Australia now a net importer of food

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Australia now a net importer of food

Postby zzsstt » Sat Oct 30, 2010 8:23 am

The federal governments second "state of the industry" report from the Australia Food and Grocery Council has been released, and for the first time Australia has become a net importer of food.

A great result! We are increasing food miles, draining money from our economy and buying from countries with food production standards often far lower than our own.

But this is not the time to become complacent. If we push the Murray Darling plan as hard as we can, add more OH&S, water, native title and land clearing regulations we can, if we are dedicated, completely halt food production in Australia and import ALL of our food. I am sure that this will make the Murray Darling basin a lush rainforest even after 10 years of drought, will allow native flora and fauna to florish even without farmers to control imported feral animals and weeds, and reduce our CO2 emissions massively - especially if we remember that we won't be counting the CO2 emissions from those countries growing our food or shipping it here. And there won't (as so often predicted) be an influx of people moving from failed rural towns to cities, because they won't be able to afford to do so when city prices are so high and their rural land will be worthless!

Keep up the good work!!

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