Tag / China

‘When you’ve got them by the balls their hearts and minds will follow.’ Theodore Roosevelt. Australia and its sophisticated agricultural industry have to decide whether they want to be a feeder of others, or be fed by others. Don’t laugh at that. Of course the world can feed Australia— it’s already started as we increasingly […]

  The Changing of the Guard. Preamble. Over recent times as Australian agriculture has endured droughts, poor prices and incompetent governments; amid the chaos there have been two major overriding topics for discussion. The first has been trying to separate the rumours, the gossip and the chit chat from the truth regarding the extent, the […]

The Chinese Century? I was reading just today that the view is commonly held in the world of Geo-politics that the 21st century is ‘The Chinese Century’ There have been numerous articles in the ‘Global Farmer’ about China and the challenges that country faces in feeding it’s people today and more importantly the problems it […]

Why has this government inquiry never (as far as I know) been published and discussed as a matter of national importance? Because what it is really saying is the Australian processed food industry in Australia is buggered, it’s just a matter of time. If ever Australia becomes reliant on imported food then we shall have […]

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Are we starting to see, ever so gently, the beginning of the food wars, which have been talked about in recent times and none of us believed in? Are countries that cannot produce enough food for their own needs, starting to make sure they don’t go hungry in the future? Can we in Australia fill […]

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In the future is the market, the demand food in China, going to be a ‘Golden Fleece’ for Australian food producers? Are we capable of increasing our production to meet what we are told will be the ever-increasing markets for food in Asia? More importantly those who should know, the ever-increasing number of ‘China experts’, […]

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There is a lot of ‘chatter’ mostly in the media and mostly from the uninformed like politicians that Australia has the agricultural productive capacity to become the ‘Food Bowl of Asia.’ Is it true? Part 1. There are those in the city who are plotting and have the money. Is China Australia’s land of the […]

There is now no doubt, there is unquestionable evidence that the Premier of Western Australia, The Hon Colin Barnett, MEc. MLA. Minister for State Development; Science and the Hon Ken C. Baston, Minister for Food; Fisheries, are intent upon doing everything they can to secure more Chinese investment into West Australian agriculture. How they are […]

There is every chance we will run out of farmers before we know whether we can feed the people of the world. It’s a frightening proposition but just look at the evidence. In 1968, Paul Ehrlich in his book ‘Population Bomb’ made the prediction the world faced massive starvation due to overpopulation. He wrote: The […]

Australia is part of the Developed World and Australian agriculture has yet to answer the question as to whether it is capable of increasing food production to meet the projected global demands of the future. Are we capable of increasing food production by at least 40% and so help feed the world?