December 21, 2016

Where does meat come from?

I was working with a group of preschool children – four- and five-year-olds – and I asked them where milk came from. The immediate response was, “From the shop.” With a little more questioning, we found that a few of them knew that it came from cows. They didn’t know […]
December 21, 2016

Food without harvest?

I was talking to one of my new neighbours and she asked what I was doing on the weekend. I replied that I was going hunting. She reached over the fence, ‘politely’ slapped me on the shoulder and said, “How could you go and kill animals?” She asked what I […]
December 21, 2016

Manufactured meat

Recently, when my venison supply was running low, I purchased a tray of kangaroo steaks from the local supermarket and was somewhat taken aback by one of the pieces of information on the label – ‘100% natural meat’. Being a hunter, my family gets most of its very ‘natural’ meat […]
December 21, 2016

Food products and carbon footprints

The carbon footprint of a food product relates to the entire ‘food cycle’ of the product. The term ‘food miles’ is one common way used to measure a food’s carbon footprint. This concept originated in the early 1990s, and relates to the distance that food is transported, from the time […]
August 4, 2017

A brief history of game meat in Australia

Rabbit Rabbits were brought to Australia with the First Fleet in 1788 and were kept as a food source and used for their fur. The European rabbit is the most common breed found in Australia. The spread of the rabbit was quick and feral rabbits were believed to exist in […]