Queensland Premier Anna Bligh last week launched a new initiative, in conjunction with  Woolworths, designed boost to primary producers in North Queensland. Woolworths has introduced “Nth Qld Grown”...

Nearly a third (30%) of shoppers claim to have specifically purchased locally-produced food over the last month, double the number from 2006, according to new consumer research released by food and grocery...

ABARE, Australia’s leading commodity research group, has disputed the widely held belief that local food is better for the environment, labelling food miles as a “misleading indicator”...

The Victorian Government is urging Victorians to buy local produce in a new campaign launched this week. Regional and Rural Development Minister Jacinta Allan said the campaign would be supported by a...

As the debate about local food and the concept of food miles heats up in Australia, new research from Mintel shows that “buying local” still has many fans to earn in America. According to Mintel’s...

In a sign of the times, South Australian Premier Mike Rann has announced a new campaign encouraging South Australians to buy and spend locally. The promotion follows on from the ‘Buy South Australian,...

British Environment Secretary Hilary Benn has called on supermarkets and food companies to give shoppers clearer information on where their food comes from.He made the call as he urged people to buy more...

There has been much made of local food products this year in westernised countries as the push toward “home grown” has stepped up in the wake of, both the concerns early this year about the...

A leading academic and legal expert on food believes there is a growing body of evidence to indicate that the concept of “food miles” is badly flawed and might well breach Australia’s...