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Economy

Bellamy’s Chinese Takeover

#Investment #Economy #HeiseSays Bellamy’sBaby Formula has been purchased by a Chinese government-backed company. References Bellamy’s baby formula’s $1.5b Chinese takeover bid approved by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-11-15/bellamys-baby-formula-chinese-takeover-approved/11707190

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Economy

Food is getting expensive

#Food #Retail #HeiseSays Food is getting more expensive. References Food prices rising at Coles and Woolworths as competition easeshttps://www.afr.com/companies/retail/food-prices-rising-at-coles-and-woolworths-as-competition-eases-20191105-p537i0?fbclid=IwAR1EqLuUXC27V-voZEnM97TsJxZ6HwzVYltCA7-flI6shyjWH0erWaZiuHQ

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Economy

Cost of Living Increases

#CPI #Living #HeiseSays Cost of living is increasing. References Inflation edges up taking some heat off the RBA to cut interest rates https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-10-30/inflation-edges-up-taking-some-heat-off-rba-to-raise-rates/11652388?section=business

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Economy Food

Australian Food Insecurity

#Food #Charity #HeiseSays Demand for food aid due to food insecurity has increased by 22% during the last twelve months. A concerning sign for our economy. Watch on Bitchute Watch on Facebook References https://www.foodbank.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Foodbank-Hunger-Report-2019.pdf?state=qld

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Economy

Potato Rent Seekers

#Food #StateControl #Farming The Corruption and Crime Commission in Western Australia has accused WA’s Potato Regulator of serious misconduct. Of course, a CEO needs a $400,000 redundancy from regulating potatoes. References CCC claims Potato Marketing Corporation executive abused power to reap big payouts https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-07-05/ccc-targets-potato-marketing-corporation-executives/11282848

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Economy

State Controlled Potato Farms (Rant)

#Food #StateControl #Farming Let’s look at the recent behaviour of the State-controlled Potato Marketing Corporation of WA to learn how terrible and wasteful government intervention can be. This one turns into a slight rant.

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Economy

Australian Food Production Drops

#Farming #Food #Economy Australian food production hits a four year low due to the drought and international conditions. References ABARES forecasts four-year low for farm production amid drought and trade warshttps://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-17/value-of-australia-ag-drops-again/11518408?section=business Australian Agricultural Census 2015-16 visualisationshttp://www.agriculture.gov.au/abares/data/agricultural-census-visualisations#about–the-agricultural-census

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Budgeting Economy

Rachel’s Top Six Tips for Feeding a Family on a Budget

#Budget #FoodShopping #BigFamily Rachel shares her top six tips for feeding a family of six on a budget. You would be shocked at how much you can save! My top 6 tips for feeding a family on a budget 1 – Buy your meat in bulk = no meal planning. If you cant buy in […]

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Education

Examining Salt for Microplastics using an iPhone

#Salt #MicroPlastics #HomeSchooling Prompted by a viewer concern about table salt I decided to do a terrible unscientific experiment to examine normal table salt for any microplastic contamination using my iPhone and a microscope attachment. A very reasonable and portable tool that is fantastic for homeschooling and teaching children about the world around them. It’s […]