Let’s fly with Aussie cheese and crackers

Let’s fly with Aussie cheese and crackers

NSW Farmers is leading calls for our airlines to have Aussie-made food products on board their planes.

NSW Farmers CEO Pete Arkle caused a media stir last week when he highlighted the fact that Qantas domestic passengers were being offered cheese and crackers from New Zealand.

“This is hardly in the spirit of Australia,” Mr Arkle said.

“I know claiming imports from across the ditch as our own is as Australian as Russell Crowe and Neil Finn, but in all seriousness, we have a great reputation for producing high quality food in Australia, and companies like Qantas that trade on their ‘Australian-ness’ with consumers should support our farmers, and not just use foreign products.”