NOT A Berry Good Time For Australia

Monday, September 24th, 2018 | 443 Views


NOT A Berry Good Time For Australia The reports stretch across all six states and affect at least six brands of strawberries.

The first report surfaced nearly a week ago in Queensland, Australia. As a result, the Australian government has created a reward of AUD$100,000 for anyone able to offer information regarding this act of berry violence. Further, the government has also raised the maximum sentence for fruit tampering from 10 to 15 years of jail time.

On Wednesday, 19 September 20180, Prime Minister Scott Morrison commented to the press: “It’s not a joke. It’s not funny. You’re putting the livelihoods of hardworking Australians at risk and you’re scaring children…. You’re a coward and you’re a grub, and if you do that sort of thing in this country, we will come after you.”

As a result of this scandal, strawberry growers have had to discard tonnes of unsold and unwanted fruit. Strawberry prices have also dropped well beyond the cost of production.

 

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