ABC: Cost of Living Crisis Forcing Remote Regions to Give up Fresh Produce

Jennifer Doecke used to spend $200 on a trolley of food but that only buys two bags now.

Food Ladder is directly addressing this problem with our hydroponic greenhouses supplying fresh fruit and vegetables to families in remote Australia.

“Few Australians are immune from the rising cost of living but in remote communities, the price of some staple items means they are fast becoming a luxury.¬†

Freight costs and supermarket monopolies mean rural Australians can pay up to three times more than city dwellers for some items. 

A kilogram of beans where Jennifer Doecke lives in western New South Wales, for example, can cost $36 compared to $11 in Sydney.

As food prices continue to rise, Ms Doecke has been struggling to buy fresh fruit, vegetables, and meat. 

To do her shopping, she has to drive¬†25 kilometres from her home at Euabalong into Lake Cargelligo.”

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