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Hopefully the food will remain good.
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Unfortunately I am not holding my breath on this because industrial production of food is slowly taking place there too. Small farmers are rare now (they say this production is not viable) but one can still find them on "green markets". My generation has a habit of buying from green markets regularly but younger generation is buying more in numerous supermarkets with great variety of stuff. So we'll see what will happen. It's going to be great loss if food will taste like everywhere else in western world. We are joking here but it's not far from truth that if someone gives you to bite strawberry here in Australia with your eyes shut, you wouldn't know if it is strawberry or tomato by its taste...It's a pity to lose all those tastes...

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind...Albert Einstein
by vbo on Thu Jul 26th, 2012 at 08:40:21 PM EST
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In the US west coast latte sipping areas it has swung back towards locally grown, with farmers markets attracting large crowds.  So there is hope :)

Farmers markets were just taking off 2 years ago in Melbourne but they mostly hadn't worked out the important part that you need to run every week to be useful.

Of course living in Brisbane you'll struggle a bit to get strawberries and tomatoes as they are cool season fruits (more so apples and pears).  On the other hand, you can try more tropical fruit and veg.  Jerry Colby-Williams has done quite a bit on growing food in Brisbane on Gardening Australia.

by njh on Fri Jul 27th, 2012 at 11:57:22 AM EST
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Yeah...I hear that in England also people tend to go and live in country side lately...but I have a feeling that is more because it's "posh" then because they really want to farm , haha. Interestingly in Serbia after small farms survived "industrialization" during socialism right now people are not keen about  farming  even when they actually live in rural areas and possess agricultural land and do not have any other  formal education. One would say that youngsters nowadays simply are lazy only sitting and watching TV and dreaming about big money and lifestyle they have seen on TV. Or what is the case here I do not know...

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind...Albert Einstein
by vbo on Fri Jul 27th, 2012 at 08:29:49 PM EST
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