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Spot the australian food in supermarkets??

When my husband & I go shopping, we search for Australian made, hell, it's like looking for a needle in a haystack! We want to look after our own farmers, etc first.

Last reply: 19th Jul 2015 / 9 replies / Post by anna

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Lauri

Posted by: Lauri
Posted: 19th Apr 2011

Lauri says: I think we all do but there are also time constraints and financial restrictions. Need "Australia Made" sections similar to "Gluten Free" corners in the supermarket! Reply

Jennifer

Posted by: Jennifer
Posted: 20th Apr 2011

Jennifer says: I know what you mean ladies (from a NZ point of view). Some local manufacturers have taken on board the consumers interest in where products come from and are labelling accordingly. Reply

mummy2jj

Posted by: mummy2jj
Posted: 25th Apr 2011

mummy2jj says: yes it is extremely hard to find. we are quite lucky where i live and they frequently have farmers markets so we can buy fresh direct from the farmer all the time! apart from that i would have to say we stick to the homebrand stuff because of the rising cost of feeding a family Reply

anna

Posted by: anna
Posted: 26th Apr 2011

mummy2jj says: yes it is extremely hard to find. we are quite lucky where i live and they frequently have farmers markets so we can buy fresh direct from the farmer all the time! apart from that i would have to...

anna says: Great one, fresh fruit & vegetables. Bringing up a family is hard, I used to do what I could as far as stretching the almighty dollar, still though I wish Australian made, of which there is not a lot of these days, was so much cheaper as close to home. But the powers that be sold brands off overseas which is sad. Actually I have a home made soup on now, fresh vegs, a hock for stock & it smells good. Reply

Joydy

Posted by: Joydy
Posted: 29th Apr 2011

Joydy says: We all need to advise the supermarkets we want Australian Products. Was at the local IGA looking at the fruit - oranges with a sign "Australian Product" so started loading up a bag only to see label USA - very promtly told the produce department. They were quick in taking down the sign! Have to go to local farmers market or small independant fruit shop to get Australian Oranges at the moment. Good to see Australian Mandarines are coming in now.
As beef farmers we have always tried to support local Australian industries though it can be hard at times. I notice that Aldi seem to have more Australian produce than Coles and Safeway - also cheaper - win all round.
Keep up the searching and support Australian Farmers = we need it! Reply

amanda6393

Posted by: amanda6393
Posted: 6th May 2011

amanda6393 says: I have a book called "Ethical Supermarket Shopping", which is a comprehensive list of products and brands, aisle by aisle, with company and parent company information showing where each product is made and owned. It also contains information addressing contemporary issues such as food miles, palm oil, overfishing, child labour, genetic engineering, multinational ownership and packaging. It costs $8 with postage, is pocket size and is available from http://www.ethical.org.au/get/. Hope this helps!
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anna

Posted by: anna
Posted: 6th May 2011

amanda6393 says: I have a book called "Ethical Supermarket Shopping", which is a comprehensive list of products and brands, aisle by aisle, with company and parent company information showing where each product is...

anna says: Thank you so much for that, very much appreciated, will follow up! Reply

stretch

Posted by: stretch
Posted: 13th May 2011

stretch says: the trouble is we dont really produce that much more cows
grain
chickens
and fresh vegetables
and a lot of the vegetable matter can be grown at home if you really think about it
but we sold the patent to other countries for all the above Reply

Synth

Posted by: Synth
Posted: 19th Jul 2015

Synth says: I think it is getting harder and harder to find products made in Australia from Australian produce. Very disappointing. Reply

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