Posted July 13, 2019 05:19:36It is a time of growing fruit and vegetable exports around the world, and with many countries experiencing major crop failures and price rises, the fruit industry is facing a major shift in its outlook.
In an article published by Next Big Futures, the Australian government has said that it will not allow any new fruit or vegetable crops to be developed in Australia until the global economic outlook improves.
The article, titled Fruit and vegetable export plans to be changed, outlines a number of options for Australia to improve its fruit and veg exports, with a focus on the U.S.
The U.K., France, Italy, Germany, Canada, and Spain all have plans to export fruit and vegetables to the U, and it is hoped that other countries will follow suit.
But, the article also warns that there are growing concerns about the global climate change and the impact it has on food security.
“There is also growing concern that Australia’s growing fruit supply could be threatened if a change in climate policy is not adopted,” the article reads.
“The United States is an example of this, where it is estimated that the global food supply could decrease by as much as one-third in the next 50 years.”
The article continues, saying that the climate change could also result in an increase in extreme weather events, such as drought and heatwaves, as well as crop failures.
It continues:The government’s recent announcement that the nation will no longer export produce from the world’s most heavily affected countries such as Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East has been hailed as a great step in Australia’s future, but there are fears that the new policy will not change anything for the industry.
“Australia has been an important export destination for Australian producers of fruit and nuts for over 40 years, but the change to a freeze-free trade regime is a huge blow for the Australian market,” the Australia Department of Agriculture said in a statement.
“A freeze-based trade regime means Australia cannot export fruit or vegetables under the same conditions as the rest of the world.
This will result in a significant drop in our exports.”
It is not the first time that the Australian Government has made such a drastic move.
In 2014, the country’s agriculture minister, Peter Dutton, announced that Australia would no longer import any fruit or veg from the United States, as the climate was changing and it was not safe for the country to import produce.
“We will not import any produce from Australia under any circumstances,” he said at the time.
“It’s a no-brainer, really, and the Government will continue to encourage the importation of Australian produce in the future.”