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Queen Garnet Plums Pack Punch

April 25th 2014 01:58
Queen Garnet Plum Crop harvest Superfood
Photo Credit QLD DAFF
A super plum bred by Department of Agriculture Fisheries & Forestry (DAFF) scientists could pack a powerful punch in the health food market with a dedicated supply of fruit being commercially harvested and processed for new products such as health juices.

Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry John McVeigh recently visited the Good Rich Fruit Company’s orchard at Warroo, west of Stanthorpe, for the start of the first commercial harvest of the Queen Garnet plums (QGP).

Mr McVeigh said the 75,000 QGP tree orchard was expected to yield 200 tonnes of the super plums.
Queen Garnet Plum Superfood antioxidants anthocyanin
Photo Credit QLD DAFF

“Our scientists have found that the QGP has very high levels of anthocyanins which can have considerable health benefits,” Mr McVeigh said.

“The health food market is growing and the development of the QGP is a great example of how research and development in agriculture delivers new market opportunities,” Mr McVeigh said.

DAFF Scientist Dr Kent Fanning said the QGP was packed full of anthocyanins, which act as powerful antioxidants.
health food market juices antioxidant antioxidants
Photo Credit QLD DAFF

“Antioxidants are substances in food that are believed to help protect body cells,” Dr Fanning said.

“The QGP is packed full of anthocyanins, which many other ‘super berries’ such as blueberries and cranberries are so well known for,” he said.

“Research tells us that anthocyanins can help improve cardiovascular health and may reduce the inflammation that is the underlying cause of cancers, heart disease and neurological disorders. They may also benefit digestive and bone health, while helping to reduce obesity and diabetes.”

A range of new health food products, including powders and single strength juices, are expected to be available commercially by mid-2014.
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Original Anzac Biscuit Recipe From Gallipoli
Anzac Biscuits originated in The Great War of 1914-1918 (WWI). Some sources maintain that they were invented by women on the home front to withstand a long sea voyage. However my research indicates they were also made by the ANZACs themselves using oats from the horse grooms and the other ingredients from the Quartermasters store. Both my maternal Great Grandfathers fought at Gallipoli and the Western Front, and my Nan used to make Anzac Biscuits according to the following recipe.
It is very similar to the recipe by ANZAC veteran Bob Lawson on the Australian War Memorial website. A recipe for 'Anzac Crispies', without coconut, appears in the Presbyterian Women’s Missionary Union Cookery Book, which was first published in 1904 and revised in 1973.
As the term ANZAC was not coined until the formation of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corp in 1914, the name 'ANZAC Crispies' in the PWMU Cookery Book must be a revision. These recipes are probably all based on the ancient Scottish recipe for oat cakes, as Scots and descendants of Scots served in the A.N.Z.A.C


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genetically modified canola crop growing farming
On the opening day of a trial that is the first of its kind in the world, Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren encouraged all Australians to support organic farmer Steve Marsh, who has lost organic certification on 70% of his land due to contamination from a neighbour’s GM canola.

“Mr Marsh is fighting for choice, he is fighting for Western Australian farmers to grow organic crops for a lucrative market without concerns about uncontrollable contamination. This choice filters down to consumers that want the option of an organic alternative to GM - this concerns us all,” Ms MacLaren said


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Be Gas Safe Over The Summer Holidays

December 15th 2013 02:12
gas barbeque explosion and fire bundaberg
Gas bottle explosion at Bundaberg
People are being warned to treat gas appliances with due respect over the summer holidays to avoid putting themselves and their families at risk of asphyxiation, explosive injuries or fire.

Minister for Natural Resources Andrew Cripps said people should always check the safety of portable gas cylinders and appliances for any obvious damage before using them


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More Fishing License Buybacks

December 15th 2013 01:11
commercial fishing net buyback scheme barramundi
Queensland’s fishing industry is becoming more sustainable, with $1.39 million in commercial netting authorities being surrendered in the latest round of the Newman Government’s East Coast Inshore Net Fishery buyback scheme.

Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry John McVeigh said the Newman Government is working with our commercial fishers to create a thriving but sustainable future


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Aussie Mandarin Exports Growing In Asia

December 13th 2013 00:56
Export Australian fresh fruit mandarins Thailand
Photo Credit QLD DAFF
Australian mandarins are gaining a growing reputation in the markets of Asia, boosting the national economy. More than 70 per cent of Australia’s mandarins are grown in Queensland and most of the crop is consumed domestically.

Queensland’s Minister for Agriculture, John McVeigh said a recent trade mission to China and Thailand promoting our produce was already paying off for citrus farmers


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Thai Chicken Kebabs Recalled From Aldi

October 17th 2013 02:56
Inghams Thai Chick breast kebabs turkey
Photo credit FSANZ
Inghams Enterprises has recalled its Thai Style Chicken Breast Kebabs from Aldi Stores in Victoria only, due to the presence of the undeclared allergens soy and sulphite.

Any consumers who have a soy and/or sulphite allergy or intolerance should avoid this product and may have a reaction if the product is consumed


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Great Barrier Reef gold spot Grouper
The Cairns Northern Fisheries Centre will supply tropical marine finfish to the lucrative Asian live fish trade following the successful signing of a long-term investor.

Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry John McVeigh said the agreement followed extensive research on tropical marine finfish, and many months of negotiation with various parties by DAFF


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Coffee Infused Beer Wins Gold Medal

September 21st 2013 05:04
coffee infused beer Black Giraffe medal
Photo credit Burleigh Brewing Co
Burleigh Brewing Co has won the gold medal for their unique coffee infused beer, ‘Black Giraffe’, in the flavoured lager category at the World Beer Championships in Chicago.

The judges tasted the brew on September the 9th and described Black Giraffe thus. “Opaque brown black color. Dense aromas of fresh coffee, barnyard hay and mud, cocoa, dark roasted chestnuts with a supple, dryish medium-to-full body and a rich roasted grain, dried cherry, pumpernickel, coffee soufflé and peppered greens accented finish. Excellent complexity and balance


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Costa Concordia Captain Starts New Job

September 17th 2013 06:17
Former Italian Cruise ship captain Francesco Schettino began his new job as a bus driver yesterday...

Costa Concordia capsized bus Schettino salvage
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