Media coverage of AFSA’s comment on the National Food Plan in the Age and the West Australian
Food plan forgets small growers: alliance
The West Australian and Age newspapers, via AAP, cover AFSA’s statement issued on 24 May 2013 on the release of the National Food Plan White Paper.
AFSA spokesman Dr Nick Rose said there wasn’t much in the plan for small-to-medium scale food businesses, which employ most Australians in the food sector.
[quote author=”Nick Rose” image=”http://afsa.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/afsa_129x129.png” w=”” h=”” image_align=””]We are looking for a National Food Plan that is fair to Australia’s food consumers as well as to family and small-to-medium scale farmers and food processing businesses and their workers”, he said in statement on Friday.[/quote]
AFSA said ensuring the health and wellbeing of consumers and Australia’s environmental resources should have been top of the agenda for any economically viable and nutritious food system.
[quote author=”” image=”http://afsa.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/afsa_129x129.png” w=”” h=”” image_align=””]Dr Rose said it was positive to see the government finally recognise the role of the community food sector, but the $1.5 million in grants was at best a “token gesture”. AFSA has encouraged the government to look again at the allocated funds, and consider including the informal and community sector into Australia’s national food system.[/quote]
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