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Autumn’s Harvest

Spring and Summer get the glory, but Autumn gives us a glorious harvest of fruits and vegetables. We can sometimes overlook Autumn’s bounty. We’re here to remind you of everything Autumn gives us for our eating pleasure. Here is a list of almost every fruit and vegetable in season in Autumn in Australia. Apple All […]

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The long fight for water

The long fight for water - IIF article

On a continent as dry as Australia, nothing is as critical as access to water. There have been plenty of arguments over water use, especially in the Murray Darling basin. They’ve stopped short of war. Wars have been fought over water in the past. The first record of water being used as a weapon dates

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Famous first lady of apples

Famous first lady of apples - IIF article

Tasmania is called the Apple Isle. And yes, a lot of apples grow there. But how did it all start? And how did Australian orchardists become the great apple breeders that we are today? For the origins, we go back to the first days of English colonisation. Captain James Bligh anchored his ship, the Bounty,

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Ugly fruit is beautiful

Ugly fruit is beautiful article

Tom grows bananas on his farm in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales. By his own admission, Tom’s bananas aren’t pretty. In fact, they might even be considered ugly. They’re unevenly sized, and many are too small. They are randomly bent, some distorted into the letter C. They are speckled with brown and

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