Aussie Made: Scare Tactics Or Crucial Information About Our Food?
Did you see the Aussie Made expose about what we’re really getting in our imported foods?
According to Aussie Made, if you’re not buying Australian Grown food then you just don’t know what you’re getting and you possibly don’t care about your own or your family’s wellbeing.
The consumer and business site, which claims to have been helping shoppers, businesses and indeed Australia for 25 years, yesterday launched a major attack on imported foods, quoting Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) testing results on imported foods. And if a picture can tell 1000 words, then the images on the Aussie Grown website must have an entire book behind them –
The Aussie Made website states the following:
“Unfortunately, AQIS only tests around 5% of the produce coming into Australia, which means the other 95% is tested by, well, shoppers like you and me. If that alone isn’t food for thought, try this. We buy more than 5.5 billion dollars worth of imported food every year. That’s billions of dollars that isn’t going to our farmers and their local communities.
So what can you do? The simple answer is buy Australian grown produce when you can. It’s better for you, your family and our farmers.”
The message, apparently, is simple –
Well I guess you could ask what Aussie Made has to gain by revealing this information. As they say, this is just the facts – and not even all of them. Perhaps I’m a little naive, but the primary answer seems to be encouraging us to support Australian food and farming. Which is surely not a terrible thing?
The flipside, of course, as comedian Dave Hughes asked last night on The 7pm Project, is the question of how we would feel if other countries decided to stop buying from Australia. And considering the billions of dollars worth of food exported each year, we probably wouldn’t feel so great. Aussie Made has a simple answer for this one – unlike other countries, the standards of our food production are so high that should other countries put us to the test, we would pass with flying colours.
the real question: is aussie made all we should be considering?
I completely agree with Aussie Made that we should at least stop to think about the food we buy. Consider where it’s come from and what standards of growing and processing it’s been subject to. And if you are in fact someone who thinks about what they buy, rather than just gravitating to the brightest and shiniest goodies on the grocery shelf, then surely this begs the question of whether Aussie Made is, in fact, all we should be looking for.
Issues of food miles, possible contamination from strange overseas beasties, and supporting the Aussie battler farmers aside, one of the most important questions to ask about your food is, quite simply, what it has to offer you.
(more) food for thought
- Is it organically grown and farmed?
- Has it been sprayed with all sorts of ‘approved’ yet questionable pesticides, herbicides and fungicides?
- Does it contain additives/non-foods?
- Has it been kept in storage for months (or longer), sprayed and flavoured and otherwise injected to make it look and feel good?
- Is it seasonal?
- Would you have access to this food in nature; is it a ‘real’ food?
- If it’s seafood, has it been sustainable fished?
- If it’s meat, is it grass-fed? 100% free range?
Aussie Made is a great start, and I’m all for supporting local trade. But the truth is that once you start thinking, you just can’t stop, can you? And when it comes to what you put in your mouth there’s a heck of a lot to get you thinking.
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I kinda sorta did something REALLY not ideal! I made a mistake 😞
I then found about that mistake a day or so ago, when one of my amazing clients let me know!
I then fixed it of course, but since then something has been nigglin’ away at me telling me that maybe the mistake was a SIGN and a DIRECTION and I shoulda fixed it the other way!!
What am I talking about? My Easter Extravaganza Instant Manifestation Bundle, which is supposed to close TODAY in just a few hours, and contains 4 of my BEST money and manifestation courses, over 85% off!
As we do, we threw this thing together last minute like usual (aka KAT style) – and somehow managed to put THE WRONG PRICE on the sales page!!! ♀️
– Correct price on order form, when you actually click the buttons.
– Incorrect price on sales page. Doh.
The one on the SALES page was lower, about 25-30% lower than the already reduced 85% off! I think what happened is we copy and pasted off an old previous bundle sales page and so the old price just carried over.
Anyway, a few people pointed it out and obviously we honoured the mistaken lower price while fixing the page for future peeps.
BUTTT … I just felt ugh about it, y’know? Even though the lower price was a mistake! And even though the actual price was literally already 85% off for this offer!
It wouldn’t stop bugging me.
So, long story short, I’m changing it!
My Easter Extravaganza Bundle is now over NINETY PERCENT reduced … for anyone who already bought and paid full we will honour the lower price for you as well of course (watch out for an email later today!) and for everyone who has NOT yet, the price has now been adjusted on the sales page, DOWN!
And, because of the muck around and confusion, I’m extending my bundle sale for one more day into Easter Tuesday 🐣
Jump on now and grab four of my best Money and Manifestation courses now at 90% off, next 24 hours ONLY!!! 💥
Literally just as I finished writing this my brother walked in to my room with my (fixed!) phone. OF COURSE. Everything always works out in my favour. Just like I told ya. And just in time to snap a quick pic for this blog.
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I wrote half of that with my eyes closed while having makeup done. #ninjaAF