Focus issue 169 December 2011
The Supermarket Revolution and its causes
By Allan Fels
Have supermarkets been allowed to grow without sufficient oversight and foresight by regulators and governments? Has the right competition approach been taken?
The Australian food processor: a threatened species
By David McKinna
The consumer is the winner in the short term, but in the long run faces lower quality products, potentially less choice and almost certainly fewer Australian-made goods.
Innovative successes through the value chain
By David Shearer
Research needs to generate insights into rural development processes associated with standards and certification, to support improved smallholder engagement in global markets.
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Promoting Australia's advancement through technology