PLOUGH IT BACK INTO THE GROUND IN FAVOUR OF CHEAP IMPORTS

On March 24th a local newspaper ran an article entitled "Beat That Its Free". The article went on to say that Dick Smith will be giving away $100,000 worth of prime Australian grown Beetroot in a show of support for Australian farmers being priced out of our supermarkets.

An Australian farmer from the Cowra Valley explained to Dick Smith that his entire crop was about to be ploughed back into the ground as he was unable to sell the crop. The farmer stated that Australians simply want the cheap stuff from China.

Dick Smith purchased the crop, had it canned and went to both Coles and Woolworths and offered to sell it at cost price, 90 cents per can, the supermarkets werent interested and stated that Aldi sell the product for 75c per can and they have to compete with their prices.

The Supermarkets believe that Australians will choose the cheaper imported product over anything from Australian farmers. Dick Smith arranged the give away as an opportunity for Australians to inform the media that they were prepared to support Australian Farmers. Mr Smith went onto say that the farmer had since had to plough his adjoining Beetroot crop back into the ground.

One billion people around the world are malnourished yet we are ploughing our crops back into the ground thanks to UN Globalist international trade policies that will place at risk Australian exports if we fail to take these cheap imported goods, sounds like blackmail and we continue to lose strategically important industries in all sectors due to these Globalist free trade scams, I doubt that any federal government will have the courage to stand up to the Globalists and block these imports to protect local industries.

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How can we support this effort? I would be prepared to buy in bulk from Dick Smith if that was viable. This is criminal.  Whatever we can do for our farmers we should do, else there will be none left.

Clive Shepherd

My wife bumped into Dick on Sunday & he gave her a couple of tins. Good Betroot & I support him on his stand with this. 

http://www.dicksmithfoods.com.au/product-range

Not very long ago I was looking for Australian grown frozen vegetables. There was nothing that I could find. I was avoiding NZ because I thought they would be Chinese. What I ended up with was processed in Belguim. I will continue to look for Australian and meanwhile I'll buy some of that beetroot.

good evening mates ,

Support Aussie Farmers ,Thats the catchcry .

Search  the shelves and markets ,There is still Aussie grown there .

Forget the Select label.Its all imported.

Our product is a little more expensive ,But at least we know where it comes from.

You know what really amazes me?

A person will smoke a pack of tailor made ciggies a day at twenty bucks a pack ,and drink a bottle of whisky here and there ,But won,t make the effort to pay a little more for Aussie grown product .

Where is the commonsense .?

Good evening and most of all .

NEVER SURRENDER.!

Hello Beverley ,

Hope life,s good for you.

I support the aussie product and urge all others to do the same .

if anyone interested googles up Heinz and has a look at their history ,It makes interesting reading .

They began their buyup of competitors and associated food processors years ago ,

It seems that it was inevitable that they would go offshore ,after all they came from the U.S years ago to here when they seen an opportunity ,and now that the lucky country of Aus. is not economically viable ,they all leave us.

It seems that we aussies never ever had a chance in competing with worldwide corporations ,

mainly due to government policy which seemed to favour overseas poorer countries.

Is the government watching and listening to the people .?

I think not .

The world bank .Check out how many corporate people in this country have connections .

Scary.!

Support Aussie Farmers .Buggar the rest of the world.

NEVER SURRENDER.

So what is the answer, do we go to the supermarkets armed with an AusBuy booklet and read it as we walk down the aisles?  I don't want to buy Chinese rubbish; we are already having them buy up our farms without FIRB approval; now we have to eat their crappy food as well?  Not me.


Jan Courtney said:

Good morning Noel,  I googled Heinz,  and as a result here is a copy of the email I sent on the Contact Us form:

 

I have bought Golden Circle products for many years and have become increasingly concerned about from where the pineapple, beetroot, and other fruit and vegetable products are now being sourced .    I have checked the cans which say "Made in Australia", but  don't mention whether it's just the cans that are made in Australia and whether the CONTENTS  are  Australian fruit and veg. or not. 

This is not good enough "Mr Heinz", we want our local producers supported and  we want locally grown products,  not those sourced from Asia,  and we want the information readily available on the products.

 

 Label your cans accordingly please.

 

Mrs J.  Courtney

 

I heard about the government advising people to buy generic brands on the local radio this morning.

Here it is in print - Courier Mail:

http://www.couriermail.com.au/ipad/food-body-slams-home-brand-push/...

As we do not use generics such as Select, Homebrand etc. to put our few lousy bob into the Australian industry, I would expect a lot of other people would do the same thing.

Add the "Certification" of foods to the above, makes for another attack on our rural industries.

Hi Jeff

That article should have been on the front page, the public need to be made aware of just how much this Socialist Government are attacking Australia.

Jeff Hutcho said:

I heard about the government advising people to buy generic brands on the local radio this morning.

Here it is in print - Courier Mail:

http://www.couriermail.com.au/ipad/food-body-slams-home-brand-push/...

As we do not use generics such as Select, Homebrand etc. to put our few lousy bob into the Australian industry, I would expect a lot of other people would do the same thing.

Add the "Certification" of foods to the above, makes for another attack on our rural industries.

Their should be a total trade embargo on the vicious China communists until they cease their despicable policies of forced abortion and other aggressive human population control measures, and permit religious freedom. Not one red cent to the dangerous commie Chinese baby-killers!

The Chinese tactic of adding melamine to milk to artificially inflate protein counts was only the tip of the iceberg. The Chinese communists are dangerous sickos whose products (including food products) should not be trusted. The first link provides details of a "fetal soup" served in some restaurants over there. The second link provides some graphic footage of the results of forced abortion, still widely mandated throughout China. Please note that these links are NOT for the faint of the heart, and are only provided to help make you think twice before buying potentially suspect food from commie killers...

http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/archive/ldn/2008/feb/08020109

http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/photo-of-baby-aborted-in-china-at-...

B'H

Which they have been  doing for years. That is why I do not buy imported fruits or vegies and search high and low for Aussie stuff which is BETTER quality I might add. Rather eat less and healthy than chemical imports odf inferior quality.

 

May I suggest if you have an Android Smartphone of one of those God Awfull IPhone thing's download a Barcode scanning software package then you can scan the Barcodes on the packaging and it will tell you exactly where it comes from even if the Labeling doesn't.

 

As for China and their labor Green Stooges out here definately boycott anything from there as it is all substandard garbage and in many cases toxic.

The Chinese practice of destroying local opposition happens worldwide,In Italy they dumped womens Brassiers on the Italian market at a price of 50 Cents a dozen a few years back destroying much of the manufacturing base ,Even in places such as Mexico you will hear the phrase from manufacturers,farmers and Retailers "Bloody Chinese",There is a book by an Ancient Chinese Philosopher "The Art of War" by Tsung Tszu and by war they actually include Economic warfare,It is Economic War that we are facing and we need to fight back.

Target Coalition members and make them accountable,Labor are a waste of time and gone anyhow,Force State Governments to instigate stringent safety and Quality standards that will  stop the chinese dead in their tracks as they do not know the  meaning of the word.

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