Do you know where your seafood has come from? Here’s why it matters
Australians are in the dark about whether their Christmas lunch has been ethically sourced because of a lack of regulation on imported seafood, which makes up more than two-thirds of the country’s supply. Poor practices by international shipping fleets have caused the number of overfished stocks to triple in the past 50 years, according to the United Nations, while the International Labour Organization has listed forced labour and human trafficking as a “severe problem” in the industry.
Hate salad or veggies? Just keep eating them. Here’s how our tastebuds adapt to what we eat
It’s an unfortunate quirk of evolution that vegetables are so good for us but they aren’t all immediately tasty to all of us. We have evolved to enjoy the sweet or umami (savoury) taste of higher energy foods, because starvation is a more immediate risk than long-term health.
The ice-cream we had to have – with a price tag of $45 million
A North Coast dairy giant is again churning out ice-cream on the banks of the Wilsons River in Lismore after months of political wrangling saw it secure more than $45 million in government funding to rebuild its devastated factory, which supplies millions of litres of dessert to Australian supermarkets.
Norco chief executive Michael Hampson said the farmers’ co-operative could not have rebuilt the factory without government assistance after the 14.4-metre flood on February 28 inundated the premises and destroyed valuable equipment.
How Tandoori Chicken Took Over South Asian Thanksgiving Tables
Turkey, for recent immigrants, generally brings the namesake country to mind rather than a bird. Instead of basting and cajoling the far larger bird, hundreds of families will be macerating cardamom pods and breaking out the otherwise forbidden food coloring for tandoori chicken tonight. “It’s our way of embracing a holiday like Thanksgiving that many from our parents’ generation did not grow up celebrating,” Wasti said. Making tandoori chicken on Turkey Day for the diaspora can be an act of defiance, a reminder that we belong as we gather around the table each November. On Thanksgiving, authenticity is, perhaps, not the point. The point is to share a meal with family, whether the meal is by way of Plymouth Rock or Punjab.
Soft Fruit and Hard Labour: the long history of seasonal farm work
And while this legal framework – created by parliament to supply farmers with a market of workers whose origins are outside the land they farm – may seem like a recent phenomenon, in another sense it is one of the original features of British agrarian capitalism, which began centuries ago.
What does Australian-grown coffee taste like, and how does it compare? Our research describes its unique ‘terroir’
Our results found Australian-grown coffee is sweeter, nuttier and fruitier in flavour than others. This pleasant terroir is probably due to the cooler temperatures and longer ripening periods in our coffee-producing areas. It also has a low-medium intensity in acidity, smooth textural mouthfeel, and a medium-long aftertaste.