The depth, diversity and ingenuity of the Australian food and grocery manufacturing industry will be on display in a new season of online series ‘Sustaining Australia TV’.
Produced by a partnership between the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) and ASN Media, ‘Sustaining Australia TV’ tells the stories of the vital industry and the more than 273,000 Australians working in it.
Hosted by news presenter Jo Pearson, the series features interviews with industry leaders and key stakeholders, news reports from the industry and sponsored editorial profiles of leading sector organisations.
There are four episodes:
- Innovation and Technology/Future of Food
- Regional Australia/Engaging Communities
- Traceability and Provenance
AFGC CEO Tanya Barden says the new series comes at a time when the importance of the food and grocery manufacturing industry has been demonstrated by its agile responses to the ongoing challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“This is a strong, dynamic and critically important industry for Australia as an essential provider keeping supermarket shelves stocked, a major employer and a driver of innovation,” she says.
Ms Barden says the series also highlights the importance of the industry in regional areas, exploring the key roles participants have in many regional communities and offering insights into the role food and grocery manufacturers play in the lives of all Australians, whether they are in regional towns or major metropolitan centres.
“We have a third of all food and grocery manufacturing based in regional communities and we have 108,000 jobs based in those areas, so the industry has a really important direct footprint in terms of employment and direct contribution,” she says.
The new season has launched today in conjunction with the AFGC Symposium. It follows the success of the inaugural season of ‘Sustaining Australia TV’ in 2019. Watch ‘Sustaining Australia TV’ here.