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Slow Food in Australia last week launched a project that will lead to the creation of a national food map to help small farmers and producers, The Hobart Mercury’s Roger Hanson reported.
Slow Food Australian international councillor Amorelle Dempster, in Hobart to participate in a national Slow Food conference 26-28 April, said people wanted to know [...]
Five varieties of Australian perry pear found to be at risk of loss to horticulture have been added to the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity’s international Ark of Taste.
The perry — inedible, small, astringent fruit — has been used for centuries in the English western counties of Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and Worcestershire to make a fermented [...]
Food, travel and cultural hot-spot Hobart has proved a strong draw card for Slow Food members across the country attending a national Slow Food in Australia meeting from April 26 to April 28.
The event, hosted by Slow Food Hobart, includes a programme of discussions and workshops to develop new national projects and celebrations of the [...]
February 15, 2013 by jamie
The decision two years ago by Australian supermarket giant Coles — a food business owned by a corporation once proud of its heritage as a farmer co-operative — to slash the price of milk to $1 per litre is crippling dairy farmersContinue Reading →
Victorian farmers say that production-rich farmland should be protected from coal-seam gas extraction. AAP reports that Victorian Farmers’ Federation spokeman Alex Arbuthnot has toldContinue Reading →
Slow Food has been fighting for the rights of consumers to buy raw milk and the rights of cheesemakers to make cheese from raw milk for almost two decades, and its biennial event, Cheese, has long been a forum for publicising the issue. A new Slow Food campaign site for raw milk, www.slowfood.com/rawmilk, was launched at Cheese 2011 in Bra, Italy, at the weekend, and yesterday an international panel of speakersContinue Reading →
SBS editor Alix Clark covers Slow Food Perth’s ‘Slow food at the edge of the world’ cultural conservation project in the Oct 2011 edition of ‘Feast’ magazine. ‘We talk to four migrants and refugees in Perth about their culturesContinue Reading →
A respondent to Slow Food in Australia’s campaign that supports the right of cheesemakers to produce cheese from raw milk, and for people to drink it, was wonderfully succinct: ‘Smoking is okay, but raw milk cheese very dangerous????’. Our blogger has gone to the heart ofContinue Reading →
Australia’s wessex saddleback pig has been included in Slow Food’s Foundation for Biodiversity Ark of Taste register. The Australian Ark Commission’s chair, food journalist Cherry Ripe, led the argument for listing the breedContinue Reading →