ABC Rural / By Cara Jeffery and David Claughton 2021
I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THIS ARTICLE FROM THE ABC 2 YRS AGO PRESERVED HERE ON OURS AUSTRALIA BECAUSE I DISCOVERED THIS COUPLE'S STORY ON THEIR WEBSITE A YEAR AGO AND BELIEVE IN WHAT THEY ARE DOING - GROWING THE ANCIENT GRAINS SPELT and KHORASAN, THAT ARE MUCH HEALTHIER THAN MODERN WHEAT, AND TASTY TOO. VERY NUTRITIOUS.
Riverina organic grain-grower Bettina Walker has gone back in time to secure the future of an ancient grain variety.
The southern New South Wales grower bartered her rye grain for some hard-to-come-by Khorasan wheat seed to grow on her farm at Barellan in Southern NSW.…
By political reporter Jake Evans and business reporter Nassim Khadem
Posted Tuesday 2nd May 2023
Millions of Australian workers are set to retire with thousands more in their superannuation accounts after changes from the federal government requiring all businesses to pay their employees' superannuation on payday.
From July 1, 2026, employers will need to pay super on payday, rather than quarterly, making it easier for workers to track when their super is not being paid.
The change also reduces the risk of unpaid superannuation debts when a company collapses into bankruptcy.…
It seems everyone, even our national supermarkets, are passionate about reducing plastic waste at present, so we thought we would share the history of plastics, why nearly everything is now made of plastic, and why that poses such a risk to our environment.
A history lesson first! The term Plastic comes from the word ‘plasticity’, which basically means a material which can be changed or moulded without breaking. In theory ‘plastic’ can therefore be made from a variety of materials, however most is made from synthetic compounds derived from petrochemicals.…
The federal government has taken the first step towards introducing new fuel emission standards to get more electric vehicles into the domestic market, reducing price and emissions.
A number of Commonwealth, state and territory ministers will discuss the relatively slow take-up of electric vehicles in Canberra today, along with some of the biggest manufacturers and industry groups.
The Minister for Energy and Climate Change, Chris Bowen, will soon release a discussion paper on bringing fuel standards into line with almost all other nations and ensure inefficient cars are not dumped in Australia.…
Career change at 70 sees Henri living his best life with Positive Thinking, Pilates, Farming at 91. Ninety-one-year-old Macadamia Farmer Henri Bader thinks "retirement" is a word that should be erased from the dictionary. "It's a terrible word, a redundant word, it's so negative that it's unbelievable," Mr Bader says.1 Oct 2022
Ninety-one-year-old macadamia farmer Henri Bader thinks "retirement"
is a word that should be erased from the dictionary.
"It's a terrible word, a redundant word, it's so negative that it's unbelievable," Mr Bader says.
"To retire? That is a silly idea because you've got all your faculties, so use them and enjoy them."…
As a forager for more than 40 years, wild food researcher Peter Hardwick is no stranger to finding all sorts of uncultivated native foods in the bush.
But it was his discovery of a thornless native raspberry
seedling next to a car park five years ago, on Bundjalung Country in
north-east NSW, that has the potential to be a game changer for the native
“I grabbed a couple of suckers and took them home and one or two struck, and from that I’ve managed to propagate it, and I’ve grown it on and seen how it performs and here we are with a very nice specimen," he said.…