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  • #16
    I'm a Brit, been living in Australia for 2 years now, and I feel Aus is much more SAD in its attitude to food that the UK is. (That's not to say the UK is a paradigm of health).
    The big two supermarkets are really awful, with regards to imported produce (Capiscums from US!!) and the standard of the meat they have there. After becoming primal, my partner and I quickly shifted to smaller markets and local butchers to ensure we got quality produce, and we can usually get what we need, although organic free-range produce can become extortionate ($30 for a chicken -WA's only has one supplier!). I find its totally worth spending more on food (usually $150 for two/week), considering how we used to go to the pub for $10 pints!!

    As far as people being active goes - I guess so. In my office, the company has paid for sporting events and weekly bootcamp. Its not uncommon for people to work out. Although, you can be sure I get an 'OMG your lunch is so healthy!' comment everyday. There is only one other person in my office who brings lunch to work everyday. One!!
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    • #17
      Originally posted by Goosejuggler View Post
      I'm a Brit, been living in Australia for 2 years now, and I feel Aus is much more SAD in its attitude to food that the UK is. (That's not to say the UK is a paradigm of health).
      The big two supermarkets are really awful, with regards to imported produce (Capiscums from US!!) and the standard of the meat they have there. After becoming primal, my partner and I quickly shifted to smaller markets and local butchers to ensure we got quality produce, and we can usually get what we need, although organic free-range produce can become extortionate ($30 for a chicken -WA's only has one supplier!). I find its totally worth spending more on food (usually $150 for two/week), considering how we used to go to the pub for $10 pints!!

      As far as people being active goes - I guess so. In my office, the company has paid for sporting events and weekly bootcamp. Its not uncommon for people to work out. Although, you can be sure I get an 'OMG your lunch is so healthy!' comment everyday. There is only one other person in my office who brings lunch to work everyday. One!!
      Peppers from the U.S.??? That's ludicrous!! Anyone can grow peppers in temperate climates! Oh, my view of Australia as the mecca of health has been dashed

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      • #18
        I know its appalling! I kill everything that I plant, and even I have a (solitary) pepper growing on my balcony!

        Most of the cheap fruit and veg now comes from Asia, and the pesticides involved make me go :S
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        • #19
          Originally posted by Forgotmylastusername View Post
          NZ is amazing. I remember I had an apple from a farm when I was driving around NZ on a holidays as a child, it was the first proper tasting apple I have ever eaten and I have never tasted a piece of fruit that good since. For some reason that was the most distinct memory I have from that visit.
          You should've seen my face when I went on holiday in the US and ate some fruit ahahaha.
          We do still have the odd stink apples though.



          As for the person who said Aussies drinking culture is worse - that's interesting! And scary. Because I live in Auckland and it is baaaaaad. I use to be out west... (the name "westies" speaks for itself) but even now where it's more civilised it's pretty crazy. Drinking is so socialised here, and getting off your face drunk every weekend is just the norm. Multiple times a week in most peoples cases. I watch Kalgoorlie cops sometimes though and it's pretty nasty! But Police 10/7 has some shockers as well. I wonder why our two countries have gone that way....
          I started drinking when I was 13, that's how socialised it is. I did most of my drinking between 15-18, now I'm 20 I barely drink alcohol at all, probably once every 2 months, if that. I came from a upper middle class family too so it's not even like it's a socioeconomic thing, it's like the "thing" to do here.

          I'm going back to stay on the farm next week, excited! Feijoa, lemon, grapefruit, apple, luisa plum, passionfruit and lime trees/plants all there!
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          • #20
            Believe me, it is. I have the same back ground as you and I'm stunned each time I'm over there and spend time with hubby's flatmates.
            Last edited by gt1cm2; 06-16-2012, 03:30 AM.

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            • #21
              don't want to live anywhere else i don't care what the yobbos look like, but yes, the food is fabulous. bought 58kg side of beef last week for $6.75 a kilo. i live in a food bowl so fresh stuff is easy to get

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              • #22
                I visited the USA and Canada a while back and recall being absolutely gobsmacked at the quality of the fruit and veg. My SIL took me to the supermarket and I was recoiling from the fruit. It was really REALLY bad. It was summer in Minneapolis. I couldnt believe my eyes.

                Anyway our country is great, Bill Bryson is hilarious and brilliant.. love his book on Australia, although he does get a few things wrong!
                Not much tho.

                We def have the best bacon in the world bar none.

                As for us being all sexy and thin... yeah maybe in the 70s. Not so anymore... sad but true.

                AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE OI OI OI

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                • #23
                  Where is this amazing bacon? I've never seen it!

                  I vote for Aus as having the worst bacon, next to Canada. Sorry!
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                  • #24
                    I buy Barossa Fine Foods nitrate-free bacon...it's pretty tasty. If I can get it here in Alice Springs I imagine it would be available in most cities and major towns. You can check the store locator on their website.

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                    • #25
                      Anyone know where to source some raw goat milk/yoghurt in Melbourne?..

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                      • #26
                        Great produce is only a help if it is available. We are getting more farmers markets and organic produce in the cities, which is a good break from the two massive chain grocery stores. Same old problems with the wealth of processed food and junk around.

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                        • #27
                          Welcome Daniel from another Sydneysider

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by amberlee View Post
                            Welcome Daniel from another Sydneysider
                            Hi and thanks!

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by amberlee View Post
                              Welcome Daniel from another Sydneysider
                              Hi and thanks!

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by fastjane View Post
                                I visited the USA and Canada a while back and recall being absolutely gobsmacked at the quality of the fruit and veg. My SIL took me to the supermarket and I was recoiling from the fruit. It was really REALLY bad. It was summer in Minneapolis. I couldnt believe my eyes.
                                The basic USA supermarket produce is really, really awful. We think nothing of picking unripe produce in Mexico and letting it "ripen" on a truck while it travels 3,000 miles and spends two weeks under refrigeration before a customer sees it. Hence the low prices! You can get gorgeous produce at farmer's markets and co-ops though, as good as anywhere I've ever been, but you've got know where / when to go.
                                If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/ and this (personal fave): http://www.archevore.com/get-started/

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