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AUSVEG slams ‘radical’ vegan activists

AUSVEG has expressed solidarity with Australian farmers and condemned “radical” vegan activists and following direct action in Melbourne and elsewhere. The peak industry body says it’s “disappointed” it’s been dragged into the controversy and has distance itself from the activists. It doesn’t want its plant-based commodities “to add fuel to …

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Retailers launch campaigns to help cyclone-affected farmers

Coles has launched a national campaign to raise emergency funds for cyclone-affected farmers and will kick-start the fundraising by donating $100,000 to the Red Cross and providing $150,000 in grants to affected farmers. Customers can make donations at more than 700 Coles supermarkets, which will be directed to the Red …

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AUSVEG supports new country-of-origin reforms

The national body representing Australia’s vegetable and potato growers, AUSVEG, says changes to the nation’s country-of-origin labelling system will help consumers feel confident about the source of their food. Under the reforms, the definition of ‘substantial transformation’ as it applies to country-of-origin labelling has been changed to make it clear …

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Food industry groups welcome Horticulture Code

Two food-industry bodies – AUSVEG and Fresh Markets Australia – have welcomed the federal Government’s proposed reforms to the Horticulture Code of Conduct. The proposed reforms were announced this week following an independent review in 2015. The Horticulture Code was created in 2007 to regulate trade in horticulture produce between …

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Pre-washed veggies have convenience appeal

Having vegetables washed and cleaned ready for use is one of the three most important factors for Australian shoppers, according to new research. Data from the latest Project Harvest report commissioned by Horticulture Innovation Australia, shows that 41 per cent of consumers interviewed consider it important to see on-pack claims …

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