$100 billion food industry eats mining for dinner
An independent report for Australia’s Food and Grocery Council has found that despite global challenges, agriculture and food manufacturing have increased their contribution to Australia’s GDP yet again.
The report also highlights that our food industry employs 315,000 people – nearly half of them in rural and regional Australia – feeds over 60 million people worldwide and contributed $49 billion last year to international trade.
The full report by KPMG shows how vital Australia’s agrifood business are to the health and prosperity of Australia and all Australians. If the Tasmanian government can legislate to protect agricultural land and food production from inappropriate development, surely its about time NSW woke up and did the same!