Foodbank keen to hear from growers

If you’ve got fruit that doesn’t quite hit the mark for your normal retail avenues, or are looking for a great way to give back to the wider community, consider directing your perfectly edible fruit to Foodbank Australia to help feed hungry Aussies. The Foodbank Hunger Report 2018 highlighted more than four million Australians…

Vale Vicky Kippin-O’Connor

Vicky Kippin-O'Connor was a fourth generation primary producer and studied agriculture as a foundation student of James Cook University. The banana industry farewelled longtime industry advocate Vicky Kippin-O’Connor last month, remembering her for her dedication and commitment to bananas.  A fourth generation primary producer, Vicky was well-respected and well-known…

Sweeter stars at WA festival

Celebrity chef Ben O'Donoghue was among those who tried the bananas. Image: Sweeter Banana Co-OperativeWA Food Ambassador Don Hancey at the Sweeter stall. Image: Sweeter Banana Co-Operative The Sweeter Banana Co-Operative took centre stage at Western Australia’s largest free community festival in March. More than 100,000 people…