Diggings 26 April 2020

No more smashed avo: Australian shoppers  turn to cheaper, ‘long-lasting’ fruit and veg  options during lockdown Looking across the store, it is clear that Australians are gravitating toward products that can last weeks, not days. In the four weeks to March 22, frozen fruit recorded an all-time high for volume growth (+39.3%), while canned fruit …

Support for Indigenous wildlife management in Australia to enable sustainable use

I recently  came across this 2010 article that raised issues I had not considered about maintaining Indigenous Australians access to customary foods.  I was particularly interested in the discussion on the impact of new technologies that make hunting and fishing more productive which can in turn to over-harvesting and the discussion that follows on how …

Diggings 28 March 2018

Getting creative with less. Recipe lessons from the Australian Women’s Weekly during wartime Major supermarket chains Coles and Woolworths have introduced restrictions on the purchase of these staple ingredients. Coles has also introduced “rationing” of minced meats. While this is not a genuine food crisis, these limitations will lead Australians to ponder the culinary possibilities of their pantries. Looking …