After haunting images of farmers struggling to manage drought conditions in Western Queensland, it’s shocking to now see tonnes of strawberries being dumped. We can only image the heartache of the families who are impacted by this crisis. We need to get behind our farmers more than ever before and support organisations like Care Outreach and Drought Angels. Cash donations help our farmers spend the money on food and essential services in their local town, supporting local jobs and services in our regions.
The Queensland Government has announced a $1million fund to assist the state’s strawberry farmers and is also offering a $100,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone responsible for the current strawberry contamination incident.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced stronger penalties for the criminals who contaminate food and new penalties for the idiots who post contamination hoaxes on social media.