Laurence Axtrens, Lismore
The NSW Fresh Food Pricing Report produced in 2018 cost us some serious cash and, like so many other reports before it, has produced no significant change.
Why, damn it?
Where is the new recommended Commissioner for Agriculture? Why haven’t local sustainable procurement policies been adopted by all of our schools, universities and hospitals? Where are the promised marketing support and low interest loans to ensure the take-up of local produce? Where is the promised policy on carbon storage and the climate crisis?
Our region is one of the cleanest and greenest in the state and the quality of food and fibre we produce here is head and shoulders above the rest of the world.
Food dumping from the protected European community and Asian sweat-shops, combined with the corrupted state of our politics, have conspired to stifle the natural growth of our agriculture.
We can’t do much about Europe and Asia, but we must do something about our politicians. We know that One Nation and the big two are happy to take corporate donations, and who pays the piper calls the tune.