Bush food ex­port to China ex­plored

Broome Advertiser - - News - Jakeb Wad­dell

The WA Food Am­bas­sador vis­ited Broome ear­lier this month to explore his idea of ex­port­ing Kim­ber­ley bush foods into China.

Don Hancey at­tend­ed­p­re­sen­ta­tions on na­tive bush food at the Fair Food Fo­rum on May 2, hosted by the Kim­ber­ley Al­liance for Nu­tri­tion at Notre Dame Uni­ver­sity’s Broome cam­pus.

While the com­mu­nity fo­rum was very much fo­cused on is­sues sur­round­ing ac­cess to fresh, quality food in the Kim­ber­ley, Mr Hancey said it was an op­por­tu­nity for him to learn more about bush foods and delve into his vi­sion of ex­por­ta­tion to China.

“I’m cur­rently do­ing work in China and there’s a huge in­ter­est in want­ing to know more about our bush foods,” he said.

“The Chi­nese cul­ture un­der­stands more than western­ers about the ben­e­fits of eat­ing foods that fill the body with good health. I def­i­nitely see a com­mer­cial vi­a­bil­ity in the ex­por­ta­tion of bush foods into China and other mar­kets.”

WA Food Am­bas­sador Don Hancey. Picture: Jakeb Wad­dell

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