers markets' where some lucky people can buy fresh aussie produce, but the majority eats what it's given and it is given muck. poisonous muck.

    By Blogger Brownie, at 8:56 pm, June 30, 2005  

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