Repelling the porcine invasion

George Orwell’s Animal Farm inmates mantra: “four legs good two legs bad” has poignant relevance this week. It’s Bacon Week. And it’s all because Aussie pork producers are finding it tough getting their leg in, so to speak, in the domestic ham and bacon stakes. Some 70 per cent of bacon sold in this country … Continue reading

Saving Australia’s bacon

Mentioning Matt Preston and Homer Simpson in the same breath may seem like a bizarre non-sequitur. But having heard Matt pontificate from the semi recumbent couch position on TV’s Good News Week, there’s a delicious porcine thread of brotherhood there. But while Mr Cravat-A-Licious insists that the most essential item in a fridge should be … Continue reading

Australian Rules of Origin?

Australian labeling laws are a minefield.   You’d think three simple words: “Made in Australia” would be self explanatory.  But they aren’t.  According to the Trade Practices Amendment (Country of Origin Representations) Act 1998 “Made in Australia” means a product is substantially transformed in Australia and at least 50 percent of the cost of production has … Continue reading