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Cost of Food and Freight in Torres Strait
In 2006, the cost of a basket of healthy food in the Torres Strait was 33.5 percent higher than in major cities and 23.2 percent higher than Townsville and Cairns. This is similar to other communities more than 2000 kilometres from Brisbane, including Indigenous communities in Cape York and the Gulf.
High food prices are of particular concern in the context of the Torres Strait’s poor health outc
Measures to alleviate the cost of food and improve nutrition in the Torres Strait
The relatively high cost of food (and the cost of living generally) combined with limited food choices and reduced affordability due to relatively low incomes, are major contributing factors to the incidence of chronic disease in the Torres Strait, particularly Type 2 diabetes mellitus.
There is a range of interconnected supply and demand factors that adversely impact on the cost of food (and the
Draft Queensland Organics Strategy 2022-2032
On 1 July 2019, the Queensland Government released the Waste Management and Resource Recovery Strategy (the Waste Strategy), which seeks to transition Queensland to a zero-waste society, where waste is avoided, reused and recycled to the greatest extent possible. The Waste Strategy identified that a material-specific action plan would be beneficial to improve the management of organic waste in Que
Appointments to the Safe Food Production QLD Board
Safe Food Production QLD (Safe Food) is a statutory body established under the Food Production (Safety) Act 2000. Safe Food is required to develop, implement and administer food safety schemes, based on national standards, for a range of primary produce. Food safety schemes for the seafood, meat, dairy, egg and horticulture (seed sprouts) sectors have been implemented.
Safe Food has a Board of Dir
Queensland Organics Strategy 2022–2032 and Action Plan 2022-2032
In July 2019, the Queensland Government released the Waste Management and Resource Recovery Strategy (the Waste Strategy), which seeks to transition Queensland to a zero-waste society, where waste is avoided, reused, and recycled to the greatest extent possible. The Waste Strategy identified that clear and progressive policy focusing on organic waste is required to improve the management of organi