Usually, catch quotas for the rock lobster are determined 4 years prior to to the fishing season. This is completed by measuring puerulus settlement (juvenile stage of development). Out of this catch, up to 95% of the rock lobsters caught in WA are exported to China. In January this year, exports were halted due to the COVID-19 virus. Since February, the industry has slowly increased exports. However, the prices remain low and continue to affect the valuable Australian fishery. Photo: ABC News: Robert Koenig-Luck The low prices for lobster have dramatically impacted Australian fishers. The low price of lobster has increased stress for fishermen as now they must catch more stock to deliver the same returns. To deal with the stressors of COVID-19, the Australian Government has revised the regulations for fisheries and commercial fishing licenses. Yesterday, news broke that seafood lovers could soon be enjoying $20 crayfish after the [...]
I know right? ??? So yeah, broccoli is a brassica. That's the family of vegetable it belongs to, which also includes cabbage, cauliflower and kale. Western Australia grows A LOT OF brassicas. Broccoli contains antioxidants and vitamins such as vitamin C. Its thought to prevent cancer, reduce cholesterol, and reduce allergic reactions and inflammation. But wait, there's more! Broccoli also contains high levels of vitamin K and calcium which are important for bone health. Its also high in fibre which aids in digestion, prevents constipation, and maintains low blood sugar. So yeah, I guess you could say its good for you! If you haven't already... do yourself a favour and give broccoli a try today! Source: Sinha S. 7 health benefits of broccoli. The Times of India. 2014.
At Food You Can Trust, we are all about encouraging all members of the family to cook at home from locally sourced produce. That is why we have started our own cooking show called "Cooking with Paola: Kids In The Kitchen". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKmeFbX8fV8 In this web series, we will explore how to make tasty dishes at home from local produce that everyone can follow. In today's debut episode, we look at how to make a beef stew with a french twist. Enjoyed our dish? Have other feedback? We'd love to hear from you here at Food You Can Trust.
Agriculture and the Economy We are living through a very different time. A time where only a handful of people globally can recollect an event similar. In Australia, the bushfires earlier in the year and now the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged the public’s concept of normal life across many subjects. Especially in activities that we all normally take for granted like going to a shop or a supermarket to restock. For many people this is the first time they have experienced empty shelves. The first time we've really been forced to fear a lack of food security. Not Such An Uncommon Occurrence Toilet paper is one item that everyone has noticed has been in short supply, but also long shelf life food items such as pasta and pasta sauce. We have also experienced shortages of eggs, milk, rice and [...]
Agriculture and the Economy Are you really getting what you paid for? Its an increasing trend in food of all kinds at the moment. The whole thing about traceability of food, where it comes from. Are you really getting what you paid for or is it what it claims to be? There are have been many high-profile scandals locally and worldwide where food has been sold as one thing, but is actually something else. The 2013 European horsemeat sold as beef scandal is a prime example of this. Food technologist, which are people employed by food producers to meet quality assurance standards (especially when supplying into major retailers), have had to carry out assessments on how producers guard against this event, which is called food fraud. While safety is the paramount in the mind of every consumer in the world, in Australia we are lucky [...]