Toxic food: who’s really to blame?

IN the quest for blame on Australia's latest food scare, look to the consumer – because, whether we know it or not, it is all our doing.
IN the quest for blame on Australia's latest food scare, look to the consumer – because, whether we know it or not, it is all our doing.
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AUSTRALIAN grain and oilseed production is forecast to rise over the next five years, but there are no spectacular price rises on the horizon. AUSTRALIAN grain and oilseed production is forecast to rise over the next five years, but there are no spectacular price rises on the horizon.
IN the quest for blame on Australia's latest food scare, look to the consumer – because, whether we know it or not, it is all our doing. IN the quest for blame on Australia's latest food scare, look to the consumer – because, whether we know it or not, it is all our doing.
RURAL doctors have welcomed today’s dropping of the Medicare co-payment, but it wants the patient rebate freeze removed. RURAL doctors have welcomed today’s dropping of the Medicare co-payment, but it wants the patient rebate freeze removed.
AUSTRALIA'S run of abnormally warm weather has continued with the country recording its second-hottest February since 1910. AUSTRALIA'S run of abnormally warm weather has continued with the country recording its second-hottest February since 1910.
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CHINESE demand, both real and imagined, is doing to the global milk industry what it has already done to iron ore: increase production.
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THE signing of the TPP - potentially a huge boost to Australia's integration with the Asia-Pacific region - could be two months away.
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FORMER Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath was on the receiving end of an unprecedented verbal barrage at the weekend.
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THE greyhound racing industry exposé would not have been possible without trespassing, says SIOBHAN O'SULLIVAN.
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KATTER'S Australian Party's continued fence sitting has almost certainly guaranteed that Labor leader Annastacia Palaszczuk will form government.
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ARROGANCE, or at least the perception of arrogance, destroyed the Newman Government.
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Thanks Qman, which star sign does the BOM come under?
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Old Crow, you can put your faith in this forecast. There's a %100 chance of either an El Nino,
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Nico's version of a scientific forecast - If there is an El Nino, their right - If there isn't
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