http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/06/09/2922602.htm?section=justinThank goodness we are seeing a turning of the tide with labelling and packeging of food. I am sure as more companies are exposed we will start to see a more correct representation of the cost to producing food which is good, clean and fair.
We are still awarding Royal Agriculture winners even though they are making jam from imported fruit and selling this at Farmers Markets around the country. It is imperitive that we have stricter guidelines on food labelling as in doing so it values the farmers and producers that are working hard to doing things the proper way and stay in the game.
Governments can do so much however consumers can demand that supermarkets stock local and go back to their suppliers for more info.
Try buying a jam in NSW which does not contain imported fruit - very scary because you cannot.
Try buying a juice from NSW at a cafe you can't. The only company actually using onlu local product is Nudie Juice and they use Batlow Apples - good on your Nudie.