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  1. fancypants

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    Not sure if this is true.


    BUY ONLY BIRDSEYE AND EDGELL
    Think about this:
    The ONLY Australian manufacturer of frozen Australian grown vegetables (Simplot Australia) is not far from closing because a number of the other well-known Australian brands have moved their plants to New Zealand in order to capture the Chinese vegetable market where they market via New Zealand to Australian tables (without the food being labelled specifically as Chinese) and Simplot is finding it hard to compete.
    This was shown on the program Landline on the ABC (Sunday 15/9).

    SHOULD SIMPLOT CLOSE, IT WILL MEAN, NOAUSTRALIAN GROWNFROZEN VEGETABLES WILL BE AVAILABLE AT ALL AND WE WILL BE RELYING ON FOOD GROWN TOTALLY OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA.
    For a number of reasons this is not a good situation:
    1. As most people know, other countries do not necessarily have the strict guidelines for growing their vegetables, as does Australia. Thus, by buying Australian we can be sure, any lethal chemicals (which ARE used in other countries), will not be found on the food we eat. Australian vegetables are clean and free of these bad chemicals.
    2. We would be losing Australians jobs.
    3. If ever the world became unstable, as in wartime, we would not be able to feed ourselves

    It is imperative that we all support the Australian brands selling good clean Australian vegetable products (via Simplot): Birdseye and Edgell.

    Next time you shop, please think about the future of Australian food -- YOUR FOOD.

    What do you reckon folks? Let’s buy Birdseye and Edgell.
    Some of us love our designer labels. We buy premium brand shoes, premium brand clothing and well known premium perfumes and handbags.
    BUT ... we also look to buy the cheapest food we can for our children to eat. This doesn't make sense. This is so true.

    The farmers in Tasmania are extremely worried about Simplot's impending closure.

    There is also have a lone food processing plant in Bathurst subjected to the same uncertainty.

    If these last remaining Australian processing plants close, it means China then has total control over our fresh/frozen vegie industry.

    It is particularly disturbing to see how Chinese-grown vegetables are coming in branded as a product of New Zealand.

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